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20 Years of Breast Cancer Prevention
Our 20th Anniversary

Honoring 20 years of the Breast Cancer Fund and our mission to prevent the disease.

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Johnson & Johnson
J&J Commits to Safer Cosmetics Worldwide

Johnson & Johnson to phase out chemicals of concern from baby and adult cosmetics by 2015.

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Calif. takes on controversial flame retardant chemical; issuing a de-facto death sentence for chlorinated Tris
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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.

Organization Description

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


Grants Manager

Date Prepared: April 2014
Reports to: Director of Development

Position Description:

The Grants Manager is responsible for managing and growing a vibrant $1 million grants program ensuring that all grant proposals, renewals and reports are completed in a timely manner. The Manager is also responsible for overseeing foundation prospecting, cultivation and stewardship for private, family and corporate foundations. This position requires a passion for the Breast Cancer Fund’s vision and programs; proven skills developing and implementing successful grant initiatives; and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, dynamic environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Grant Management
 
• Manage foundation cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategy for grants.
• Work closely with program, communications and finance staff to develop and transform ideas into grant proposals, reports and project budgets.
• Manage grant proposal and report calendar.
• Assist Development Director to develop and maintain grant department budget and work plan.
• Write all grant gift acknowledgments.
• Maintain regular stewardship communications with funders.
• Arrange senior management funder visits.

Grant prospecting

• Oversee all foundation research.
• Prospect for new grants using the Foundation Directory and other sources.
• Work with staff and board to target, prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants Family Foundation/Major Donor stewardship and cultivation
• Maintain information in Raisers Edge on all family foundations/major donors.
• Work with Development Director to Develop stewardship/cultivation plans for all family foundations/major donors.
• Prospect for new family foundations/major donors.
• Work with Development Director/Other Development Managers on major donor events.

Qualifications and Skills: 
 
• Demonstrated success in managing grant-writing process. 
• Demonstrated success in prospecting for new grant opportunities. 
• Five years’ experience in non-profit fundraising or related field. 
• Demonstrated ability in supporting major donor and family foundation fundraising programs. 
• Excellent writing, editing, verbal communication, and organizational skills. 
• Exceptional ability to handle multiple tasks while demonstrating attention to detail.
• Ability to work in a team environment and across departments. 
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in funder stewardship and cultivation. 
• Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, Outlook and Raisers Edge or other CRM software.

Terms:
Location: San Francisco
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Classification: Exempt
Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation, sick and personal time; commuter benefit; longterm disability insurance

To Apply:
Email your resume, cover letter or message to hr@breastcancerfund.org, subject line “Development Manager.” In your cover letter, please address how your experience matches the qualifications and skills listed in the job description. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, May 9, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The Breast Cancer Fund is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity.


Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Intern

Internship Description
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a national coalition launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment by securing the necessary reforms to eliminate from cosmetics and personal care products chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm and other adverse health impacts. The Campaign’s work is multi-layered and innovative, effectively weaving together public education, organizing, market-based and legislative strategies to engage the public, move cosmetics companies toward safer production, and secure stricter regulation of the industry.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is coordinated by the Breast Cancer Fund, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. We are seeking an intern at our San Francisco office. The intern will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge environmental health campaigns and gain valuable experience working in a fast-paced environment.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics intern will have the opportunity to work on a number of projects, depending on the prospective intern’s interests and the organization’s needs. Projects may include:
• Conducting strategic research on the cosmetics manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and other members of the personal care products industry
• Implementing strategies and tactics to support corporate campaigns, grassroots organizing, and public education
• Supporting the Campaign’s legislative advocacy through research and advocacy
• Directly engaging the public through social media and in person (which could include tabling, distributing educational materials, etc.), to raise awareness about cosmetics safety concerns and grow the campaign’s supporter base
• Performing other administrative duties as needed

Desired Qualifications and Skills
• Graduate student or undergraduate student at the junior or senior level in a relevant discipline (social science, public policy, public health, environmental studies). Individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are also welcome to apply.
• Strong research and writing skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft suite applications and proficient in online research
• Ability to be self-directed and work well with others
• Mature, poised, and respectful with the ability to stay organized
• Attention to detail
• Creative
• Motivated

