Communications Director

13 Apr, 2021


Communications Director

Friends of Animals
Darien, CT

Friends of Animals is an international, progressive animal advocacy nonprofit that advocates for the rights of non-human animals, free-living and domestic. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world. The organization, incorporated in New York in 1957 and headquartered in Darien, CT, has evolved from its beginnings as the most comprehensive low-cost spay neuter program in the country to including placing critical habitat, wildlife protection and veganism at the core of its animal advocacy.


Communications Director for Friends of Animals will work collaboratively to:

• Lead the development and delivery of effective, high impact, targeted campaigns, to advance FoA’s global animal protection goals such as anti-fur, anti-hunting, primate sanctuary work and veganism. Monitor program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation to assess the strengths of the programs and identify areas for improvement.

• Establish FOA’s voice as a thought leader in the field through Op-Eds and events locally and nationally.

• Work collaboratively with development team to help edit grant applications and donation requests as well as edit reports and public-facing organization materials.

• Write and edit content for fundraising materials and year-end appeals.

• Help identify and coordinate legislative priorities and outreach to state and national lawmakers to advocate for passage of specific legislation on a state and national level. Must be comfortable with lobbying legislators.

• Work collaboratively with FoA’s Editor-in-Chief to generate story ideas and write articles for FoA’s quarterly magazine, Action Line. Assist in editing/proofreading during phases of production.

• Develop and help coordinate with Digital Content Director, Editor-in-Chief targeted social media campaigns as well as daily online news posts. Help write and edit Action Alerts to members.

• Assist with media relations when launching new campaigns and to provide timely coverage of FoA’s Wildlife Law Program lawsuits, petitions and comments filed by the program attorneys.

• Maintain and foster relationships with animal rights and environmental advocacy groups on shared goals.


* Bachelor’s degree and extensive work experience in nonprofit sector with passion for animals, wildlife and habitat protection.

* Excellent writing and editing skills.

* Lobbying and advocacy experience on policy initiatives and legislation.

* Superior administrative, supervisory and organizational skills with keen attention to detail.

* Ability to work in collaborative teams.

* Strong computer literacy, including MS Office, WordPress and Constant Contact.

*Demonstrated ability to work independently and under deadline, manage time efficiently, prioritize, multi-task, and respond to changing priorities as well as a team player who communicates effectively with FoA’s multi-faceted team. Enjoys working with people and has keen interpersonal skills and proven record of relationship building with diverse groups of people.

* Must be a visionary who can call national attention to our ground-breaking legal work and core programs and help reach new audiences to grow membership.

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Job posted: 2021-04-13