Science Education Strategist

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Aug 05, 2019
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description

Position Objective:

To research, evaluate, and define non-animal methods of teaching science and communicate them to educators, professional organizations, government officials, and the public


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Write and coordinate content on TeachKind and related to dissection
  • Coordinate dissection-alternative grant applications and offer and hold trainings for educators.
  • Research dissection choice policies throughout the country
  • Assist with maintaining database of schools and educators we’ve worked with
  • Assist with lobbying efforts to end dissection throughout the United States
  • Stay up to date and coordinate actions and response on ways educators and schools use animals in the classroom (“bottle biology,” pithing, chick hatching, etc.)
  • Help organize efforts, keep notes, and track goals and progress with campaigns
  • Research and evaluate alternatives to dissection and animal use in science education
  • Coordinate mailings and outreach to educators about the topic of dissection
  • Represent TeachKind and PETA at meetings and conferences to discuss alternatives to dissection and animal use in science education
  • Communicate with educators, government officials, media outlets, and the public about issues related to humane science education and non-animal teaching methods
  • Draft and review letters and technical briefs on non-animal teaching methods
  • Answer correspondence regarding issues related to the use of animals in education
  • Serve as spokesperson for TeachKind media pitches—including dissection issues and cruelty-cases.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



  • Degree in a related field and five years of relevant experience
  • Extensive knowledge of issues related to the use of animals in science education
  • Experience with lobbying
  • Proven familiarity with scientific terminology and virtual dissection software
  • Proven ability and willingness to interact effectively with educators and the public
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex technical documents
  • Demonstrated exceptional writing and research skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • 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
  • Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization