Policy Advisor

22 Oct, 2019


Policy Advisor

Mercy for Animals

As policy advisor, you will research, draft, and advance legislation, regulations, and policies that reduce suffering of animals used for food and enable increased market share of plant-based foods.
You will partner with the senior policy advisor and counsel to develop strategies that further the mission and objectives of Mercy For Animals’ legislative and regulatory priorities.
You will do invaluable work:
Review legislation, research policy implications, and provide recommendations in the form of written memoranda
Stay abreast of current events and political developments and think creatively about how Mercy For Animals’ policy initiatives relate to and may impact them
Lobby at the local, state and federal levels, working with legislators and regulatory agencies to advance Mercy For Animals’ policy initiatives
Draft persuasive letters, other correspondence, fact sheets, op-eds, grassroots action alerts, and testimony
Expand support for Mercy For Animals’ policy priorities through coalitions comprising organizations and associations with varied but intersectional interests, including groups not traditionally associated with animal protection
Foster bipartisan relationships with individuals, institutions, and organizations to positively influence and gain support for Mercy For Animals’ policy initiatives
Empower grassroots advocates to amplify Mercy For Animals’ efforts by training them on effective advocacy techniques
Your qualifications will take our legislative advocacy to the next level:
Over two years’ government affairs or public policy experience, including reviewing and researching legislation and working with policymakers to advance a legislative agenda
Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
Strong research and analytical skills that include keen attention to detail
Ability to distill complicated bills, regulations, and information into simple, compelling recommendations
Creative, solution-oriented, outside-the-box thinking to achieve incremental change
Knowledge of state and federal legislative processes and ideally federal regulatory processes
Ability to work independently and as an effective team member
Willingness to travel about 20 percent of work time

Is this the right fit? Absolutely, if this sounds like you:
I possess the utmost integrity and easily build and maintain trusted relationships. I am highly organized with meticulous attention to detail. My written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, are exceptional. I manage my time well and enjoy working on issues of varying complexity. I am vegan and passionate about ending the exploitation of animals for food.

Compensation and Benefits

Earn an annual salary of $50,000–$60,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as an at-home worker. Our paid time-off policy, including 20 vacation days a year, staff-appreciation days, holidays, and sick leave, is as generous as our no- or low-cost health insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, not to mention a collaborative and innovative work environment.

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications, so be sure to clearly convey in your cover letter your fit for the role. A few things we would love to learn about are professional experience, internships, volunteer work, and side projects, as well as your overall alignment with our organizational vision, mission, and values.
Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability are encouraged to apply.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, positive, respectful, safe, and supportive work environment where equal opportunities are available to all team members.

Please apply on the Mercy For Animals website via the following link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/mercyforanimals/jobs/1911866

Job posted: 2019-10-22