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Development Director, India

Development Director, India

Terms of Service: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Executive Vice President
Location: Remote

 

Position Objective:

To advance the fundraising work of Mercy For Animals in India by creating and implementing all possible fundraising efforts that include online, annual giving, and major gift work

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive annual fundraising plan for MFA in India that includes all possible revenue streams (online giving, major gifts, events, etc.)
  • Develop and execute strategies to identify, research, cultivate, and solicit qualified prospects for major gifts
  • Target donors based on giving potential and substantive interests
  • Create and execute an annual online giving fundraising plan
  • Manage all donor relations and communications, involving other directors and staff when necessary
  • Design, produce, and manage fundraising events when applicable
  • Identify and implement innovative fundraising ideas relevant to the culture of philanthropy in India
  • Develop monthly progress reports with analysis of each revenue stream
  • Finalize any additional paperwork or process needed to be fully operational in India
  • Identify any barriers to success in reaching fundraising targets and determine appropriate solutions           

Position Requirements:

  • Previous experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, public relations or other relevant areas (preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • “Think outside the box” mentality
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Initiative, flexibility, and creativity
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, and Drive)
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Staff Attorney, India

Staff Attorney, India

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

 

Position Objective: To assist MFA’s legal advocacy efforts in India 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 thorough and accurate legal review of corporate campaign 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 other animal protection organizations and attorneys in private practice
  • Follow all human resource and operational procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Position Requirements:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Preferred minimum of five years’ experience practicing law
  • Fluency in English and Hindi
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights legal issues and MFA’s campaigns preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to 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 and adherence to a vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Vice President, India

Vice President, India

Terms of Service: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Executive Vice President
Position Location: Remote, India

 

Position Objective:

Oversee Mercy For Animals’ work in India, including staying abreast of all programs and activities, managing new hires and key relationships, and assisting with all strategic decisions

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and build relationships with key companies, supporters, politicians, and others to grow MFA’s reach and impact
  • Ensure strong team cohesion and high morale among all contractors in India by developing necessary processes and communication channels
  • Assist with development of corporate outreach and policy work as needed
  • Aid in identifying, recruiting, interviewing, and selecting new staff and contractors
  • Help execute areas of work for which dedicated staff have not been hired or for which vacancies have arisen
  • Serve as a spokesperson for MFA at press conferences and other events
  • Work closely with program heads and other vice presidents to ensure program activities in India are carried out successfully with all necessary cultural knowledge
  • Help develop MFA’s brand in India with proper tone, approach, positioning, and branding
  • Provide all necessary conditions for all departments to achieve their goals
  • Maintain strong working relationships with other nonprofit organizations focused on farmed animal welfare and other causes related to MFA’s mission
  • Identify new opportunities for MFA in India including program growth, novel programming concepts, fundraising opportunities, and partnerships

Position Requirements:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Hindi
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally and persuasively
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
  • Keen judgment with respect to hiring and other decisions for MFA in India
  • Highly organized workstyle and ability to manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently

Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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