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Consumer Watchdog Campaign Director

Company name

U.S. PIRG The Federation of State PIRGs

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Jan 20,2018

Posted on

Jan 18,2018
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Consumer Watchdog Campaign Director The candidate will work to convince decision-makers to stop unfair practices, empower consumers, and ensure product safety and integrity in the marketplace. We’re looking for an experienced political advocate to be responsible for campaign development, media outreach, coalition-building, advocacy, and fundraising, as well as staff recruitment and development. Will spearhead this program for consumer protection in coordination with Ed Mierzwinski, Director for the Consumer Program. Help develop programs and campaigns, including by researching issues, creating viable policy solutions, and proposing political strategy and messaging. Advocate for policies that will protect and empower consumers. Build relationships with players in key regulatory agencies, statehouses, in Congress, and other forums where relevant decisions are being made. Develop plans to win campaigns using research, advocacy, coalition-building, media attention, and grassroots mobilization; assess opportunities for building political support for agenda. Serve as the spokesperson for campaigns through media events, press releases and opinion writing. Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundations, and meet with major donors, to bring more resources to campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and deepen membership base. Recruit new staff and volunteers. Oversee other staff working on Consumer Program team and provide training and leadership development. Keep abreast of consumer issues, raise the profile of consumer issues in the media. Should have 8 years of relevant professional experience. Advanced degrees like a J.D., or a master’s degree may count toward experience. Should have demonstrated commitment to public interest or consumer issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership.

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Hiring Coordinator
U.S. PIRG The Federation of State PIRGs
218 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003-1900

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