World Animal Protection is hiring a

Community Engagement Manager

  • USA Only
  • Full-Time
  • 5 applicants (15%)

Community Engagement Manager

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Full Time

Location: US, remote working or New York office
Salary: Starting salary is $71,750 per annum

The Community Engagement Manager is part of World Animal Protection’s Campaigns team and will lead in stakeholder cultivation, relationship building, and volunteer management in support of the organization’s campaigns to end the exploitation of wild and farmed animals. The role will work closely with the Campaign Managers to identify local activists, advocacy groups, and other allies in key regions of the United States that can augment and strengthen World Animal Protection’s activities and collaborate in carrying out tactics against exploiters. This may include, but not be limited to, sharing World Animal Protection’s resources and toolkits with local advocates, assisting the Campaigns team in providing relevant expertise and advice to local groups, and sharing the insights from local activists internally to identify strategic, mutually beneficial, local action opportunities, such as demonstrations, investigations, and local policy engagement.

The Community Engagement Manager will also take the lead in expanding and improving World Animal Protection’s online platform, Circle, to better cultivate individual supporters into highly engaged volunteers and maintain engagement with this community. The person successful in this role will be self-motivated and able to bring creative energy to engaging with and mobilizing a diverse range of individuals and groups. The Community Engagement Manager will play a key role in helping the US Campaigns team define and leverage people power in efforts to advance protections for animals in the US context.

Who are we?
World Animal Protection is a global organization working to end factory farming and wildlife exploitation. We expose cruel systems, promote animal- friendly alternatives, and influence policy change. For over 70 years, we’ve been rewriting the story for animals.

Working across almost 50 countries with offices in 12, we’re the only animal welfare organization with UN Consultative Status, enabling us to engage with and influence global decision-makers. We prioritize animals in farming and wild animals exploited for use in entertainment, as pets, and in fashion.

What will you be doing?

  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship building, including volunteers, individual activists, national advocacy groups, regional advocacy groups, and local sanctuary operators.
  • Leveraging people power and mobilizing external stakeholders in support of US and global campaign objectives.
  • Performance management & reporting against planned activities and objectives.
  • Comply with the organization’s policies and procedures.


  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key external stakeholders, such as individual volunteers and local advocacy groups, to strengthen US campaign activities.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for local communities and groups to organize around key campaign targets and leverage people power to push for change for animals.
  • Expand and manage an online volunteer engagement platform and help cultivate individual supporters into higher levels of action and advocacy.
  • Work with the campaigns team to develop strategies for stakeholder engagement and mobilization in support of the campaign goals and recommend new initiatives based on knowledge of local movements.
  • Assist the Campaign Managers in decisions related to mobilizing people power within priority campaigns and opportunities for more open campaigning leveraging local allies.
  • Ensure the strategic project goals are delivered in a timely and effective manner.
  • Help organize stakeholder input channels, including surveys, interviews, or focus groups.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of current affairs relating to the campaigns.
  • Elevate the visibility of World Animal Protection locally and regionally by sharing our resources, campaigns, talking points, and animal stories with local contacts in key regions.

Who are we looking for?

Someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Existing relationships with advocacy groups working in animal rights, animal welfare, environmental protection, public health, community justice, human rights, or other issues.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and experience working and building relationships with advocacy groups, coalitions, stakeholder networks.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort speaking to groups of all sizes.
  • Experience cultivating and managing relationships with volunteers.
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and prioritize projects.
  • Team player with excellent project management and coordination skills and ability to develop and maintain good working relationships across departments and teams.
  • Ability to travel up to 40%, including internationally.

To achieve our aim of making World Animal Protection a Diverse and Inclusive employer, we particularly welcome applications from individuals of traditionally under-represented communities and backgrounds.
At World Animal Protection we recruit with our values & behaviours in mind. Please bear this in mind through your application journey. These are:

  • Global: We make decisions & act with a global mindset
  • Diverse and Inclusive: We actively encourage and promote diversity, ensure all voices are heard and included and are committed to equal opportunities for all
  • Collaborative: We work together and co-create to achieve lasting change
  • Agile: We make change happen in a fast-moving world
  • Growing People: We continually learn and develop
  • Accountable: We are role models. We take responsibility for our actions and encourage others to do the same
  • Courageous: We push boundaries, take risks and set ambitious targets
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