U.S. PIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to join our Transportation Transformation team who will lead our Drive Less, Live More campaign.
Each year, pollution from cars, trucks and other vehicles cuts short an estimated 53,000 lives, and increases the risk of lung cancer, stroke and heart disease. Cars are much safer than they used to be. But motor vehicle crashes each year still kill an estimated 40,000 Americans and seriously injure 4.5 million. And, in a conclusion that should shock nobody, one study found the morning commute to be the least favorite part of the day for many Americans. Transportation is also now America’s number one source of carbon pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source.
That’s why we’re launching Drive Less, Live More campaign with the goal of doubling the number of people who travel on foot, bike or public transit by 2030. We're working in 11 states to build on successes we have had elsewhere. In this campaign, we aim to:
Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.
Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$30,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
We’re also hiring Campaign Associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. This position starts in August 2021.
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U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer.
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