Special Administrative Assistant

  • Salcedo, Makati, NCR, Philippines
  • Full-time

Company Description

PETA Asia is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. We operate under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in factory farms, laboratories, the clothing trade, and the entertainment industry.

PETA Asia works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Job Description

  • Answer phones and respond to questions and concerns from callers, transfer calls, check, relay, and remove messages from the answering machine, as needed, and provide timely, polite service to callers
  • Welcome visitors to the office, and interact professionally and diplomatically with people who contact the office
  • Respond in a timely manner to literature and information requests from the public
  • Promptly sort and distribute incoming post, and check faxes, responding as appropriate
  • Take and place lunch orders for the office daily
  • Take on Filipino correspondence including, but not limited to, making calls to Philippine media, writing Filipino advocacy copy, translating media releases from English to Filipino and/or proofing Filipino text, and performing research on Filipino materials
  • Handle and work with airlines, travel agents, printers, couriers, and other vendors
  • Maintain and update the celebrity, media, and activist databases Assist the Vice President, Manager, and Senior Campaigner with researching projects, completing in-house Internet forms, sourcing and purchasing props for demonstrations and photo shoots
  • Work with the Manager to ensure that office is kept orderly and that supplies are ordered and stocked, as needed
  • Help keep the office running efficiently. This includes drawing the supervisor’s attention to any problems and, when possible, taking action
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook) required. Basic graphic design knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to establish priorities, organize tasks and meet multiple deadlines while under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to make sound independent judgments
  • Excellent organizational skills and pleasant disposition
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through
  • Must be willing to engage in some outdoor work
  • Can communicate effectively in English and Filipino
  • Professional appearance
  • Knowledge of animal rights issues and campaigns
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization