Compassion Over Killing Jobs and Employment
Thank you for your interest in joining Compassion Over Killing’s mission!
Our current employment opportunities are listed below.
Our growing team is dedicated to building a kinder world for all animals. We operate two offices in the US—one in the Washington, DC area and the other in Los Angeles, California.
Position Objective: To further COK’s mission by maintaining the organization’s presence in the DC-area and nationwide through pro-veg outreach activities, event coordination, volunteer recruitment/management, networking within our community and movement, and building strong relationships with vegan-friendly businesses.
Terms of Employment: Full-time, with health benefits, located in DC-area.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
Outreach Event Planning:
Pro-actively seek opportunities for COK to engage in various events in DC and nationwide, including speaking slots, cooking demos, or tables/educational booths.
Oversee, manage, promote, and execute outreach opportunities COK is engaging in
Take lead and project manage COK-hosted pro-veg events and activities, including DC VegFest and VegWeek
Volunteer Recruitment and Management:
Establishing and maintaining an active and robust volunteer network for COK, especially, though not exclusively, in the DC area
This may include recruitment and management if DC-area outreach interns
Other Outreach Activities:
Updating the VegDC.com website and print Guide, and draft monthly restaurant features (and correspond as needed with businesses, see next section)
Represent COK at various outreach events through positive, friendly interactions with the public – this may include travel (example: AR Conference in Los Angeles)
Build relationships with DC-area restaurants or related food companies to establish good connections as well as coordinate “benefit days” or other activities
Coordinate food donations via VegFund or directly through business for various events COK is hosting or participating in
Perform other related duties as needed to further the mission of the organization, such as helping with national campaigns, strategic planning, networking, office-related duties, etc…
• Strong work ethic and commitment to the objectives of the organization
• Ability to work collaboratively with others, and independently as needed
• Excellent communication and organizational skills, both verbal and written
• Strong multitasking, creative-thinking, and problem-solving skills
• Prior use of Mailchimp and Google Drive preferred
• Knowledgeable about vegetarian and factory-farming issues preferred
• Willingness to travel, if needed
Submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compassion Over Killing is seeking Undercover Investigators to help bring to light the suffering and abuse that farmed animals endure on a daily basis. Our investigations have resulted in criminal charges, animals being rescued, facilities being shut down, animal welfare changes, and countless people making more compassionate food choices.
Being an Undercover Investigator will be one of the most difficult and challenging experiences of your life, but will also be one of the most rewarding and satisfying. You will be required to travel for extended periods of time, work long hours, and perform heavy manual labor in filthy conditions. At the end of it all, the knowledge that you have persevered and have made substantial personal sacrifices in order to educate the public about the reality of how their food is produced as well as save animals from a life of torture and suffering is unparalleled.
A desirable candidate will be highly motivated, quick thinking, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Our investigators abide by all applicable laws and must be able to remain calm, cool, and collected while witnessing horrific acts of animal cruelty.
If you are up for the challenge of being on the front lines in the war against animal cruelty, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is seeking a Legal Advocacy Fellow for a one-year paid position beginning in late summer 2018 (starting date flexible).
COK is offering its Legal Advocacy Fellowship out of its office in Los Angeles, California (with remote locations negotiable). The Legal Advocacy Fellow will work on and take ownership of litigation and other projects aimed at protecting farmed animals. These projects may employ a variety of legal theories, relating to areas such as state criminal cruelty laws, false advertising and unfair competition laws, tort liability, and administrative law. The Fellow will also advise on and support compliance and risk management issues.
The Fellow will have opportunities to take initiative, develop ideas, and exercise discretion with regard to both novel and ongoing projects.
Excellent research and writing skills are required. In addition, applicants should be independent and creative thinkers who are interested in exploring novel approaches to protecting animals through litigation. Candidates with a background and interest in animal protection are preferred.
How to Apply
Interested parties should apply with cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of three references, and law school transcript to Compassion Over Killing’s Legal Advocacy Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Please check back for the latest updates on additional jobs as they are announced and be sure to also consider applying for an internship.