Online Video Content Manager

PETA has the most-engaged social media audience of any advocacy organization and over one billion video views each year. A major piece of our content strategy that succeeds in expanding and captivating our audience is our ability to push out high-quality video content quickly. Our Online Video Content Manager will oversee a team of producers, who are responsible for creating compelling videos shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. The Online Video Content Manager will ensure PETA’s message and marketing strategy are carried out in all online videos – and that our videos are timely and ahead of online content trends.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Manage staff members in the Online Video Lab Division of PETA’s Marketing Department

• Set goals for the Online Video Lab and strategize accordingly

• Mentor Online Video Lab staff members in developing a voice that is consistent with PETA’s standards and online success

• Work closely with the PETA Foundation’s Audio/Visual Department on the creation of online videos

• Collaborate with department stakeholders to create online video content that showcases PETA’s unique work

• Create, write, and edit detailed marketing plans for online video

• Generate individual projects based on organizational goals

• Oversee the creation of the team’s projects

• Build relationships with content marketers with the goal of promoting PETA’s work

• Research and explore new promotion possibilities

• Track and analyze the success of online campaigns and make changes in strategy accordingly

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Five years of online video experience

• Minimum of two years of supervisory experience

• Understanding of complex marketing concepts and strategies

• Strong working knowledge of youth culture and social media

• Strong working knowledge of all stages of video production

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Proven exceptional analytical, organizational, and research skills

• Proven excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills

• Proven strong leadership skills, strategic-thinking skills, and long-term vision

• Proven ability to create and deliver sales presentations and close deals

• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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Field Worker

Position Objective:

To respond to calls from North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia, residents seeking assistance with various animal-related issues

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Conduct animal care fieldwork in PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) service areas locally and in North Carolina

• Provide assistance with companion animal care, pick up injured or unwanted animals (including wildlife), and trap feral animals

• Conduct investigations involving neglected or abused animals

• File complaints with animal control agencies in situations requiring legal intervention, and follow up to ensure that action is taken

• Perform emergency first-aid procedures and euthanasia

• Work to build PETA’s efforts to promote spaying and neutering in North Carolina

• Care for animals in PETA’s custody

• Maintain a daily log of animals handled and other related and legally required paperwork

• Keep detailed documentation of cases handled, including photographing animals’ conditions when appropriate

• Handle incoming calls for assistance and prepare case sheets

• Assist with cleaning the Windsor animal shelters in North Carolina

• Participate in the rotation for CAP’s 24-hour emergency pager

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Minimum of two years of animal-handling experience

• Proven effective problem-solving and crisis-management skills

• Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion

• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

• Proven ability to coordinate several tasks at once and handle frequent interruptions

• Demonstrated ability to manage time wisely and prioritize tasks

• Willingness to obtain euthanasia certification (on-the-job training will be provided)

• Willingness and ability to be on 24-hour emergency call

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance on a regular basis

• Ability to engage in frequent bending, stooping, crawling, lifting, reaching, and stair-climbing

• 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

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

 

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Planned Giving Officer

Position Objectives:

• To promote the inclusion of PETA in estate plans, and to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies to determine and realize the fundraising goals of PETA planned giving members

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Identify, solicit, and secure planned giving opportunities with PETA members

• Respond to requests from PETA members and the general public about planned gifts and real property gifts

• Cultivate and maintain relationships through correspondence, visits, and other forms of professional contact with PETA members who have made PETA the beneficiary of a planned gift, including members of PETA’s Augustus Club

• Maintain a current knowledge and a clear understanding of PETA’s campaigns and activities as well as animal rights issues in general

• Develop and implement successful fundraising strategies

• Discern and document pertinent information in order to enhance and develop PETA member profiles

• Prepare and present written and verbal reports

• Stay current on planned-giving techniques and changes that affect charitable giving

• Represent PETA in a professional capacity, including at fundraising and various other animal-advocacy events and forums

• Maintain strict confidentiality at all times

• Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or financial planning

• Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with members and supporters

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and use discretion in confidential matters

• Exceptional persuasive and explanatory written and verbal communication skills

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

• Ability and willingness to travel extensively

• 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 20 lbs.

