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Maryland PIRG Campaign Associate

Posted on: October 6, 2021

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Job Description

Maryland PIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to help lead our Democracy for the People campaign.

 

We know the problems facing our democracy are large and deeply rooted. But we also know that there are changes we can make immediately that will pave the way for restoring our democracy. We’re researching and advocating for new ways to protect and restore our democracy. In particular, we are running campaigns to get big money out of politics and modernize voting.

 

Big Money Out: Our democracy has a big money problem. In 2016, fewer than 400 families gave more than half of all of the money raised in the presidential race. We’re working to bring power to the people by passing small donor empowerment programs at the state and local levels.

 

Modernize the Vote: Registering to vote should be easy, accurate and automatic. Maryland has made strides with our voter registration systems, but there’s more work to be done to ensure voters are able to register and vote.

 

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.

 

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals. 

 

  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaign.

 

  • Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with champions in Congress. Make a convincing case to legislators who are undecided on a particular vote. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.

 

  • Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.

 

  • Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund your campaign.

 

  • Recruit new people to your team: Help build your team recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.

 

  • Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

 

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,500-$30,000 in the first year. Maryland PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

 

TO APPLY

 

Fill out our online application:https://jobs.pirg.org/apply_345.html 

 

LOCATION

 

Baltimore Maryland

 

We’re also hiring Campaign Associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. The position starts August 2022

 

THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY

 

Maryland PIRG 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. Visit https://jobs.pirg.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply.

 

MarylandPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Employer
US PIRG

Job category
Advocacy

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
$28,500 – $30,000
The target annual compensation for this position is $28,500-$30,000 in the first year. Maryland PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Start date
August 1, 2022

Application deadline
August 1, 2022