Cruelty Investigations Assistant

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Jul 13, 2018
Full time Administrative Assistant Non-Profit

Job Description

Position Objectives:

To assist the Intake & Assessment Division in assessing and handling inquiries from the general public relating to domestic-animal and wildlife-cruelty issues


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Assist with evaluating incoming telephone calls and e-mails and provide the required responses or refer callers to the appropriate staff members

• Provide research support on miscellaneous cruelty-to-animals and animal-neglect issues

• Handle cruelty-to-animals and animal-neglect cases

• Maintain confidential files, correspondence files, case reports, and other departmental reports

• Handle Community Animal Project calls and check in surrendered animals

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience in a related field

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Ability to handle calls from the public in a calm and professional manner

• Ability to work independently and make sound judgments

• Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality

• Adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

• Proven excellent writing and research skills

• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to advocate professionally for PETA's positions on issues

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization