Illinois PIRG is a policy and action group with thousands of supporters across the state. Our mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government. Illinois PIRG led the successful coalition campaign to pass Automatic Voter Registration in 2017, and was successful this past year in blocking an attempt by the electric utilities to raise electric rates without traditional regulatory review.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Democracy and Civic Engagement Advocate is responsible for developing our strategy, approach and local message to win campaigns. The advocate will meet with local decision-makers and opinion leaders and represent our organization to allies and the media. The advocate will also help build and foster our membership, grassroots and online base of support. Finally, the advocate will help recruit staff and volunteers to join us, fundraise for our programs, and maintain good systems for tracking and building on our work.