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20 Years of Breast Cancer Prevention
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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


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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Public Policy Coordinator

Title: Public Policy Coordinator

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, translating science into practical actions people, policy makers and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. Learn more at www.breastcancerfund.org.

What We’re Looking For

We are looking for an intelligent, personable, organized individual with a passion for public policy to join the talented program & policy team at the Breast Cancer 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 and replicate successful legislative initiatives for getting cancer-causing chemicals out of the products we use every day; and that you are an energetic and tenacious organizer who knows how to generate public support for good public policy.

Responsibilities

  • Support state legislative and regulatory campaigns on environmental health issues.
    -Research and watchdog state public policy – including legislative, regulatory, and executive level – as it relates to breast cancer and the environment. o Establish a wide breadth of issue knowledge on related crossover issues including environmental health, environmental justice, public health, women’s health, etc.
    -Track California state legislation, budget activity, administrative activities and regulation.
    -Represent the Breast Cancer Fund in meetings with NGO allies, state legislators and others.
    -Establish ongoing relationships with NGOs, agency staff, and legislative staff.
    -Develop a strong base of understanding regarding the science issues related to breast cancer and the environment.
  • Support the Breast Cancer Fund’s efforts to export and support successful campaign models to other states.
    -Track state legislation around the country.
    -Actively work with relevant state legislators and allied state coalitions to provide technical assistance, materials and support to leverage common legislative goals & agendas.
  • Support the Breast Cancer Fund’s federal advocacy efforts.
    -Call legislative offices to seek support and co-sponsorship, encourage attendance at briefings, etc.
    -Convene calls with national, state and local groups to gather support for federal initiatives and to strategize about outreach efforts.
    -Contact and educate constituent advocates for legislative priorities.
  • Writing and Research
    -Research and write policy briefs describing emerging issues and pending legislation.
    -Draft fact sheets, web copy and other resource materials.
    -Draft support letters, testimony and other outreach materials for state and federal campaigns.
  • Website and Education and Outreach
    -Serve as program department liaison to the Breast Cancer Fund website and web team.
    -Draft and update web actions and email/action alerts.
    -Support social media as directed.
    -Present at conferences and staff information tables as needed.
    -Conduct organizing and outreach to generate support for the Breast Cancer Fund's state and federal policy priorities.

Qualifications and Skills
• Two to five years of experience in legislative advocacy
• Proven track record of drafting action alerts, web copy, and other legislative advocacy materials
• Experience drafting legislative support letters
• Understanding of the state and federal legislative process
• Demonstrated ability to track and research state and federal legislation
• Strong Internet research skills
• Proven ability to build relationships with other non-profits
• Good writing, editing and verbal communication skills
• Strong project-management skills and attention to details
• Experience in a fast-paced, results-driven environment
• Experience working in coalitions and diverse teams
• BA in public policy, related field or commensurate experience
• Preferably, experience in environmental health, toxics, women’s or other advocacy-related communications

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; long-term disability insurance

To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter or message, and two relevant writing samples, and your salary history to hr@breastcancerfund.org, subject line “Public Policy Coordinator.”  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, August 8, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The Breast Cancer Fund is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity.


Web Producer

Title: Web Producer

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, translating science into practical actions people, policy makers and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures. Learn more at www.breastcancerfund.org.

What We’re Looking For

The 20 people who work at the Breast Cancer Fund are passionate about our prevention mission and committed to excellent work done in a collaborative environment. Our communications department has the important role of amplifying the organization’s mission, vision and work to the world and inspires people to join us to prevent breast cancer. The Web Producer will contribute to all major communications activities, so we are looking for a digital communications specialist with great technical skills; who’s excited about the potential for digital solutions to educate people about an important issue; who’s eager to create good user experiences that will inspire action; who thrives in a team environment; and who’s ready to help this small but powerful organization reach new and broader audiences through creative thinking. This is an incredible opportunity to enhance the online presence for an organization committed to preventing the environmental causes of breast cancer, which is diagnosed in 1 of every 8 women in the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • The Web Producer will oversee administration of our two websites (www.breastcancerfund.org and www.safecosmetics.org) and coordinate and update content for our programs, campaigns, and scientific work.
  • Day-to-day lead producer and administrator for breastcancerfund.org and safecosmetics.org, including the continued maintenance of technology that supports our web presence.
  • Update and maintain web content in content management system; work with content creators to maximize impact of online communications; monitor content on live site.
  • As a member of the communications department, coordinate with other team members to implement online solutions.
  • Create visually compelling graphics for online and social media purposes using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Stay abreast of digital content implementation trends and best practices; evaluate the organization's current web technology environment; assess new digital technology needs based on organizational priorities, emerging technology tools and visitor experience; anticipate problems and recommend strategic solutions
  • In collaboration with program and development departments, implement online content and actions, TeamRaiser fundraising sites, in addition to online initiatives that support cause-marketing and strategic business partnerships.
  • Troubleshoot and track site problems.
  • Ensure consistency across site for forms, source codes, design, graphics, styles; ensure that digital content follows established visual brand guidelines and voice.
  • Act as first line of website technical support for staff and supporters, and as primary staff liaison to Blackbaud Support for issues that need to be escalated.
  • Respond to and work with outside service providers on design and code revisions.
  • Build and deploy emails supplied by content creators.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Hands-on experience managing web and content production; understand information architecture, user experience, interactive design, and visual design initiatives.
  • Well-rounded professional who is committed to delivering innovative, high-quality web interface solutions.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Breast Cancer Fund’s mission and values;
  • Experience with web content-management systems and constituent relationship management systems such as Blackbaud/Convio, Salsa, WordPress.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other professional design software.
  • 3+ years relevant web production and design experience.
  • Ability to create and optimize graphics for multiple digital channels including: website, email marketing and social media.
  • Experience developing and optimizing digital content using data-informed best practices to create good usability and user experience
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS.

Skills and Experience Desired

  • Excellent planning skills. Able to work with multiple teams, set and review goals, assess risks and outcomes, and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of email marketing, fundraising, constituent engagement and online marketing best practices.
  • Creative thinker who will contribute to strategic conversations about education and advocacy work.

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; long-term disability insurance

To Apply:
Email your resume, cover letter or message to hr@breastcancerfund.org, subject line: Web Producer. 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 20, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The Breast Cancer Fund is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity.


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.