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Employment Opportunities

 


 

Communications Manager

 

The Organization


Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just, and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. Throughout its history, PSR has provided a strong medical voice against the development and use of nuclear weapons. Our other major programmatic focus is climate change—another catastrophic disaster that threatens the planet. As the health and safety risks associated with climate change become more apparent, and the dangers posed by nuclear weapons are making headlines once again, we are moving aggressively to revamp our programs and materials (including a new web site) to respond to the growing needs of our revitalized membership.

Position Duties

  • Work with the Executive Director and staff to develop, lead, and implement an internal and external communications strategy that promotes PSR's program goals and the organization's membership development.
  • Ensure consistent messaging and branding for public relations work, spokespeople, and all program materials.
  • Proactively cultivate media relationships. Identify and execute pitch opportunities to promote PSR's program objectives.
  • Collaborate with PSR's chapter network to coordinate and support press outreach and social media opportunities at the state and local level.
  • Collaborate with Program Directors to develop a variety of communications materials. Help identify, draft, and edit timely preparation of communications materials, including press releases, op-eds, LTEs, emails and social media posts.
  • Direct and manage a social media strategy and develop social media content.
  • Collaborate with Program Directors to maintain and implement an editorial calendar for PSR's campaign updates blog and corresponding social media content.
  • Work with Program Directors to develop and edit content for PSR's website, including PSR's campaign updates blog.
  • Collaborate with Program Directors to write and edit advocacy and donation emails to members.
  • Develop a variety of organizational communications content for programming and membership, including factsheets, infographics, handouts, and the biannual membership magazine.
  • Develop and lead training workshops for PSR chapter leaders on effective social media utilization, including teaching media advocacy skills for social media and press outreach.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, plus at least 2-5 years of professional communications experience, ideally in an area related to one or more of PSR's areas of work, including involvement in developing and executing communications strategies.
  • Experience in coordinating press outreach. Proven track record with strategic placement of news articles, op-eds, and LTEs.
  • Experience with social media marketing and/or political advocacy. Proven track record with executing a social media strategy with demonstrated growth in KPI.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to produce accurate content under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex scientific and policy ideas for general audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, collaborate with colleagues, and function in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to collaborate on projects with multiple stakeholders and serve as a liaison with PSR's chapter network.
  • Experience with graphic design preferred. Experience designing infographics strongly preferred. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign or Canva strongly preferred.
  • Experience with a media database and social media analytics platforms.
  • Experience with communications in a non-profit or policy setting is preferred.

Management: Reports to the Executive Director

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and at least three samples of prior work (e.g. press release, social media content, handout, email, op-eds, infographic) via email to employment@psr.org. Please specify "Communications Manager" in the subject line of your email.

PSR is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

 


 

Database Manager

 

About Physicians for Social Responsibility

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just, and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. Throughout its history, PSR has provided a strong medical voice against the development and use of nuclear weapons. Our other major programmatic focus is climate change—another catastrophic disaster that threatens the plant. As the health and safety risks associated with climate change become more apparent, and the dangers posed by nuclear weapons are making headlines once again, we are moving aggressively to revamp our programs and materials (including a new web site) to respond to the growing needs of our revitalized membership.

Database and Research Manager

PSR is currently searching for a part-time Database and Research Manager, who is responsible for managing and maintaining our member database , and collecting, processing, and reporting on data relevant to organizational fundraising.

Job Responsibilities

Database Management

  • Manage and maintain PSR's member database, Engaging Networks.
  • Assist chapters with data lists as needed.
  • Ongoing management of updates and customizing features for database.
  • Direct education training for staff and chapter partners with database vendor.
  • Manage the database to facilitate exceptional information recovery.
  • Pull data and lists and review for accuracy and completeness as requested/needed.

Data Analysis:

  • Prepare routine reports analyzing direct mail campaign costs, revenue, and response rates.
  • Drafting prospect profiles for potential and current donors as assigned
  • Identifying potential foundation and corporate funders

This position reports to the Senior Manager of Philanthropy.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • At least 1-3 years of related work with CRM and database experience. 
  • VERY HIGH Excel abilities essential; familiarity with pivot tables strongly preferred.
  • Adaptive and quick to learn new technology.
  • Adobe InDesign experience or willingness to learn.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strict adherence to timelines.
  • Solid written and oral communications skills. 
  • Positive attitude and be a team player who can work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Preferred

  • Advocacy background is helpful.

This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week). Salary commensurate with experience. PSR offers health benefits for part-time work. Office located two blocks from Blue/Orange Metro Line at McPherson Square or 3.5 blocks from Red Line Farragut North. Intellectually-stimulating workplace with passionate, dedicated colleagues.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements and resume.

Electronic submissions via email are required: employment@psr.org

Job open until filled.

PSR is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

 


 

Volunteers needed at PSR's DC Office

 

Have a morning, afternoon or a full day or two each week you'd like to engage in constructive work for Physicians for Social Responsibility? We'd love to have you. Our staff is small and can always use extended family to help get projects done.

We often have a project or event that an extra pair of hands could assist with: bringing petitions to the White House, tabling at a fair to give out info or taking photos at an event. In the office, there's always data clean-up, proofing and research—both administrative and programmatic. 

Whether you are retired, mid-career in between jobs, or either in or just out of school and wanting to learn more, we're interested in talking with you. Any member of the staff may have a need, but if you have a preference, we can try to accommodate it.

Candidates should have good command of the English language both verbally and in writing and agree with PSR's mission.

Interested? Please email psrnatl@psr.org

 


 

Scoville Fellows

 

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including Physicians for Social Responsibility, on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months. PSR provides strong mentoring and professional development opportunities for Scoville Fellows from any discipline. Scoville Fellows at PSR can expect to be meaningfully engaged in substantive work related to prudent and effective steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons, prevention of the use or spread of nuclear weapons, and promoting diplomacy and alternative conflict resolution techniques to avoid war. PSR's current security programs include analytical work to develop new knowledge about the dangers nuclear weapons and security policies pose to human life and health, organizing work to mobilize doctors and allied health professionals for peace and security, and advocacy work to ensure that the interests of potential victims of nuclear weapons and war are represented in the policy process. For further information, please visit http://www.scoville.org/

 


 

PSR is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran or family status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.

Page Updated April 18, 2018