The Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG) is seeking a new advocate to help run our public interest and consumer campaigns in Texas.
TexPIRG’s mission is to champion the public interest—to raise our voices on behalf of the public when decisions are being made that affect our health, our safety and our rights as consumers and citizens. The problems we address aren’t progressive or conservative, they’re just problems that our country shouldn’t tolerate in an age of great abundance and technological progress. And these problems affect all of us, whether we live in a blue state, red state or purple state. To solve them, we need to find common ground around commonsense ideas.
Over the past 50 years, TexPIRG has won consistent improvements in the lives of Texas’ public. In just the last few years, we have convinced Austin’s voters to approve a first-of-its-kind $7 billion investment in public transit; gotten CapMetro, the Austin transit agency, to commit to all electric transit buses; helped push the Legislature to end surprise medical bills for consumers; educated tens of thousands of consumers on dangerous products from toys to financial products; and much more.
Texas is a big, diverse state, with many opportunities to champion the consumer cause. TexPIRG is focused on three main areas of critical importance to Texas’ future: combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, transforming Texas’ transportation options to make it cleaner and easier to get around, and running safe, secure, and accessible elections.
You can see a full list of the campaigns we support on our website.
Run campaigns to protect and educate consumers in Texas:
Fundraise from charitable foundations and individual donors to support our program:
Build a team:
Additional helpful experience:
Please address your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director.
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has and will range from $32,000 - $50,000. TexPIRG offers a competitive benefits package.
You’ll join a great team of dozens of organizers, advocates, lawyers, researchers, policy analysts, communicators and others with a record of winning hundreds of new laws and other policies that are making a real difference in people's lives.
TexPIRG has an excellent training program. Our experienced trainers are experts in policy, campaign planning, fundraising and working with the media.
Austin, TX is preferred, but will consider other locations for the right candidate.
Things to know when you apply
TexPIRG 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.
The Texas Public Interest Research Group is an equal opportunity employer.
If you’re interested in learning more about PIRG, fill out this form and we’ll send you additional information, and link you to our online application.