Hospital Director

San Diego Humane Society is currently seeking an experienced DVM/VMD for the position of Hospital Director at our San Diego Campus.

The Hospital Director will be responsible for the management of assigned campus medical department, under the leadership of the Medical Director;

oversee medical care and treatment of all animals under the care and in the custody of the Society;

support the Society’s “Getting to Zero” strategic initiatives; effective and efficient processing of animals in the care or custody of the Society through department management and hands-on clinical work; and will support and promote Society policies, programs, and initiatives.

For a sneak preview of what it’s like to work in the Veterinary Medicine department at San Diego Humane Society, visit

For full job description and to apply for the position of Hospital Director, please visit and select ‘Open Positions.’ ~~~~

Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society operates campuses in San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside.

We offer San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.

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Litigation Program Administrator/Paralegal

The Litigation Program Administrator’s primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth functioning and management of all administrative operations associated with ALDF’s Litigation Program and personnel.

Essential responsibilities:

1) Director of Litigation

  • Manage scheduling, production, and distribution of all documents and appointments.
  • Maintain confidential employee support and management of confidential documents.
  • Manage, oversee and prioritize all externally generated correspondence and communications.

2) Litigation Program (LP)

  • Manage scheduling, production and distribution of all administrative aspects of the Litigation Program to on-site and remote employees.
  • Manage all administrative operations related to recruitment and orientation of new employees, including law clerks, law fellows and staff attorneys.
  • Maintain an electronic filing system as well as physical filing system for all documents related to LP.
  • Maintain LP’s electronic case and calendar management systems.
  • Monitor Google alerts and refer relevant stories and news to LP personnel.
  • Hire private investigators and compile background information on potential targets of investigation.
  • Interface with Operations Department to ensure ordering and maintenance of equipment and inventory.

3) General Counsel

  • Interface with General Counsel regarding litigation holds, contracts and letters of engagement.
  • Provide agency-wide notary services.

4) Finance and H.R.

  • Interface with Finance Department to assure timely and efficient handling of invoices and other bookkeeping matters,
  • Serve as liaison with all outside independent contractors.
  • Interface with HR to assure that onboarding, reviews and termination documentation of personnel are handled efficiently and in full compliance with ALDF policies.
  • Serve as liaison with remote clerks.

5) Animal Law Program (ALP)

  • Liaise and coordinate with ALP regarding law clerks, pro bono attorneys and PAT database management.

6) Communications Department (Comms)

  • Coordinate with Comms re: job postings, and provide access to Litigation documents and upcoming filings and deadlines.

7) Criminal Justice Program (CJP)

  • Serve as administrative liaison with CJP.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary. The Animal Legal Defense Fund offers an excellent benefits package. Casual office environment includes companion animals.

How to Apply:

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and the names and phone numbers of three references to

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Operations Manager

Description & Details




  • Must live in Houston
  • College degree in wildlife/environmental studies preferred
  • Experience managing people
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Must be FLEXIBLE


Manage the day to day operations of the wildlife center which can be stressful at times.

  • Provide leadership to the staff and volunteers associated with the Center
  • Maintain good stewardship of corporate assets
  • Procure supplies and materials
  • Maintain necessary licenses and permits
  • Develop and implement facility policies and standards
  • Assist with cultivation of major donors
  • Be involved in fundraising
  • Assist in budget formulation, manage budget and approve all expenditures

Salary: $40,000 / year

How to Apply / Contact

Must live in Houston as we are not reimbursing for moving expenses.

Send resume to:

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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



• 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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PETA Latino Online Content Producer

Meet PETA Latino! The PETA Latino division at PETA promotes the animal rights message to the Latino community. We’re a small team, but we have a big impact! If you join our team, you will be involved in an array of different marketing projects from testing nuevas recetas veganas to developing relationships with Latino Celebrities.

If you’re the type of person who thrives on a diverse task list, and enjoys venturing into new marketing avenues, this may be the role for you!


