Overview

Position Objectives:

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

• Liaise with PETA’s social marketing team

• Arrange meetings for PETA racing experts and racing officials

• Take whistleblower reports

• Research best practices in horse racing

• Maintain confidentiality at all times

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• 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

 

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