Work at Breast Cancer Action

Program Manager

Position: Program Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt Full-time
Salary: $55,000-$62,000 annually [4-day work week, remote]
Start Date: September 5, 2022
Reports to: Deputy Director
To apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to with the email heading “Program Manager APP”

Overview: The Program Manager for Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) oversees the organization’s programs and program-based campaigns, including the award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign. The Program Manager fosters and builds BCAction’s grassroots activities, national presence, and helps to implement the programmatic aspects of the strategic plan.

The Program Manager oversees the Program Department and all aspects of programming. The Program Manager supervises program staff and program volunteers. The Program Manager reports to the Deputy Director and works closely with the entire BCAction team.


  • Provide leadership and direction in the growth of the organization and in achieving its mission, including ensuring our breast cancer work stems from a social justice len
  • Oversee all aspects of BCAction’s various programs and campaigns including public education, community organizing and outreach, public policy advocacy, coalition work, and coordination and growth of our nationwide network of volunteer activists
  • Supervise Program Officer(s), program volunteers, interns, and lead community activists
  • Provide supervision of the Think Before You Pink® campaign in strategy development and implementation, member involvement and partner recruitment.
  • Represent BCAction on local and national coalitions, maintaining collaborative relationships with partner organizations, and building new relationships with relevant organizations
  • Serve as the organizational representative and community liaison for community-participatory research projects
  • Oversee member and outreach activities including community presentations, and distribution of up-to-date educational materials
  • Integrate program work with other BCAction departments including Communications and Development. This includes input on our newsletter, e-alerts, website, social marketing outlets, etc.
  • Develop and manage fiscal budget for program related activities, salaries, expenses, projects, and initiatives with the support from the Executive Director
  • Work with Board of Directors on program issues/campaigns/topics as needed
  • Be an advocate, educator, and spokesperson for BCAction


  • Develop and implement online grassroots campaigns from start to finish
  • Develop program strategy and project plans for all of our corporate, educational, and legislative campaigns;
  • Execute effective programs to mobilize national membership and attract media attention in order to achieve programmatic wins;
  • Lead the development and execution of our annual Think Before You Pink® campaign;
  • Identify and evaluate potential programs and direct actions, and seek stakeholder input;
  • Manage all aspects of our activist campaigns, including writing e-alerts and other collateral, keeping to timeline, coordinating tasks across staff, tracking goals, etc.


  • Engage and expand our membership and build organizational partnerships
  • Expand and engage Breast Cancer Action’s national grassroots membership;
  • Represent Breast Cancer Action in partner coalitions and build new relationships;
  • Recruit and manage key volunteer leaders and activists.


  • Develop and disseminate evidence-based educational materials
  • Develop and disseminate engaging and inspiring educational and campaign materials;
  • Manage our educational podcast series on a wide range of breast cancer topics;
  • Contribute content to e-alerts, website, social media, reports, etc.
  • Research and stay informed about breast cancer issues central to Breast Cancer Action’s mission and work, including and not limited to the links between environmental toxins and breast cancer, fracking and dangerous drilling, healthcare access, FDA approval process, regulatory protections, etc.;
  • Serve as an inspiring advocate, educator, and spokesperson.

Other duties as needed, including and not limited to:

  • Support organizational mission and strategic priorities;
  • Bring social justice analysis and grounding to all work;
  • Participate in cross-departmental collaboration and support.


Requires a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to women’s health issues from an intersectional feminist perspective, social and environmental justice, and grassroots organizing experience. Strategic grassroots movement builder with demonstrated experience running online activist campaigns, a powerful relationship builder and communicator who can engage diverse stakeholders, self-motivated and an excellent multi-tasker, and enthusiastically embraces the mission and culture of Breast Cancer Action.

  • Preferred 5 years experience working in a not for profit;
  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience;
  • Helpful to have degree in public health, women’s health or social justice;
  • Knowledge of breast cancer and the breast cancer movement (preferred);
  • Experience in Health Justice, Environmental Justice, and Racial Justice a plus;
  • Experience in public health, research, science, social justice, health justice, and/or any related field or movement
  • Some experience in advocacy or public policy
  • Comfortable with writing op-eds, position pieces, blogs, and public speaking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time, juggling short-term and long-term tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to inspire others and motivate a diverse range of individuals to take action and strong people coordination skills;
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively with technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about our work, with a proactive, can-do attitude;
  • Honest and earns trust through actions and living up to agreements and meeting goals;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, combining listening skills and self-awareness;
  • Quick learner with the ability to proficiently learn new information and skills;
  • Exceptional judgement and willingness to ask for help;
  • Sense of humor and willingness to take the work serious and self lightly while working hard;
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Tech savvy – capable of working unaided in Microsoft Office