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Write and develop compelling animal rights–related content for

• You’ll reach millions of people with PETA’s animal rights message while assisting our team with our social media pages

• You’ll spend time managing PETA Latino’s online community, fostering stronger relationships with PETA’s Latino supporters

• It’s important to stay informed about current affairs and popular culture in the Latino community and keep tabs on Latino celebrity news and gossip in order to cultivate celebrity relationships over social media

• Help us reach our audience by adapting language from the PETA US website and other literature to make relevant for a Latino audience

• Things are always changing, so we’ll count on you to track and analyze Web traffic and the success of online campaigns and make changes in strategy

• Research and explore new promotion possibilities and Internet technologies

• Represent the organization to the media in both English and Spanish

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



• College degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Minimum of two years of online marketing experience

• Fluency in Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing)

• Proven interest in and strong working knowledge of Latino culture

• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Proven interest in and strong working knowledge of the Internet

• Sophisticated understanding of the creative process

• Proven ability to conduct and analyze marketing research

• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Proven excellent project-management, organizational,  strategic-thinking, and analytical skills

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Proven ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines

• Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

• Support for 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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Research Associate

Position Objective:

To promote animal-free science with major corporations



Telecommuting opportunities available on the East Coast.


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Maintain expertise in non-animal test methods and international regulatory requirements for testing

• Independently research and interpret a variety of issues related to replacing animal testing required by regulatory agencies

• Make and maintain contacts with major corporations in order to further PETA’s work

• Identify and collaborate with scientists and corporate representative on projects to promote the implementation of non-animal methods

• Secure and lead formal meetings with companies and government agencies to discuss the implementation of in vitro and in silico test methods as well as other non-animal strategies

• Ensure timely and appropriate follow-up with companies

• Monitor the progress of departmental communications with corporations in order to ensure that short- and long-term goals are achieved

• Identify, review, and develop recommendations for non-animal test methods through analysis of scientific literature and data sources

• Attend and present at scientific conferences and communicate with scientists on specific issues relating to animal and non-animal test methods

• Plan and execute workshops, webinars, and other educational opportunities for scientists

• Obtain the necessary data for writing factsheets, reports, comments, correspondence, and other documentation

• Represent the organization in dealings with media

• Translate scientific terminology into lay terms for use in research projects

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


Position Requirements:

• Masters or PhD degree in toxicology or closely related field

• Knowledge of animal-testing issues and scientific terminology

• Familiarity with federal and international regulatory requirements as they relate to animal testing

• Support for PETA’s philosophy, commitment to the objectives of the organization, and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions

• Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of scientists and media representatives

• Ability to analyze and interpret complex technical documents

• Proven attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

• Exceptional public-speaking skills

• Exceptional writing and research skills

• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times

• Ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines

• Ability to make sound, independent judgements.

• Ability and willingness to travel

• 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

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Copy Editor

Position Objective:

• To edit PETA’s and its affiliates’ publications, including printed materials, internet content, and video text

• To provide copy editing and proofreading expertise while exercising good judgment and flagging concerns about content and organization


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

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

o Edit PETA’s and its affiliates’ publications, websites, and public communications—including news releases, correspondence, blogs, statements, fundraising materials, website copy, ad campaigns, video text, and other documents

o Edit internal written materials created by staff members of PETA and its affiliates, including policies and procedures

o Edit foreign language text (highly desirable but not required)

• Perform any other editorial functions assigned by the supervisor



• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a course of study requiring extensive writing and editing skills

• Minimum of six years of practical editing experience in a relevant field

• Proven excellent knowledge of English grammar

• Excellent knowledge of professional terminology and writing conventions as well as animal rights language

• Ability to learn and apply a rigorous in-house style guide adapted from AP

• Demonstrated exemplary attention to detail and ability to exercise good judgment

• Proven ability to apply knowledge and experience in a time-pressured, deadline-intensive environment

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization and familiarity with animal rights

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