PennPIRG is looking for a skilled and savvy organizer to build grassroots support for public health campaigns to protect Pennsylvanians’ health, safety, and wellbeing. This includes PennPIRG’s campaigns to get the lead out of school drinking water, convince vaccine hesitant Pennsylvanians to get the COVID-19 vaccinated, and advocate for high quality and affordable healthcare by lowering prescription drug prices and protecting patients from surprise medical bills.
PennPIRG is a statewide, citizen based, non-profit organization advocating for the public interest. We speak out for a healthier, safer world in which we’re freer to pursue our own individual well-being and the common good. The problems we address aren’t progressive or conservative — they’re just problems that no one should tolerate in an age of great abundance and technological progress. That’s why we’re working to find common ground around commonsense ideas. Defending the public requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.
The Public Health Campaign Associate will help to protect the public’s health on the local level, state and federal level, advocating for systemic policy change to our healthcare systems, and continuing our ongoing work to address the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills as well as oversight and on-the-ground training from an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills and an eagerness to learn, and will be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.
Compensation & benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $28,500-$30,000 in the first year. PennPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
We’re also hiring campaign associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Currently all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PennPIRG position starts immediately and other positions start in August 2022.
Things to know when you apply
PennPIRG 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. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.
PennPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.
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