10 reasons why you would be a great fit for a career with Fund for the Public Interest
- The Fund helps solve some of the most important problems of our time such as tackling climate change, ensuring we have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, and breaking America’s addiction to the single-use, throwaway plastic stuff that pollutes our oceans and threatens our health.
- Our mission is to build the people power it takes to overcome the powerful opposition standing in the way of solutions that will protect our health, environment and well-being.
- We’re a nonprofit, and our team of Citizen Outreach staff generates the funding and recruits the members for our non-profit partners at Environment America, PIRG and other groups in The Public Interest Network.
- We’re the most effective citizen outreach operation in the country. We’ve raised over $500 million, run hundreds of campaigns in all 50 states, and educated and mobilized millions of people on issues ranging from saving our national parks to stopping the misuse of our life-saving antibiotics by factory farming operations.
- In a time of extreme polarization and information bubbles, our brand of face-to-face outreach has never been more important. Every day, we go into neighborhoods, engage people in conversations about important issues, and give them an opportunity to take meaningful political action.
- We are looking to hire people who are passionate about making change, excited to learn new skills, and ready to take on a leadership role.
- As a canvass director, you’re in charge of your own field office, hiring and managing your own team. You will train your team to be excellent communicators, so you can lead them into neighborhoods, knock on doors, talk to people about important issues, ask them for money, and generate the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns.
- We put our campaigns and getting results first. Social change isn’t easy, and it’s definitely not lucrative. If you want to make a lot of money, or really prize your work-life balance, this might not be for you.
- We will give you excellent training, and you’ll develop fundraising, staff management, organizing and people skills that will last a lifetime.
- If you share our passion for changing the world, and recognize what a privilege it is to get paid making the positive changes we need, then you should apply today.
Things to know when you apply
The Fund 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 — from preserving irreplaceable resources such as air, water and a livable climate; to transforming vast systems of transportation and energy that were designed to meet the needs of a different century; to growing and distributing food in ways that won’t destroy the environment and threaten human health.
Throughout The Public Interest Network, we believe that a clear vision, commonsense ideas, a fact-driven case for action and the power of bringing people together are the necessary ingredients to any successful effort to solve society's problems. Click here for things you should know about our organization when you apply.
Whether you’re a canvass director, telephone outreach project director, caller or canvasser, you’re an integral part of a group committed to building a strong campaign to win on the real challenges and problems we face.
National Canvass Director
Emily directs Fund for the Public Interest’s canvass operations, running year-round campaigns to educate millions of people about environmental and consumer protection issues, build membership, and mobilize citizens to influence public policy decisions. Emily has helped new organizers and canvass directors run successful campaigns for over ten years as a field manager, canvass director and regional director on issues ranging from defending environmental laws to protecting public health. Her offices have raised millions of dollars and signed up more than 48,000 members for partner groups. Based in Amherst, Massachusetts, she is often traveling, rock climbing and camping elsewhere.
Danielle oversees both the full-time recruitment and national summer staffing departments for Fund for the Public Interest. She has overseen seven years of summer staffing recruitment, which hired over 25,000 summer canvass staff who fundraised more than $11 million. Danielle lives in Denver, where she enjoys running, camping, hiking, and cooking vegan food.
Deputy Director, Community Outreach
Chris oversees systems and information for the Fund for The Public Interest’s call center, and produces fundraising lists for all Community Outreach departments. During his 38-year career with the Fund, Chris and the team have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in support of campaigns to protect our environment and stand up for the public interest. Chris lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, with his family and is an avid golfer, cook and volunteer for local causes.
Rhiannon directs the operations of The Public Interest Network’s membership database and lists department. Rhiannon lives in Denver with her husband and fur-babies, where she enjoys cooking, reading and hiking.
Paloma oversees our field offices and works closely with canvass directors to run local campaigns on environmental and public interest issues. Paloma lives in Chicago, where she loves to cook, garden and explore nearby forest preserves.
Vice President and Director of Outreach and Civic Engagement, The Public Interest Network
Doug directs the operations of The Public Interest Network’s membership services and oversees our work to engage citizens through in-person, telephone and mail contact. Prior to his current position, Doug started the first street canvassing program in the country for The Public Interest Network. Doug grew up in Delaware and now lives in Denver, where he enjoys running, reading, eating, skiing, watching baseball and spending time with his family.