Corporate Relations Specialist, U.S.

Remote in the United States 

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 currently seek a corporate relations specialist to join our corporate engagement team. In this role you will engage with major food companies, producers, and other food-industry entities to promote the adoption of progressive farmed animal welfare policies and increase accountability and public progress reporting for policy commitments.


You will do invaluable work:

  • Help develop and execute effective strategies for working with the food industry to secure and implement commitments to eliminating cruel supply-chain practices
  • Help develop and execute corporate accountability strategies and projects to ensure that secured animal welfare policies are implemented
  • Identify, research, and propose prospective outreach targets
  • Maintain a portfolio of retailers, restaurants, producers, foodservice providers, and other food-industry entities to engage with on animal welfare
  • 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, the corporate engagement team, and coalition members as needed
  • Cultivate positive working relationships with key food-industry stakeholders, including executives at food companies, producers, and associations, and attend in-person meetings as needed
  • Serve as a Mercy For Animals spokesperson at events, including industry gatherings and press conferences, as needed
  • Work with other nonprofit organizations to foster solid relationships and coordination between Mercy For Animals and other corporate engagement professionals
  • Partner with other departments at Mercy For Animals to advance the organization’s strategic objectives

Your qualifications will take our corporate engagement team to the next level:

  • Minimum of one year’s professional experience in corporate relations, campaigning, issue advocacy, communications, sales, or a closely related area
  • Bachelor’s degree in corporate affairs, campaigning, issue advocacy, communications, or a closely related area or equivalent work experience (preferred)
  • Self-motivation, resourcefulness, and exceptional research skills
  • Strong people skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and project-management skills
  • Outstanding writing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of the U.S. food industry and the country’s key farmed animal welfare issues
  • Willingness and ability to travel two to four times per year for meetings, conferences, and retreats
  • Willingness and ability to maintain a professional appearance when interfacing with external stakeholders, such as company executives, industry representatives, and coalition members
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy For Animals
  • Dedication to continued individual and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles


About Your Team Leader

Your team leader, Hillary (she/her), is the corporate relations manager for the United States. She has been with Mercy For Animals for six years in various roles on the corporate engagement team. She values authentic and open communication, a growth mindset, and a collaborative and supportive working environment. Outside work, Hillary enjoys practicing yoga, painting, visiting animal sanctuaries, and spending time with family and friends.

Compensation and Benefits

Earn an annual salary of $54,748–$62,276 (paid hourly), 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 percent of your annual earnings.

Application Details

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.

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