About the Role
Terms of Employment: Exempt, At-Will
Reports to: Director of Investigations
Position Location: United States Remote
Animal Equality is an international farmed animal advocacy organization dedicated to defending animals through public education, campaigns, and investigations. Animal Equality has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and India.
Carry out investigations that support Animal Equality’s strategic plan of advancing farmed animal welfare globally, documenting the conditions of animals raised for food, and providing the organization with compelling evidence for use in legal advocacy, public education, and corporate campaigns.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
Conduct investigations into the conditions of farmed animals as assigned by Investigations Department management, following all organizational protocols to maintain high evidentiary standards, ensuring timely and high-quality results
Provide input on opportunities related to animal cruelty investigations
Conduct online research and develop profiles of possible investigative targets
Gather information related to corporate misconduct, and environmental and animal welfare violations as necessary
Review footage and produce daily investigative logs while conducting field investigations
Cooperate with attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement, and federal and state agencies
Testify at hearings and court proceedings as needed
Manage allotted budget while traveling and provide weekly accounting records of all expenditures according to department protocols
Maintain sensitive electronic equipment in good operating condition while traveling and working in harsh conditions
Preserve confidentiality regarding all sensitive investigations matters
Timely submission of all investigative materials
Verbally/electronically update the Director of Investigations regarding case activity on a daily basis
Ability to meet investigations expectations while performing all required duties of the secondary employer in a professional manner
Strict adherence to all federal, state, and local laws
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Full alignment with Animal Equality’s mission and culture principles
Ability to work independently while socially isolated and in harsh conditions
Comfortable working menial jobs for long hours in an agricultural setting while exposed to; dead and dying animals, blood, feces, poor air quality, and extreme noise levels
Excellent attention to detail
Experience with animals farmed for food preferred
Must be able to work flexible hours and days, including weekends
Excellent report writing skills
Ability to handle multiple priorities in fast-changing environment
Extensive travel for long periods of time
Sincere commitment to work in support of the organization’s programs, goals and objectives
Maintain a professional attitude and appearance when representing Animal Equality during work-related interactions
Adherence to a vegan lifestyle
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Strong working knowledge of animal rights and agricultural issues
Benefits: Health insurance, dental, vision, 401k, generous paid time off, paid sick time and holidays, 2 floating holidays per year, and one volunteer day per year.
Animal Equality is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.