The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change. 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, The Humane League has positioned itself for growth. We have a current staff size of 70+ dispersed across the country and internationally. We are looking for seasoned organizer, base-builder, and leadership developer to lead a team of Field Organizers to mobilize a growing base of activists.
Reporting to the National Director of Organizing, you will work on a team of three Regional Organizing Managers to oversee our distributed national organizing program. You will be responsible for strengthening and growing THL’s grassroots reach, managing regional and local Field Organizers and delivering results for field campaigns across the US. Additionally, you will actively monitor developments in the field, implement field tactics, lead trainings, provide fundraising support, and represent THL at events, conferences, and occasionally to the media.
You are ideal for this position because you have deep organizing knowledge, experience building volunteer capacity, and enthusiasm for engaging volunteers in programs, preferably with experience executing successful grassroots campaigns. You have exceptional speaking, writing, and motivational skills combined with a well-developed command of people management, communications, and outreach best practices.
This is a full-time, remote position with opportunities to travel one to two times per quarter. This is a US-based position. We are only able to consider applicants who possess United States work authorization.
Drive efforts to build a strong, engaged base that can be easily mobilized for advocacy and campaign work.
Support the National Director of Organizing to develop and execute campaign plans and effective organizing tactics to achieve THL’s animal welfare policy goals.
Recruit, train, develop, manage and provide leadership to regional and local Field Organizers.
Work closely with the National Director of Organizing and other Field Organizing Managers to shape THL’s strategy for volunteer engagement.
Track progress on goals to increase the size and engagement of THL’s network. Establish accountability systems in the field to ensure that campaign goals are met, including the implementation of debriefs and assessments.
Work with the National Director of Organizing and Regional Organizing Management team to develop and streamline resources to support field campaign activity and training.
Fulfill administrative responsibilities, including tracking income and expenses in line with the budget for your region, overseeing timekeeping for employees, reporting progress on goals, and maintaining records for future organizing efforts.
Attend occasional activist events (at least a few per year) to “stay in the game” and deeply understand Field Organizers’ experience and needs.
Potential to take on a specialization relevant to your strengths within the Regional Organizing Management team.
Travel occasionally for biannual staff retreats, activist events, and regional activist trainings.
Demonstrated ability to build and motivate teams and work effectively in a team environment, both in a management and support role.
Ability and enthusiasm to effectively motivate, empower, and engage various target audiences.
Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining important and effective relationships.
Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, and demonstrated ability to work independently within context of a plan.
Experience managing volunteers on grassroots campaigns.
Deep passion for developing volunteer-centric organizing strategies.
Highly proficient in using contemporary office software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and the like. Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly and independently. Experience with any of the following is a plus: EveryAction, Google Drive, Apple Keynote, Slack, Asana, Google sites.
Willing to travel 1-2 times per quarter.
Previous experience managing employees is preferred, but not required.
Starting salary is $56,000.
Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation time, room for advancement, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!
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 (email@example.com) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. We work to reform the way farm animals are treated while also inspiring people to make more compassionate food choices. Our strategy includes hard-hitting corporate campaigns and wide-ranging outreach and education programs, supported by an extensive network of organizations, activists and supporters around the world.
In the US, we have on-the-ground organizers in major cities across the country. These grassroots staff build and strengthen local communities of changemakers that support our work and spread our message, amplifying our ability to create meaningful change for farm animals.
Our Campus Organizer program trains next-generation activists at colleges and universities across the US and in Canada. The year-long program helps young people learn the skills they need to advocate successfully for animals.
Internationally, we have offices in Mexico, the UK and Japan, where we are engaged in region-specific initiatives that are creating positive results.
Our reach extends globally with the Open Wing Alliance. Through grants and training, we work in partnership with organizations on every continent with the singular goal of ending cages for laying hens.
We bring a pragmatic, objective approach in evaluating and testing our methods to determine what creates the most impact. That’s the purpose of Humane League Labs, where we engage in direct testing to improve our vegan advocacy and education efforts.
Animals don’t have to suffer. Get involved to create the change.
The Humane League is a 501(c)3 and Certified Best In America by the Independent Charities of America, a designation reserved for the top 5% of non-profits nationwide based on the ICA's rigorous standards of financial efficiency. For five consecutive rating periods, The Humane League has been rated as one of the top animal charities in the world by Animal Charity Evaluators.