Public Citizen

Auto Supply Chain Campaigner

Climate Program - Washington, DC - Full Time

Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with more than 500,000 members and supporters. We hold the government and corporations accountable with campaigns and advocacy before Congress, administrative agencies, and the courts, on issues including money in politics, open government, financial regulation, energy and the climate crisis, fair trade, consumer protection, access to justice, tax policy, workplace safety, drug and medical device safety, healthcare, and more. We are the reason why there are air bags in cars and there were no red M&Ms for a decade. And much more.
Public Citizen’s Climate Program is advocating for corporate accountability in the insurance and auto manufacturing industries, and for financial policy that advances the transition away from fossil fuels and promotes rather than impedes racial, economic, and intergenerational justice.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Public Citizen’s Climate Program is seeking an experienced and committed campaigner to hold automakers accountable for their role in the climate crisis by ensuring accountability, transparency, environmental safeguards, and respect for human rights throughout their supply chains. 

The position combines corporate campaigning, organizing, coalition building, and developing creative tactics to hold automakers accountable, both digitally and offline. The right candidate is a sharp strategic thinker who is driven to expose the greenwashing of bad corporate actors and hold automakers accountable for their role in driving the climate crisis.   

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 7.

  • Serve as the lead campaigner on Public Citizen’s supply chain campaign. Develop and execute an auto supply chain corporate campaign strategy to advocate for equitable, sustainable, and fossil free auto supply chains.
  • Collaborate closely with Climate Program colleagues and partners to develop strategies and tactics for Public Citizen and allied organizations to pursue to advance our campaign goals. This includes ensuring cohesive and complementary campaign strategies that uplift Public Citizen’s zero-emissions corporate campaign targeting Toyota and our green steel campaign targeting Ford. 
  • Develop high-level contacts and relationships in key organizations and institutions and collaborate with groups and coalitions engaged in this work.
  • Develop materials such as talking points, corporate analyses, and reports as needed.
  • Coordinate digital actions including email actions, paid advertising, and social media tactics.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for the campaign.
  • Identify opportunities to message or engage in actions around trade shows, sponsored events, etc., and plan and execute our activities. 
  • Assist with fundraising, including grantwriting and grant tracking.
  • Support other campaigns and projects as needed, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional travel required.

  • At least 3 years of relevant campaign experience, ideally in a public interest setting. Corporate campaign experience a plus. 
  • Commitment to centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in campaign planning, strategies, tactics, and execution. 
  • Commitment to ending the climate crisis, particularly by advancing zero-emissions vehicles and reducing environmental and social harms in the auto supply chain, and to advancing racial and economic justice.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with public speaking experience and experience producing fact sheets, talking points, and analyses within a campaign setting. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, respond to short-term deadlines, balance multiple responsibilities, and maintain accuracy and attention to detail.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: We'll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis through June 7.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary and benefit package. This is a grant-contingent position. Below is a list of some of our benefits (please note that some benefits have eligibility requirements).

Salary range: $76,598 to $91,016

Benefits include:
  • Great medical and dental coverage, 100% paid by PC, including full coverage for children 
  • Three weeks paid vacation for new employees, plus five personal days 
  • 401K plan with a 5% contribution from PC after one year of employment
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after one year of employment 
  • Sabbatical after 10 years of employment 
  • Student loan reimbursement program 

TO APPLY: Submit a single document that includes a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]. Please include your last name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email and the filename of your attachment. Women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and multilingual speakers are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.

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