To use professional expertise and experience, particularly with equines, to support and help develop PETA’s horse racing campaign
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Monitor horse racing issues
• Daily monitoring of horse racing news, horse racing websites, horse racing blogs and blog comments, social media, and horse racing media for breaking events
• Field observer and field practice when necessary
• Draft complaints to law enforcement
• Liaise with law enforcement and horse racing officials
• Attend conferences and racing events in the U.S. and internationally, as needed
• When possible, assist with horse rescues and relocation missions, such as arranging transportation and vet examinations
• Develop and maintain relationships with other equine experts, sanctuaries, and government agencies in order to obtain assistance with specific cases and legislation
• Take whistleblower reports
• Liaise with PETA’s social marketing team
• Arrange meetings for PETA racing experts and racing officials
• Research best practices in horse racing
• Maintain confidentiality at all times
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
• Licensed DVM or pre-vet is a plus
• Working knowledge of horse racing, horse physiology, horse care, and horse veterinary care
• Familiarity with horse racing, horse physiology, horse care, or horse veterinary care
• Direct experience with horses is preferred
• Ability to handle cruelty complaint calls in a professional and confidential manner
• Demonstrated excellent proofreading and organizational skills
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy as well as the ability to communicate effectively
• Proven exceptional writing and research skills
• Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work
• Professional appearance and demonstrated exceptional public-speaking skills
• Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Ability and willingness to travel on occasion, domestic and internationally
• 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 advocate PETA’s positions on issues professionally
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization
Telecommuting is allowed.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
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