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Program Associate - Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Location: San Francisco, CA (USA)
Part-time position, 40 hours per week
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11498
Posted: May 28, 2017
Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is committed to protecting the health of families, children and communities from pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to disease and disability. CHE serves as a non-partisan source of information on emerging environmental health research and creates multiple educational forums in order to strengthen our collective capacity to translate the latest environmental health research into health-promoting programs, policies and practices.

Founded in 2002 as a program of Commonweal, CHE currently has more than 5,000 individual and organizational partners in over 90 countries and all 50 US states. These include scientists, health professionals, health-affected groups, government agencies, health and environmental justice advocates, and other concerned citizens, all committed to improving human health across the lifespan.

CHE is seeking a mission-driven, high performing candidate to support CHE’s ongoing educational forums and develop content for new programmatic areas. CHE is adopting a new strategic plan to expand our audience by strengthening our cornerstone program and developing new programs to increase environmental health engagement. The Program Associate will play a pivotal role in supporting these new programs, including contributions to program design, execution, evaluation, and general operational demands. Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Program Associate is responsible for three primary areas: 1) generate environmental health content that is compelling for a wide range of audiences; 2) strategize and execute effective communications and external marketing to amplify the program’s work; 3) project management and administrative support for CHE’s overall program areas.

The ideal candidate will have a high degree of adaptability and a willingness to dive in and get things done, all while keeping the big picture in sight and being extremely organized. He/she will have an ability to learn quickly, think creatively, and communicate effectively. This is an opportunity to make an impact on a new program in its infancy and help us develop it into a premier resource for environmental health. 

The position is full-time and based in the San Francisco Bay Area. There is an option to work remotely for 40% time, with the remainder working with the Program Director at an office in San Francisco. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, including an excellent benefits package.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Health Communication & Content
    • Understand and translate environmental health science and research into easy-to-use language for consumer audiences.
    • Serve as editor of the CHE website, including the development of new content to continue growth and increase relevancy.
    • Assist in the management of creative vendors, including web designers, graphic designers, and/or video editors.
    • Develop and execute social media strategy to increase engagement, reach, and interactivity among key audiences.
    • Support the Program Director with strategic communications and relationship management with donors, key partner organizations, and the media.
    • Draft and disseminate monthly e-newsletter.
  • Project Management
    • Day-to-day management and coordination of CHE programs, including the ongoing Pioneers Under 40 webinar series.
    • Coordinate monthly virtual meetings with CHE’s advisory group
  • Events
    • Support Program Director in strategizing and development of a new event series to engage new constituents, donors, and stakeholders.
    • Coordinate preparations and manage onsite logistics, including booking venue, invitations, marketing, catering, and AV set.
  • General Support
    • Support Program Director with program management, including research, analysis, writing, and development.
    • Collaborate with various partners from multiple sites across the United States and Europe.
    • Oversee management of constituent and stakeholder data.

 

Skills/Eligibility:

MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred
  • 2-3 years work experience in health and the environment and/or health communication
  • Close familiarity with how environmental factors can contribute to disease and disability
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational skills; the ability to plan, coordinate, and execute projects and events with outside partners in a consistent, high-quality manner
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a small team
  • Experience and comfort with website content management systems (i.e. WordPress, MODX, WIX, Drupal, etc.)
  • Social media and web savvy. Experience working with wide range of social media management tools
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Powerpoint, Photoshop, and Mailchimp
  • A sense of humor and willingness to be flexible

 

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to karen@healthandenvironment.org

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