People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Jan 12, 2020
Full time
Position Objective: To work on specific projects, as assigned by the president, to help promote the goals of the organization   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Conduct research, prepare analyses, and suggest strategies Maintain accurate and up-to-date files and briefing papers Draft correspondence and respond to inquiries and requests, utilizing discretion and independent judgment Oversee Web content related to assigned projects Travel within and outside the U.S. on assignments Write speeches, give talks, and attend functions Perform any other duties, as assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: Degree in a related field or equivalent experience Minimum of two years of research experience Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects Proven ability to exercise independent judgment Strong working knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle Previous public-speaking experience and the ability to comfortably create and deliver presentations Ability and willingness to travel Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. drivers' license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record Ability to lift and carry 20 lbs. Support for PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA
Jan 12, 2020
Full time
Modern mobile clinic seeking veterinarian: With over 150,000 surgeries performed since 2001, we help reduce the dog and cat overpopulation crisis in and around the pleasant river town of Norfolk in south eastern Virginia.  Benefits include competitive salary, flexible hours, vacation and sick time and limited weekends!  Experience in high volume surgery preferred, caring about animal welfare a must.     Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Perform surgical sterilizations and other surgeries as required Oversee and perform surgical monitoring, the administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs, and post-surgical monitoring through discharge Promote the humane care and treatment of animals Administer vaccines to clinic patients Comply with the applicable state and federal laws established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)   Qualifications: Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited university of veterinary medicine Current Virginia veterinary license or ability to obtain one One year of experience practicing veterinary medicine preferred Experience with high-volume spay-and-neuter surgeries desired Possession of or ability to obtain a DEA controlled-substance registration Proven effective organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail Willingness and ability to travel to various clinic stops throughout Hampton Roads A valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record Commitment to the objectives of the mobile clinic division and its mission
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Jan 12, 2020
Full time
Position Objective: To generate media coverage of PETA's campaigns   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Prepare and service news releases for PETA Campaigns • Independently pitch PETA campaigns and events to the media • Prepare and manage news releases for PETA’s foreign affiliates • Prepare and send mailings to the media on specific issues and campaigns • Develop target lists for issue and campaign coverage • Develop new pitch ideas and ways to revamp news releases and pitches in order to increase media coverage of PETA campaigns • Pitch campaigner profiles and interviews to TV and radio talk shows, features editors, and weekly papers • Keep informed about local and national news stories and track those that are relevant to PETA’s campaigns • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Knowledge of public relations and the media industry • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns • Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously • Proven ability to take initiative and follow through • Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments and work independently • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Proven excellent organizational skills • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization  
PETA
Jan 12, 2020
Full time
Companies that exploit animals don't want consumers to see what they're doing or how they're doing it, so PETA sends people to work in their facilities and observe their treatment of animals. In just the past 10 years, PETA's investigations have resulted in the following:  Millions of eyes opened More than 1,000 criminal charges More than 350 U.S. Department of Agriculture citations 15 facilities shut down Position Objective: To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment  Location: Varies based on assignment  Primary Responsibilities and Duties: o Travel to different states and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary, sometimes several months at a time o Conduct assigned short- and long-term field observations from beginning to end, including the following duties: o Prepare for and research assignments, as directed by the vice president o Visit and/or obtain employment in various industries that use animals o Submit daily log notes in a detailed and orderly fashion o Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel, and/or improper conduct o Behave legally and professionally and bring issues to the superiors' attention o Work closely with office-based staff to develop documented cases o Cooperate fully in criminal, civil, and/or regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from field observations o Maintain strict confidentiality at all times     Requirements: • Appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience, depending on the organization's needs • Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home for months at a time • Experience with audio-visual equipment • Diligent attention to detail and ability to handle extreme stress • Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully • Ability to make sound judgments • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Jan 12, 2020
Full time
Position Objective: To assist in PETA's work with activists to increase the effectiveness and frequency of activism and to encourage deeper commitments to animal rights and PETA   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Provide support of local grassroots activism around the country and the world • Assist coordinators in cultivating relationships with activists • Help mentor people new to the vegan lifestyle • Provide support to activists who oversee PETA's Vegan Starter Kit stands • Coordinate activists tabling at various concerts and festivals around the country • Assist coordinators in working with the Communications Department to facilitate positive interactions between media and activists • Assist with the development of activist organizations in areas of the country lacking leadership in order to strengthen PETA's Activist Network • Assist with maintaining PETA's Activist Network database • Travel to demonstrations, festivals, or other events in support of PETA campaigns, as needed • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Minimum of one year of grassroots activist experience • Commitment to animal rights issues and familiarity with PETA campaigns • Outgoing and personable manner and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Willingness and ability to travel • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Washington, DC, USA
