The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Employment Opportunity: Student PIRGS

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Employment

Location: Riverside, California (UC Riverside)

Sector: Government, Political Organization

Start Date: Rolling

Wage or benefits: The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Time Commitment: Full-time

Desired Class Year: Open to recent graduates

Desired Major or Interest: Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues, as well as a track record of leadership.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website: https://studentpirgs.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

The Student PIRGs are independent state-based student organizations that work to solve public interest problems related to the environment, consumer protection, and government reform. Students have the power to shape the future we will inherit.

We work with professional staff at colleges and universities to make sure our peers have the skills, opportunities and training they need to create a better, more sustainable future for all of us. Our chapters on 35 campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For over 40 years we’ve helped students to get organized, mobilized and energized so they can continue to be on the cutting edge of positive change.

Brief Description of the role or key qualifications:

Our Organizers provide students the training and resources needed to become movement leaders by recruiting volunteers, training potential leaders to take on more responsibility and doing campaign work themselves.

Responsibilities include:

  • Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
  • Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days.
  • Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand.
  • Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators.
  • Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
  • Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work.

How to apply:

Apply through https://jobs.studentpirgs.org/apply.html

This is an employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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