Remote in the United States (Eastern time zone preferred)
Mercy For Animals aims to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free to pursue their own interests.
As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!
We are currently seeking an executive assistant to join our executive support team.
You will do invaluable work:
- Amplify the executive team’s impact by working closely with the president and chief of staff to ensure the team’s time and energies are spent on the highest-priority tasks to achieve the organization’s goals
- Proactively manage the president’s calendar by booking and adjusting meetings, protecting deep-work time, and ensuring the president is well prepared for all meetings and engagements
- Coordinate the president’s travel arrangements, including lodging and transportation
- Collaborate with teams and team leaders across the organization to help the president respond to requests and provide essential internal feedback and guidance
- Coordinate virtual and in-person meeting logistics for Mercy For Animals’ board and senior leadership and leadership teams, including venue and meal arrangement, scheduling, and other preparation as needed
- Support the president and chief of staff’s efforts to lead with diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) at the forefront of all we do, and assist on projects related to the organization’s DEIJ goals
- In collaboration with the public engagement team, pursue opportunities to expand the president’s public platform and network beyond the animal protection movement
- Initiate, manage, and complete special projects as assigned by the president or chief of staff
- Draft letters, presentations, speeches, and other materials for the president
- Manage general inquiries to the president
- Provide administrative and accounting support to the president and chief of staff, including completion of expense reports
- Travel domestically and internationally
- Follow all organizational policies and procedures
- Perform any other duties assigned
Your qualifications will take our executive support team to the next level:
- Minimum three years’ work experience in a related field (nonprofit or customer service position highly preferred)
- Proactive problem-solving mindset with a knack for anticipating and removing barriers
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills, with the ability to adopt the tone and style of another writer
- High degree of organization and efficiency
- Self-motivation and the ability to work well independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines
- Ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team
- Supportive, service-oriented personality
- Thorough knowledge of or willingness to learn Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Asana
- Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and a passion for putting these concepts into practice
- Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:
I am fired up to help the organization’s president and other leaders be the best they can be to achieve our mission for animals. I love supporting others and have a knack for helping people get organized and stay on track. I’m an expert at “clearing the noise” and giving my colleagues the space, time, and tools they need to focus on the most important work. I’m an expert collaborator and project manager who gets along well with (and can help align) people with diverse skill sets and backgrounds. I am a time-management whiz and adept at communicating clearly, concisely, and eloquently. I enjoy working on many kinds of projects and am eager to jump in where needed to support leadership and the organization.
About Your Team Leader
Jamie is a longtime team member who has been through many of Mercy For Animals’ growth stages and has held a variety of positions at the organization. She has found her niche as chief of staff, a role in which she wears many hats while supporting the president, senior leadership team, and entire organization to achieve our ambitious mission for animals. A former video producer (and current documentary filmmaker on the side), Jamie understands the value of strong writing and communication skills. As a manager, she subscribes to the philosophy of “freedom and accountability” and prioritizes trust and clear, open communication. She is passionate about making Mercy For Animals—and the entire animal protection movement—more equitable and inclusive, and she strives to lead with this commitment as a foundation for all she does. She serves on the advisory council of Encompass; loves traveling and vegan donuts; and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her partner and kitty, Annabel Lee.
Compensation and Benefits
Earn an annual salary of $51,000–$56,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.
We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values.
Our Commitment to You
Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice.
Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.