Careers with BFP

Careers with BFP

Beagle Freedom Project (BFP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue and advocacy organization, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-home and advocate for animals used in animal testing experimentation. BFP also rescues and advocates for other special needs animals and works tirelessly to end the archaic use and abuse of animals in many forms of exploitation through legislative efforts, education and outreach initiatives.

FULL TIME with possibly of remote work

Did you know that many common household products are tested on caged dogs who never step foot on grass or feel the sun on their face? Come join Beagle Freedom Project’s growing team dedicated to giving these dogs a second chance while working to end their abuse through education and advocacy.

Position summary:
BFP is proud to be the world’s leading organization for rescuing and rehoming animals used in experimental research—but we know rescue is only one part of the solution. That’s why we take a 3-pronged approach: liberate, educate, and legislate. And it’s why we need you—an expert campaigner who can strategize quickly to drive results.

In this role, you’ll work with the President and leadership team to plan, direct, and manage our advocacy and legislative campaigns. This includes implementing national, state, and local strategies; defining campaign goals and metrics; and using analytics to measure campaign effectiveness. You’ll collaborate with a passionate, dynamic team of staff and volunteers to build robust campaigns that get results—and move us closer to a world without animal testing.

Please note these essential requirements:
• Must be present in Valley Village office at least twice weekly, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
• Must have previous work or volunteer experience in animal advocacy, animal rights, animal law, or animal rescue
• Must have at least 5 years of experience in advocacy, campaigns, grassroots organizing and coalition-building.

Primary duties:

General campaign management
• Research campaign targets (background information, evidence, tactics)
• Develop proposals and strategies, then implement and troubleshoot
• Determine campaign goals and metrics to track progress
• Implement and run campaign
• Organize campaign volunteers/supports to assist as needed
• Maintain campaign content for websites, materials, and files
• Support the graphic designer/video editor in developing campaign products
• Partner with communications manager to promote campaigns
• Represent BFP campaigns as needed to media and supporters
• Reply to campaign-related questions or other inquires
• Report on updates and victories to staff and supporters

Legislative campaign support when needed
• Coordinate legislative strategy between legislative staff, supports, BFP staff, volunteers and stakeholders
• Organize legislative meetings, hearing testimony, events and grassroots outreach as needed
• Work with legislative staff and counsel to research language for new legislation
• Partner with communications manager on new legislative materials/fact sheets
• Maintain legislative campaign calendars and meet all deadlines

Other duties
• Participate in rescues and other outreach activities, fundraisers and events
• Occasional travel and evening/weekend work

Skills & experience:
• Must have at least 5 years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing and coalition-building
• Must have previous work or volunteer experience in animal advocacy, animal rights, or animal rescue
• Must have a deep familiarity with the legislative and regulatory process–ideally from a similar advocacy role
• Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; this position requires a lot of writing, so speed and excellent analytical writing skills are a must
• Highly organized with the ability to multi-task effectively and re-prioritize as needed due to the fast-paced nature of the role
• Enjoy working on a broad variety of public policy topics related to animal welfare
• Demonstrated judgement and independent ability to manage strong programs
• Ability to establish professional relationships with government officials and other outside contacts
• Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is a plus
• Salary begins at $65,000 depending on experience

For serious inquiries, email resume and cover letter to the President: Shannon Keith