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We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Science and Education Manager 
  • Marketing and Communications Intern
  • Program and Policy Intern
  • Science Education Intern

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Science and Education Manager

We are looking for a scientist who will uphold BCPP’s reputation of excellence as a leading science-based organization, supplying vetted scientific research and advice for all of our programmatic, educational and policy work. The ideal candidate will be experienced in breast cancer and/or environmental sciences and be committed to translating scientific research into action to help decrease exposures linked to breast cancer for all communities. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of working with diverse communities and of translating complex scientific research for a variety of audiences and the public.

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Who We Are

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) is the leading science-based policy and advocacy organization working to eliminate toxic chemicals and other environmental exposures linked to breast cancer. We work on getting carcinogens out of the everyday products, from cosmetics to food packaging. 1 in 8 women today will be diagnosed with breast cancer and yet 90% of cases are not linked to genetics. That’s why at BCPP we aim to eliminate the other known risk factors linked to breast cancer—to save lives and prevent the disease before it starts.

The people who work at BCPP are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.

We Are Looking For 

We are looking for a scientist who will uphold BCPP’s reputation of excellence as a leading science-based organization, supplying vetted scientific research and advice for all of our programmatic, educational and policy work. The ideal candidate will be experienced in breast cancer and/or environmental sciences and be committed to translating scientific research into action to help decrease exposures linked to breast cancer for all communities. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of working with diverse communities and of translating complex scientific research for a variety of audiences and the public.

Description of Purpose 

The Science & Education Manager will engage with all departments in order support the coordination of interdepartmental work and to integrate the science base across the organization. 

Responsibilities 

In collaboration with BCPP team members:

  1. Serve as science liaison to other teams
  • Sustain knowledge of all departments’ activities and calendars in order to maintain a keen awareness of organizational science needs.
  • Support grant writing efforts related to science, science education and outreach activities.
  • Provide technical assistance and science content review for Program and Policy grants.
  • Provide support to Development Department on developing business partnerships and vetting products.
  • Support the Director of Science in drafting and reviewing science content across organizational communications (blogs, social media, newsletters, fact sheets, talking points, etc.).
  • Create in-house trainings to keep staff updated on current and emerging science.
  1. Translate key scientific issues for the public via:
  • Maintain, update, and envision science content for the BCPP website, including science linking exposures to breast cancer risk and tips for reducing risk.
  • Develop blog content on emerging science relevant to the BCPP’s science and programmatic work.
  • Write reports, fact sheets and tip cards that bridge science and action.
  • Manage educational presentations on relevant topics.
  1. Support science elements of the implementation of Paths to Prevention
  • Work with the Director of Science and other departments on dissemination and implementation of Paths to Prevention and any follow up projects.
  • Provide technical guidance both within BCPP and to community partners on Paths to Prevention and follow up projects.
  • Assist with Community outreach and dissemination on Paths to Prevention and follow up projects.
  • Translate the science for various communities, populations, and professions.
  1. Support and implement other science-based programs and reports
  • Work with the Director of Science and other departments to advance key scientific priorities.
  • Work with the Director of Science on grant applications with external scientists and research groups and implement projects when awarded. Current grants include work on breast cancer and Air Toxics with UCLA, work with UC Davis on Water Toxics and with UC Berkeley and UCSF on occupational exposures to breast cancer carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
  • Work across departments to provide scientific support to BCPP reports, including managing external laboratory product testing projects, from initial design to cost estimates and analysis.
  1. Manage science intern program
  • Manage recruitment, interviewing and all paperwork for the science intern program.
  • Manage science intern projects, opportunities, and staff integration.
  1. Assist the Director of Science with:
  • Collaborating with the Marketing and Communications team to translate and disseminate scientific information through print, online and in-person outreach efforts; and write and/or review all science-related content and materials.
  • Developing the organization’s capacity for rapid response to key scientific studies and publications, including developing our public messaging.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Dedication to BCPP’s mission and to helping to increase the organization’s impact in advancing research and policy related to breast cancer prevention.
  • Drive to enhance the organization’s position as a national leader in science-based environmental health advocacy.
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to quickly and proficiently understand, distill, and translate new information.
  • Proven ability to adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions, and to cope effectively with complexity and change.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Capacity to distill complex information into simple messages for communications, and to see connections between broad themes and ideas in science, policy, and consumer interests.
  • Ability to work with partner organizations, government agencies, scientific advisory groups, and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work across departments and teams, from staff to board of directors to external coalitions and panels.
  • Commitment to strengthening the scientific foundation of our work and devising creative ways to share science.

