Animal Advocacy Careers- What skills are most needed in the animal advocacy movement
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Which organisation do you work for?
Where do you currently see the biggest talent gap in the animal movement:
What kind of talent does the animal movement need most as a skill for the next 5 years? (pick up to 6)
Familiarity and expertise with the culture in particular target countries
Broad general knowledge about many relevant topics
Government and policy experts
Movement building, public speakers, public figures, public campaign leaders
Communication skills- english language and literacy
Machine learning/AI technical expertise
Negotiation and sales skills
Subject area knowledge- Animal advocacy
Volunteer management and coordination skills
Scientists in cell biology, tissue engineering etc.
Marketing & outreach
Initiative, ability to work independently
Do you volunteer or work as a full time/ part- time staff?
Full-time or part-time
Which department do you work in?
What is your personal experience with getting a job in the movement
I found it difficult to find my current job
I found it was relatively easy for me to find a job in animal advocacy
I wish I had got into working in the movement sooner but wasn't sure how I could have been beneficial
How did you find out about your job?
Is there anything you feel could have been provided that would have made this an easier process for you?
What attracted you to your current role?
What role did you work in previously?
What skills/traits/characteristics do you think were most influencial to getting you hired in your role?
What skills/traits/characteristics do you think make you successful in your role ?
How long have you been working in the animal advocacy movement?
How long have you been in your current role?
Were there any resources you found particularly helpful to give you guidance on getting into your career?
What observed traits do you think embody successful people in your organisations?
Think about someone you enjoy working with in your organisation, what characteristics do you feel they have that make you want to work with them?
What would you most like to see improved in your organisation or department?
What methods, if any, have you tried to attract people to come and work in the animal movement?
Do you feel like you want to stay working in the movement for the next 5 years?
If no what makes you say this
Are there any roles in your organisation you have observed are particularly hard to fill? (could be location or specific departments/ roles)
What bottleneck do you identify most with in your organisation
Funding — additional financial resources from donations or fundraising.
Insights — new ideas about how to solve the problem.
Awareness & support — how many people know and care about the issue, and how influential they are.
Political capital — the amount of political power that’s available for the issue.
Coordination — the extent to which existing resources effectively work together.
Community building — finding other people who want to work on the issue.
Logistics and operations — the extent to which programmes can be delivered at scale.
Leadership and management — the extent to which concrete plans can be formed and executed on using the resources already available.
What do you think would be the most effective way to tackle this
Hiring new people into your organisation with these skills
Training individuals in your organisation to do these
Are there any questions you feel would have been useful to have been asked?
What 3 resources have you found most useful to help you perform well in your job?
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