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We’re Hiring

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Director of Finance
  • Organizing and Outreach Manager
  • Communications Project Coordinator
  • Science Education Intern
  • Marketing and Communications Intern
  • Program and Policy Intern

We’re always looking for volunteers in our San Francisco office and at outreach and fundraising events nationwide.

Director of Finance

BCPP is looking for a Director of Finance who will ensure that BCPP maintains its fiscal responsibility with strong financial systems and controls, and will enhance the structural efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s operations.

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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 connect people of different disciplines and expertise. We connect science to action. And we make the connections that will ultimately prevent breast cancer. We believe in partnerships as powerful catalysts for change, and that connecting creates energy around solving a problem, to make life better.

BCPP is in an exciting time of growth. Over 25 years we have built a solid platform of credibility, and in 2017 we took our work to the next level with the launch of our new brand and website. We have an annual budget of over $3 million and growing, a set of diverse revenue streams, and a family of talented and dedicated staff, board, and volunteers. We are looking for a passionate and strategic new Director of Finance to help strengthen and grow our organization.

General Purpose of Position

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Finance will ensure that BCPP maintains its fiscal responsibility with strong financial systems and controls, and will enhance the structural efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s operations. The Director will bring deep expertise in non-profit finance, will be a collaborative and strategic leader with an understanding of strength-based organizational culture, and will be passionate about BCPP’s mission. The Director will work with the CEO to maintain and improve financial and other systems and procedures to ensure strong fiscal management and smooth internal functioning of the organization. The Director will serve on the senior leadership team and help to assess, develop, implement and monitor fiscal oversight and procedures for effective and transparent operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director will supervise the staff accountant/bookkeeper, as well as oversee contracts and relationships with independent contractors, vendors and other business consultants as necessary.

Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Oversee business policies, accounting practices, and internal controls, and maintain financial records in accordance with GAAP
  • Supervise accountant and oversee the processing of all accounting transactions, perform reconciliations and monthly close
  • Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoice procedures, journal entries, general ledger maintenance, and management of finance files
  • Develop, generate and present monthly financial statements, reports, projections, and budget-to-actual reports
  • Review business systems across the organization, conduct an infrastructure analysis, and make recommendations for improved fiscal and structural health of the organization, including the accounting function

Budget Management

  • Serve on the Lead Team for our annual organizational workplan and budget process
  • Support the organizational budget process and oversee the organizational budget throughout the year
  • Provide the senior team and other budget managers with the financial tools necessary to maximize performance, including financial understanding and budget planning

Financial Grants Management

  • Oversee development of grant budgets and financial reporting of grants to Funders
  • Monitor the use of grant funds, including tracking restricted funds and their disclosure in financial statements, and preparing salary allocations and other allocations as needed
  • Prepare and present grant activity reports to the directors and CEO on a regular basis

Cash Management

  • Manage cash flow and forecasting
  • Oversee the maintenance of all financial accounts including credit cards, bank accounts and merchant accounts

Compliance

  • Serve as the organization’s point person with external auditors to coordinate internally the annual financial statement audit, including preparing workpapers and all required analyses and documentation, and work to ensure that the organization retains its unqualified audit opinion and strong rating with all oversight agencies and workplace giving programs
  • Serve as the staff representative supporting the efforts of the Audit Committee
  • Assist external auditors in preparing the nonprofit federal and state tax returns (IRS form 990 and CA form 199)
  • Work with the Associate Director of Operations to ensure compliance with statutory requirements (e.g. state registration statements, including CA RRF-1)

Other Business Management

  • Oversee risk management and legal activities including letters of agreement, contracts, leases, trademarks and other legal documents and agreements

Fin/Ops Payroll and HR Management

  • Manage the payroll
  • Perform payroll processing and ensure timely payroll tax reporting
  • Coordinate the annual preparation of W-2s
  • Manage benefits administration
  • Manage insurance policies (e.g. benefits and general liability)
  • Work with the Associate Director of Operations to ensure compliance with all Federal, California State, and San Francisco City & County labor, benefit and employment regulations

