Nonprofit

CALPIRG Zero Waste Policy Associate

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
New
|
Published 22 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
June 24, 2024
Application Deadline
June 21, 2024
Salary
At least USD $35,000 / year

Description

Zero Waste Campaign Associate, CALPIRG

Los Angeles, CA

CALPIRG is hiring a passionate, dedicated, and organized campaign associate to help lead our campaign to move Beyond Plastic in California. 

Every day Californians throw away millions of single-use plastic containers, wrappers, packaging and other plastic “stuff.” The big problem with all that plastic is that it can take hundreds of years to fully degrade and the vast majority of it can’t be recycled. That means that almost every piece ever made is still out there piling up in our landfills, littering our streets, and polluting our environment.

CALPIRG is working to eliminate the single-use plastics we’ve known for decades we can all live without. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts.

Key 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 social media for your campaign.
  • Lobby elected officials: Meet with decision makers - from city council members to state legislators - to make the case for our campaign goals. 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 by 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. You may be assigned to a different office location for the summer and should be flexible to move.

Qualifications

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply. Though we expect you to take your campaign and run with it, we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight 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.

Compensation and Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $35,000. CALPIRG offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, paid time off, our commuter benefit program, a 401(k) plan with employer match, parental leave, long term disability insurance, and may include needs-based student loan assistance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. 

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Apply

Apply online here.

About CALPIRG

CALPIRG is an advocate for the public interest. We speak out for the public and stand up to special interests on problems that affect the public's health, safety and wellbeing. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitals across the country, we take on special interests on issues such as product safety, public health, environmental threats and consumer protection, wherever those interests stand in the way of reform and progress. We recently helped pass the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act to reduce waste from single-use plastics in California. 

If you care more about making a positive difference in people’s lives than you do about labels like progressive or conservative; if you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and work hard; and if you’re willing to do what it takes to win on the issues—then we want to talk to you. 

Our Mission and Values

Why work with CALPIRG? Check out 10 reasons: https://pirg.org/why-work-with-us/ 

CALPIRG 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://pirg.org/core-values for things you should know about our network when you apply.

CALPIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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



Zero Waste Campaign Associate, CALPIRG

Los Angeles, CA

CALPIRG is hiring a passionate, dedicated, and organized campaign associate to help lead our campaign to move Beyond Plastic in California. 

Every day Californians throw away millions…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Similar Jobs

Illustration

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.