Animal Advocacy Careers speeds up the end of unnecessary animal suffering* by matching people to roles that help animals most.
We were founded in late 2019, through the Charity Entrepreneurship incubation program. Since then, over 55 thousand people have visited our website and many have changed their career plans based on our advice.
*unnecessary animal suffering is the suffering which is preventable or that we believe through working on the topic is in our power to alleviate and make animals lives substantially less bad.
Our Influence By The Numbers
50+ volunteering or internships
84 career changes into paid roles
Online Course Students
Monthly Job Board Users
WHY WE EXIST
There is a critical shortage of skilled professionals in the animal advocacy movement.
This is one of the major issues holding back nonprofits from maximising their potential, according to our research.
Many organisations struggle to find and secure the talent they need. A lack of capacity and resources further impede access to the expertise needed for transformative impact.
Animal nonprofits are falling behind in talent attraction in a competitive landscape.
While the for-profit industry invested an astounding USD$761 billion globally in recruitment and HR services in 2023 (IBIS World Research), the non-profit farmed
animal space allocated a modest $500,000 to in-house recruiters worldwide.
With such a lack of investment, it is no wonder we are struggling to recruit talent.
That’s where AAC comes in: we’re bridging the talent gap for impactful change
AAC steps in as a vital bridge, as the only organisation supporting both candidates and organisations. We provide innovative, tailored solutions that enhance hiring practices, attract diverse talents, and build a robust pipeline of future advocates.
Transforming the animal advocacy movement by empowering a global community of impact
By fostering an international community of dedicated over-performers, we strive to outcompete, win campaigns, win legal battles, transform the minds of people and governments to build towards a more sustainable food system and end animal suffering.
Growing Impact, Year By Year
Each year, we create an impact report to spotlight our achievements. At AAC, we constantly explore new programs and initiatives with the aim of making the greatest possible difference for animals.
This dynamic approach means our programme focus may shift each year. Delve into these pages to discover a comprehensive overview of our programmes and achievements year by year.
Some Organisations We've Helped
INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL ADVOCACY
IMPACT OF OUR SERVICES
Our online course plays a crucial role to achieve one of our priorities: support promising individuals to evaluate, explore, and prepare for high-impact career paths in the animal advocacy movement.
It introduces people to the sorts of career opportunities that exist in the space and supports them to evaluate which options will be the best fit for them and for animals.
REGIONS OF PARTICIPANTS
What Participants Say About The Course
FUNDRAISING WORK PLACEMENT
The FWP was a new pilot programme implemented in 2022, designed to bring in talented individuals from adjacent sectors on a 6-month placement, working in fundraising at animal advocacy nonprofits.
We focused first on offering this service specifically for fundraising roles, because our research about hiring difficulties has confirmed that nonprofits find it especially difficult to hire high-quality candidates for this type of work, while simultaneously also struggling with lack of funding.
We had 206 applications, of which we’ve selected 9 to be placed at different organisations across 6 countries, working an equivalent of 3 FTE months.
for ED & CEO's
out of 9
participants brought in from other sectors are now working in our movement
Saved the movement in hiring time
Raised by participants in 6 months
FTE months each
What Nonprofit Leaders Say About The FWP
Our skills profiles provide detailed guidance on specific role types within animal advocacy, focusing on the key areas that are most difficult to hire for — and thus tend to have a higher impact for animals.
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Our skills profiles include:
CAREERS ADVICE CALLS
Our career advice calls help animal advocates plan their career to help animals as much as possible. Our team has given both one-on-one and group career coaching calls, helping people to take the steps towards a high fulfilling, high impact career.
Group workshop attendees
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR CAREERS ADVICE
“The career advice is tailored, supportive and most of all, motivating. Thank you for this.”
“He listened attentively, asked thoughtful questions, and gave practical advice and resources. He was also encouraging and warm in a way that gave me more confidence to proceed with my explorations!”
