Healthcare Campaign Associate

Location
Portland, Oregon
Posted
May 06, 2021
Closes
Jun 05, 2021
Focus Areas
Healthcare
Position Type
Full Time

OSPIRG High Value Healthcare Campaign Associate

OSPIRG is hiring a Campaign Associate to help lead our High Value Healthcare Campaign. 

People living in the United States have access to some of the best medical care in the world, from life-saving drugs, to advanced medical devices, to cutting edge-surgical techniques. But our system is seriously flawed, with costs spiraling out of control leaving many Americans to spend more on care and often receiving worse care than they could get in many other countries.

We can do better. We need to shift incentives away from providing treatment and toward the quality of health care outcomes. We have the knowledge to stop providing treatments that do not work and implement simple solutions that improve results. We must hold insurance companies accountable to ensure they are delivering on their commitments to members. And we must drive down the cost of prescription drugs.  

That is why OSPIRG is working to implement reforms to increase the value of health care for consumers, like implementing a public option health plan and limiting the increasing cost of care.

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals. 
  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaign.
  • Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with champions in Congress. Make a convincing case to legislators who are undecided on a particular vote. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win.
  • Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
  • Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund your campaign.
  • Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$30,000 in the first year. OSPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

TO APPLY
 
Fill out our online application: https://jobs.uspirg.org/apply_366.html?utm_source=Work-for-Good&utm_medium=web-ad&utm_campaign=USPspring2021&utm_term=366&utm_content=Healthcare-Campaign-Associate

LOCATION

Portland, OR

We’re also hiring Campaign Associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re looking to fill this position as soon as possible, but it will be open until August 2021. 

THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY
 
OSPIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit https://jobs.uspirg.org/core-values.html?utm_source=Work-for-Good&utm_medium=web-ad&utm_campaign=USPspring2021&utm_term=366&utm_content=Healthcare-Campaign-Associate for things you should know about our network when you apply.

OSPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.