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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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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


Digital Communications Specialist and Web Producer

Breast Cancer Fund - San Francisco, CA

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

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.  We are at an exciting time for the organization, as we undertake a brand refresh and plan for our 25thanniversary in 2017.

What We’re Looking For
The Digital Communications Specialist will contribute to all major communications activities, so we are looking for a person 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 has strong graphic design skills; 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, a diagnosis that is faced by 1 of every 8 women in the U.S. in their lifetime.

Essential Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Web

  • Increase web traffic and oversee administration and content of our websites.
  • Measure engagement on websites and reports results on a monthly basis.
  • 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, science and development departments implement online content and actions, events related fundraising sites, in addition to online initiatives that support cause-marketing and strategic business partnerships.
  • Ensure consistency across site for forms, design, graphics, styles; ensure that digital content follows established visual brand guidelines.
  • Act as first line of website technical support for staff and supporters, and as primary staff liaison to external support contractors for issues that need to be escalated.
  • Respond to and work with outside service providers on design and code revisions.

Email marketing

  • Maintain and update email calendar through Google Calendar.
  • Lead email campaign process for the organization (including monthly e-newsletter, action emails, fundraising, awareness and community event emails). Specifically email acquisition and delivery.
  • Measure effectiveness of email messages and campaigns.
  • Proactively research and adhere to best practices for nonprofit email campaign creation
  • Manage email audience segmentation and opt-in/opt-out strategies.
  • Lead special projects around email engagement.

Social media

  • Manage social media calendar for the organization’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms and posts accordingly.
  • Measure engagement on social media platforms and report results on a monthly basis.
  • Adjust strategy based on engagement and feedback from stakeholders.

Skills & Experience Required

  • 3+ years relevant email development, deployment, and measurement experience (front-end and back-end)
  • 3+ years relevant web production and design experience.
  • 2+ years relevant social experience.
  • Hands-on experience managing web and content production; understand information architecture, user experience, 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 WordPress and to a lesser extent, Luminate Online.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • 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.
  • Basic proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • 1 year experience managing Managed Virtual Private Servers or dedicated servers.
  • Knowledgeable about WordPress security best practices.

Skills and experience desired

  • Experience with Search & SEO. Work to develop metrics that measure the impact of web marketing and optimize web content for search, and SEO to optimize web content for search, ensuring both adheres to best practices, deepens understanding of audiences and furthers our reach and increases conversion;
  • Project Management skills.
  • Experience migrating websites Experience with constituent relationship management systems such as Blackbaud’s Luminate Online.
  • Copy editing.

Terms:
Location: San Francisco
Salary: Competitive non-profit
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: Digital Communications Specialist and Web Producer. In your cover letter, please address how your experience matches the qualifications and skills listed in the job description. Also please provide your salary history for the last two jobs. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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


Administrative Assistant

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

General Purpose of Position: 
The Administrative Assistant staffs the front desk function and contributes to efficient operations of the organization as directed by Senior Operations Manager.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Facilities/Hospitality

  • Serve as the first point of contact for office, sitting at front desk and managing inbound calls of contact for guests and visitors.
  • Maintains the front office & common areas, including readying them for meetings and reception of guests, keeping shared areas orderly and clean and routing deliveries.
  • Sets-up and coordinates physical space, equipment needs and required resources
  • Arrange food & beverage orders for meetings as needed
  • Serves as liason to staff on all facilities issues; including building management
  • Track and maintain office  and storage room inventory 
  • Ensures office equipment is in proper working order; schedules equipment maintenance service as needed
  • Assists with purchases, maintaining vendor relations and files

Administrative Support

  • Assists with updating and maintaining multiple calendars
  • Opens, sorts, copies checks and delivers incoming mail
  • Posts and drops off outgoing mail daily
  • Provides administrative support to Senior Operations Manager
  • Provides support to President/CEO in the absence of Senior Operations Manager
  • Assists with mailings, including information requests  
  • Assists with scheduling meetings, tracking responses and preparation of meeting materials
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports as directed
  • Maintains and keeps current a variety of files and records (both digital and hardcopy)
  • related to Operations processes
  • Copies, faxes and assembles information as needed
  • Assists with filing and file archiving
  • Takes and distributes notes at bi-weekly Staff Meetings
  • Works on Special Projects as assigned by Senior Operations Manager

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Positive Attitude
  • Exceptional ability in prioritization of multiple tasks while maintaining composure
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment-Collegial and supportive
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong time management skills with attention to details and accuracy
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Computer Equipment and Software Required

  • High level of proficiency in (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Raiser Edge Database experience a plus

Education and Experience Required

  • 3-5 years relevant administrative support experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in customer service and job performance.
  • Excellent business writing skills; well-developed interpersonal communication skills; ability to adapt to change;  ability to work independently with minimum oversight
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • College level work a plus

Terms
Location:             San Francisco
Classification:     Non-Exempt, Full time
Hours:                  (M-F, 9-5:30pm)
Pay:                      $18/hr.
Benefits:              Medical, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation, sick and personal time; commuter
benefit; health flexible spending account; life and long-term disability insurance; 403B

To Apply
Email your resume, cover letter with subject line “Administrative Assistant” to hr@breastcancerfund.org.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.

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


Program and Policy Intern

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).

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 sschmidt@breastcancerfund.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.


Science Education Intern

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.

  1. 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/.
  2. Help implement an environmental health training for health care providers (nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, family medicine, etc.)
  3. Support logistics for a training related to women firefighters’ occupational health as it relates to exposures to toxic chemicals through their work.
  4. Support the launch of a virtual study group to explore environmental factors related to outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Qualifications

  • 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

To Apply
Email your resume, a cover letter and a writing sample to cengel@breastcancerfund.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.**
 

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