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High Value Healthcare Campaign Associate

Posted on: March 29, 2022

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Job Description

PIRG High Value Healthcare Campaign Associate

 

PIRG is hiring a Campaign Associate to help lead our High Value Healthcare Campaign. 

 

People living in the United States have access to some of the best medical care in the world, from life-saving drugs, to advanced medical devices, to cutting edge-surgical techniques. But our system is seriously flawed, with costs spiraling out of control leaving many Americans to spend more on care and often receiving worse care than they could get in many other countries.

 

We can do better. We need to shift incentives away from providing treatment and toward the quality of health care outcomes. We have the knowledge to stop providing treatments that do not work and implement simple solutions that improve results. We must hold insurance companies accountable to ensure they are delivering on their commitments to members. And we must drive down the cost of prescription drugs.  

 

That is why PIRG is working to implement reforms to increase the value of health care for consumers, like implementing a public option health plan and limiting the increasing cost of care.

 

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. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, commuter benefit program, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. 

 

TO APPLY

 

Fill out our online application:https://jobs.pirg.org/apply_344.html 

 

LOCATION

 

Boston, MA; Denver, CO or Washington, DC

 

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

 

THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY

 

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.

 

PIRG is an equal opportunity employer.

Locations

Boston, MA
Denver, CO
Washington, DC

Details

Employer
US PIRG

Job category
Advocacy

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
$28,500 – $30,000

Start date
August 1, 2022

Application deadline
August 1, 2022