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Head of Policy

Innovate Animal Ag

Innovate Animal Ag

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal







Senior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

In this role, you’ll lead the strategy and execution of all of Innovate Animal Ag’s policy-oriented activities.

About the role
- Full-time
- US applicants only
- This role is either based in Berkeley, CA, or remote with the capability of coming to Berkeley on a regular basis.
- As a new organization, our compensation policy is still under development. A rough range for base compensation is $80K-$160K

- Work closely with the program team to understand the bottlenecks of the technologies we work on, and develop a policy strategy that helps alleviate those bottlenecks
- Draft policy briefs, position papers, and other advocacy materials
- Represent IAA in meetings with policymakers, industry leaders, and other stakeholders
- Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, industry representatives, and advocacy groups
- Coordinate and participate in coalition-building efforts to support policy initiatives
- Monitor and analyze relevant legislative and regulatory developments
- Help out wherever else is needed

About You
- You have a strong commitment to our mission of improving animal welfare through technology.
- You have a track record of stellar achievement in policy advocacy, government affairs, lobbying or a related field.
- You are familiar with the US agricultural policy landscape (deep expertise is a bonus, but not required)
- You are practically minded, and can easily work effectively with people that you disagree with.
- You are excited to work in an early-stage startup nonprofit environment. This means:
- You have an entrepreneurial drive, are ambitious and anti-complacent.
- You thrive in environments with lots of ambiguity and little structure.
- You are eager to do whatever task is needed most, even if it is boring or inglorious.
- You are comfortable with - repeatedly failing, learning, and adjusting (then failing again).

If you’re interested, please send a resume and a short personal essay (<1 page) to In your personal essay, be sure to mention your relationship to our mission, and why you want to work at Innovate Animal Ag.

About the Organisation

Innovate Animal Ag is a nonprofit think tank that promotes technology as a practical way to solve the biggest challenges in farmed animal welfare. They work collaboratively with farmers and agribusiness to develop and implement cutting edge technologies in animal agriculture that can directly help animals. Their first focus area has been bringing in-ovo sexing into the US, to stop the culling of hundreds of millions of male chicks each year. Directly because of their work, the first US egg producer recently announced in the New York Times they would begin using the technology in 2025.

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