We are currently hiring for the following positions:
- Organizing and Outreach Manager
- Science Education Intern
- Program and Policy Intern
We’re always looking for volunteers in our San Francisco office and at outreach and fundraising events nationwide.
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Outreach and Organizing Manager
BCPP is looking for an experienced organizer to assume a senior leadership role within our fast-paced, innovative and dynamic Program Department. This role will manage the organization’s community organizing and engagement and public education efforts.
Who We Are
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) 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. BCPP’s program work is multi-faceted and innovative, effectively weaving together public education, corporate accountability, and legislative advocacy strategies to engage the public, move product manufacturers toward safer products, and secure stricter state and federal chemicals regulation.
Who We Are Looking For
We are looking for an experienced organizer to assume a leadership role within our fast-paced, innovative, and dynamic Program Department to manage the organization’s community organizing and engagement efforts. The best candidate will bring vision and exciting new outreach and movement-building strategies to our market-based campaigns and legislative advocacy.
We are especially interested in candidates with experience working in diverse communities, who can assist the organization in building our capacity to partner with a wide range of community groups and organizations. BCPP has a long history of working in informal partnership and with state and national coalitions. In 2017, we changed our name from Breast Cancer Fund to BCPP to reflect our growing organizational commitment to working in partnership with a wider range of allies. This position is designed to help us expand our vision of the communities with whom we partner and the ways in which we can partner more effectively.
- In collaboration with BCPP team members, cultivate and manage the organization’s relationships with community-based organizations, environmental health & justice organizations, businesses, and other key advocacy partners.
- Develop and implement a strategic plan for BCPP to grow its ability to effectively partner with a wide range of people and organizations.
- Create and drive the overall organizing and engagement strategy for BCPP’s legislative and market campaigns:
- Develop and implement movement building strategies
- Strengthen and expand coalition support
- Seek opportunities for BCPP to partner with community groups to support efforts to combat place-based toxic exposures
- Recruit and steward volunteer leaders
- Organize on-the-ground advocacy efforts and community engagement strategies
- Develop and implement broad-based public education strategies through webinars, community forums, the development and dissemination of public education materials.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications and skills
- Minimum five years of organizing experience, ideally working with environmental health and justice advocacy communities impacted by toxic exposures.
- Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, partners, and coalitions.
- Experience with market-based strategies or other advocacy efforts aimed at creating safer communities, consumer products, workplaces, and homes.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once, work as part of a team, and work effectively in a self-directed manner in a face-paced environment.
- Superior skills in written and verbal communication.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, decision-making, strategic insight, professional initiative, time management, and prioritization skills.
- Experience working with environmental health, women’s health, and/or toxics reduction issues a plus.
- Willing and able to travel, primarily throughout California.
- Sense of humor a must!
Location: San Francisco
Hours: Full time
Excellent Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation and sick time; commuter benefit; 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.
Email your resume, cover letter and two relevant writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Outreach and Organizing Manager.” Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by July 16, 2018. 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.
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.
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: San Francisco, CA This is an unpaid internship, but we are happy to work with students to meet course or program requirements. We are able to provide transit passes and some meal reimbursement.
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 Science and Education Manager.
The science intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of projects, depending upon the prospective intern’s interests and the organization’s needs.
- Contribute to literature reviews, writing, presentations and logistical elements of our project to develop a comprehensive primary breast cancer prevention plan for California.
- Support logistics for a training related to women firefighters’ and nurses’ occupational health as it relates to exposures to toxic chemicals through their work.
- 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.
- 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
Email your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to Connie Engel, 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.
Program and Policy Intern
The Program and Policy Intern will support our work on market-based campaigns, policy advocacy, and public outreach and education. We are looking for interns with diverse experience and skills, including grassroots activism, public health, environmental health, campaigning, public policy, and politics.
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.
What We Are Looking For
The Program and Policy Department is seeking an intern to support our work on market-based campaigns, policy advocacy, and public outreach and education. Interns will work with BCPP’s Program and Policy team on a number of projects, depending on the intern’s interest and availability, as well as the organization’s needs. We are looking for interns with diverse experience and skills, including grassroots activism, public health, environmental health, campaigning, public policy, and politics. Projects will be related to one or more of the following areas:
- Corporate Campaigning – Assist with our efforts to move consumer products manufacturers toward safer production by working with our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Cans Not Cancer campaigns.
- Outreach & Engagement – Assist with reaching out to key audiences, engaging volunteers in our work, engaging with partner organizations, and grassroots organizing.
- Public Policy – Assist with reviewing and drafting letters and fact sheets regarding state and federal legislation as well as current policies related to breast cancer prevention.
- Administrative – Help with administrative and other supportive tasks as needed, including event planning support.
Desired Qualifications and Skills
- College sophomore or above in a relevant discipline. Master’s students and individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are welcome to apply.
- Strong research and writing skills.
- Ability to work independently, self-direct, and collaborate with a team.
- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while maintaining high standards of work.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Mature, poised, and respectful.
- Familiarity with Microsoft suite applications, online research, and social media platforms.
- Interest in public and environmental health, policy advocacy, campaigning and/or organizing.
Additional Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of breast cancer, public health, public policy, environmental health, toxics reduction issues, women’s health, campaigning and/or organizing.
- Fluency in another language (Spanish preferred).
- 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 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 current resume, short writing sample (no more than two pages), and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Sara Schmidt at email@example.com. Please put “Program and Policy Intern” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed as they are received. No calls, please.
BCPP maintains a policy of equal employment opportunity.