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Global Market Engagement, Farm Animals

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Town/City Gaithersburg
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 24/08/2019
Company Name The Humane Society of the United States
Contact Name Meg MacDonald
Telephone 301-2581438
Email mmacdonald@humanesociety.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Global Market Engagement Director, Farm Animals for its Affiliate, Humane Society International (HSI).  This position is responsible for overseeing and directing HSI’s farm animal welfare corporate policy and producer engagement initiative to improve the welfare of animals in industrial agriculture. This position is also responsible for developing, expanding and implementing the global strategy to eliminate intensive confinement and promote higher welfare for farm animals. This position is a leadership role and will also provide input into the department’s overall farm animal program strategy, policies, and procedures.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Developing and directing the global corporate and producer engagement initiative strategy to improve farm animal welfare, focusing on ending intensive confinement;

  • Identifying and setting highly measurable goals, timelines, and operational work plans and budgets;

  • Working with in-country campaigners to develop and implement workplans to achieve the agreed strategic objectives; monitoring, overseeing, and compiling national and regional advancements toward the initiative’s goal and ensuring that the department strategy is adhered to globally;

  • Coordinating efforts and strategic plans with the project’s finance, scientific research, policy and plant-based engagement strategies;

  • Ensuring the organization’s goals and objectives are being met, amending and shifting tactics as needed and working with HSI country offices and campaigners to achieve goals;

  • Supervising the programmatic efforts of in-country campaigners, coordinating with country directors to hire and develop campaigners and ensuring they receive training on messaging and policies, animal science, corporate strategy, and media engagement;

  • Preparing, renewing, and managing contracts, and reviewing and approving monthly invoices;

  • Developing and maintaining partnerships, and advising and influencing leading global and multi-national hospitality companies and food retailers, providers, manufacturers, and processers to adopt cage-free and crate-free procurement policies, including but not limited to developing policy statements, organizing and participating in farm visits, working with in-country campaigners to organize and lead corporate animal welfare roundtables and technical workshops, overseeing media efforts and building relationships with influential journalists and reporters;

  • Advising and influencing egg and meat producers to shift to higher welfare cage-free and crate-free housing systems, and advocate for public policy;

  • Developing collaborations and partnerships with organizations to advance the global corporate policy work; collaborating with relevant animal protection organizations, among others, to align strategy, messaging, and corporate asks where possible;

  • Representing HSI at meetings and events where issues related to higher farm animal welfare will be discussed, including public speaking engagements, shareholder meetings, donor meetings, fundraising events, government meetings, and internal and external webinars, and with the media;

  • Drafting, editing, reviewing and approving all communications for global corporate policy confinement and welfare work, including press releases, media stories, corporate policy statements, blogs, web stories, and outreach and training materials;

  • Assisting in the drafting of departmental materials, including grant proposals, press releases, blogs, and program materials;
  • Serving as a point of contact for the department’s major donors as well as preparing donor reports;
  • Actively collaborate with other HSI/HSUS campaigners, particularly those working on campaigns focused on issues of common interest.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience preferred;
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience, preferably in animal welfare advocacy, policy development, corporate or supply chain accountability or animal agriculture; experience in international campaigning or global markets preferred; 

  • Minimum of five years of management experience;
  • A high level of integrity and interpersonal skills, with a track record of effectively interacting with and influencing others, including the ability to develop and manage productive relationships, demonstrate diplomacy, discretion and negotiating skills;

  • Politically astute; able to understand the needs and motivations of different individuals and international institutions and conceptualize win-win scenarios to satisfy multiple agendas and stakeholders;

  • A detail-oriented style with a focus on results.  Ability to meet multiple deadlines, develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy, while working in a cooperative spirit in a multi-disciplinary team;

  • Comprehensive understanding or familiarity of markets and supply chains in different parts of the world;
  • Understanding of animal welfare and animal agriculture’s impact on the environment and public health;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate information into a meaningful, understandable context and message, regardless of the format including an ease in summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them;

  • Excellent listening skills; 

  • Experience leveraging media to further campaign goals is desired;

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple issues of varying complexity;

  • Demonstrated propensity to be creative, collaborative, proactive, and self-motivated in the execution and completion of assigned accountabilities;
  • Thorough knowledge of and commitment to animal protection issues, with a strong preference for farm animal issues;
  • Technical proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e., WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Willing and able to travel.


 When applying, please upload your cover letter and resume together as one document.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status.


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