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Position Available – Chamber Watch Director


Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with more than 350,000 members and activists. Chamber Watch is a project of Public Citizen. Its goal is to promote greater transparency and accountability in American political processes by shedding light on the funding and practices of the largest private interest lobbyist in America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

We are looking for a Campaign Director to help guide this exciting campaign. The Campaign Director will help develop and implement short and longer term campaigns, identify strategic opportunities, build strategic alliance and partnerships, be a spokesperson to the media and the public, and manage internal coordination and collaboration around this campaign.     

General Description of Position:

Responsibilities:

  • Program and campaign development: Work with an internal team of senior leaders to develop campaign plans and implement public education, coalitional outreach and media work concerning the U.S. Chamber and its influence.  
  • Management:  Manage a Chamber Watch communications/researcher staffer.  
  • Publications:  Oversee production and dissemination of analyses, reports, fact sheets, and testimony.
  • Media:  Develop and maintain media relationships and respond to inquiries working closely with the Chamber Watch communications officer and the rest of the Public Citizen media team.  Serve as a spokesperson for the campaign to the media and allies. Oversee the Chamber watch press officer communications officer and coordinate with Public Citizen’s communications division to produce editorial board memoranda, press releases, letters to the editor, and opinion editorials.
  • Development:  Work closely with Public Citizen senior leadership and development staff on fundraising, including outreach to foundations and major donors, written proposals and reports, and electronic solicitations.
  • Collaboration:  Engage a broad network of allies and partners in the campaign, including working with the Public Citizen-led Corporate Reform Coalition.

Qualifications:

  • J.D., M.A., or comparable experience preferred.  A minimum of five years of experience in a legislative setting or in campaign-oriented public interest advocacy, including three years as a supervisor.  
  • Proven interpersonal and management skills.  
  • Outstanding analytical thinking, political judgment, and oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively engage the media and experience with public speaking and presentations.
  • Proven ability to engage allies and coalition partners on all levels. Existing relationships with potential allies and partners a plus.
  • Previous fundraising experience a plus.
  • High energy and enthusiasm.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive non-profit salary commensurate with experience; good medical and dental coverage; three weeks paid vacation for new employees. This is a grant contingent position.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to lgilbert@citizen.org. Please include your last name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email and in the filenames of attachments.

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