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Latin America Vegetarian Support Specialist

Latin America Vegetarian Support Specialist

Terms of Employment: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Global Vegetarian Support Manager
Position Location: Mexico


Position Objective: 

To identify and reach members of the Spanish-speaking Latin American public who are near a critical tipping point between eating meat and eating vegetarian and provide support and resources to tip them toward eating vegetarian 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Monitor and reply to incoming emails from individuals attempting to reduce or eliminate animal product consumption but having difficulties
  • Carry out “social listening” on social media to identify individuals who are at or near a tipping point between eating meat and eating vegetarian and provide them with Mercy For Animals resources to help them go or stay vegetarian
  • Monitor social media outlets and public forums to identify individuals at or near a tipping point to provide them with MFA resources and to stimulate community discussion about vegetarian eating
  • Help coordinate and train volunteers to assist with social listening and email replies
  • Record and review analytics related to email and social media response to ensure goals are met and work completed in a timely manner
  • Carry out other activities to assist those who are at or near a dietary tipping point as assigned by supervisor
  • Research new ways to identify and reach members of the public who are at or near a dietary tipping point
  • Keep apprised of research on barriers to vegetarian eating and on successful methods of changing diets and habits
  • Work closely with MFA’s Latin American communications coordinator, director of education, and other staffers within Education Department to help ensure the organization’s vegetarian advocacy efforts are synergistically coordinated

Position Requirements:         

  • Ability to perform basic computer tasks, such as typing, scrolling, and clicking, extremely quickly and for prolonged periods of time
  • Impeccable work ethic
  • High level of attentiveness
  • Thorough knowledge of vegan and vegetarian eating issues
  • Thorough knowledge of diet change advocacy research, strategies, and effectiveness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
  • Support for MFA’s philosophy and ability to professionally advocate MFA’s positions
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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Mercy For Animals ofrece igualdad de oportunidades de trabajo a todos los empleados y a quienes soliciten empleo, independientemente de su ascendencia étnica, religión, género, orientación sexual, identidad de género, nacionalidad de origen, edad, discapacidad, embarazo, información genética, estado civil, antecedentes de amnistía o estatus como veterano. MFA cumple con las leyes federales, estatales y locales que regulan la protección en contra de la discriminación en el empleo en todos los lugares en los que la organización opera. Esta política se aplica a todos los términos y condiciones de empleo, incluyendo reclutamiento, contratación, ubicación, promoción, terminación, despido, retiro, transferencia, ausencias, compensación y capacitación.

Staff Attorney, Mexico

Staff Attorney, Mexico

Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will
Reports to: General Counsel
Position Location: Mexico 


Position Objective: To assist MFA’s legal advocacy efforts in Mexico by advocating on behalf of farmed animals and ensuring the organization’s legal compliance in all aspects of its operations.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide legal support to the investigations department by conducting necessary legal research into all relevant laws and regulations and addressing any legal issues arising during the course of investigations
  • Assist in the organization’s requests for criminal prosecutions of animal abusers by reviewing investigative footage, drafting legal petitions, and meeting with and assisting law enforcement
  • Work to advance farmed animal interests through legislation
  • Undertake legal review of corporate campaigns materials
  • Research, develop, and implement proactive legal initiatives, including lawsuits, petitions, and complaints to government agencies
  • Draft and review contracts, leases, and other legal documents
  • Assist the general counsel with governmental compliance and labor and employment issues
  • Handle any other legal issues that may arise during the day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with attorneys in private practice and other animal protection organizations

Position Requirements

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Preferred minimum of 3–5 years’ experience practicing law
  • Fluency in English
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver presentations, address and overcome problems, and negotiate with third parties
  • Strongly preferred ability to conduct press conferences and interviews with media
  • Proven exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel on short notice
  • Professional appearance
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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