Job Announcement | Posted August 18, 2021
About Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to create a more healthy, just, and peaceful world. Throughout its history, PSR has provided a strong health-focused voice against the development and use of nuclear weapons. Our other major programmatic focus is climate change—another catastrophic disaster that threatens human health and survival. PSR is a co-founder and U.S. affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and as the U.S. affiliate of this global network, PSR shared in the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. PSR is also a partner organization in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. PSR has a national office in Washington, D.C. with chapters across the United States.
The Health Educator/Campaign Coordinator position, located in PSR’s Environment & Health program, will help build PSR’s year-long project “Harms to Health from Burning Gas.” This project will educate health professionals about the health threats from indoor gas combustion and engage them to take action. The Health Educator/ Campaign Coordinator will educate PSR chapter activists and other health professionals to understand the health threats of indoor gas combustion and will help them raise the “health voice” to urge that legislative actions associated with gas combustion protect human health. As a lead member of a four-person team, the Health Educator/Campaign Coordinator will:
- Design trainings for doctors, nurses, researchers and other health and public health professionals on the health effects of indoor gas combustion.
- Present these trainings to PSR chapters that work on building electrification and to health-focused networks, coalitions, and national organizations.
- Develop educational resources for health professionals and for patients on the health effects of indoor gas combustion. Disseminate these and related resources to appropriate stakeholders.
- Educate health professionals about the proposal to blend hydrogen into the gas distribution system. Resource PSR’s work in California to engage health professionals to call for full consideration of the health implications before allowing blending of hydrogen with methane.
The Health Educator/Campaign Coordinator will report directly to the Program Director for Environment and Health.
Skills and Experience
- At least three years’ experience in leadership and training.
- Strong interpersonal and team skills. Aptitude in connecting with people and networking.
- Excellent writing, public speaking and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to design and lead effective trainings.
- A proven track record of effective project management and completion.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Powerful work ethic.
- Medical, health, or public health degree is strongly preferred.
- Experience as a health educator is highly valued, regardless of degree.
- Prior experience working with health and/or medical professionals.
- Knowledge of and interest in climate change and health.
- This is a full-time position.
- This position is grant-funded for one year with the possibility of renewal funding.
- Reports to the national Program Director for Environment & Health.
Please note that all PSR National staff are currently working remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it is expected that staff will likely continue to telework through fall 2021, and possibly beyond. However, in anticipation of an eventual return to full or partial on-site work in our national office, we are seeking applicants who either currently reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, or who will be willing to relocate here once it is deemed safe to work on-site.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements, resume, and a minimum of three references (name, title, organization, phone, and email). Please note that references will not be contacted without prior approval from the applicant.
Applications will not be considered complete – and will not be reviewed – until all of the above noted items have been submitted.
Electronic submissions via email in PDF format are required: firstname.lastname@example.org
No telephone inquiries, please.
Position open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
PSR is committed to recruiting and maintaining a staff with a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, religion, disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, paid time off plus holidays, sick leave, and more.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including PSR, 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 engaged in substantive work related to conducting outreach to doctors and allied health professionals to engage in nuclear disarmament advocacy. PSR is a US-partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and was a leading organization in the Humanitarian Movement that achieved the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Learn more about the Scoville Fellowship.