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We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Director of Finance
  • Marketing and Communications Intern
  • Program and Policy Intern
  • Science Education Intern

We always welcome volunteers remotely, in our San Francisco office, and at outreach and fundraising events nationwide.

Director of Finance

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Finance will ensure that BCPP maintains its fiscal responsibility with strong financial systems and controls. The Director will enhance the structural efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s operations. Bringing deep expertise in non-profit finance and operations, the Director will be a collaborative and strategic leader with an understanding of organizational culture and passion for BCPP’s mission. The Director will work with the CEO to maintain and improve finance-related 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 financial operations.

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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. Though one in eight women today will be diagnosed with breast cancer, 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
Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Finance will ensure that Breast Cancer Prevention Partners maintains its fiscal responsibility with strong financial systems and controls. The Director will enhance the structural efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s operations. Bringing deep expertise in non-profit finance and operations, the Director will be a collaborative and strategic leader with an understanding of organizational culture and passion for Breast Cancer Prevention Partners’ mission. The Director will work with the CEO to maintain and improve finance-related 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 financial operations.

The Director will supervise the Senior Accountant, as well as oversee contracts and relationships with independent contractors, vendors and other business consultants as necessary.

Responsibilities:

Accounting and Financial Reporting
• Oversee business policies, accounting practices, and internal controls; maintain financial records in accordance with GAAP
• Supervise the Senior Accountant and oversee the processing of all accounting transactions, reconciliations and monthly close
• Oversee chart of accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, 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 and lead monthly Board Finance Committee meetings
• Maintain current knowledge of new accounting standards and implement changes to reporting
• Review business systems across the organization, conduct an infrastructure analysis, and make recommendations to increase the fiscal and structural health of the organization, including improvements to the accounting processes.
• Prepare the annual IRS Form 990, including UBTI and foreign tax reporting
• Process weekly payments online
• Ad hoc analysis for board members and staff

Budget Management
• Serve on the Lead Team for our annual organizational workplan. Manage and prepare the overall organization budget in collaboration with the Senior Management Team and Finance Committee
• Provide the senior team and other budget managers with the financial tools necessary to maximize performance, including financial understanding and budget planning

Financial Grant Management and Fiscal Sponsorships
• Oversee development of grant budgets and financial reporting of and compliance with 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
• Review requests for Fiscal Sponsorship for BCPP mission alignment, and manage ongoing relationships

Cash Management
• Manage cash flow and forecasting
• Implement a Lockbox service
• Oversee the maintenance of all financial accounts including credit cards, bank accounts and merchant accounts

Compliance
• Serve as the organization’s point person for external independent auditors annual financial statement audit, including preparing workpapers and all required analyses and documentation, working to ensure 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
• Work with the Senior Accountant and Director of Development to ensure compliance with statutory requirements (e.g. state charitable registration statements, and CA raffle registration).
• Maintain compliance for all states for multi-state payroll (this should move to HR role, I think)
• Oversee compliance with federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Other Business Management
• Oversee risk management and legal activities including letters of agreement, contracts, leases, trademarks, and other legal documents and agreements
• Assist with all events in setting up on-site payment processing systems

Human Resources Management
• In partnership with the Senior Accountant and HR Operations manager, supervise the payroll and timesheets process
• Perform payroll processing and ensure timely payroll tax reporting for a multi-state workforce
• Manage payroll vendor, ensure accuracy of reporting and employee W-2’s
• Oversee the annual filing of 1099’s
• Supervise benefits administration and employee enrollment on an annual and ongoing basis
• 403b plan administration, compliance and annual 5500 filing
• With the Senior Accountant and support from HR Operations manager and CEO, manage payroll and benefits related employee onboarding and exits
• Maintain expense reimbursement policy in accordance with IRS rules
• Manage insurance policies – Commercial liability, Directors and Officers, Fiduciary, Volunteer
• Work with the CEO and HR Operations manager to ensure compliance with all federal, State of California, and City & County of San Francisco labor, benefit, and employment regulations. Ensure state compliance with all other states where employees reside

Required qualifications and skills:

Skills and experience
• Minimum eight years’ experience in accounting and finance and operations, with non-profit finance experience a plus
• Strong GAAP accounting and financial reporting skills
• CPA or Accounting degree with equivalent experience
• Minimum five years’ experience in a senior management role, supervising the work of a small team and providing inspiration
• Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once, to work as part of a team, and 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 while anticipating future needs
• Strong organizational skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity.

Computer equipment and software
Skilled use of Excel, accounting programs (MIP, Dynamics or similar) and experience in integration of database systems (Salesforce or equivalent).

Terms
Location: United States-based remote work; willingness to travel on a quarterly basis; Bay Area location preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hours: Full time classification: Exempt
Excellent Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation, sick, and personal time; flexible spending accounts; long-term disability insurance and employer-contributed retirement plan. 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 ceo@bcpp.org with subject line “Director of Finance.” 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).
  • 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: Hours negotiable, 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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