 

Skills and Experience Required

  • Minimum eight years experience in accounting and finance, with non-profit finance field a plus
  • Strong GAAP accounting and financial reporting skills required
  • CPA and/or accounting degree
  • Minimum five years experience in a senior management role, supervising the work of a small team and inspiring the team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once, ability to work as part of a team, and ability to work effectively in a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues, cross-functional teams, vendors, contractors, Board of Directors and Committees
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, and make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Strong organizational skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity

Computer Equipment and Software Required

  • Proficient use of Excel, accounting programs (MIP, Dynamics or similar) and experience in integration of database systems (Salesforce or equivalent)

Terms

Location: San Francisco

Salary: Competitive in Non Profit

Hours: 80% FTE

Classification: Exempt

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.

To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter with subject line “Director of Finance” to hr@bcpp.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.

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

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.

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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 work is multi-faceted and innovative, effectively weaving together public education, corporate accountability, corporate sustainability and legislative advocacy strategies to engage the public; move cosmetics, food manufacturers and cleaning product companies toward safer products; and secure stricter state and federal regulation of the consumer product industries.

Who We Are Looking For
We are looking for an experienced organizer to assume a senior leadership role within our fast-paced, innovative and dynamic Program Department to manage the organization’s community organizing and engagement and public education efforts. The best candidate will bring vision and exciting new outreach and movement-building strategies to our market-based campaigning, state and federal legislative advocacy and efforts to create and implement a California breast cancer primary prevention plan. We are especially interested in candidates with experience working in racially, culturally and economically diverse communities who understand different models of engagement and organizing and have vision to guide our organization in building our internal 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 our work. 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.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with other 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, our state and federal legislative advocacy efforts and our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Cans Not Cancer campaigns by:
    • Developing and implementing movement building strategies;
    • Strengthening and expanding coalition support;
    • Seeking opportunities for BCPP to support efforts to combat place-based toxic exposures;
    • Recruiting and stewarding volunteer leaders; and
    • Organizing 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,
  • Create connective tissue between online and on-the-ground engagement strategies.
  • Oversee implementation of our California Breast Cancer Prevention Plan by identifying and engaging California-based NGO and community partners
  • Organize, coordinate and represent BCPP at public events
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required qualifications and skills

  • Minimum five years of experience conducting organizing and outreach with deep roots in and/or experience working with communities impacted by toxic exposures
  • Experienced relationship and coalition-builder
  • Experience with market-based strategies and/or other advocacy efforts aimed at creating safer communities, consumer products, workplaces and homes
  • Experience working with California community-based, environmental health and justice advocacy communities
  • Enthusiastic about and experienced in volunteer and intern recruitment, engagement and leadership development.
  • Experience working with and/or an understanding of environmental health, women’s health and/or toxics reduction issues.
  • 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 and changing environment.
  • Superior skills in written and verbal communication, and networking.
  • Experience with event planning or organizing community forums.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues and external partners.
  • Excellent decision-making skills, strategic insight, professional initiative, and time management and prioritization skills.
  • Good organizational skills reand demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity.
  • Willing and able to travel, primarily throughout California
  • Sense of humor a must!

 

Terms
Location: San Francisco

Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Classification: Exempt

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. 

To Apply
Email your resume, cover letter and two relevant writing samples to hr@bcpp.org subject line “Outreach and Organizing Manager.”  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by February 23, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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

Communications Project Coordinator

BCPP seeks a project coordinator for our key communications activities across the organization including the Cancer Free Economy Network (CFEN) initiative.

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Contract Position 80% – 4 days per week

About BCPP

BCPP is the leading science-based policy and advocacy organization working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation. Over the course of 25 years, they have issued 30 major scientific reports, helped pass critical state and federal legislation, and influenced multi-national corporations to adopt safer chemical policies.

