Title: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Manager Reports To: Director of Program and Policy
Who We Are: The Breast Cancer Fund is 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, translating science into practical actions people, policy makers and companies can take to protect us from toxic exposures.
The Breast Cancer Fund coordinates the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment by securing the necessary reforms to eliminate chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm and other adverse health impacts from cosmetics and personal care products. The Campaign’s work is multi-layered and innovative, effectively weaving together public education, market-based and legislative strategies to engage the public, move cosmetics companies toward safer production, and secure stricter regulation of the industry.
The Breast Cancer Fund more recently launched Cans Not Cancer, a market-based campaign designed to get manufacturers to stop using the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to line their food cans and move toward safer alternatives.
What We’re Looking For: We are looking for a market-based campaigns manager to serve as the coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics; to be part of the Cans Not Cancer team; and to help manage the organization’s future market-based campaigns, bringing vision and exciting new engagement strategies to all of this work.
Responsibilities: • Drive overall strategy for and lead the coordination of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics o Provide leadership to the Campaign’s steering committee and harmonize working group efforts focused on grassroots organizing; federal legislative advocacy; corporate targeting; and communications/ media advocacy. o Oversee the Campaign’s strategic development, with an emphasis on corporate targeting and engagement. o Act as media spokesperson and represent the Campaign at diverse events around the country. o Develop, coordinate and implement fundraising strategies. o Develop and manage Campaign budget and coordinate grant reporting. • Serve as a core member of the Breast Cancer Fund’s Cans Not Cancer team, helping to design corporate targeting strategies and public education and engagement activities. • Strategically develop and manage new market-based campaigns that further our organizational mission.
Qualifications and Skills: • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with six years of experience overseeing, coordinating and planning campaign strategy in the nonprofit social-change advocacy arena, with specific emphasis in one or more of the following areas: strategic corporate engagement; corporate targeting in market-based campaigns; shareholder activism; or outreach and relationship-building with the natural products industry or other sustainable businesses • Knowledge of environmental health and/or toxics reduction issues preferred • Experience developing and implementing online activism campaigns • Excellent decision-making skills, strategic insight, professional initiative, time management and prioritization skills • Demonstrated experience speaking to the press; comfortable speaking with business leaders and members of Congress • Creative problem-solving skills • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills • Excellent written communication skills • Positive, even-tempered, diplomatic demeanor • Highly organized, self-motivated and self-directed worker • Grant-writing and general fundraising experience a plus • Sense of humor a must • Willing and able to travel
Terms: Location: San Francisco Salary: Competitive, DOE 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 and cover letter or message to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Manager.” With your application please provide two professional references, salary history and two relevant writing samples.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by December 3, 2012. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
The Breast Cancer Fund is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity.