Work With Beyond Pesticides
Pesticides is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:
Beyond Pesticides is seeking to fill the position of policy director with a creative, self-motivated individual, with experience and at least a masters degree that merges science and policy. This position will work with staff to empower local, state and national level activity aimed at eliminating hazardous toxic chemical use and advancing organic systems. To effectively excel in this position, the person must believe in and exhibit substantial background working to achieve a precautionary and preventive approach to the protection of health and the environment. Helpful to this position is a background in science and policy that informs effective strategies to challenge status-quo dependencies on pesticides.
The person must possess a passion for the issues in order to sustain a rigorous work schedule and the ability to multi-task on numerous subjects. Stellar research and writing skills are required to effectively produce numerous policy documents, public information pamphlets, web postings, and congressional, state, and local testimony. Desire and ability to work with the public, a commitment to social justice, and an optimism about the future is all necessary to be successful in this position.
Beyond Pesticides, founded in 1981, is a national non-profit research and action organization at the forefront of the grassroots environmental health movement with a focus on eliminating the use of pesticides that are hazardous to human health, wildlife, and the environment. With science, campaigns, information dissemination, and partnerships and coalitions, the organization advocates for the protection of basic human rights, environmental protection, pesticide policy reform, and the adoption of organic practices and policies. For more information on Beyond Pesticides and its projects, visit the website at www.beyondpesticides.org.
Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP seeks a policy director to:
- Coordinate policy work may include, but are not limited to, pollinator protection, organic management systems, protecting children, biodiversity preservation, genetic engineering, and global climate change.
- Organize communities and generate support for local, statewide, and national pesticide reform and the adoption of organic systems.
- Research, develop and distribute outreach materials and reports regarding campaigns.
- Build relationships with pesticide activists/network and with media and serve in a technical assistance capacity to advance policy reform.
- Conduct advocacy, educate, and speak to promote campaign mission.
- Contribute to organization's extensive outreach through its publications, website, social media, and direct communication with the public.
- Develop new projects and campaigns as needed.
- The policy director will be asked to assist the executive director and other program staff on an as-needed basis.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a graduate degree in the area of public health, environment, or a related field and have a minimum of three years work experience in public interest organizations. Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and in a group, computer proficiency, ability to juggle priorities, and a willingness to take initiative required. Ability to work some nights and weekends expected. Desire to help people and community-based organizations to advance an organic future and stop the use of practices and products that poison people and contaminate the environment is essential.
Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience, full health benefits, pension plan, 12 days cumulative vacation time in first year.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Job Search/special projects director, Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled. No calls please and apologies for our inability to respond to all applications submitted.
Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP is an equal opportunity employer.
If you’re outraged about the disappearance of the honey
bees and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and you believe in the power of
the grassroots and the importance of legitimate scientific research,
this may be the job for you. Beyond Pesticides is seeking a creative,
self-motivated individual to serve as a program associate to work on programs that advance the protection of health and the
environment and the overall sustainability of the planet. This position
is part of a team focused on empowering local action and putting in
place a precautionary and preventive approach to the protection of
health and the environment and promotion of organic practices and
policies. The ideal candidate should have background and an interest in
learning about the world of toxics, a commitment to social justice, and a
desire to create positive change by providing the public with
information on the organization’s work, the environmental and health
issues associated with use and pesticide exposure, and organic
management strategies for land and buildings. A background in
environmental science and policy is helpful. Excellent research,
communication, and writing skills are essential.
Beyond Pesticides, founded in 1981, is a national
non-profit research and action organization at the forefront of the
grassroots environmental health movement with a focus on eliminating the
use of pesticides that are hazardous to human health, wildlife, and the
environment. With science, campaigns, information dissemination, and
partnerships and coalitions, the organization advocates for the
protection of basic human rights, environmental protection, pesticide
policy reform, and the adoption of organic practices and policies. For
more information on Beyond Pesticides and its projects, visit the
website at www.beyondpesticides.org.
Beyond Pesticides seeks a program associate to:
- Assist in carrying out existing projects regarding pesticide restrictions and the advancement of organic practices and policies.
- Help organize communities and gather support for local, statewide, and national pesticide reform efforts.
- Research, develop, and distribute
outreach materials and reports regarding pesticide effects and
alternative and organic strategies.
- Build relationships with pesticide activists/network and with media, and serve as a resource on relevant projects.
- Attend meetings, conduct advocacy, and speak on relevant issues.
- Contribute to organization's Daily News Blog, newsletters, reports, and annual national conference.
- Assist the executive director and program
staff on an as-needed basis with research, press inquiries, public
information requests, meetings of the organization’s board of directors,
and conference planning.
must possess at least an undergraduate degree, and have a minimum of two
years of work experience in a related field. Excellent writing,
research and communication skills, ability to work independently and as
part of a team, ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word,
Power Point, and online applications, juggle priorities and a
willingness to take initiative required. Ability to work some nights and
Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience; full health benefits, 12 days cumulative vacation days in first year, and pension plan.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Job Search/program associate, Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to Stephanie Davio, email@example.com.
No phone call inquiries or follow-up please. Position is open until
filled. We apologize in advance if we are unable to acknowledge your
Beyond Pesticides is an equal opportunity employer.
is a national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1981,
dedicated to educating the public about the toxic hazards of pesticides
and safer alternatives. The organization advocates for strong policy
to protect public health and the environment.
health and environmental impacts of pesticides and/or materials for use in organic
materials, including factsheets, articles, report contributions,
and online materials.
in fielding phone calls and emails from the public, researching
and answering information requests.
- Assist the
executive director and program staff with outreach, research and
administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.
given tasks that match their interests, skills and background with
Beyond Pesticides’ goals. In addition to working on specific
projects, interns will gain insight into the importance of grassroots
action, the complexities of environmental issues, and how non-profits
are based on a small ($600 monthly) stipend and vary in length from
3 months to 1 year.
a resume and cover letter outlining what type of internship interests
you, what you hope to gain from the experience and what time frame
you are available to: Job Search/Internship, Beyond Pesticides,
701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.