Position Overview The #1 goal of HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh is to educate the Pittsburgh region on how to prevent and relieve animal suffering by taking meaningful action. The HAP Director of Humane Education (DHE) will focus on reaching young people in middle school, high school and university classrooms as a Humane Educator, and by connecting institutions with our team of Humane Educators (HEs). Communicate what animals wish humans knew and what they need. Our audience ranges in size from small groups to school-wide assemblies.
Purpose of the Position ● Develop relationships with schools and universities to procure speaking engagements ● Inspire the next generation to appreciate and protect animals ● Provide HEs with the tools to make healthy and effective change ● Find new ways to reach students in the COVID era ● Demonstrate why personal responsibility is required from all of us to end speciesism
Duties and Responsibilities ● Have a reasonable level of expertise with HAP’s education programs on plastic pollution, animal protective legislation and the benefits of a plant-strong lifestyle ● Grow our team of HAP Humane Educators (HEs) ● Facilitate and create speaking opportunities for HEs with local institutions ● Reach every high school and university in Pittsburgh area ● Provide an overview of expectations to teachers or leaders in advance of the presentation ● Respect school security policies ● Ability to present yourself in a friendly, professional and non-partisan manner ● Be timely, arrive early, allow for Q&A, and end on time ● Provide your own transportation ● Obtain honorarium for HAP when appropriate and provide tax forms to the institution ● Give report at HAP Director’s meetings ● Attendance at HAP general meetings (Humane Animal Rescue at 6926 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208) is highly encouraged ● Respond to HAP leadership emails and calls within 48 hours ● Be prepared and on-time for meetings and events ● Share and support HAP’s mission and core values; adhere to HAP’s policies ● Other duties as needed
Skills and Qualifications ● Excellent communication skills - both written and spoken Humane Action Pittsburgh ᐧ www.humaneactionpittsburgh.org ᐧ email@example.com ● Ability to do independent research ● Basic computer literacy ● Operate a projector ● Be familiar with power point presentation ● Conduct a ZOOM video conference ● Ability to energize and motivate our Humane Educators ● Self-motivated ● Ability to present yourself in a friendly, professional, and non-partisan manner ● Ability to work independently, follow instructions, and meet deadlines ● Working knowledge of Google Drive, Trello and Dropbox, or a willingness to learn
Training Requirements Training on HAP’s core values, mission, and policies, including orientation on campaign missions and status.
Location On-site in classrooms around Pittsburgh and via ZOOM video conferencing
Dress Code Professional dress required for meetings. If attending an informal event, volunteer must purchase a HAP or NPP T-shirt at cost.
Benefits to the Volunteer ● Know that you are key to making a difference in the betterment of animals by educating the next generation on the importance of protecting animals ● Take your passion for animal protection and put it into action ● Experience the joy of giving young people the skills they need and desire to be a effective advocate ● Be a valued HAP team member ● Build your volunteer resume and develop excellent communication skills
What Volunteers Can Expect From HAP * Support of HAP leadership and members * Respect and appreciation for your contribution and input
OUR VISION is a world without animal suffering where all beings are treated with compassion. OUR MISSION is to advance the protection of all animals by empowering people to affect change through education, policy, and community action.
SET THE STANDARD By educating the community on the most pressing animal issues of our time and recommending common sense solutions that decision-makers rely on, we set the standard in animal protection. We advance our cause with proven methods -progress over perfection, changing course when needed, being prepared, and staying well connected.
BUILD TRUSTED RELATIONSHIPS Effective advocacy happens by building relationships grounded in cooperation and a shared vision. HAP values inclusivity and professionalism.
FOSTER EMPOWERMENT We set high expectations and achieve them by working with exceptional people who bring their wide array of talents and passion for animal well-being. In order to develop a free and creative culture, we respect the opinions and ideas of others. We are committed to our team and fulfilling our mission by supplying the tools for individuals to become remarkable leaders and advocates.
CREATE COMMUNITY We are stronger together. Collaborating with colleagues, sponsors, legislators, and community leaders, we find that animal protection is well within reach.
DELIVER RESULTS We establish ambitious, clearly defined goals, and work in a systematic manner to realize our objectives and create positive outcomes. We measure our success by our ability to protect animals.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 11, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Approximately 5 hours a month to allow for scheduling arrangements, preparing, travel time and