Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Reports To: NPP Program Director
Salary: $42,000 – 45,000, depending on experience. See benefits below.
FTE: This is a one-year, full-time position with benefits.
Position Overview: National Priorities Project (NPP) at the Institute for Policy Studies is dedicated to working with movement partners and activists to ensure that our federal resources prioritize peace, shared prosperity, and economic security for all. In 2014, the project was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for our work on military spending.
NPP is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. We believe progress occurs when people and movements come together to act on powerful ideas based on equity, peace, and the protection of our planet. Since 1963, we have been challenging corrupt power structures that undermine a true democracy. Today, we are uniting people and movements around real, transformational change through independent research, networking across issues, and visionary platforms.
NPP is now launching a one-year project to build ties with climate change-focused organizations to illuminate the ties between climate and militarism. Militarism contributes directly to climate change, and it represents one of the more alarming responses to climate threats and climate-related migration. But the U.S. war economy also presents an opportunity to redirect significant military resources, including money, infrastructure, and people, toward implementing solutions to climate change.
The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for growing collaborations on shifting our war economy to address the climate crisis, working when possible in close collaboration with immigration and workers’ rights organizations. The ideal person for this position will have existing ties and familiarity with individuals and organizations that focus on climate change, immigrants’ rights, and/or workers’ rights. The Outreach Coordinator reports to the NPP Program Director.
This is a full-time, one-year position based in either Northampton, MA or Washington, DC. Occasional evenings, weekends and travel are required.
BENEFITS Excellent benefits including generous vacation, 403(b) plan upon hire, fully paid dependent health insurance, fully paid life insurance, fully paid long-term disability, optional short-term disability, direct deposit, and flex time.
Please send in the following materials in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line:
Please submit materials by October 8, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
IPS is strengthened by the diversity of our staff and board, and we actively welcome applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and candidates who hold other historically marginalized identities. Applicants are asked to fill out a confidential survey to assist in evaluating our applicant pool. Thank you very much for your interest in working with us.