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WashPIRG Associate

Posted on: October 13, 2022

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Job Description

WashPIRG is seeking an entry-level Campaign Associate to help lead our Zero Waste campaign efforts.

 

We live in a society that encourages us to constantly consume and throw away things. From to-go cups with plastic lids to plastic bags and utensils, people throw away tons of this plastic “stuff” everyday. We use these things for all of 5 or 10 minutes and throw it away without thinking about it, but with single-use plastics, there really is no “away.” All of this waste not only clogs our landfills, trashes our parks, and litters our streets, but it washes into our rivers and oceans where it can harm wildlife and eventually our health.  

 

Our Zero Waste campaign aims to move Washington beyond plastics, starting by eliminating the worst types like single-use plastics. 

 

The WashPIRG Zero Waste Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts.

 

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: Catalog 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 $36,060 in the first year. WashPIRG offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

 

TO APPLY

 

Fill out our online application:https://pirg.org/jobs/washpirg-campaign-associate/ 

 

LOCATION

 

Seattle, WA

 

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

 

THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY

 

WashPIRG 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.

 

WashPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.

 

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boostered. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.

 

Location

Seattle, WA

Details

Employer
US PIRG

Job category
Advocacy

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
$36,060

Start date
This position starts immediately. Please apply at your earliest convenience.