Administrator, Legal Department, The Public Interest Network
The Public Interest Network operates more than 15 organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to change. These groups include U.S. PIRG, Environment America and National Environmental Law Center, and encompass 500-plus staff.
We take a principled, but pragmatic approach to creating change. We build organizations and run campaigns that connect big ideas to concrete policy changes that improve the quality of our environment and our lives. We’re transpartisan—we reach out to everybody who might agree with us and consider joining us, including liberals, conservatives and everyone in between. We value dialogue over polarization. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results, including advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, litigation, policy research and grassroots organizing.
Over the past 45 years, our coordinated approach has won hundreds of victories. In the past year, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state and Maine to commit to getting 100% of their energy from zero-carbon sources. We helped convinced McDonald’s to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in its global beef supply. And we helped convince Maryland, Maine, Oregon and Connecticut to ban some types of the single-use plastics that are polluting our environment and harming wildlife.
But we need to do more. And every day brings a new challenge or new opportunity. No matter how big the challenge, we know how to break down problems to a manageable size; set ambitious but achievable goals; and work hard to win and build the resources we need to win the next campaign.
In order to achieve these results, the groups in The Public Interest Network need a strong backup staff to provide the resources, guidance, and infrastructure it takes to make progress on these issues. We are currently hiring a Legal Administrator for our in-house legal department. The mission of the Network’s in-house legal department, based in Denver, CO, is to provide legal services to member groups across the country on a wide variety of matters and practice areas.