U.S. PIRG is currently looking for an experienced campaign director 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:
Even well-informed consumers struggle to navigate problems such as these. That’s where the PIRG Consumer Watchdog comes in. We’re looking for an experienced campaigner to 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.
For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers about how to protect themselves and their rights. Our annual Trouble in Toyland report has warned millions of parents about dangerous toys for sale, lead to the recall of more than 150 toys, and helped establish landmark product safety laws. Our recent investigation into deadly inclined sleepers still in use at daycares contributed to new product safety laws. And, our work on food recall trends has been featured on major media outlets across the country. Despite our progress, numerous threats still exist.>
The PIRG Consumer Watchdog Campaign Director works hand in hand with our Senior Federal Consumer Program Director, Ed Mierzwinski, who has led efforts to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, pass the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, and establish national credit protections. They will work with our network of state directors across the country, national communications department, and digital team to drive our consumer advocacy work. They will be responsible for fundraising, recruitment, and staff development. Representative responsibilities include:
Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. Advanced degrees such as a JD, or a master’s degree may count toward experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to public interest or consumer issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership, an ability to drive independent projects, excellent judgement and discretion. We're looking for people who are goal-driven and results-oriented, who have excellent verbal, written and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and who are driven to make positive policy change.
Direct your application to Adam Garber, U.S. PIRG Consumer Watchdog Campaign Director.
Pay & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package.
Boston, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
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