Assistant to the Director (PETA Asia-Pacific)

Position Objective:

To provide a wide range of support to the director and assist him with projects, general tasks, and day-to-day operations. This position is based in Manila.

Term of Employment:


Reports to:

Director of PETA Asia-Pacific

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Communicate on behalf of the director regarding campaigns and celebrity involvement
  • Respond to voice-mail and e-mail inquiries in the director’s absence, while exercising good judgment and confidentiality
  • Maintain contact lists, files, and databases (including celebrity and photo-shoot databases)
  • Maintain PETA Asia-Pacific’s standard operating procedures
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Organize news conferences and social events with the help of the campaign coordinator
  • Help coordinate special events, including celebrity photo shoots and tapings, using discretion and independent judgment
  • Assist with the general activities of PETA Asia-Pacific
  • Help coordinate celebrity-outreach efforts through activities, such as conducting research, drafting letters, and making follow-up calls
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the director


  • Exceptional writing abilities, especially in composing and editing letters
  • Ability to make sound judgments and work independently
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people in a professional manner
  • Diplomacy, friendliness, and patience
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through
  • Proven strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional oral communication skills in English and preferably in other Asian languages as well
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns
  • Supportive position vis-à-vis PETA Asia-Pacific’s philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA Asia-Pacific’s positions on issues
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific, please complete this application form. Because of the high number of submissions received, applications are not accepted by other means. Depending on your experience and your country of residence, some positions may require you to work as an independent contractor. Independent contractors are not employees and are not entitled to benefits.


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