Additional Knowledge and Skills
• Knowledge of and/or experience in public health, environmental health and/or toxics reduction issues
• Advocacy campaign and/or organizing experience
• Knowledge of, or interest in, cosmetics and personal care products
• Social media savvy
• Experience in public speaking
• Fluency in another language, especially Spanish

Terms
Salary: Unpaid
Hours: Negotiable. Hours can be set according to the intern's needs, within normal business hours. We prefer at least 16 hours/week for six weeks.
Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.
Location: San Francisco office

To Apply
Send your resume, a short writing sample, and e-mail cover letter to stangirala@breastcancerfund.org
Subject line: “Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Intern”
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as they are received.
*** PLEASE NO CALLS ***


Program and Policy Intern

The intern will have the opportunity to assist the Breast Cancer Fund’s program and policy team on a number of projects, depending on the intern’s interests and availability, as well as the organization’s needs. Projects may include one or more of the following responsibilities:
• Corporate Campaigning—assist with our efforts to move consumer products manufacturers toward safer production by working with our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics or Cans Not Cancer campaign
• Outreach & Engagement—play a key role in reaching out to key audiences, engaging volunteers in our work, 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 that relate to breast cancer prevention
• Administrative—help with other critical administrative tasks as needed

Desired Qualifications and Skills
• College sophomore or above in a relevant major; Master’s students and individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are also welcome to apply
• Strong research and writing skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft suite applications and proficient in online research
• Ability to be self-directed and work well with others
• Mature, poised, and respectful with the ability to stay organized
• Attention to detail
• Creative
• Motivated

Additional Knowledge and Skills
• Knowledge of breast cancer, public health, public policy, environmental health, toxics reduction issues, and/or women's health-related issues
• Students majoring in political science, chemistry, biology, public policy, environmental studies and/or public health
• Social media savvy
• Fluency in another language, especially Spanish

Terms
Salary: Unpaid
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.
Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.
Location: San Francisco office

To Apply
Send your resume, a short writing sample, and e-mail cover letter to: mmoore@breastcancerfund.org Subject line: “Breast Cancer Fund Program Intern”
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed as they are received.
*** PLEASE NO CALLS ***


Science Education Intern

The Science Education Intern will work on cutting-edge science translation projects, interfacing with both the science and program and policy departments. 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 positions reports to the Science and Education Manager.

Responsibilities

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. Intern projects may include:

• Assisting with interactive web discussions and virtual study groups related to breast cancer and the environment. The science education intern will support our virtual study group on occupational exposures and breast cancer, including sessions held in June and July. In July and August, the intern will help compile findings from the study group and conduct research and writing for a major report on occupation and breast cancer
• Research and writing for ongoing updates to the Clear Science section of our website 
• Drafting blog entries on cutting edge research and tips to prevent breast cancer
• Work with staff and board to target, prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
• Support to our outreach and education efforts, including scoping prospective tabling and speaking opportunities, tabling at local events, and research on the interests of specific audiences
• Other opportunities can be developed based on the interests of qualified applicants. These can include contributions to our market-based and policy advocacy efforts, research for online advocacy activities, and content development for social media, blogs and more

Qualifications
• Master’s student in a related discipline (social science, public policy, public health, environmental studies) or junior or senior in college (in a relevant major). Individuals looking for a new career direction who have relevant experience are also welcome to apply.
• Strong research and writing skills
• Familiarity with MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint
• Attention to detail
• Creativity, ingenuity
• Highly motivated

Terms
Salary: Unpaid
Hours: Negotiable. 16-40 hours/week; 8-16 weeks (200 hours minimum, exact dates and schedule are negotiable during normal business hours).
Classification: Internship
Benefits: We are happy to work with academic departments to ensure the internship meets requirements for academic credit.

To Apply
Email your resume and cover letter to cengel@breastcancerfund.org, subject line “science education intern.” Priority for summer 2014 will be given to applications received by Tuesday, April 1. Applications for fall, winter and spring are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as they are received.

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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 and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. The Breast Cancer Fund strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, arrest record and any other characteristic protected by law.