[ES_JOBS_NET] Anti-Toxics Advocate Job Opportunity; Chicago, Denver, Boston, or Washington D.C.

Rina Ravisundar rravisundar at publicinterestnetwork.org
Tue Jul 17 09:51:12 MDT 2018

- U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) seeks an "Anti-Toxics Advocate"
- Please apply through our website:
- The Anti-Toxics Advocate position is the same as the "Make-It Toxic-Free"

Our advocate will convince decision-makers and corporations to stop using
harmful toxic chemicals in consumer products. We should be able to trust
that the products we put on our bodies every day are safe. But our research
shows that some companies are reluctant to stop using chemicals associated
with an increased risk of cancer, like asbestos in kids' makeup and
carcinogens in shampoo. Our world could be different. Safer alternatives
are out there. So it is up to us to turn on the pressure so that companies
make their products toxic-free.
For more than 40 years, U.S. PIRG has been a national leader in altering
Americans to the threats in the marketplace to their health, safety, and
environment. More than 150 unsafe toys have been recalled because of our
annual report and advocacy. We've supported successful legislation to
regulate personal care products in a dozen states. And, we convinced the
largest manufacturers of consumer products to start disclosing dangerous
chemicals of concern in products.

*Media Outreach:* Serve as the spokesperson for our campaigns through media
events, press releases, and opinion writing. Keep abreast of consumer
issues, raise the profile of consumer issues in the media.
*Coalition Building:* Build relationships, coordinate and mobilize support
with key constituencies, including legal allies, consumers, business owners
and others.
*Research and Monitoring:* Find and research harmful chemicals of concern.
Write reports and consumer guides to let our members know about threats to
public health and safety, including co-authoring our annual toy safety
report, Trouble in Toyland.
*Advocacy: *Advocate for policies that will protect and empower consumers.
Build relationships with players in key regulatory agencies, statehouses,
in Congress, and other forums where relevant decisions are being made.
*Campaign Strategy:* Develop plans to win our campaigns using research,
advocacy, coalition-building, media attention, and grassroots mobilization;
assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda.
*Fundraising: *Write grant proposals,  build relationships with
foundations, and meet with major donors, to bring more resources to our
campaigns. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and deepen our
membership base.
*Staff Recruitment and Development: *Recruit new staff and volunteers.
oversee other staff working on our Consumer Program team, coordinate with
our state staff and provide training and leadership development.

Candidates must have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience.
Advanced degrees like a JD, or a master's degree may count toward
experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to
public interest or consumer issues and to citizen-based social change, as
well as a track record of leadership We're looking for people who are
goal-driven and results-oriented, who have excellent verbal, written and
analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged
atmosphere, and driven to make positive policy change.

Rina Ravisundar
Digital Campaign and Recruitment Intern
The Public Interest Network
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