Job Details

Advocate

Company name

U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRGs)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 27,2018

Posted on

Jul 26,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
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Advocate The candidate will convince decision-makers and corporations to stop using harmful toxic chemicals in consumer products. Will serve as the spokesperson for campaigns through media events, press releases and opinion writing. Keep abreast of consumer issues, raise the profile of consumer issues in the media. Build relationships, coordinate and mobilize support with key constituencies, including legal allies, consumers, business owners and others. Find and research harmful chemicals of concern. Write reports and consumer guides to let our members know about threats to public health and safety, including co-authoring our annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland. 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 our campaigns using research, advocacy, coalition-building, media attention, and grassroots mobilization; assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda. Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundations, and meet with major donors, to bring more resources to our campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and deepen our membership base. Recruit new staff and volunteers. Oversee other staff working on our Consumer Program team, coordinate with our state staff and provide training and leadership development. Should have 3+ years of relevant professional experience. Advanced degrees like a JD, or a master’s degree may count toward experience.

Company info

Kara Cook-Schultz
Toxics Campaign Director
U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRGs)
44 Winter Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

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