WHO WE ARE
The Humane League (THL) is a global nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. 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, we’ve grown to a staff of 90+ talented individuals dispersed across the country and around the world.
We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced communicator to fill the role of Corporate Relations Specialist and negotiate high-impact animal welfare policies with the country’s largest food companies. Your position plays an integral role in our organizational strategy to engage with corporations and advance protections for animals in the food supply chain. We want you because you’re motivated to make a difference in the lives of animals and have the professional communication skills to motivate corporate executives to do the same. You are ideal for this position because you can confidently and clearly deliver a message in a high-stakes corporate environment and thrive in a position that requires autonomy, creativity, and drive. This position will report directly to the Corporate Relations Manager.
This is a full-time, remote position. This position requires frequent travel, equivalent to approximately 20 trips per year. Amidst COVID-19, we are meeting with companies digitally and are assessing travel plans on a monthly basis. We are only able to consider applicants who reside in the United States and possess United States work authorization.
As Corporate Relations, your primary objective is to get issues of animal welfare in front of key decision makers at food companies:
Conduct extensive research and gather and monitor contact information, data, and key details about food companies and their top executives.
Leverage a variety of digital tools and platforms to contact decision makers and keep data organized, such as G Suite, Asana, Mail Merge, and others.
Write professional emails and other outreach materials.
Plan and maintain your strategic direction and schedule of corporate outreach that you deploy.
When your research and outreach are executed successfully, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with decision makers on animal welfare reforms:
Confidently and clearly communicate our proposed animal welfare measures to decision makers and maintain the relationships to further advance protections for farm animals, either via email, phone, or in-person meetings.
Engage in high-pressure negotiations with executives with the primary objective of food companies committing to animal welfare policies such as the Better Chicken Commitment
Outside of your outreach and negotiation responsibilities, this role requires you to:
Travel domestically to meet with companies, colleagues, and partner organizations.
Understand the broader industry landscape on animal welfare issues as well as the nuances of the individual animal welfare policies we are requesting of companies.
Work cohesively and collaboratively with team members intra- and inter-departmentally to coordinate on campaign targets and actions.
Perform any other duties assigned by the Corporate Relations Manager
Able to think, act, and communicate fast on your feet. Ability to use discretion and independent judgment and/or action in evaluating high-stakes situations and making decisions.
Self-motivation: this is a highly independent and autonomous position and candidates should have experience in taking initiative in pursuing goals, setting their own schedule given only general directives, and taking leaps to advance their work with minimal oversight.
Strong written and verbal communication: able to present our message professionally in both written and oral formats, e.g. emails, public presentations, and high-pressure meetings with corporate executives. Candidates should have experience demonstrating these skills.
Comfort with high-pressure negotiations and the occasional conflict with adversarial food companies.
Ability/willingness to travel: this position requires the ability to travel extensively, approximately one to two weeks out of each month.
Experience using G-Suite or similar platforms, comfort with maintaining spreadsheets with varying data.
Candidates living within one hour of a major airport.
Candidates with experience in sales, marketing/communications, business, fundraising, or similar fields.
Candidates with knowledge of farmed animal welfare issues.
Familiarity with CRM software to track communications with external stakeholders.
Starting salary $52,500 or salary to commensurate with experience.
Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, optional pet insurance, working from home, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible employees, paid holidays, flexible vacation time, professional development, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!
At The Humane League (THL), animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work. As such, many of our staff are vegan by personal choice, and all of our THL-hosted events offer fully vegan menus. We welcome all mission-aligned candidates to apply, no matter where you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food.
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.
The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email People Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.