Jobs at the Breast Cancer Fund
We currently have the following positions open at the Breast Cancer Fund:
We're always looking for volunteers in our San Francisco office and at outreach and fundraising events nationwide.
The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate the science on the environmental causes of breast cancer into action that gives people practical tools to reduce their risk, and empowers them to raise their voices to create change so that our children, grandchildren and planet can thrive. Learn more at www.breastcancerfund.org.
Who We Are
The Breast Cancer Fund 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 the Breast Cancer Fund are passionate about what we do and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for an intelligent, personable, organized individual with a passion for public policy to join the talented program and policy team at the Breast Cancser Fund. We imagine you have a deep love for and understanding of how a bill becomes a law; that you enjoy developing new and creative ways to influence policymakers; that you are eager to learn about, create and replicate successful legislative initiatives for getting cancer-causing chemicals out of the products we use every day; you have a strong commitment to environmental health and justice; and that you are an energetic and tenacious organizer who knows how to generate public support for good public policy.
Essential Responsibilities Include:
• Provide leadership in networking, relationship-building and coalition-building with environmental health, environmental justice, labor, public health partners and other allies.
• Develop and implement on-the-ground and online organizing and legislative advocacy efforts to mobilize support for state and federal policy priorities through rallies, media events, e-mail action alerts, petitions, and social media campaigns.
• Support state and federal legislative and regulatory campaigns on environmental health issues.
- Build relationships with and represent the Breast Cancer Fund at meetings with elected officials and other government officials.
- Develop legislative briefings, fact sheets, sign-on letters and other tools to educate legislators on our issues.
- Support the Breast Cancer Fund’s efforts to export and support successful campaign models to other states.
- Actively work with relevant state legislators and state allies to provide technical assistance, materials and support to leverage common legislative goals & agendas.
• Research and Writing
- Establish a strong grasp of relevant science and policy issues including environmental health, environmental justice, women’s health, occupational health and public health.
- Track California and federal legislation, budget activity, administrative activities and regulation; and, as needed, track other state legislation.
- Research and write policy briefs describing emerging issues and pending legislation.
- Draft support letters, fact sheets, testimony, web copy and other campaign materials.
• Education & Outreach
- Actively work to provide educational materials and technical assistance to legislators and allied organizations.
- Educate and organize constituents around legislative priorities.
- Draft and update online emails, social media posts, and action alerts.
- Represent the Breast Cancer Fund at conferences, staff information tables and conduct other outreach activities.
• Administrative Duties
- Schedule meetings with elected officials, convene conference calls, organize in-person meetings, develop and post web content and conduct other administrative duties as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
• Two to five years of experience in legislative advocacy.
• Experience drafting impactful action alerts, support letters, and other advocacy material.
• Understanding of the state and federal legislative process.
• Proven ability to build relationships other non-profit organizations, businesses, and other allies.
• Proven ability to work well with others in a team-based environment.
• Experience working in diverse coalitions and teams.
• Experience with environmental justice communities preferred.
• Strong research, writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
• Strong project management skills and attention to details Bachelor’s degree in public policy or related field OR commensurate experience
• Knowledge of environmental health, environmental justice, toxics, or women’s health preferred.
Location: San Francisco
Hours: Full time
Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation, sick and personal time; commuter benefit; flexible spending accounts; long-term disability insurance. Medical insurance premiums are paid in full by the Breast Cancer Fund.
Email your resume, cover letter or message, and two relevant writing samples (3 page limit) to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Public Policy Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
The Breast Cancer Fund is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We translate the growing body of scientific evidence and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk. We demand necessary, science-based changes in policy and legislation so that we may all live without fear of losing our lives because of what we’ve eaten, touched or breathed. 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 the Breast Cancer Fund’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.
About the Organization
The Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization working to connect the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments. We translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education, market and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk. We help transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals and radiation, with the goal of preventing breast cancer. Learn more at www.breastcancerfund.org.
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.
- Update and rewrite entries for our Chemicals and Radiation linked to Breast Cancer page: http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/radiation-chemicals-and-breast-cancer/.
- Help implement an environmental health training for health care providers (nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, family medicine, etc.)
- Support logistics for a training related to women firefighters’ occupational health as it relates to exposures to toxic chemicals through their work.
- Support the launch of a virtual study group to explore environmental factors related to outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis.
- Doctoral or Master’s student or college 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 MSWord, Excel, and presentation software
- Attention to detail
- Creativity, ingenuity, motivation
Email your resume, a cover letter and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “science education intern.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For summer 2016, priority will be given to application packets received by May 10, 2016.
**It is a priority to the Breast Cancer Fund to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. The Breast Cancer Fund is an equal-opportunity employer.**