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Transportation Program Advocate

Posted on: March 20, 2017

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Job description

We’re hiring a Transportation Advocate to help lead our national transportation campaign to advocate against spending so many public dollars on unnecessary highway expansion and to advocate for better public transit, biking and walking infrastructure, and repairing the roads we already have.

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: Make the best case for our policies directly to decision-makers. Build relationships with players in regulatory agencies, the statehouse, or in Congress.

Campaign Strategy: Work with the Program Director to develop plans to win on our campaigns; assess opportunities for building political support through grassroots organizing, media coverage, endorsements and message development.

Coalition Building: Meet with other groups who are concerned about this issue. Share strategies and allocate resources in order to maximize our influence.

Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors. 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 opportunities.

Qualifications
Candidates must have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience. 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.

Compensation & Benefits
Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees of the candidate. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:
Chicago, Boston or Washington, D.C.

Application:
Please apply online at:
http://jobs.uspirg.org/transportation-advocate.html
Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

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

For more information about us go to http://jobs.uspirg.org/about_p.html

Locations

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Washington, DC

Details

Employer
US PIRG

Job category
Advocacy

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation

Start date
March 20, 2017

Apply by March 27, 2017