U.S. PIRG Legislative Director

About the Job

U.S. PIRG seeks a Federal Legislative Director to join our team of over a dozen organizers, advocates, lawyers, researchers and policy analysts with a record of getting results that make a real difference in people’s lives.

PIRG stands for the Public Interest Research Group. We're an advocacy group that promotes the public interest.

Right now, we’re working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street.

We don't see these problems as liberal or conservative. They’re problems that affect all of us, whether we live in a blue state, red state or purple state. We’re willing to work with just about anybody who’s willing to push past partisan gridlock and help us achieve concrete results.


The Federal Legislative Director will:

  • Track and analyze U.S. federal policy issues related to U.S. PIRG’s issue portfolio and make recommendations regarding policy positions and messaging;
  • Develop strong and collaborative relationships with federal agencies, partner organizations, coalitions, congressional staff of both parties, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals;
  • Draft and develop legislative proposals and strategies to pass them into law;
  • Draft materials for lawmakers, the public, and the media, and other content to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, action campaign emails, factsheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations;
  • Work with our existing staff of advocates and campaign staff to advance our policy goals;
  • Fundraise from charitable foundations and individual donors to support U.S. PIRG’s program.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • An experienced communicator with excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative, effective at solving complex problems, and a strategic thinker.
  • A good people-person/listener with a track record of successful access-building.
  • Well-organized and able to track multiple legislative and administrative proposals.
  • 5 years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and/or campaign politics.

Experience as a legislative advocate within Congress, the state legislature or another organization is a plus but not required.

Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Pay & Benefits

Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package.


Washington, D.C.

Things to know when you apply

U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.


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