Work at Breast Cancer Action

Thank you for your interest in working at Breast Cancer Action! We currently have the following positions open (click on title for position description):

Development Officer

Campaigns Coordinator

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Development Officer

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is accepting applications for a high-performing, half-time (20 hrs/week) Development Officer with expertise in individual giving.  The Development Officer will join BCAction’s fundraising team and report to the Development Director. Key responsibilities include supporting, strengthening and growing the organization’s individual gifts program. The ideal candidate is both knowledgeable about grassroots fundraising strategy and efficient in executing the day-to-day tasks required for successful individual donor management. In addition to experience with donors at all levels, this candidate also has a proven track record of engaging and supporting volunteer solicitors and fundraisers. We are looking for a results-driven team player who is passionate about BCAction’s work and will help grow the organization’s individual donor base. BCAction receives 65% of our income from individual supporters.

BCAction is a national education and activist non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. As a matter of policy, we guard against conflict of interest and never accept corporate funding from any corporation that profits from or contributes to cancer. This policy allows us to put patients before profits. BCAction is located in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit www.bcaction.org and www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org.

Position Duties

  • Support and strengthen the individual giving program in consultation and collaboration with the Development Director
  • Develop and reinforce tracking tools for donor management processes
  • Create materials and prepare packets for donor meetings
  • Conduct donor prospecting of new and existing donors
  • Grow a volunteer solicitor program and secure new volunteer solicitors
  • Work with Development Director to support the Board of Directors in their fundraising efforts
  • Support and grow BCAction’s peer to peer fundraising activities, including supporting active fundraisers.
  • Pull donor lists and prepare reports as needed
  • Prepare applications for all local, state and federal employee giving campaigns

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalency
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with prospecting, cultivating, and managing donor relationships
  • Detail and deadline-oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Outgoing, people person who is not afraid to pick up the phone
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Fluency with Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to women’s health issues from a feminist perspective
  • Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter, highlighting relevant experience along with your salary requirements to info@bcaction.org using the subject line “Development Officer”. No phone calls please. This position will remain open until filled.

Compensation:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position offers paid time off benefits.

Breast Cancer Action is committed to equal opportunity in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status as provided by law.  

 

Campaigns Coordinator

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) seeks to hire a Campaigns Coordinator. The Campaigns Coordinator is a core member of the Program team and leads BCAction’s national campaigns and direct actions that engage and mobilize our national activist community across the country. We are looking for an individual who thrives in a collaborative work environment and who is passionate about BCAction’s mission and current strategic plan, including ensuring that all work stems from a social justice lens. A key area of responsibility includes leading BCAction’s award-winning Think Before You Pink® (TB4UP) campaign, which calls attention to how pink ribbon marketing and culture distract attention away from the bold action we need to achieve health justice for all women in all communities. The Campaigns Coordinator reports to the Program Manager.

Applicants should have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to women’s health issues from a feminist perspective, as well as dedication to social and environmental justice, and grassroots organizing. S/he is a talented organizer, communicator and facilitator and can engage a diverse network of members, partners, and other stakeholders around BCAction’s programs and campaigns. The successful applicant is self-motivated, an excellent multi-tasker, skilled facilitator, and enthusiastically embraces the mission and work of BCAction.

BCAction is a national education and activist non-profit whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. BCAction focuses on systemic interventions that address the root causes of the disease and produce broad public health benefits. As the watchdog of the breast cancer movement, we educate, organize and take action for systemic change in three priority issue areas: 1) Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment, 2) Root Causes of Breast Cancer and 3) Pink Ribbon Marketing and Culture. For more information, please visit www.bcaction.org and www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org. BCAction is located in San Francisco, CA.

Position Duties

Lead a collaborative process of campaign development, strategy and implementation for all BCAction campaigns, including but not limited to:

  • Seek stakeholder input and conduct analysis of landscape in selecting campaign targets;
  • Facilitate with the staff team the development of campaign goals and strategy for Think Before You Pink (TB4UP) annual campaign, and other campaigns as needed;
  • Develop and implement campaign plan including key activities, timeline, assignment and monitoring of tasks, milestones, goals, partners, collateral, etc.;
  • Implement and execute all aspects of effective grass roots campaigns;
  • Monitor, interpret and disseminate information on policies related to breast cancer as needed
  • Set policy advocacy goals, understand power dynamics and key pressure points and pursue strategic communications.

Facilitate movement building, membership growth and engagement, including but not limited to:

  • Participate and represent BCAction on local and national coalitions, maintaining and strengthening collaborative relationships with partner organizations, and seek and build new relationships;
  • Develop and implement movement building strategies;
  • Strengthen and expand coalition support;
  • Promote BCAction’s programs and ensure quality and impact of all programs, materials, and campaigns.

Plan and execute program events nationwide, including but not limited to:

  • Organize on-the-ground advocacy efforts, rallies, community events, etc. for diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Expand and engage BCAction’s national membership;
  • Create activist training materials that are appealing to a wide and diverse audience;
  • Recruit and manage volunteers to engage diverse national membership in serving as spokespeople, ambassadors, and advocates.

Write and deliver informative and compelling program communications, including but not limited to:

  • Serve as an inspiring advocate, educator, and spokesperson on campaigns and advocacy issues;
  • Write using BCAction’s unique perspective and voice;
  • Participate in the development of evidence-based, accessible materials;
  • Bring social justice analysis and lens to all communications;
  • Provide media support and interviews as needed;
  • Contribute to newsletter, e-alerts, website, social marketing outlets, etc.

Other duties as needed, including and not limited to:

  • Active inter- and intra-departmental collaboration and support;
  • As appropriate, seek input from stakeholders, including members living with breast cancer;
  • Assist in developing and managing Program budget;
  • Support organizational mission and strategic priorities;
  • Research and stay informed about breast cancer issues central to BCAction’s mission and work, including and not limited to the FDA approval process, links between environmental toxins and breast cancer, anti-fracking work, etc.;
  • Manage program volunteers as needed.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-4 years relevant experience, including campaigns, grassroots organizing and community health, preferably with a social and racial justice focus;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Experience with corporate, legislative and administrative policy advocacy;
  • Environmental justice, public health, public policy and community organizing-focused experience;
  • Group facilitation skills and collaborative work experience;
  • Excellent project management skills, attention to detail and follow through;
  • Ability to convey complex scientific ideas in accessible ways to diverse communities;
  • Excellent writing skills for a variety of outlets and diverse audiences. Social networking skills a plus;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office environment);
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Keen investigative skills and ability to seek information from different sources and perspectives through multiple collection methods;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once and work effectively in a changing environment both independently and as part of a team;
  • Sense of humor;
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends;
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Cantonese, other) a plus.

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@bcaction.org. Also include a writing sample that provides evidence of your ability to convey technical information clearly to a lay audience (no longer than 4 pages). The subject line for your email should be “Campaigns Coordinator”. No phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis and position will remain open until filled

Compensation

The Campaigns Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage and three weeks paid vacation. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Breast Cancer Action is committed to equal opportunity in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status as provided by law.