Special Assistant - Office of the President

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • May 11, 2022
Full time Administrative Assistant Non-Profit

Job Description

Position Objective:

To provide a wide range of high-level support to the president and the Office of the President

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assign tasks to other departments and supervise their progress, alert president to any problems
  • Conduct research on a wide range of topics
  • Independently organize and sometimes attend speaking engagements, interviews, and book signings for the president
  • Oversee departmental financial records and the timely approval or denial of financial matters
  • Draft responses to inquiries about a wide range of animal rights topics and inquiries
  • Make domestic and international travel arrangements and keep a tight and accurate itinerary
  • Assist with development, research, marketing, and press coverage for the president's books and appearances
  • Arrange events such as PETA and PETA Foundation senior staff retreats, meetings, and in-house VIP gatherings
  • Maintain departmental databases, the president’s information repositories.
  • Interact professionally and diplomatically with PETA donors, celebrities, and others who contact the Office of the President
  • Assist the president with business matters while she is traveling or otherwise unavailable
  • Assist various departments, particularly PETA’s community animal project on occasion and in emergencies
  • Professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the president

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory or leadership experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal professional communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven project management skills
  • Proven effective research skills
  • Proven ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems, identify opportunities, and take an active approach to responsibilities
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination
  • 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
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization