Program Director, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program
The Program Director will be the lead for visioning, developing, implementing and evaluating projects and campaigns within NCAP’s regional Healthy Wildlife and Water Program. The position will focus on engaging the public in our pollinator and salmon campaigns, and other federal policy reform efforts; researching our policy and science issues with an eye for how to message and engage the public; community organizing and engagement including travel and public speaking throughout the region; media and public relations, communicating and writing about our work in ways compelling to the public, and grantwriting. See job complete description for more detail.
About NCAP: NCAP was founded 36 years ago and is a passionate leader in our region raising awareness about the harms of pesticides while we advance healthier solutions through education, outreach, technical assistance and policy change. NCAP’s mission is to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. We work to protect communities and families by working in schools and low income housing to reduce pesticide exposures and create healthier approaches. We work for healthier food and farms by working with farmers and researchers to advance alternative approaches in agriculture as well as working to change policy at the federal food and farm bill level. Our federal policy efforts to protect wildlife and water from pesticides include a campaign to protect 27 endangered species of salmon and steelhead and to protect pollinators harmed by neonicotinoid insecticides.
Diversity Statement: NCAP is committed to providing fair employment practices. NCAP is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic organization, staff, and board committed to learning and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
Location: Open to this position being located in a remote office in Washington or Oregon along the Interstate 5 corridor from Eugene, OR to Bellingham, WA. Preferred locations include Portland, OR; Vancouver, WA; Seattle, WA; and Eugene, OR as these locations are in close proximity to a major airport to facilitate travel.
- Training and experience as a community organizer is required.
- Demonstrated ability to work remotely a plus.
- Requires skill and ability in researching and writing about factual science and legal information in compelling ways for lay audiences.
- Demonstrated skills in working and being productive in a non-profit or other team setting.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in analyzing policy and advancing policy initiatives or campaigns at the federal, state, or regional level.
- Skill and ability in working closely with the media and communicating values and messages across media venues.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
- Demonstrated ability to be analytical, detail-oriented, and to problem solve.
- Demonstrated skill in grantwriting and non-profit fundraising.
- Knowledge about pesticide issues a plus, but not essential.
- Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.
- Willingness and ability to travel within our five state area and to Washington, DC.
- Willingness to work hard, have fun, and share a good sense of humor.
- Technology skills and abilities needed: Ability to use the Microsoft suite for Macs – email, word, spreadsheets like excel, powerpoint (PC can crossover, but we are an Apple office); database skills (we use Salesforce); Gmail and Google calendar and google drive; Wordpress is a plus, but not essential; video development and editing a plus, but not essential.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred or equivalent work experience. At least two years experience working in similar field.
- Typing speeds: 60 to 90 wpm minimum.
Salary and Benefits: This position begins at .85 percent full time equivalent (fte) at a salary of $30,797 (pro-rated from $36,231 at 100 percent fte) Permanent employee benefits include health and dental insurance, holidays, sick days, and vacation pro-rated to the .85 percent fte. For employees earning over $5,000 in a year NCAP contributes 2 percent of gross wages to a Simple IRA for retirement. Food, lodging, and mileage related to work travel are reimbursed. We provide computer and other equipment required for the job regardless of office location.
Application Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2013; or until position is filled.
To Apply: Email or mail cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of 3 references to:
Kim Leval, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or at PO Box 1393; Eugene, OR 97440
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Questions should be directed to Kim Leval at (541) 344-5044, extension 15 or email@example.com