For nearly fifty years CALPIRG has been working to protect the public from threats to our health, safety, and well-being. We've helped to curb the overuse of antibiotics in factory farms in California, to protect the effectiveness of our life saving medicines. We've worked with California school districts to remove the threat of harmful lead in their drinking water. And we've successfully campaigned for laws to remove toxic chemicals from children's toys, cosmetics, and furniture.
Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again lifting up the voices of doctors and other public health experts to protect public health. We're urging our state elected leaders to follow the experts' recommendations to save lives, including expanding COVID-19 testing, providing more PPE, and prohibiting the activities that would lead to community spread.
CALPIRG is hiring a Public Health Campaign Associate who would work with health experts to promote policies that save lives and prevent harm.
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. CALPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Oakland, CA or Sacramento, CA
We’re also hiring Campaign Associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position starts in August 2021.
Things to know when you apply
CALPIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.
CALPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.
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