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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].

Marketing & Public Education Manager

Beyond Pesticides is seeking a creative, self-motivated individual to serve as a Marketing & Public Education Mgr. This position is responsible for the development, growth and operational management of Beyond Pesticides member and donor database, as well as future enhancement of the database, member and donor records, and data requirements. Ensures system inputs that record and track data utilized in marketing strategies and campaign effectiveness. Leads development and execution of online campaign strategies, including web site properties, HTML emails, online marketing and other initiatives. Will use transactional, behavioral, and demographic data to optimize campaign effectiveness and provide actionable member insights. Serves as frontline communication with public. Focuses on empowering local action in advancing a precautionary and preventive approach. This person should have 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, the environmental and health issues associated with pesticide exposure, and organic management strategies for land and buildings.

Responsibilities:
    • Develop and implement database and website marketing initiatives that serve to attract new members  and donors well as retain existing.
    • Develop strategies for targeted member marketing campaigns and educational public outreach.
    • Oversees database marketing projects to ensure accuracy and integrity of all data, member lists and /member records. Evaluates and inputs all marketing member list requests.
    • Works collaboratively with internal departments to identify marketing opportunities to reach potential members/donors. Evaluates the effectiveness of marketing efforts and makes recommendations.
    • Develop procedures around member transactional behavior, and demographic data to optimize overall marketing campaign effectiveness; track customer trends.
    • Plan and oversee membership renewal/retention for billed members efforts, including design, timing and frequency of renewal notices and telephone and personal contact activities, etc. Implements dues audit program to ensure integrity of dues structure Develops, manages, and executes website and online communications strategy and initiatives
    • Manage website content on a day-to-day basis, updating and publishing information in a timely fashion to multiple websites as needed. Work with internal staff and third party vendors to design, produce, edit, publish and maintain web content.
    • Educate the public by providing information on pesticide toxicity and ecological effects, organic management of land and buildings, the organization’s current projects, including pollinator protection and organic integrity, and ways to take action. This includes organizing and creating effective information packets of information with cover letters and answering requests for assistance that comes into the organization through mail, email, blog comments, and Facebook.
    • Coordinate the Center for Community Pesticide and Alternatives Information. This includes managing new and existing research materials on pesticides and alternatives, organizing action alerts, mass mailings and information dissemination, fielding information requests from the public, and processing the incoming mail and email.
    • Assist the executive director and program staff with various administrative office tasks on a continuing and as-needed basis

Qualifications
Applicants must: possess an undergraduate degree with relevant course work and previous work experience preferred; demonstrate people skills and organizational abilities; and have excellent writing, administrative, and communication skills, online communication experience, willingness to take initiative, interest in research, and a passion for environmental/public health issues is required. Must be able to work two weekends per year for Beyond Pesticides’ annual national conference and board meetings. Training will be provided. 

Science & Regulatory Manager

Summary of Position: The Science and Regulatory Manager’s primary responsibilities are assisting in executing the initiatives that support the science-based strategies related to the protection of human health and the environment in collaboration with Beyond Pesticides’ members and stakeholders. This position assists in the management of the organization’s oversight of scientific and related regulatory and legal issues on pesticides and their adverse effects on human health and the environment. The position assists in the analysis of scientific studies, critiques of regulatory decisions, presentation of research findings, and responses to questions from stakeholder groups, the public generally, and the media. The manager will assist in writing articles for the organization’s journal and daily news service, drafting press releases, and updating several databases that track the most recent relevant science and regulatory actions. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the development of coalitions with other organizations and relevant scientists; assisting with input into public comments on rulemaking; collaborating with the scientific and medical community; and providing technical support to the organization’s public education, communications, advocacy, and policy development at the local, state, and federal level.

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 How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to [email protected]