Program Director, Common Cause Pennsylvania

Friday, Feb 10 2017

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This is a part-time position for a Program Director who is responsible for implementing Common Cause Pennsylvania (CCPA) programs, legislative agenda and serving as media spokesperson. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: In coordination with National Staff and the CCPA Advisory Board, the Program Director will oversee the implementation of CCPA’s legislative and public policy agenda with a focus on specific priority areas, including redistricting, ethics and voting and elections.  Responsibilities include;

  • Staffing Coalitions and Coalition building: maintain and build the coalition, including sending regular updates to coalition leadership members, hosting meetings and calls, and address the needs of coalition members.
  • Grassroots outreach: develop and implement a grassroots strategy utilizing social media, communication with Common Cause Pennsylvania members, and targeted grassroots engagement with new audiences. Develop a strong online presence through both the Common Cause website and coalition webpages where applicable.
  • Press coverage: build relationships with reporters on this issue. Implement the press strategy including drafting releases, coordinating events, and responding to media inquiries.
  • Advocacy: monitor and analyze legislation in core areas of government reform in PA. Generate position papers, research, testimony, and press releases in support of Common Cause’s legislative agenda; serve as spokesperson with the media and represent Common Cause at public events.

QUALIFICATIONS: Commitment to Common Cause objectives; demonstrated leadership and organizing ability; excellent written and verbal communication skills; fundraising experience desirable but not required; administrative and organizational skills including the ability to set priorities and work productively to accomplish a diversity of tasks; strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft applications; experience with non-profit organizations and working with non-profits Boards; a self-starter who works well with people. Candidate must have a car and must be able to work evenings. Program Director will also serve as a liaison with national Common Cause in nationally coordinated campaigns. Working knowledge of social media-i.e., Facebook and Twitter                        

TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at and include PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Pennsylvania in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.

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