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Action Team Lead

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  • 7 people are interested

Position Overview

While the #1 goal of Humane Action Pittsburgh is to educate the public on how to prevent and relieve animal suffering by taking meaningful action, we also partake in some policy work. Our Action Team is a group of individuals nationwide who act on emailed alerts and contact legislators, asking them to support or oppose legislation related to animals and the environment. The Action Team lead will assist HAP staff by sending these alerts to the appropriate parties when needed.

Purpose of the Position

  • Communicate with Action Team members to advocate on behalf of all animals

  • Manage Action Team contacts within HAP’s CRM system

  • Growing the Action Team

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help develop effective messaging and communication strategies

  • Help create and implement instructional and informative emails

  • Communicate with Action Team members, as delegated by supervisors

  • Help maintain contact lists, track projects, and assist with monitoring

  • Moderate research

  • Recruitment activities such as outreach, content creation, and ideating

  • Ability to present yourself in a friendly, professional, and non-partisan manner

  • Attend monthly HAP leadership meetings and other meetings, as needed.

  • 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 verbal

  • Ability to do independent research

  • Computer literacy

  • 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,, and MonkeyPod, or a willingness to learn

  • Familiarity with graphic design, video editing, email, and CRM programs desired

Training Requirements

  • Training on HAP’s core values, mission, and policies, including orientation on campaign missions and status.

  • Training on HAP’s CRM

Time Commitment

Approximately 2 - 4 hours a week

Monthly one-hour, virtual leadership meetings


Fully Remote

Dress Code

Professional dress is required for professional meetings (if any). If attending an informal event on behalf of HAP, we ask the volunteer to purchase a HAP T-shirt at cost.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Know that you are key to making a difference in the lives of animals

  • Take your passion for animal protection and the environment and put it into action

  • Be a valued HAP team member

  • Build your volunteer resume and develop excellent communication skills


Natalie Ahwesh, Executive Director

Shannon Dickerson, Director of Operations

What Volunteers Can Expect From HAP

  • Support of HAP leadership and members

  • Respect and appreciation for your contribution and input

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Mission Statement

OUR VISION​ is a world without animal suffering where all beings are treated with compassion. OUR MISSION is to unite and empower diverse communities to advance the protections of all animals by promoting a holistic understanding of how animal welfare interconnects with other pressing societal matters.


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.


Animals, Environment, Politics


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week

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