The Cancer Free Economy Network (CFEN) is a collaboration of diverse organizations seeking to solve the linked problems of pervasive toxic exposures and surging cancer and other disease rates. The CFEN goal is deliberately huge: Within a generation we will lift the human burden of cancers and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxics to effective, clean and safe alternatives.

Summary

The communications project coordinator is responsible for providing critical administrative, logistical and project management for both BCPP and CFEN, a large project that BCPP plays a leadership role in.

If you are detail oriented, have strong project management skills, excellent professional communication skills and an interest in or experience with working on environmental, health or toxics issues this may be the job for you.

This position is 80% (32 hours per week) and based in our headquarters in San Francisco. It reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications for BCPP.

Job Description

The communications project coordinator will play a dual role in supporting the activities of the communications team within a large, movement building network (CFEN), as well as coordinating projects and providing support for a leading non-profit in the the environmental health and science arena (BCPP).

For BCPP Overall

Provide support for the 3-person marketing & communications team, responsible for all BCPP content, outreach, digital and other communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and manage projects, including developing and adhering to timelines for project execution.
  • Provide organizational support and ensure action items, deadlines and deliverables are completed on time.
  • Support marketing activities – competitive research, update and maintain calendars, social media communications, organize and maintain project files.

For CFEN

Provide coordination and support for Communications team to effectively implement work plans in support of a large ongoing project. Stay in sync with other Network teams, and coordinate information flow to, from and among key project areas/teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule team calls and activities, including agenda and notes for monthly calls.
  • Maintain team calendar, coordinate training, webinars etc.
  • Maintain Comms documents on intranet, keep documents up to date and organized/labelled.
  • Assist with logistics for training between Comms and other work teams.
  • Maintain updated list of spokespeople and coordinate media interviews with spokespeople as requested.
  • Track use of materials and track data on their usage
  • Help compile regularly scheduled updates on the Comms teams activities
  • Attend calls and meetings with other CFEN work teams, provide updates and progress reports.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and three year’s administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of college and work experience.
  • Prior experience in project coordination, particularly in a non-profit or educational setting.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, tactful and diplomatic in dealing with people.
  • High degree of computer literary (Microsoft Word and Excel required) and project management skills (Basecamp, Microsoft Project), Google Suite, including analytics.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented. Accurate timely and consistent in performance.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Flexible patient and positive attitude with diverse teams and contacts.
  • Experience and/or commitment to working on toxics, health, social justice or other issues
  • Salesforce experience a plus.

Terms
Location: San Francisco

Salary: Competitive non-profit
Hours: Full time
Classification: Contract Position 80%/ 4 days per week

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.

To Apply
Email your resume and cover letter to hr@bcpp.org, subject line “Communications Project Coordinator”  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by February 23, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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.

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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: 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.

  1. Contribute to literature reviews, writing, presentations and logistical elements of our project to develop a comprehensive primary breast cancer prevention plan for California.
  2. Support logistics for a training related to women firefighters’ and nurses’ occupational health as it relates to exposures to toxic chemicals through their work.
  3. Assist with logistics and research for a virtual study group to explore environmental factors related to outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis.
  4. Write educational blogs, fact sheets and research briefs for web and social media. These will cover aspects of ingredient disclosure, occupation and breast cancer, and overarching themes in environmental health.

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 Connie Engel at connie@bcpp.org, subject line “science education intern.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For summer 2018, priority will be given to applications received by March 30, 2018.

BCPP 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) 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.

Desired 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: San Francisco office
  • Hours: Negotiable. 200 hours minimum (exact dates and schedule are negotiable during normal business hours; general range is 14-28 hours/week; 8-16 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 email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Erika Wilhelm at erika@bcpp.org, subject line: “Communications Intern.” Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed as they are received. For summer 2018, priority will be given to applications received by April 30, 2018. No calls, please.

BCPP maintains a 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.

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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.

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).

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 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 sara@bcpp.org. 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.

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