Jan 06, 2020
Full time
Position Objective: To generate media coverage of PETA's campaigns   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Prepare and service news releases for PETA Campaigns • Independently pitch PETA campaigns and events to the media • Prepare and manage news releases for PETA’s foreign affiliates • Prepare and send mailings to the media on specific issues and campaigns • Develop target lists for issue and campaign coverage • Develop new pitch ideas and ways to revamp news releases and pitches in order to increase media coverage of PETA campaigns • Pitch campaigner profiles and interviews to TV and radio talk shows, features editors, and weekly papers • Keep informed about local and national news stories and track those that are relevant to PETA’s campaigns • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Knowledge of public relations and the media industry • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns • Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously • Proven ability to take initiative and follow through • Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments and work independently • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Proven excellent organizational skills • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Remote (Traveling position)
Jan 06, 2020
Seasonal
Position Objective: To travel extensively in order to oversee the day-to-day administrative duties associated with tours and other events for PETA's youth outreach efforts   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Coordinate the travel logistics for assigned tours and events • Closely monitor the tour crew members • Develop cross-training on administrative tasks • Manage PETA expenses for the tour team • Present educational content about animal rights to elementary-school students across the country • Liaise with PETA office staffers about inclusion on social-networking sites, weekly highlight reports, and corresponding blog posts • Catalog and process all data gathered on tours and at events • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • At least one season of youth outreach or equivalent experience • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office software • Proven knowledge of youth culture • Proven knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Demonstrated willingness and ability to initiate conversations about animal rights and communicate effectively with a variety of people • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Willingness and ability to travel extensively and keep a flexible schedule • Adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis • Ability to walk and stand for several hours at a time • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license and passport, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization  
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Jan 06, 2020
Full time
Position Objectives: As the Gift Planning Stewardship Coordinator, you will have a unique opportunity to steward and connect with some of PETA’s most important members to strengthen and advance long-term relationships. You will support the philanthropic specialists and assist with special projects and member outreach.   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Facilitate the work of the philanthropic specialists through direct support • Articulate PETA's objectives as well as details about specific PETA programs to PETA's Augustus Club members and planned-giving prospects • Respond to select inquiries and requests for assistance from PETA's Augustus Club members and planned-giving prospects • Discern and document pertinent information about PETA's planned-giving members for the purpose of enhancing member profiles • Perform detailed data entry of PETA donor information and use database systems to generate reports • Remain current on estate-planning practices as well as fundraising and stewardship techniques used in the nonprofit sector by actively participating in professional development • Assist with hosting visiting PETA planned-giving members and represent PETA in a professional capacity at fundraising and other events • Assist with the preparation of mailings and e-mails to PETA's planned-giving members • Propose improvements in PETA member communication • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • College degree or equivalent fundraising experience • Minimum of one year of experience in an office setting • Experience with fundraising software or similar database systems and Windows operating systems • Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail • Demonstrated ability to prepare professional business communications • Ability to interact with PETA donors in a professional and personable manner • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously • Proven ability to take initiative, work independently, and use discretion in confidential matters • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record • Proven support for PETA's philosophy and ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Jan 06, 2020
Full time
PETA is looking for an analytically minded researcher who has a passion for animal rights. This position involves conducting research on a wide variety of animal rights topics, applying critical thinking skills, and preparing analyses for review by departments within PETA. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of research experience and a thorough knowledge of animal rights issues. If you have a firm grasp on the scientific method and a desire to help further the animal rights movement, apply today!      Position Objective: To conduct research projects in order to help promote the goals of the organization   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Ensure factual accuracy and sourcing for a variety of projects related to PETA's campaign work • Consult with the information officer and others regarding research needs •Prepare analyses for review • Maintain accurate and up-to-date files for PETA projects • Draft correspondence and respond to inquiries and requests • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Requirements: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience • Minimum of two years of research experience • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines • Adherence to a vegan lifestyle • Demonstrated support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues • Commitment to the objectives of the organization