“I thought that the way he matched my interests / skills to potential career paths was super helpful. And I found the info he gave on those career options to be very informative.”
Our animal advocacy job board connects animal nonprofits with candidates looking for an animal advocacy role.
We list roles at impact-focused animal nonprofit organisations where we expect that the role has an unusually high impact potential for animals.
Our job board is also a great tool for attracting people interested in animal advocacy roles for our website. Almost 35% of our traffic arrive at our website through the job board page.
We’ve heard of 7 people who have found their roles through our job board. But since we have thousands of people visiting our job board each month, it is likely that the true number is higher.
People have found their roles
Subscribed for weekly job updates
Job listings posted
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR JOB BOARD
“Your job board at AAC was my to-go place to check for new roles available.”
“I had been looking for jobs basically anywhere in the animal movement… But once I looked at the job descriptions on your site it was actually exactly what I was looking for.”
TOP CANDIDATE DATABASE
In 2023, we're excited to introduce our Top Candidate Database, an exclusive program that links organisations with top candidates from previous hiring rounds.
This program aims to solve hiring challenges in the movement and make it easy for both small and large organisations to find the best talent efficiently. We believe the Top Candidate Database will be essential for strengthening the animal advocacy community in the long run by retaining and supporting talented advocates.
Our team has been working on finding highly promising candidates for roles that are especially difficult to hire for, in nonprofits within the animal advocacy movement.
Our recruitment specialist has also offered a small number of consultancy calls to organisations with their hiring processes; 6 out of 8 organisations estimated the quality of the candidate that they hired was somewhat better after this consultation and 2 out of 8 organisations estimated they at least doubled the amount of candidates who applied after the consulting.
We no longer provide recruitment services in the previous format. Instead, we’re pivoting this service into one that we believe is more scalable: the top candidate database.
WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY
"Animal Advocacy Careers have excelled in meeting and supporting our recruitment brief. When working with a recruitment firm it is important that the recruiter understands the specifics of the sector they are recruiting for and the sensitivities of the client’s position in this space.
Our requirements were detailed and specific and Animal Advocacy Careers guided us through the recruitment process. With their knowledge of animal welfare, the sector and the recruitment process they made sure that the highest calibre of candidate was shortlisted.
Working with Animal Advocacy Careers has brought us highly qualified and experienced team members that continue to contribute to our work and advance our animal welfare advocacy. We continue to work with Animal Advocacy Careers, and we look forward to a long and continued relationship."
—Chris Platt, Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation
HOW WE CONNECT WITH INDIVIDUALS TO DRIVE CAREER CHANGE
We inspire, motivate and support individuals who want to help save animals in their careers. The content in our website and other platforms helps to educate the public about careers in animal advocacy and build a stronger movement by empowering animal advocacy organisations with more qualified talent.
LinkedIn Group Members
Attract and direct promising individuals towards high-impact career opportunities in the animal advocacy movement.
Support promising individuals to evaluate, explore, and prepare for high-impact career paths in the animal advocacy movement.
For those new to animal advocacy
Supporting promising candidates to transition their careers into effective animal advocacy nonprofits
To help organisations find the best talent
For those looking for career planning and support
To help candidates find their next animal advocacy role
Thank you for your interest in our work! There are many ways you can get involved with Animal Advocacy Careers, but one of the most helpful contributions you can make is to support us financially.
We are fully run through philanthropic donations. We have been supported by Open Philanthropy, Animal Charity Evaluators, Effective Altruism Funds, Charity Entrepreneurship, and individual donors, but it is vital that we develop a sustainable funding model with multiple funding sources. We do not expect to be able to meet our funding needs by grants alone, so your support is crucial to our mission. Currently, we need to raise $30,000 USD to meet our target until the end of this year.
If you are interested in making a donation of $1,000 or above please contact email@example.com to discuss further.
We are hugely grateful for any support you are able to provide — any donation, however small, helps us continue our work to help animals.