WHO WE ARE
The Humane League (THL) is a global nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. THL fosters a high-energy culture of teamwork and mission-driven problem solving, and we have earned recognition as Top Charity from Animal Charity Evaluators for all of their rating periods. Over the past few years, we’ve grown to a staff of 100+ talented individuals dispersed across the country and around the world. At THL, how animals are treated in the food system is at the forefront of our everyday work. As such, many of our staff are vegan by personal choice, and all of our THL-hosted events offer fully vegan menus. We welcome all mission-aligned candidates to apply, no matter where you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food.
As Regional Field Organizer, you will work with individuals and groups across multiple states and inspire volunteers to take on leadership roles for THL’s campaign initiatives. You are a dynamic, values-focused person who is ready to motivate others, foster long-term relationships, and train activists in effective grassroots animal advocacy and corporate campaigning.
We want you because you are dedicated to ending the abuse of animals raised for food and are ready to build power to hold corporations accountable—influencing the world’s biggest companies to create and implement animal welfare policies that abolish the worst forms of abuse and reduce the suffering of billions of animals.
You are ideal for this position because you have the ability to be creative and pragmatic, and to shift focus on short notice. You are outgoing and charismatic, and your desire to network with people from a variety of backgrounds leads to meaningful connections. You are comfortable talking to people with differing opinions and can maintain a high level of professionalism under pressure. You are excited to build power by developing volunteer leaders to execute campaign tactics across your region, and you are eager to solicit and provide feedback to constantly improve THL’s effectiveness. You can confidently speak to large crowds and in the media (TV, radio, newspaper, etc.) You possess excellent team-building skills and are motivated to overcome obstacles to expand THL’s reach for animals. This position reports directly to the Senior Regional Organizing Manager.
This is a full-time, remote position. This position requires occasional domestic travel (equivalent to approximately 2-4 trips per year) as well as flexible hours, including occasional weekends.
We are only able to consider applicants who reside in the United States and possess United States work authorization. Preference will be given to candidates who reside in California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico, or Texas.
We will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:00pm PDT/6:00pm MDT/7:00pm CDT/8:00pm EDT for you to find out more about the role and ask any questions you may have. The webinar will be hosted by Beau Broughton, Senior Regional Organizing Manager, and Jessika Griffin, Regional Organizing Manager. If you’re interested, please register here. As it’s a webinar, you’ll only be able to see the presenter and not others watching. The webinar will be recorded and available here by January 17, 2024.
Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Proactively identify, recruit, and guide individuals from across your region to join THL’s expanding community of supporters. Grow our network and re-energize our existing network.
- Train, motivate, and retain volunteers to take on leadership roles for THL and to execute a variety of actions and events to further our campaign efforts and overall mission to end the abuse of animals raised for food.
- Efficiently manage volunteer tracking tools to keep meticulous records of volunteer activity and progression within THL’s changemaker circle of engagement.
- Act as the face of THL to external stakeholders (including donors identified by THL’s Development team), local media, and community groups. This includes speaking at events, in webinars, and on video conference calls.
- At least 1 year of experience in grassroots or community organizing or grassroots advocacy.
- Leadership: Ability and desire to effectively guide, motivate, empower, and engage various target audiences. Because the movement is composed of people from a wide range of backgrounds, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ability to navigate DEI issues, is key.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess most, if not all, of the following qualities, skills, and characteristics:
- Mission alignment: Must be dedicated to THL’s mission to end the abuse of animals raised for food and comfortable engaging in pressure campaigns.
- Organization: Self-motivated, committed to accountability, and able to manage multiple simultaneous projects in a remote workplace with minimal direct supervision. Utilizes time management and attention to detail to plan, prioritize, and complete work.
- Problem-solving: Creative and forward-looking thinker who anticipates needs, actively seeks opportunities, and proposes solutions, with excellent decision-making capability.
- Communication: Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, and to interact with all staff, donors, volunteers, and the public in a positive, professional, and confident manner.
- Collaboration: The ideal candidate is a highly resourceful team player, with excellent relationship-building skills, who is able to work productively with all levels of staff and volunteers in a mission-driven, results-focused, and community-oriented environment.
- Technology: Highly proficient in using contemporary software applications, including task management programs, spreadsheets, broadcast outreach tools, and supporter databases. Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly and independently.
This position will close on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 1:00pm PST/2:00pm MST/3:00pm CST/4:00pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted; if you are experiencing technical issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the deadline. Please submit applications and all supporting documents in English.
The initial application review will happen after the application closing date above. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified via email with further details on the status of your application. If a candidate is moved forward, the interview process will be as follows:
- First Interview (via video call)
- Roleplay and Final Interview (via video call)
- Reference Check
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation range for this role is $55,931 – $66,513. At The Humane League, we believe in maintaining a fair and equitable work environment for all employees. As part of our commitment to transparency and equity, we recently implemented a job architecture framework, which levels all of our roles according to size and complexity, as well as a compensation step system, which allows us to account for an individual’s total years of related experience when determining their compensation. In addition, we have adopted a no negotiation policy for salaries. To determine a job’s level, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including a job’s size and complexity, required experience, knowledge, and/or skills, internal comparability, and market data. To determine final compensation, experience will be measured by considering prior work in jobs or activities that are related to the role at THL. These new practices are aligned with our organizational values and will help us ensure we maintain clear, consistent, transparent, and equitable HR processes.
Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, pet care & Rx discount plans, working from home, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible employees, paid holidays, flexible vacation time, professional development, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. We trust individuals to self-identify and ask for the accommodations they need. An example of an accommodation might be extra time to complete a work simulation exercise, among many others. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please complete this form to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
We value original work and thought in the application process; with that being said, please refrain from using artificial intelligence to generate your responses. By submitting this application you agree to comply with this. Violations of this policy may result in being dismissed from the hiring process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to this policy, please see above for more information.
About The Humane League
We exist to end the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action and leave animals off their plates.