Work for Progress
  • Denver, CO, USA

We know that there are major threats to our planet, our health and safety, and our democracy. The good news is that we have solutions. The technology exists, the legislation has been written, and majorities of people are with us on the need to solve these problems.

What we need now is the power to influence our elected officials and the leaders of corporate America to make the right decisions. And sometimes, we need to elect new officials who better represent the public interest. Work For Progress and its partners are hiring people at all levels of experience who are committed to making a difference.

We are hiring for non-profit groups that tackle these issues and have positions available in over 30 cities and states.

Aug 13, 2019
As a Field Office Director, you will run your own canvass office and work on campaigns with groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. You’ll recruit supporters, raise money and mobilize thousands of people to take action. Being a director requires that you work independently, exercise good judgment and work hard to meet the office’s staffing, campaign, and fieldwork goals. You’ll build the people power it takes to create positive change. You could work on issues like tackling climate change, stopping throw-away plastics from polluting our oceans, powering more of our cities and states with clean energy like wind and solar power, and more. We are hiring for immediate positions as well as positions beginning August 2019. You should apply to work with us if you want to: Canvass and Raise Money Directors canvass three to four times a week Train new staff in the field Raise money Identify and activate members Educate the public on the issues Run the Office Oversee administrative functions related to campaign goals, staff management, fundraising and membership development, and general office management Ensure that funds raised and member information collected gets to the partner organizations Complete your staff’s payroll accurately and in a timely fashion Recruit, Train and Manage Staff Recruit, hire and manage a campaign staff of 10-40 canvassers Train staff on effective canvassing and campaigning techniques Run staff meetings and skills trainings Evaluate staff performance and give ongoing feedback Identify strong staff, teach them leadership skills and promote from within Meet the Goals for Your Campaign Reach or exceed your office’s fundraising and membership goals. Most offices have goals of educating 100,000 people, gathering 35,000 political actions, raising $250,000 and identifying 5,000 members each year. Qualifications We are looking for college graduates who have leadership experience and excellent communication skills, and who are willing to work hard to make lasting, positive change on important issues. Training We have an excellent training program—it’s one of the things for which we’re most widely recognized. All positions have a month-long initial training, most of which is spent working in an existing field office and getting hands-on training. After that, we follow up with a classroom-style training. Throughout the year, new and experienced canvass directors will participate in advanced trainings on staff management, canvassing, campaign strategy, media and public speaking. Locations We work on the campaigns and the issues that we think are the most pressing and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference. We are running campaigns in CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI, and Washington, D.C. Pay and Benefits The target annual compensation for Field Office Directors is $27,500-$31,500 in the first year, depending on the position. The Fund offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Things To Know When You Apply Fund for the Public Interest has a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Visit  https://fundforthepublicinterest.org/core-values.html  for things you should know about our organization when you apply. Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status. Los Angeles-based positions: Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.   Salary  $27,500 - $31,500  
Work for Progress Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Aug 09, 2019
Public Interest Network Donor Researcher   The Public Interest Network operates more than 15 organizations—including U.S. PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps, and the National Environmental Law Center—that are committed to a cutting-edge vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to change. We’re transpartisan. We value dialogue over polarization. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results, including advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, litigation, policy research and grassroots organizing. And over the past 45 years, our coordinated approach has won hundreds of victories. We focus on tackling some of the big questions facing our country - how to make sure the next generation has clean air, clean water and a livable climate; how to transform our energy and transportation systems to meet the needs of today, not the last century; how to grow and raise our food in ways that leave both people and our environment healthier, and more.  We’re transpartisan. We value dialogue over polarization. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results, including advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, litigation, policy research and grassroots organizing.  Over the past 45 years, our coordinated approach has won hundreds of victories. Because of the laws and other policies we’ve won, people are buying healthier and safer products, getting more of our energy from the sun and the wind, and drinking cleaner water and breathing cleaner air. If our approach to change and the issues we work on sound exciting to you, apply to join our team. Job Description The Donor Researcher will identify and research prospective donors for a wide array of public interest campaigns and programs, supporting the fundraising work of the network’s advocates, organizers, executive directors, and development staff.  Representative responsibilities include: Identifying potential individual and foundation donors and matching them to current campaigns and projects. Researching and preparing profiles on the individual and foundation prospects. Assisting in developing new ways to analyze membership data to identify top prospects. Working with Public Interest Network fundraisers around the country to determine and implement strategies for cultivation and solicitation. Maintaining and enhancing a prospective donor tracking database. The Donor Researcher position requires a two-year commitment. Training A key part of the Public Interest Network’s mission is to train leaders who are capable of organizing and winning results for the public interest. The Donor Researcher will receive hands-on training throughout the year from department staff as well as participate in a classroom training program to develop the knowledge and skills he/she needs to manage a variety of Public Interest Network campaigns in the community. Each training will include an overview of the network’s history and past campaigns, briefings on current campaign issues and strategies, and skills development workshops to hone organizing and leadership skills. Job Qualifications We are looking for skilled candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social change and an appreciation of the importance of organizing. We’re also looking for candidates who are more motivated by the success of the movement than by individual achievement. Additionally, top candidates will: Have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant experience. Be a curious, creative, and tenacious researcher. Also must have outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail, as well as be highly organized and deadline driven. Have leadership skills and experience.  Be flexible, embrace new challenges, and have a strong work ethic. Have excellent computer skills and be able to learn quickly.   Have strong writing and presentation skills. Be able to work independently, as well as take direction and work as part of a team.  Compensation & Benefits Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. We value experience in fundraising with a public interest advocacy organization or on political campaigns, research, and/or data analysis experience. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package. 
Work for Progress Los Angeles, CA, USA Development