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Work With Beyond Pesticides

Beyond Pesticides is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:


Internship

Beyond Pesticides 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.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching health and environmental impacts of pesticides and/or materials for use in organic agriculture.
  • Producing materials, including factsheets, articles, report contributions, and online materials.
  • Assisting 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.

Interns are 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 function.

Internships are based on a small ($1,000 monthly) stipend and vary in length from 3 months to 1 year.

Please send 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 [email protected].


 

Science Program Associate

If you’re outraged about the disappearance of the honey bees, widespread pesticide use in chemically-intensive agriculture and lawns, 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 science 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 pesticide exposure, and organic management strategies for land and buildings. A background in environmental science, chemistry or soil science is preferrable. 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 science program associate to:

  • Research, develop, and distribute outreach materials and scientific reports regarding pesticide effects and alternative and organic strategies. Assist with layout of newsletters, brochures, and other reports.
  • Assist in carrying out existing projects regarding pesticide restrictions and the advancement of organic practices and policies.
  • Assist the executive director with research, press inquiries, public information requests, manage overall calendar, help with correspondence, and assist with organizational needs such as project support and tracking.
  • Assist program director with meetings of the organization’s board of directors, conference planning, and maintaining organization’s charitable registration status.
  • Systematically update website to keep PIDD, Gateway and EWAC up to date. Coordinate with Program Director to keep state pages, ManageSafe, Safety Source up to date, and staff to keep other program pages up to date.
  • Help organize communities and gather support for local, statewide, and national pesticide reform efforts.
  • Build relationships with pesticide activists/network and with media, and serve as a resource on relevant projects.
  • Attend meetings, advocate on behalf of Beyond Pesticides, and speak on relevant issues.
  • Contribute to organization's Daily News Blog, newsletters, reports, and annual national conference.
  • Assist program staff on an as needed basis with research and information requests. 

Qualifications: Applicants must possess at least an undergraduate degree, preferably in environmental science, soil science, chemistry, or a related field, 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 weekends expected.

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/science associate, Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to Stephanie Davio, [email protected]. No phone call inquiries or follow-up please. Position is open until filled. We apologize in advance if we are unable to acknowledge your application.

Beyond Pesticides is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Policy Director

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 willwork 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.

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 [email protected] 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.