Corporate Projects Lead, Animal Protection Nonprofit

  • The Humane League
  • Apr 17, 2024
Full time Communications Marketing Communications Market Research Nonprofit-Social Services Research

Job Description


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.


THL’s Corporate Projects team is looking for an experienced project manager, communicator, and strategic thinker who can propose and test effective new strategies to advocate to a corporate audience for meaningful animal welfare reforms. As Corporate Projects Lead, you will join a team of high-impact advocates who engage with the country’s largest food companies on the most pressing issues affecting farmed animals. Your writing and communication expertise as well as your project management skills will underpin our Corporate Engagement work.

Your position plays a critical role in ensuring that THL can effectively engage with food companies about animal welfare, whether that be through the execution of new strategies, or the creation and management of educational websites, scientific reports, or other media. We want you because you know how to motivate audiences who might not think like you. You have experience managing multiple cross-departmental projects at once. You have a background in advocacy, communication, and strategic problem-solving. You can make decisions independently when faced with uncertainty and limited information. You’re ready to recognize corporations that make progress for animals and call out those that fail to stop cruel practices. This position reports directly to the Corporate Projects Manager.

This is a full-time, remote position. This position provides the opportunity for optional domestic and international travel, equivalent to approximately 1-3 trips per year, for week-long summits and retreats.

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 Wednesday, April 24th 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 Michael Windsor, Senior Corporate Projects Manager and Dayne Alexander, Senior Corporate Research Lead. 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, April 25th.

This position will close on Wednesday, May 1st, 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 prior to the deadline. Please submit applications and all supporting documents in English.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Invent, evaluate, develop, and project manage new and innovative strategies—from national reports and cross-departmental projects to individual tools—that will influence corporations and their top executives. Lead collaboration with various teams at THL to execute these strategies.

  • Author and design strategic resources such as newsletters, websites, case studies, advertisements, and reports to educate corporate executives about animal welfare issues. Collaborate with the Corporate Engagement team to plan the distribution of these materials.

  • Develop and maintain expertise on corporate communications and marketing strategies used within the food industry. Act as a subject matter expert on effective corporate messaging to other THL departments, volunteers, coalition groups, outside vendors, and other stakeholders; this requires frequent professional communication.

  • Understand and stay up to date on the broader industry landscape on animal welfare issues and the nuances of the individual animal welfare policies THL is requesting of companies.

  • Leverage a variety of digital tools and platforms, such as Google Workspace, Asana, Slack, and Salesforce, to keep data and information organized and accessible. 


  • Experience: You have enough professional or non-professional experience with advocacy work (via nonprofit or political campaigns, grassroots activism, environmental or climate activism, or other forms of activism) to demonstrate that you have a strong understanding and detailed knowledge of how to effectively drive systems transformation. You have experience in project management that will allow you to plan and execute complex, cross-departmental projects. 

  • Communication: You have compelling written and verbal communication skills, which will enable you to present THL’s message professionally and convincingly in reports, websites, and other content designed for high level executives and public audiences. In crafting communications, you take into consideration the differing motivations of executives, activists, and the general public. 

  • Strategic thinking: The right approaches will come as a result of deeply comprehending THL’s goals as well as the motivations of corporations and the hurdles they are facing. When each choice is a strategic one, the impact of all judgments can increase. You take ownership of thinking critically about your projects. You thoughtfully vet the projects that you pursue, evaluating the risks, benefits, costs, and goals to make sure that you are making strategic choices that are in the best interest of THL. 

  • Organization and long-term planning: Managing a large number of projects—many of which may have long-term strategies and implications for your own work—requires exemplary organizational skills, including effective cross-departmental project management skills, and  daily use of Google Drive, online communication tools like Slack, spreadsheets, and project management software. 

  • Self-motivation: This position requires the ability to set and manage your own schedule and to-do lists and carry them out in a timely, efficient manner to achieve as much as possible for animals in the limited amount of time that you have each day. You must be comfortable working both independently and as a part of a fully remote team. You have experience taking initiative in pursuing goals, managing your time effectively, and making decisions to move work forward with minimal oversight.

  • Collaboration: Although this position is highly independent, the success of this role relies on your ability to work cooperatively with team members, as well as other organizations and external stakeholders, and contribute to an inclusive, collaborative work environment. You bring a high level of emotional intelligence to collaborations.

  • Comfort with uncertainty and experimentation: Your success will depend on your ability to develop and evaluate novel, unproven tactics. Due to the nature of this work, you won’t often have direct external feedback on the effectiveness of your ideas. You will need to present arguments for or against new ideas and determine the metrics by which success can be measured. 

  • Efficiency: You take advantage of the tools and resources available and work to accomplish more with less. You are able to successfully handle multiple tasks and projects at once, amidst multiple priorities. 

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:

  • Phone Interview (via phone call, external candidates)

  • Work Simulation Exercise (completed remotely)

  • First Interview (via video call)

  • Final Interview (via video call, external candidates)

  • Reference Check (external candidates)

For full details of our recruitment process please review this document.

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.

AI Policy

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.


Program Management, Project Management, Journalism, Market Research, Marketing Communications


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67,130 - 82,048