Duration: Two-year commitment from September 7, 2021 – August 25, 2023
Send cover letter and resume to Associate Director, Liz Edsell, at email@example.com by Friday, July 23rd.
Job Summary: The VPIRG Fellowship is a two-year entry-level organizing and advocacy position that gives you the training and hands on experience to be a leader. If you love VPIRG’s grassroots action, canvass and advocacy on campaigns ranging from promoting clean energy, taking on big money in politics, increasing recycling, getting toxic chemicals out of everyday products, and more, this is your opportunity to make an immediate impact while building key skills for a successful career at VPIRG or in the non-profit, campaigns, or policy fields.
Depending on your specific role, you’ll work alongside either a seasoned advocate or our communications & engagement team, getting a chance to do everything from tabling and recruiting volunteers to helping conduct policy research to aiding action in the State House. As a member of our canvass leadership team, you’ll help plan, prepare and recruit for each upcoming canvass. From May-August, you’ll help run the day-to-day operations and managing dozens of staff in the Burlington canvass office.
Major elements of the position include:
Communications & Engagement; Campaign & Advocacy Support
Qualifications: Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Commitment to VPIRG’s issues and a mission-driven approach. Ability to travel (within state) and work evening/weekend hours as needed. Experience in VPIRG’s canvassing operation strongly preferred.
Compensation: Starting salary of $37,595 with bonus opportunities. Excellent benefits package including employer-paid health insurance and employer-matching IRA contributions or student loan repayment of up to 3% of salary. Four weeks of vacation and 10 personal days annually accrued and 11 paid holidays.
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