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Work With Beyond Pesticides

Beyond Pesticides is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:


Project Director

If you are interested in helping 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, Beyond Pesticides has a position for you.

We are seeking a creative, self-motivated individual, with at least a master’s degree in a related science discipline, to serve as project director. This position will work with a team of staff to empower local, state and national level activity aimed at eliminating the reliance on toxic chemicals 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. This person should have a background in scientific disciplines that inform effective strategies and arguments to challenge status-quo dependencies on toxic chemicals, regulatory experience in critiquing standards and risk assessments, and skills in interpreting scientific studies into terms understandable to the general public. Specific background and experience in soil science, including appreciation for the importance of nurturing soil life as part of sustainable ecological systems, is preferred. 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 reports and recommendations, regulatory comments, 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 optimism for the future are 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 seeks a special projects director to:

  • Coordinate campaigns that may include, but are not limited to, pollinator protection, organic land management systems, biodiversity preservation, genetic engineering, and global climate change.
  • Provide hands-on assistance to land managers implementing organic management systems.
  • 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.
  • Conduct advocacy, lobby, 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 project director will be asked to assist the executive director and program staff on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a graduate degree, or equivalent experience, and have a minimum of five years related work experience. Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and in a group, computer proficiency, and online applications, ability to juggle priorities and a willingness to take initiative required. Ability to work some nights and weekends expected.

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 sdavio@beyondpesticides.org. Position is open until filled. No calls please and apologies for our inability to respond to all applications submitted.

Beyond Pesticides is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Program Associate

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.

Qualifications: Applicants 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 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/program associate, Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to Stephanie Davio, sdavio@beyondpesticides.org. 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.


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 ($600 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 info@beyondpesticides.org.