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Community Animal Welfare Liaison 

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Position Objective:

To drive PETA's efforts and campaign to affect change for outdoor dogs


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Oversee the development and implementation of various projects designed to educate citizens and officials about the detrimental effects of chaining dogs

• Assist and motivate individuals regarding the initiation of legislative efforts in behalf of chained dogs

• Develop and maintain relationships with officials and legislators in jurisdictions that have passed or are considering or trying to pass legislation restricting or banning chaining

• Develop and maintain relationships with veterinary and canine-behavior experts and animal control personnel who can testify to the humane and public-safety advantages of chaining bans or restrictions

• Research and pursue networking opportunities (e.g., annual conferences, receptions, training and education opportunities) in order to further PETA's outreach efforts

• Seek media opportunities and conduct media interviews regarding the chaining of dogs

• Network with other animal protection organizations to further outreach efforts

• Review and track cases involving chained dogs in Community Animal Project (CAP) staff's daily reports

• Assist with straw and doghouse deliveries, fieldwork and other departmental tasks, including animal care and feeding

• Participate in the CAP emergency-pager rotation and/or the national pager rotation

• Oversee and regularly provide input on PETA's Web pages dedicated to educating and motivating the public on working to restrict and/or ban the chaining of dogs

• Liaise with the PETA Foundation's Legal Department regarding legislative efforts and lobbying activities

• Travel when necessary

• Exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Demonstrated effective public-speaking abilities

• Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Proven exceptional research skills

• Excellent decision-making skills and the proven ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment

• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

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

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

• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

• Willingness and ability to travel within and outside the US

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis

• 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

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

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA  
Location PETA - Norfolk, VA  

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