Environmental Outreach Staff Member – Locations throughout New York
Organization: NYPIRG Fund, Inc.
Position Title: Environmental Outreach Staff Member
Location: Mineola, Smithtown, New Paltz, Ithaca, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany and New York, NY
Hours & Compensation: Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 10 pm. Compensation between $400 and $700/week depending on location.
Posted On: May 6, 2013.
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that advances important public interest issues through sophisticated grassroots organizing and advocacy, public education, and media exposure. Since 1973, NYPIRG has played a key role in fighting for more than 150 public interest laws and executive orders that protect the environment and public health, safegaurd consumers, improve public transportation, and foster open, responsive government.
NYPIRG has kick-started the careers of thousands of students and recent graduates in fields like law, nonprofit management, and public service. Even President Obama took his first job as a community organizer working with NYPIRG.Now, NYPIRG is looking for the next generation of community leaders to educate and activate the public on the most important environmental issues in New York.
Join the campaign to ban fracking! NYPIRG is fighting to stop large companies like Exxon and Halliburton from drilling for gas in New York using a dangerous technology known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or, fracking. In states where this drilling method has been allowed, communities have seen declining property values, increased air pollution, and even toxic tap water. While public outcry has served to delay the rush to drill in New York, the Governor’s decision could come at any time.
The position is ideal for students, recent grads and others interested in a job that provides valuable organizing and public speaking skills in a campaign environment as well as for recent graduates interested in a career in public interest work or preparing for law or graduate school.
The ideal candidate is energetic and has good communication skills and a strong concern for environmental and social justice issues. Prior campaign experience is a plus, and there are rapid advancement opportunities for qualified individuals.
How to Apply:
Call 347-762-PIRG(7474) or apply online at www.nypirg.org/outreach.