Campaign Director - Global Vaccine Access

Public Citizen
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 06

Position description

Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since 1971 we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear and automobile industries, and many others.

Public Citizen’s access to medicines group challenges the drug corporations’ monopoly power in order to make medicine affordable for all. We build coalitions, strategize, organize and provide technical assistance to partners around the world. We help develop new policy and legislation. We are helping chart a course through the pandemic toward a just and healthy world.

DESCRIPTION: The Campaign Director will envision and execute an ambitious campaign to ensure timely global access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, through U.S. government leadership that increases vaccine manufacturing capacity and shares technology and knowledge with the world. The Campaign Director will reach out to leading voices in politics, foreign relations and the faith community, cultivate relationships, engage major media and leverage the expertise of the access to medicines team to build establishment support for this critical idea. The Campaign Director will work closely with the Access to Medicines Director and Public Citizen’s president.

Responsibilities: The Campaign Director’s responsibilities may include:

·      Devising an outreach plan, in consultation with the president and Access to Medicines Director, that will help global vaccine access and technology transfer be adopted as pillars of U.S. government policy,

·      Executing the plan, working with Public Citizen’s access to medicines and communications teams,

·      Developing high-level contacts in key sectors,

·      Publicizing Public Citizen reports on vaccine access and technology transfer, making use of opinion leaders and major media; writing or helping place opinion articles as needed,

·      Fundraising in support of the vaccine access campaign,

·      Speaking publicly on behalf of Public Citizen,

·      Helping recruit and supervise staff and contractors,

·      Other duties as assigned.


Ideally candidates will demonstrate highly relevant:

Work Experience: Seven years of experience in public-facing policy, campaigning, media or similar work required. Experience with Capitol Hill, faith communities or the foreign policy establishment a plus. Management experience preferred.

Skills: Strong communications and strategic thinking skills required.

Knowledge: Familiarity with global development, foreign relations or health issues preferred.

Capabilities: Professionalism; discretion and good judgment; flexibility and ability to respond quickly to new developments; ability to envision project development; commitment to standing up to corporate power.

Conditions: Passion for justice and the work; commitment to advancing the public interest.

The Campaign Director will report to the Access to Medicines Director


Competitive salary and benefit package. Below is a list of some of our benefits (please note that some benefits have eligibility requirements).

Benefits include:

·      Great medical and dental coverage, including full coverage for children

·      Three weeks paid vacation for new employees, plus five personal days

·      401K plan with a 5% contribution from PC after one year of employment

·      12 weeks of paid parental leave after one year of employment

·      Sabbatical after 10 years of employment

·      Student loan reimbursement program 

Application instructions

Submit a note of interest, a resume or C.V., two reference contacts and two writing samples unedited by anyone other than the applicant. This is a grant-contingent position.

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