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 100+ talented individuals dispersed across the country and around the world. At THL, how animals are treated in the food system 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.
As the Corporate Relations Specialist, you will play an integral role in our organizational strategy to engage with corporations and advance protections for animals in the food supply chain. You’re motivated to make a difference in the lives of animals and have the passion to encourage and inspire corporate executives to do the same. Your primary goal is to get issues of animal welfare in front of key decision makers at food companies. When your research and outreach are executed successfully, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with decision makers on animal welfare reform. You are a self-driven, experienced communicator who can negotiate high-impact animal welfare policies with the country’s largest food companies. 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 reports directly to the Senior Corporate Relations Manager.
This is a full-time, remote position. This position provides the opportunity for optional domestic travel, equivalent to approximately 1-5 trips per year with a 1-3 night duration. Most meetings are conducted virtually for this role; however, there may be an increase in future travel opportunities based on organizational needs.
We are only able to consider applicants who reside in the United States and possess United States work authorization.
We will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, February 13th, at 5:00pm PT/6:00pm MT/7:00pm CT/8:00pm ET for you to find out more about the role and ask any questions you may have. The webinar will be hosted by Beth Anne Hendrickson, Senior Corporate Relations Manager, Debbie Malenke, Corporate Relations Specialist, Liz Fergus, Corporate Relations Specialist, and Kelly Myers, Director of Corporate Engagement. If you’re interested, please register here. As a webinar, you’ll only be able to see the presenter and not others watching. The webinar will be recorded and available here by Thursday, February 15th. You will also receive a copy if you register.
Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Confidently and clearly convey our proposed animal welfare measures to decision makers and maintain the relationships to further advance protections for farm animals, via email, written materials, phone, and in-person meetings.
Engage in high-pressure negotiations with executives with the primary purpose of food companies committing to animal welfare policies.
Conduct extensive research and gather and monitor contact information, data, and key details about food companies and their top executives.
Plan and maintain the strategic direction and schedule of your corporate outreach.
Analyze and comprehend 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.
Leverage a variety of digital tools and platforms to contact decision makers through emails and other outreach materials, and keep data organized through software such as Salesforce, G Suite, Asana, and others.
Other duties as assigned.
At least 2 years of professional or non-professional experience in corporate relations, the food industry or other corporate work, animal science, communications, economics, farm animal advocacy, law/policy, negotiations work, sales, or other related fields.
Communication: Able to present our message confidently and effectively in both written and oral formats, e.g. emails, slideshow presentations, phone calls, and meetings with corporate executives. Candidates should have experience demonstrating these skills in similar settings.
Resilience and comfort with high-pressure situations: Comfort with conflict and high-pressure negotiations with C-suite executives, both in person and over calls. Persistence when faced with rejection from contacts or as a result of meetings, and able to handle potential setbacks and pivot to find a new solution.
Flexibility and creativity: Adaptable and able to think, act, and communicate quickly as situations change. Creativity and resourcefulness to find novel solutions to daily challenges.
Strategic thinking and decision-making: Ability to identify and evaluate short- and long-term impacts when making high-stakes decisions, utilizing discretion and independent judgment.
Self-motivation: This is a highly self-directed and resourceful position and candidates should have experience taking initiative in pursuing goals, setting their own schedule working with open or general directives, and taking steps to advance their work with minimal oversight.
Collaboration: This role requires a great deal of diplomacy and collaboration within THL and with corporate contacts. Candidates should have experience building rapport with professional contacts and maintaining organizational relations.
Effective research: This position requires the ability to locate hard-to-find information, keep up with changes in the food industry, and use research to inform strategic decisions.
Technology, organization, and data management: Experience using G-Suite or similar platforms, comfort with organizing and maintaining highly detailed information in a database with accuracy.
This position will close on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 1:00pm PDT/2:00pm MDT/3:00pm CDT/4:00pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted; if you are experiencing technical issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the deadline. Please submit applications and all supporting documents in English.
The initial application review will happen after the application closing date above. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified via email with further details on the status of your application. If a candidate is moved forward, the interview process will be as follows:
Work Simulation Exercise (completed remotely)
First Interview (via video call), will include a skills test follow-up.
Final Interview (via video call)
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation range for this role is $67,130- $82,048 USD. At The Humane League, we believe in maintaining a fair and equitable work environment for all employees. As part of our commitment to transparency and equity, we recently implemented a job architecture framework, which levels all of our roles according to size and complexity, as well as a compensation step system, which allows us to account for an individual's total years of related experience when determining their compensation. In addition, we have adopted a no negotiation policy for salaries. To determine a job's level, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including a job's size and complexity, required experience, knowledge, and/or skills, internal comparability, and market data. To determine final compensation, experience will be measured by considering prior work in jobs or activities that are related to the role at THL. These new practices are aligned with our organizational values and will help us ensure we maintain clear, consistent, transparent, and equitable HR processes.
Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, pet care & Rx discount plans, working from home, up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible employees, paid holidays, flexible vacation time, professional development, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!
Equal Employment Opportunity
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. We trust individuals to self-identify and ask for the accommodations they need. An example of an accommodation might be extra time to complete a work simulation exercise, among many others. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please complete this form to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
We value original work and thought in the application process; with that being said, please refrain from using artificial intelligence to generate your responses. By submitting this application you agree to comply with this. Violations of this policy may result in being dismissed from the hiring process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to this policy, please see above for more information.
The Humane League exists to end the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action and leave animals off their plates. We are a non-profit working in the animal advocacy and animal welfare spaces, and we envision a world where no animal raised for food endures abuse. Together, we're changing the trajectory of industrial animal farming, one corporation at a time.