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Estate and Asset Philanthropy Officer (Remote)

Mercy for Animals
California, United States
$123,969.00 - $140,162.00
Closing date
Feb 25, 2023

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Mercy for Animals in the search for an Estate and Asset Philanthropy Officer. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, the Estate and Asset Philanthropy Officer will advance the work of Mercy for Animals by building a pipeline of estate and asset prospects through the identification, qualification, cultivation, personal solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of 100 donors and donor prospects. This is a remote position that may be performed from any location in the United States.

Mercy for Animals is on the front lines—fighting to protect farmed animals. Working in factory farms, corporate boardrooms, and courts of justice, it is speaking up to end cruelty and inspire compassion. Mercy for Animals has three core approaches to achieving its mission. The first is to make alternatives to animal-based meat, eggs, and dairy as attractive and accessible as possible. Mercy for Animals also works to make animal products less competitive and less attractive to consumers, food producers, and policymakers. Finally, Mercy for Animals works to reduce the suffering for animals in the current food system.

Since its first investigation over 20 years ago, Mercy for Animals has made a huge impact for animals through campaigns, storytelling, and the mobilization of thousands of advocates. Through holding governments accountable and pushing for change in laws, Mercy for Animals has saved more than 300,000 animals from the food system in the past three years alone.

Over the next three years, Mercy for Animals plans to expand its work and make greater headway towards its mission of ending industrial animal agriculture and constructing a just and sustainable global food system. The plans include decreasing the number of animals in the food system and reducing the suffering for farmed animals that are trapped in the food system. Mercy for Animals also aims to build people power and increase public awareness of the atrocities of farmed animals to drive change including developing solutions to speed the transition away from industrial animal agriculture.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least five years experience in charitable gift planning; financial planning; trust, legal, or estate planning. A law degree is a plus. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Mercy for Animals as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary for this position is $123,969 to $140,162 annually.

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