PETA Oakland Office Now Hiring

The PETA Foundation, which supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has opened an Oakland office near Lake Merritt. Their office will create and implement PETA’s fundraising campaigns including online, direct mail, telemarketing, and major gift programs. They also coordinate activities with development support services such as database marketing/analytics and member services.

They are currently hiring for three positions:

Online Fundraising Data Analyst

Online Fundraising Creative Assistant

Development Department Assistant

Candidates should submit their resumes along with job title to:

Online Fundraising Data Analyst

Objective: To assist the Development Department in the analysis, implementation, and tracking of e-mail and Web fundraising initiatives, particularly in regards to donor and prospect data.

Term of Employment: Full-time

Reports to: Online Fundraising Manager

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

* Assist PETA staff in maintaining data integrity of donor and prospect data as related to internal databases and external CRM and database systems. Act as data coordinator between membership database and online fundraising database

* Work with membership database administrator to select, import and export data needed for online fundraising efforts.

* Prepare a variety of regular weekly and monthly analytical reports that track performance of e-mail and Web fundraising campaigns. Conduct special detailed analytical projects related to determining long term donor value and projecting donor income

* Manage/Oversee implementation of strategic testing plan to make sure program is as efficient and productive as possible.

* Research new online fundraising technology and opportunities and determine how they fit within overall online fundraising strategy

* Assist development staff in testing and implementing comprehensive e-mail and Web strategies for acquiring new members

* Work with development staff to devise special reports based on specific advocacy and/or fundraising campaigns

* Develop reports related to donor and prospective donor behavior on and selected PETA campaign sites.

* Monitor and report on traffic to PETA’s Web properties and spot trends among visitors to better improve PETA’s online fundraising efforts

* Maintain archives of online development materials, testing history, and related reports

* Take on any additional related duties, as requested by the online fundraising manager and senior development staff


* Minimum of one year of professional experience in an online marketing, fundraising, IT, or Web design background required

* Demonstrated understanding of basic data management in a large business environment

* Familiarity with standard fundraising metric and reporting in any channel

* Strong analytical skills

* Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Proficient computer skills with an emphasis on Excel or other spreadsheet software

* Demonstrated ability to learn new skills in a professional environment

* Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Online Fundraising Creative Assistant

Objective: To assist the development department in the creation and implementation of online fundraising initiatives with an emphasis on e-mail and e-commerce design.

Term of Employment: Full-time

Reports to: Online Fundraising Manager

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

* Work with Online Fundraising Manager to design, implement, and send HTML development e-mails while ensuring routine compliance with Web and house standards and e-mail marketing best practices;

* Work with Online Fundraising Manager, Development and Web staff to design and implement landing pages, Web sites, and other development Web properties;

* Assist in testing to improve results of e-mail campaigns and Web-based;

* Keep all jobs on the schedule created by the Online Fundraising Manager as well as respond to breaking fundraising opportunities;

* Work with organization staff and departments to streamline production efforts and ensure proper routing of created content;

* Maintain archive of all online fundraising materials;

* Assist in planning and implementing the eventual migration of fundraising components to a new central donation platform.

* Take on any additional related duties, as requested by the Online Fundraising Manager.


* Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and adapt to new challenges;

* Meticulous attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills;

* Knowledge of effective Web and graphic design;

* Must be comfortable editing HTML using text-based editors and graphic software packages (PhotoShop preferred);

* Intermediate knowledge of Web standards, and CSS desirable;

* Some knowledge of e-mail marketing, online marketing, and/or fundraising desirable;

* Ability to work both independently and within team environment;

* Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Development Department Assistant

Objective: To provide day to day administrative support to the Development department for all aspects of PETA Foundation’s various fundraising activities with specific focus on the Oakland office operations.

Reports to: Development Department Manager

Terms of Employment: Full-time

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

* Process inbound/outbound office mail;

* Gather and distribute staff schedules;

* Maintain the office phone system and ensure that all office equipment is in full working order at all times, including running back up tapes.;

* Maintain relationships with outside vendors;

* Provide daily clerical support for the development department;

* Coordinate and maintain department archives including hard copies and electronic versions of all fundraising materials;

* Insure that the office is kept clean and professional in appearance at all times;

* Maintain office supplies and inventory of regularly used items;

* Assist with fundraising through direct response marketing;

* Research new fundraising opportunities and technologies;

* Conduct research and analysis to support fundraising plans;

* Process invoices and expense tracking of department credit cards;

* Perform additional duties and responsibilities as requested.


* Prior office experience, preferably in non-profit, fundraising, marketing, or a related field

* Ability to prioritize and handle numerous projects simultaneously

* Commitment to PETA’s objectives

* Excellent organization skills

* Ability to work independently

* Strong written and oral communication skills

* Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

* Good working knowledge of computers, including word processing and spreadsheet programs

* Attention to detail


  1. Vanessa Rego [Visitor] says:

    I am so excited for this Oakland location! I will be graduating from San Jose State University soon and dream of working with PETA close to home- here in the East Bay. This is truly a dream come true!

  2. elise says:

    What can vegetarian feminists do to pressure PETA into ending their use of sexist and exploitative ads in their campaigns? It seems like the only strategy PETA has these days.
    How do former allies get the message across when PETA is alienating so many current and future allies, and when their management (including Ingrid Newkirk) is dismissive of supporters concerned about the political implications of this?

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