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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

Development Manager, Foundation & Donor Relations 

Who We Are
Founded in 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. While we are the only national advocacy organization focused solely on breast cancer prevention, we are part of a broad environmental, reproductive public health and justice movement. The Breast Cancer Fund translates the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education, policy advocacy and market-based campaigns directed toward systemic changes that ensure everyone is protected. 

Essential Responsibilities Include:

Grant Management

Develop and manage foundation cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategy for grants.  

Work closely with program, communications and finance staff to develop original content and transform ideas into grant proposals, reports and project budgets.

Manage grant proposal and report calendar.

Develop and maintain grant department budget and work plan. 

Ensure program and project compliance with all grant deliverables throughout the year.

Write and send all grant gift acknowledgments.

Arrange senior management funder visits and calls

Organize meetings with all current and prospective funders, setting staff agenda priorities.

Grant Prospecting

Oversee all foundation research and identify opportunities for new grants.

Work with staff and board to evaluate, prioritize, and target prospects for corporate and foundation grants.

Individual and Major Donor Stewardship and Cultivation

Work with Development Director to develop a major donor program, including plans for create cultivation and stewardship for all donors.

Prospect for new major donors.

Work with Development Director/other Development Managers on donor events.

General Development Responsibilities

Write and send regular communications with funders and major donors.

Update annual organization priorities highlighting key programs and projects.

Revise Guidestar profile on an annual basis.

Other duties as assigned and necessary.

Qualifications and Skills

At least 5 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising or related field.

Excellent writing, editing, verbal communication, and organizational skills.

Demonstrated success in managing grant-writing process and frequent deadlines.

Proven track record in prospecting for new grant opportunities.

Ability to support individual and major donor fundraising programs is a plus

Exceptional ability to handle multiple tasks while demonstrating attention to detail.

Team player with the ability to collaborate across departments.

Strong commitment to excellence in funder stewardship and cultivation.

•High level of comfort in computer programs and databases such as Word, Excel, Outlook.

Location:             San Francisco
Classification:     Exempt
Hours:                  Full time
Salary:                      Competitive
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
Please email your resume, cover letter, and a sample grant proposal (with organization, funder, and funding amount redacted) to with your first and last name and “Development Manager” in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by. Please do not contact the Breast Cancer Fund directly.

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).


  • 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 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

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:
  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.


  • 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, 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.**