• Ability to represent PETA’s philosophy and professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

 

 

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Membership Correspondent, Spanish-English

Position Objectives:

To perform communications and general administrative support duties for the membership communications division of the Development Department

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Generate letters and e-mail correspondence in Spanish and English to be sent to PETA members and prospects

• Adapt letter templates to produce specialized letters

• Verify and input PETA donor data and prospect information in accordance with departmental policy

• Perform research on various animal-related topics

• Keep informed about developments related to PETA and the animal rights movement

• Perform pre-scheduled weekend and holiday reviews of various PETA and PETA Foundation e-mail accounts

• Assist with the maintenance of mailing-list databases as well as PETA’s undeliverable-mail list

• Provide reports on PETA donations generated as well as contacts with PETA members and prospects

• Assist with writing and editing of Spanish language mailings and fundraising material

• Communicate with Spanish-speaking members and prospects by phone

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED

• Familiarity with animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Proven excellent persuasive written and verbal communication skills in both Spanish and English

• Ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues

• Ability to complete assigned work independently

• Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office or similar software

• Proven proficiency conducting Internet research

• Proven excellent organizational skills, proofreading skills, and attention to detail

• Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times

• Willingness and ability to work occasional weekend and holiday shifts

• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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Monthly Giving Representative

Position Objectives:

• To serve as the primary contact for members of PETA’s monthly giving programs

• To process donations and maintain accurate, up-to-date records about PETA’s monthly donors

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• In consultation with PETA and in verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by it:

o Input account information for automatic payments for PETA’s monthly giving programs

o Input PETA members’ demographic information and monthly donation invoice for PETA’s  monthly giving programs

o Act as the primary contact for all phone calls and e-mail and written correspondence pertaining to PETA monthly donor information updates and campaign concerns

o Review and process declined/returned donation reports for contacting PETA donors to request updated information

o Handle outbound calling to PETA’s monthly donors for donor-retention purposes and to maintain updated account information for automatic payments

• Maintain proper posting of all telemarketing sustainer files

• Assist the supervisor in monitoring daily workflow in order to ensure file maintenance and prompt processing of PETA donations, acknowledgments, and other correspondence

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Three years of accounting or data-entry experience

• Working knowledge of database mail-merge systems

• Demonstrated knowledge of animal rights issues and current PETA campaigns

• Proficiency with a 10-key calculator

• Ability to type accurately at a minimum of 35 words per minute

• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

• Proven excellent accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. up and down stairs

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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Membership Services Representative

A highly customer service–orientated position, the membership services representative assists current and potential PETA members with questions and requests, including explaining PETA’s position on issues. This role also helps with recordkeeping. This is a great entry-level position for someone who is looking for a career in animal rights and membership development. The ideal candidate will have a passion for protecting animals and experience in customer service or member development.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Provide current and potential PETA members with excellent service through correspondence and telephone contact

• Follow up with mid-level PETA donors with appropriate acknowledgement of recent donations and support for donor enrichment

• Enter a variety of data into PETA member files

• Verify and complete missing information required for data entry

• Correspond with online donors regarding the PETA Presents program

• Assist with PETA’s quarterly Town Hall calls as a telephone screener or collector

• Process and send return-donation correspondence

• Handwrite acknowledgement cards to be mailed to PETA donors, including those who have joined Sarah’s Circle, as well as to recipients of special-gift donations

• Assist PETA and PETA Foundation staff members with questions

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Minimum of one year of data-entry experience

• Working knowledge of database systems

• Knowledge of animal rights issues and current PETA campaigns

• Demonstrated exceptional verbal communication skills

• Proficiency using a 10-key calculator

• Ability to type accurately at a minimum of 35 words per minute

• Excellent accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. up and down stairs

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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Legal Fellow

Position Objective:

To provide attorneys at the PETA Foundation with advice and assistance on a wide range of legal issues that arise in the course of PETA’s work to protect animals through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, and protest campaigns

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• In consultation with PETA and verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by it:

o Research, interpret, and apply federal statutes and regulations, including the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Freedom of Information Act

o Research, interpret, and apply state statutes and regulations, including anti-cruelty and open-records statutes

o Conduct legal research on a variety of animal protection and animal rights issues

o Prepare comments for agencies on proposed rulemaking and permit applications

o Communicate with public interest and private attorneys, prosecutors, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of legal issues

o Assist caseworkers, researchers, and campaigners throughout PETA with a wide array of legal issues

o Work with others to formulate and develop litigation to further PETA’s objectives

o Assist in the management of litigation in federal and state courts

• Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• J.D. and up to three years of legal experience

• Experience in animal law, administrative law, environmental law, and/or criminal law desired, but resourcefulness and innovativeness are highly valued

• Superior legal research and writing skills

• Supportive position vis-à-vis PETA’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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