PIRGIM Consumer Advocate
Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) is a statewide, multi-issue
public interest advocacy organization that works on behalf of
PIRGIM is seeking a Consumer Advocate. The mission of PIRGIM’s Consumer Program is to protect consumers from unsafe products and unfair marketplace practices. The issues we take on range from financial rip-offs, identity theft and other invasions of consumer privacy to unsafe children’s toys and consumer legal rights. We also seek to protect consumers from unfair broadcast and telecommunications practices and to limit the trend toward fewer media choices and consolidated media ownership. Consumers comprise the largest interest group in the economy, affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision. If consumers are offered inferior products, if prices are exorbitant, if drugs are unsafe or worthless, if consumers are unable to make informed choices, then their dollars are wasted, and their health and safety may be threatened.
PIRGIM's Consumer Advocate will play the following roles:
Qualified applicants have a strong commitment to public interest issues, excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to debate and speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. Candidates for this position should have three to eight years of relevant professional experience, post college. Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political, policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings. Advanced degrees, including a JD or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate's professional experience. If you have less experience than the years listed above, please see www.pirg.org/jobs/recentgrads, or review other positions under www.pirg.org/jobs/experienced.
Salary & Benefits
Salary for this position is commensurate with the amount of relevant professional experience that a candidate has. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, parental leave. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.