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Consumer Protection Campaigns Director Posted Nov 03
U.S. PIRG , Chicago, IL
 
CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, CONSUMER PROGRAM
You’ll build and manage a team to sustain our efforts to make sure consumers are protected in the marketplace.

ABOUT THE JOB
U.S. PIRG is hiring a Campaign Director to expand our national consumer program team. We’re looking for an experienced political advocate who will be responsible for organizing, media outreach, recruitment, developing staff, fundraising and coalition-building to drive the program.

The Consumer Program Campaign Director will take on issues of extreme importance to American households. We’re working to convince our leaders to stop unfair practices, empower consumers, and ensure product safety and integrity in the marketplace.

Whether it’s by taking on deceptive practices in the used car marketplace, speaking up for flyers’ rights against airline abuses, or ensuring the safety of prescription drugs, U.S. PIRG is working to protect consumers.
The Campaign Director will spearhead this program for consumer protection in coordination with Ed Mierzwinski, Director for the Consumer Program. Mr. Mierzwinski is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading consumer advocates, regularly quoted in major newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, called to testify by Congress, and recognized by The Hill as a “Top Lobbyist.”

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Development: Help develop programs and campaigns, including researching the issue, creating viable policy solutions and proposing the right political strategy and messaging.
Advocacy: Build relationships with players in key regulatory agencies, the statehouse, in Congress or wherever important decisions are being made.
Campaign Strategy: Develop plans to win on our campaigns; assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, endorsements and message development.
Media Outreach: Serve as the spokesperson for our campaigns through tactics like media events, press releases and op-eds.
Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with major donors, all to bring more resources to our campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
Staff Recruitment And Development: Recruit new staff and volunteers. Oversee program staff to develop and implement work plans, provide training and leadership development.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have at least 8 years of relevant professional experience. Advanced degrees like a JD, or a master’s degree may count toward experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to public or consumer issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership. We're looking for people who are goal-driven and results-oriented, who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work.

Location
Chicago, Boston or Washington, D.C.

Application:
Please apply using our online application http://jobs.uspirg.org/apply.html Direct your application to Andre Delattre, Executive Director of U.S. PIRG.

Visit http://jobs.uspirg.org/core-values.html to learn what you should know about the network before you apply.

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status



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