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 Washington, DC, USA
Nov 08, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To provide administrative assistance to the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Maintain and prepare financial records and reports for the department • Make travel arrangements for department staff • Assist with administration of contracts for PETA Foundation and its supported organizations: o Update and maintain contract databases o Update and schedule sending of contract renewal reminder alerts o Respond to requests from PETA Foundation and supported organizations’ staff to view existing contracts • Assist Human Resources Department with administration of various legal compliance requirements • Assist with administration of estate records o Update and maintain database of estate correspondence and other estate documents o Mail form letters to administrators of new estates • Assist with tracking PETA employee lobbying time by corresponding with employee lobbyists and updating spreadsheet • Maintain confidentiality at all times • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • College degree or equivalent relevant professional experience • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer programs such as contract databases, document retention systems, and electronic signature programs • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Proven excellent research and analytical skills • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills • Proven organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times • Self-motivation and the proven ability to work independently and as part of a team • Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Nov 08, 2019
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
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Nov 08, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To 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: • Encourage and facilitate local grassroots activism around the country and the world • Enlist grassroots activist support for PETA’s larger campaigns initiatives • Cultivate relationships with activists by offering advice and supporting brainstorming and goal setting • Write and review demo alerts • Work 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 in support of PETA campaigns • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: • Minimum of one year of grassroots activist experience • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns • Outgoing and personable manner and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with activists • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Proven ability to work independently and with minimal supervision • 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 Norfolk, VA, USA
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
Position Objective: To coordinate administrative and campaign projects for PETA's Campaigns Division   Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Coordinate a wide variety of projects in support of PETA's campaigns Conduct research, writing, and analysis in support of PETA's campaigns Assist campaigners and other department members with project tasks Assist the campaigns manager and director with high-level administrative tasks Communicate with activists about PETA campaigns and encourage them to be active for animals Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor   Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience Minimum of two years of high-level administrative support experience Extensive knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proven ability to communicate with a variety of people in a professional and personable manner Ability to organize and manage multiple projects Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle Commitment to the objectives of the organization
PETA Norfolk, VA, USA
Nov 07, 2019
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 Washington, DC, USA
Nov 07, 2019
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)
Nov 07, 2019
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