Job Details

Campaign Organizer

Company name

US Public Interest Research Group (PIRGs)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2019

Valid Through

Dec 31,2019

Posted on

May 29,2017

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Campaign Organizer
The candidate will advocate with legislators and the Governor’s office; meet with state regulators; plan media events and media outreach; as well as run grassroots organizing, recruitment, fundraising, and coalition-building to push for solutions that protect public health and fight the corrosive influence of big money in our political system. Will primarily focus on these issues: Get big money out of politics: Large and corporate campaign contributions, which few of us can afford to make have undue influence over who can run for office, who wins, and ultimately the public policies they produce. Our democracy campaign works to curb the influence of corporate and mega donors by establishing small donor campaign financing in communities statewide. Toxic-free Maryland: Organizing the public and running corporate and state legislative campaigns to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals. Program development: Help develop programs and campaigns, including researching the issue, creating viable policy solutions, and proposing the right political strategy and messaging. Advocacy: Represent in legislative meetings and hearings. Build relationships with players in key regulatory agencies, the Governor’s office, the capitol, etc. Campaign strategy: Develop plans to win our campaigns; assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, and message development. Coalition building: Build relationships and mobilize support with key constituencies, from health professionals, business owners, and farmers, to local elected officials and families. Media outreach: Serve as the spokesperson for our campaigns through tactics like media events, press releases and editorial board meetings. Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors, all to bring more resources to our campaigns. Managing interns: Recruit new interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power. Oversee interns to develop and implement work plans, provide training and leadership development opportunities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Committed to the public interest — someone with leadership, initiative, and the verbal and written skills necessary to make the case that protecting public health must be a top priority. Should have 3+ years of relevant professional experience, including work in political, policy, legal, journalistic or government settings. Advanced degrees, including a JD Degree or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate's professional experience.

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Hiring Coordinator
US Public Interest Research Group (PIRGs)
218 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003-1900