Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies
Environment America - Boston, MA

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4-35+ years
The Public Interest Network has a track record spanning 40 years of building powerful and lasting change organizations. From passing the nation’s first bottle bill to protecting one million acres around the Grand Canyon from toxic mining this January, we have a history of going head-to-head with the most powerful special interests of the day and winning. We win because we combine smart strategy, strict accountability and well-trained staff.

Our staff take to the streets every day in over 35 states and talk face-to-face with Americans about the issues closest to their hearts. With over 500 trained organizers, advocates and lawyers on staff, The Public Interest Network constitutes one of the nation’s largest boots-on-the-ground forces creating the grassroots muscle it takes to make change and re-invigorate our democracy.

Now, The Public Interest Network is innovating on a new front: 2012 is all about creating a meaningful meld of online and offline organizing on a grand, national scale. That’s where you come in.

Job Description:

The Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies will lead our effort to become the most powerful online organizing force in the grassroots social change movement. The Director will be excited by new ways of organizing this world has never known, created by advances in social media, online tools and technologies. He or she will innovate new tools not yet thought of and use tools we have now in ways never thought of. Most importantly, the Director will head up the ambitious campaign to join a massive boots-on-the-ground operation with the powerful world of online media. The Director will report to the President and Chair of The Public Interest Network.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Organize 3 million people, starting with our base of 1.8 million supporters of over 100 different groups.
  • Respond to important moments in the moment – both national and local – from Occupy Wall Street to Save Walden Pond.
  • Train and marshal the forces of 50+ experienced advocacy organizers across the country.
  • Create new online strategies that harmonize with offline work to get more people involved, raise vital funding, raise visibility and make even more political change.
  • Serve on The Public Interest Network’s senior management team and advise broad organizational strategy.
Qualifications: The Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies will be entrepreneurial, creative and visionary. He or she will have four or more years of relevant experience and demonstrated significant achievement in new media or online organizing strategies and in creating and implementing persuasive campaigns. The Director will also have experience advocating for projects to internal and external decisions makers.

Salary and Benefits: Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, retirement plan, dependent care assistance program, paid vacation and sick days, and parental leave. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Location: The Public Interest Network Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies will be based in Denver or Boston; other major cities may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Application: Apply online at . Direct your application to Marcia Eldridge, Internet Organizing Operations, The Public Interest Network. Please mention where you saw our job advertised.

More about The Public Interest Network: The Public Interest Network is a foundry for change organizations, creating or building dozens of long-standing, successful groups. Together, the groups of The Public Interest Network employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing.

Each group pursues its own strategy and agenda, with its own base of support. Yet all members of the network share a firm commitment to a model for success — one that emphasizes building stable, powerful organizations, embracing a tough-minded culture of accountability, and organizing to win measurable results. These results include hundreds of laws, policies and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and otherwise made corporations and government more responsive to the public interest.