WHO WE ARE
The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change. 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, The Humane League has positioned itself for growth. We have a current staff size of 70+ dispersed across the country and internationally. We are looking to add an experienced leader who is passionate about farmed animal protection and issue organizing to head up our Organizing team. You’ll be a champion of building power through traditional organizing strategies, as well as leveraging data, technology, and innovation to enact change for farmed animals across the United States.
The National Director of Organizing will develop and implement a national strategy to build power by growing and mobilizing the base of volunteers working toward THL’s mission to end the abuse of animals raised for food. The National Director of Organizing is a new, mission-critical role, acting as the lead strategist for community organizing and engagement on THL’s US leadership team. Your skills in building trusting relationships, developing savvy strategies for mobilizing people and advancing grassroots campaign goals, training and mentoring field leaders, and translating complicated data and technology into campaign-ready tools will be critical to your success. You are excited about travel and getting on the ground, where the work is happening. We want you because you are committed to ending the abuse of animals raised for food and are ready to mobilize people 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.
As part of our entirely distributed team, you will work remotely and may be based anywhere in the contiguous United States with broadband internet and access to a major airport. You’ll love the flexibility and opportunity to do national work from your own community.
This is a full-time, remote position with frequent travel. This is a US-based position. We are only able to consider applicants who possess United States work authorization.
Develop and execute campaign strategies
- Collaborate with the Campaigns and Corporate Relations teams to develop short-term and long-term strategies to achieve THL’s animal welfare policy goals.
- Lead the national grassroots campaign strategy. Assess possible campaign objectives, targets, partners, and strategies at the organizing level.
- Build the capacity and vision for national campaigns, manage the planning, implementation and coordination of all grassroots activity.
Mobilize an expanding network
- Develop a program to build a strong, engaged base that can be easily mobilized for advocacy and campaign work. Partner with our Development team to build fundraising and organizational capacity.
- Support the Digital Mobilization Specialist in designing and managing digital campaigns and increasing the engagement of our online activist team. Help move the growing online community into offline action.
- Identify, build, and solidify relationships with coalition partners that align with and promote THL’s priorities and initiatives.
- Develop a protocol for using technology (especially via EveryAction) and data to measure and analyze capacity-building efforts.
Train and develop leaders
- Collaborate with the Training Specialist to develop a training curriculum for organizing staff to build volunteer leaders in their regions, as well as potential annual or biannual training conferences.
- Work with the Communications team and Training Specialist to develop compelling advocacy materials, using data to tell The Humane League’s story.
Oversee the Organizing team
- Oversee the entire organizing team, including field organizing, digital mobilization, and the student alliance, and provide coaching, mentorship, and guidance.
- Create and implement a professional development program for the organizing staff, including plans for developing individuals’ skills and increasing knowledge of farmed animal issues and campaigns.
- Ability to inspire, mobilize and empower diverse groups of people to execute new and complex projects
- Strong field organizing background, including experience in advocacy and grassroots campaign planning.
- Ability to inspire the Organizing team to support grassroots campaigns and drive forward campaign goals. Must demonstrate ability to present each part of complex projects as part of a shared mission.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to build relationships and develop high-performing teams and set and achieve strategic objectives.
- Experience in training, coaching, and mentoring.
- Project management skills with the ability to oversee and structure complex projects, plan backwards, and ensure quality end-results are delivered on or ahead of schedule, without crises.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
- Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
- Highly proficient in using contemporary office software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and the like. Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly and independently. Experience with any of the following is a plus: EveryAction (or comparable eCRM), Google Drive, Apple Keynote, Slack, Asana, Google sites.
Preferred but not required:
- Experience with digital campaigns, mobilization strategies, or online organizing for policy and social change, including experience with EveryAction.
- Experience in farmed animal advocacy or animal advocacy.
- Coalition-building experience.
- Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.
- Experience working remotely.
Starting salary is $64,000.
Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation time, room for advancement, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!
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.
About The Humane League
The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. We work to reform the way farm animals are treated while also inspiring people to make more compassionate food choices. Our strategy includes hard-hitting corporate campaigns and wide-ranging outreach and education programs, supported by an extensive network of organizations, activists and supporters around the world.
In the US, we have on-the-ground organizers in major cities across the country. These grassroots staff build and strengthen local communities of changemakers that support our work and spread our message, amplifying our ability to create meaningful change for farm animals.
Our Campus Organizer program trains next-generation activists at colleges and universities across the US and in Canada. The year-long program helps young people learn the skills they need to advocate successfully for animals.
Internationally, we have offices in Mexico, the UK and Japan, where we are engaged in region-specific initiatives that are creating positive results.
Our reach extends globally with the Open Wing Alliance. Through grants and training, we work in partnership with organizations on every continent with the singular goal of ending cages for laying hens.
We bring a pragmatic, objective approach in evaluating and testing our methods to determine what creates the most impact. That’s the purpose of Humane League Labs, where we engage in direct testing to improve our vegan advocacy and education efforts.
Animals don’t have to suffer. Get involved to create the change
The Humane League is a 501(c)3 and Certified Best In America by the Independent Charities of America, a designation reserved for the top 5% of non-profits nationwide based on the ICA's rigorous standards of financial efficiency. For five consecutive rating periods, The Humane League has been rated as one of the top animal charities in the world by Animal Charity Evaluators.