Qualifications

  • Masters, Ph.D., or equivalent degree in relevant areas such as environmental health, epidemiology, public health, or social sciences
  • 3-7 years or experience working in relevant areas
  • Teaching, writing and public speaking experience
  • Capacity to read and critique scholarly research in the scientific literature
  • Knowledge of advocate involvement in science and Community-based Participatory Research
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfort taking initiative, and experience in cross-departmental collaborative work
  • Ability to travel to attend scientific conferences and events
  • Experience managing complex, long-term projects
  • Experience managing personnel, including research assistants, interns, or entry-level staff
  • Experience with standard office and presentation software required. Experience of statistical and desktop publishing software a bonus

Terms

Location: SF-based office with Remote Work. Applicants must be willing and able to travel, primarily throughout California.

Salary: $50K-60K

Hours: Fulltime (80%)

Classification: Exempt

Excellent Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation, sick and personal time; flexible spending accounts; long-term disability insurance. BCPP provides full medical coverage at no premium cost to full time staff members. Dependent coverage is available at an additional cost to employee.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter and two relevant writing samples to hr@bcpp.org, subject line “Science and Education Manager.” Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by February 4, 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and position will remain open until filled.

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity. 

Marketing and Communications Intern

In supporting the Marketing and Communications Department, this intern will help define and tell the story of the BCPP’s work to a wide variety of audiences both internal and external. This intern will develop content across multiple channels and mediums to support our science-based publications, programs, development, media and partnership work.

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Who We Are
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate science into practical actions people, policy makers and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. The people who work at BCPP are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify both local, state and national influencers (journalists, experts, thought leaders, bloggers, social media influencers, key organizations, etc) by harnessing tools such as Meltwater.
  • Implement content strategies for email marketing, social media channels and website.
  • Think creatively to distill complex scientific information for our target audience.
  • Research partnership opportunities with businesses and organizations.
  • Identify event opportunities for growth of business partnerships and strategic initiatives.

Qualifications and skills:

  • College sophomore or above in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to think creatively and present information visually.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while demonstrating attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience in graphic design, video editing or multimedia storytelling a plus.
  • Photoshop, Adobe Suite, Excel, WordPress, or Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Interest in environmental, health, toxics, or women’s issues.
  • Strong grasp of writing conventions and copy editing.

Terms

  • Salary: Unpaid.
  • Location: VIRTUAL
  • Hours: Negotiable. Hours dependent on assigned projects and can be set according to the intern’s needs. We prefer a commitment of at least 12-16 hours/week for six weeks. Please include available hours and start date in your application.
  • Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.

To Apply Please submit a resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages), and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Emily Reuman at emily@bcpp.org subject line: “Marketing & Communications Intern.” Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed as they are received. No calls, please.

BCPP is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program and Policy Intern

The Program and Policy Intern will support our work on corporate accountability campaigns, state and federal legislative advocacy, and public outreach and education. We are looking for interns with diverse experience, issue expertise and skills including public health, women’s health, environmental health, grassroots activism, digital advocacy, corporate campaigning, and public policy.

