Our mission is to create timely, focused citizen action, energy and power – the kind it takes to make an impact on important issues – through campaigns run in targeted cities and states. We partner with Environment America, the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) and Fair Share – well-established groups with solid track records on the issues.
MAKE YOUR IMPACT.
For our environment, our democracy, our future.
Impact is hiring graduating seniors for a two-year program that’s all about winning concrete, lasting change in our country on some of the most important issues of our time.
We currently employ Impact organizers in 25 states, working on national campaigns to reduce global warming pollution, restore Clean Water Act protections to America’s streams, expand solar power in 12 states from Arizona to Massachusetts, end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, and counter the influence of Super PACs and billionaires over our democracy.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IMPACT
What will you do with Impact? First, there’s training. In August 2015, you’ll join other recent graduates from around the country in classroom trainings on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you’ll use throughout the year. Then, you’ll put those skills to use in the field.
Your field assignment will depend in part on what issue we can make the biggest difference at any given time in your state. For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a wavering senator in your state to vote the right way on crucial Clean Water Act protections. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that “going big on solar” is an opportunity to be a hero with the public.
Even when there’s not a big vote or decision coming up, your organizing might build the power we need to secure victories in the future. When we educate people and then win them over to our point of view, we lay the groundwork for lasting political change.
HOW YOU’LL MAKE AN IMPACT
Every day with Impact is different. You may find yourself building an online following for our campaign to tackle global warming through email and social media, recruiting new community groups to join a clean water coalition, organizing a news event on the influence of big money on our democracy, or meeting with an editorial board about the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. During the summer, you’ll run a citizen outreach canvass — and have the power of a paid staff of college students and others ready to help you build support for an issue, recruit new members and raise funds around the campaign.
SALARY & BENEFITS
As a campaign organizer, you will earn $25,000 in your first year and $26,500 in your second year. After three months on staff, you’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll receive two weeks of paid vacation at the completion of your first year, and accrue three weeks over the course your second year. You’ll be eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year. Salary and benefits vary in California, Connecticut and New York.
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IMPACT 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, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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1543 Wazee St., 4th Fl.
Denver, CO 80202