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Chamber Watch Director

Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division


Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with more than 300,000 members and activists.  The Congress Watch division conducts public education campaigns and advocates before the Congress and administrative agencies on money in politics, open government, corporate accountability, consumer protection, access to justice, transportation, and public health and safety.

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.


Responsibilities:


  • Management.  Manage a Chamber Watch communications staffer and do research, media, and field work.  Work with the Congress Watch Director and other staff to develop campaign plans and implement public education and media work concerning the U.S. Chamber and its influence. 

  • 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.  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 the Congress Watch Director on fundraising, including outreach to foundations and major donors, written proposals and reports, and electronic solicitations.

  • Collaboration.  Serve as liaison to other Public Citizen divisions, work with the Public Citizen led Corporate Reform Coalition that focuses on corporate money in politics, and also work to build up a coalition focused exclusively on the impacts of the Chamber on the political process.


Qualifications:

J.D., M.A., or comparable experience preferred.  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.  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 kngo@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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