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Who We Are

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate science into practical actions people, policy makers, and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. The people who work at BCPP are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities 

The Program and Policy Department seeks an intern to support our work on corporate accountability campaigns, state and federal legislative advocacy, and public outreach and education. Interns will work with BCPP’s Program and Policy team on projects depending on the intern’s interest, as well as the organization’s needs. Projects will be related to one or more of the following areas:

  • Corporate Campaigns – Assist with our advocacy efforts to increase consumer demand for safer products and move industries toward safer production by working with our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Cans Not Cancer campaigns.
  • Outreach & Engagement – Assist with outreach to key audiences by engaging volunteers and partner organizations in our work with grassroots and online organizing.
  • Public Policy – Review and draft letters and fact sheets on state and federal legislation. Also, research current policies related to breast cancer prevention.
  • Administrative – Administrative and other supportive tasks as needed, including event planning support.

Desired qualifications and skills:

  • College sophomore or above in a relevant discipline. Masters students and individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are welcome to apply.
  • Strong research, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, self-direct, and collaborate with a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while maintaining a high standard of work.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Mature, poised, and respectful.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite applications, online research, and social media platforms.

Additional qualifications and skills: 

  • Knowledge or interest in breast cancer, environmental and public health, public policy, advocacy, toxics, women’s health, corporate campaigning and/or organizing.
  • Fluency in another language a plus (Spanish preferred)!

Terms

  • Salary: Unpaid.
  • Location: San Francisco office
  • Hours: Negotiable. Hours dependent on assigned projects and can be set according to the intern’s needs. We prefer a commitment of at least 24 – 32 hours/week for eight weeks. Please include available hours and start date in your application.
  • Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.

To Apply

Submit your current resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages), and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Laura Gillan at laura@bcpp.org and cc: HR@bcpp.org. Put “Program and Policy Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and are accepted on an ongoing basis. No calls, please.

BCPP maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity.

Science Education Intern

The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects related to breast cancer and the environment. Our science education activities translate scientific information for a lay audience and explain its implications for individuals, communities, market-based activities and public policy.

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Who We Are
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate science into practical actions people, policy makers, and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. The people who work at BCPP are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.

Duration: 200 hours minimum (exact dates and schedule are negotiable during normal business hours; general range is 14-28 hours/week; 8-16 weeks).
Location: Remote. This is an unpaid internship, but we are happy to work with students to meet course or program requirements.

Description & Responsibilities:

The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects related to breast cancer and the environment. Our science education activities translate scientific information for a lay audience and explain its implications for individuals, communities, market-based activities, and public policy. This position reports to the Director of Science.

The science intern will have the opportunity to contribute to several projects depending upon the intern’s interests and the organization’s needs.

1. Paths to Prevention: The California Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan

BCPP created this first-ever, comprehensive statewide primary prevention plan for breast cancer with a strong science foundation and input from stakeholders including academics, government regulators, non-profits, and impacted communities. As we shift into the implementation phase of this agenda to reduce breast cancer risk factors, we will produce collateral and pull outs of the 23 factors of potential relevance for breast cancer risk for a variety of audiences, designing and implementing presentation materials and presenting the plan to various stakeholders.

This will be the main project (about 70% of their time) for the intern’s work on through 2021. Activities will include:

  • Assist in the production of tailored informational factsheets on aspects of the Plan for specific audiences.
  • Helping translate the plan for different audiences including communities, legislators, and health care professionals.
  • Assisting with the first implementation projects – including assisting with applications for grants and funding to implement the Plan.

2. Contribute to research on chemicals of concern in personal care, cleaning products, cookware and fragrance especially as they affect communities of color and disproportionately exposed groups.

3. Write educational blogs, fact sheets, and research briefs for web and social media. These will cover aspects of ingredient disclosure, occupation, and overarching themes in environmental health.

4. Helping develop a new slide presentation of the science of Breast Cancer and the Environment for a lay audience – including exposures of concern and how they can be avoided.

Qualifications

  • Graduate student or Undergraduate Junior or Senior
  • Interest in environmental public health, women’s health or breast cancer research focused on prevention
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and presentation software
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity, ingenuity, motivation

To Apply
Email your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD, subject line “science education intern.” 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and are accepted on an ongoing basis.

BCPP maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity.

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