Consumer Associate: 2014-2016 Job Description
Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety and our future. In Civics 101, we're taught these decisions should be based on the public interest: that's how a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is supposed to work. Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public's expense.
That's where U.S. PIRG comes in. Powerful corporations have their lobbyists. We advocate on behalf of the public. We recruit and train activists, organizers and advocates to document the problems, find practical solutions, inform the public, and make the case to decision-makers. And when powerful special interests stand in the way, we mobilize ordinary citizens to make their voices heard in city halls, state capitols, regulatory agencies, Congress, the White House or wherever it will make a difference.
From ensuring that banks play fair with their customers, to keeping an eye on new airline fees, and watchdogging the safety of toys and children's products, the Consumer Associate will shine a light on bad actors in the marketplace, and advocate for common-sense consumer protections.
Training & Experience
The Consumer Associate participates in regional and national trainings throughout the year. Training includes fieldwork with experienced U.S. PIRG staff and a classroom training of lectures, briefings, discussions and role-plays. Throughout the year you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience.
Find out more
Find out more information at www.uspirg.org/jobs. If you have any questions you can contact Micaela Preskill, U.S.PIRG Recruitment Director, at (312) 544-4436 ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. PIRG and all PIRG-affiliated organizations are equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
How To Apply
Apply online at uspirg.org/apply.