As the local outreach coordinator for TeachKind, you’ll strive to make the world a kinder place by helping teachers, students, and schools learn how to help animals! Your focus will be on the areas in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina where PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) serves and you’ll work closely with this division at PETA. Whether it’s creating lessons, reaching out to schools, conducting presentations for students or teacher workshops (virtual or in-person), or organizing events to promote empathy for animals, your work will make a huge impact on teachers, students, and school communities! TeachKind’s work to foster compassion for animals in young people is growing every day, and we need someone with classroom experience and knowledge in humane education to help us build strong relationships with schools in the local communities we serve.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Creating lessons and conducting presentations for students and workshops for teachers
• Researching data about area schools, reaching out and building relationships with them
• Regularly engaging with teachers and school administrators
• Thoughtfully responding to inquiries from teachers and schools
• Organizing events (i.e. “Meet the Author”, “Change for Chained Dogs”, CAP field worker visits to schools, etc.) to help grow TeachKind’s presence in local school communities
• Communicating with Community Animal Project division staffers on area activities
• Brainstorming creative ways to get the message of proper companion animal care, as well as animal rights into classrooms
• Participating in ride alongs with CAP field workers periodically
• Travel frequently throughout the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina areas
• Performing any other tasks assigned by the supervisor
• You should have a background in education, with at least 5 years of classroom teaching experience at the elementary level. Experience with underserved populations is ideal.
• You must have exceptional verbal communication and writing skills, including excellent grammar and sentence structure, and knowledge of animal rights issues.
• You must have proficient computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
• You should demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. This will help you keep everything on track, so résumés with grammar or other errors will be rejected. Sorry, but we can’t risk it.
• Great phone skills—as you’ll be speaking with teachers and school administrators to introduce them to our programs, and arrange presentations, workshops and events.
• Effective public speaking skills and the ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people.
• We’re not the world’s largest animal rights organization because we work on one project at a time! We expect the best and will get the best, so we’re looking for others who are great with time management and aren’t easily stressed out.
• Many people say that they “thrive under pressure,” but this position has no shortage of tight deadlines, so you must really be able to crank out high-quality work within short timeframes.
• Naturally, you’d need to be committed to the objectives of the organization, and living a vegan lifestyle would be part of this. How else would you know all the best healthy vegan school lunch suggestions?
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Willingness and ability to travel within southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina areas
• This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination
• 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