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Tax & Budget Program Director

Posted on: April 18, 2017

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Job description

Program development: Evaluate the research on the issue, create viable policy solutions and propose the right political strategy and messaging.

Advocacy: Take our policies directly to key decision-makers in regulatory agencies, the statehouse, in Congress or wherever important decisions are being made.

Campaign strategy: Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage and message development.

Media outreach: Serve as a chief spokesperson for our campaigns through tactics like media events, press releases and editorial board meetings.

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 8 years of relevant professional experience. Advanced degrees like a JD or a master’s degree are preferred, but not required. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership. 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. Experience with related policy issues and how Washington, D.C. or statehouses work preferred.

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

Locations

Washington, DC
Boston, MA

Details

Employer
US PIRG

Job category
Advocacy

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
6+ years

Compensation

Start date
May 19, 2017

Apply by May 19, 2017