Special Assistant - Office of the President

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • May 04, 2021
Full time Administrative Assistant Non-Profit Research

Job Description

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



  • 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