Remote in the United States, Canada, or Mexico
We currently seek a global corporate relations specialist, North America, to join our global corporate engagement team. In this role, you will research and engage food corporations—with an emphasis on multinational companies based in North America and other key markets—to adopt and implement meaningful animal welfare policies that eliminate the cruelest practices inflicted on farmed animals, such as cage confinement of laying hens, in their global supply chains.
You will do invaluable work:
- Help develop and execute effective strategies for working with the food industry to secure and fulfill commitments to eliminating the cruelest supply chain practices globally
- Identify, research, and propose prospective outreach targets
- Cultivate positive working relationships with food producers, industry associations, and key executives at food companies and attend in-person meetings as needed
- Develop and maintain accurate, up-to-date, and consistent outreach materials that comply with internal legal, editorial, and messaging standards
- Track communications with companies and share updates with supervisor
- Work with other nonprofit organizations to foster solid relationships and coordination between Mercy For Animals and other corporate engagement professionals
- Support global digital and in-person corporate campaign actions in North America and elsewhere as needed
- Serve as a Mercy For Animals spokesperson at events, including industry gatherings and press conferences, as needed
- Collaborate with other departments at Mercy For Animals to advance the organization’s strategic objectives
- Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
- Perform any other duties assigned by team leader
Your qualifications will take our global corporate engagement team to the next level:
- Minimum of one year’s professional experience in campaigning, issue advocacy, corporate affairs, supply chain management, sales, or related area, preferably at a multinational level
- Fluency in English (proficiency in multiple languages preferred)
- Understanding of the food industry and key farmed animal welfare issues
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and spoken communication skills
- Strong organizational, time-management, and project-management skills
- Exceptional research skills
- Cultural sensitivity, global mindedness, and ability to collaborate
- Self-motivation, goal orientation, and a growth mindset
- Comfort with confrontation
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both domestically and internationally, for required conferences, corporate meetings, and team retreats
- Residence within one hour of a major international airport
- Valid passport (and valid U.S. visa for Mexican nationals) to meet requirements for international travel
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
- Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles
About Your Team Leader
Your team leader, Zoë (she/her), is Mercy For Animals’ global director of corporate engagement. Working in the animal protection movement in corporate engagement, grant evaluation, and organizing roles for seven years, Zoë is passionate about advocating for farmed animals through institutional policy change and collaborating with partners around the world to drive global progress.
She values a growth mindset and strives for a healthy work-life balance. She encourages open communication, innovation, and ownership. Outside Mercy For Animals, Zoë enjoys triathlon training, game nights, and spending time with her partner and their companion animal, Adalee.
Compensation and Benefits
Earn an annual salary of $54,696–$62,275 (in the United States*), depending on qualifications. 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 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3% of your annual earnings.
*Benefits and salary outside the United States will be shared early in the interview process.
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.
About Mercy for Animals
Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.
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 offer employees ample time off, flexible schedules, telecommuting opportunities, and generous benefits. Self-care, mindfulness, and work-life balance are essential to building a sustainable movement for animals. Our offices are also dog-friendly and vegan.