U.S. PIRG is currently looking for a campaign associate to join our Consumer Watchdog team and help to warn the public about threats to their health, safety and financial security; empower consumers to protect themselves; and advance public policy.
Too often in the pursuit of economic growth, companies develop products, use technologies, and implement practices that put consumers’ health, safety, or security at risk. In just the last few years Equifax exposed the private personal and financial information of 147 million people, Volkswagen defrauded consumers by cheating on diesel air quality standards, Wells Fargo created millions of fake customer accounts, and loopholes have let unsafe drugs hit the market, killing some patients. Even well-informed consumers struggle to navigate problems such as these. That’s where the PIRG Consumer Watchdog comes in. We’re looking for a campaign associate to help lead our investigations into threats to consumer’s safety and health; use multichannel communication to warn the public about these threats; develop new tools to empower consumers to protect themselves; and advocate for strong public protections.
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. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position starts in August 2021.
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U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer.
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