Compassion in World Farming International was founded in 1967 in England by Peter Roberts, a British farmer who became horrified by the development of intensive factory farming. Building upon the organization’s storied legacy in the UK, Compassion in World Farming USA was launched in 2012 to bring much needed change to the epicenter of modern industrial agriculture. We are a team of strategic bridge builders working to reverse the interconnected and devastating consequences of factory farming, harnessing our technical expertise and the power of partnership to bring together an inclusive coalition of advocates, consumers, farmers, companies, and institutions. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of government to news feeds, we work tirelessly on the ground to establish an innovative and resilient food system that is compassionate, fair, and regenerative for our planet and all its inhabitants.
The purpose of this role is to build on our strong track record and leadership role in the US where we drive significant change through our engagement with food companies and the food industry as a whole.
This role will also aim to establish our influence with public policy makers on a regional and national level through lobbying, the use of media campaigns (both traditional and new), and public pressure campaigns that mobilize our supporters to take action that directly leads to legislative breakthroughs for animals.
You will bring dynamic and outward-looking leadership to the US team. You will be an ambitious advocate for change, experienced in public mobilization, campaigns, and outreach with a strong desire to change the world for animals, people, and planet.
You will have responsibility for driving forward our global mission in the US, developing and adapting our global programs for the US, as well as identifying US specific opportunities to impact change.
You will both deliver direct activities and develop the US team to achieve these goals, and work in partnership across Compassion to support all colleagues.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Compassion in World Farming is an equal opportunity employer, and supports the facilitation of diversity, representation, and inclusivity within the animal protection movement. Compassion does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring, and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Compassion in World Farming provides one of the strongest benefits packages in the animal protection movement, which includes:
To apply for the post, please send a cover letter stating the skills and approach that you would bring to this specific post along with your resume/CV in strict confidence by email to Kathryn Flanagan, Global Chief Operating Officer.
Documents must be submitted in English. No documents other than those requested will be accepted at this stage. CVs with photos will not be accepted in any case.
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