Job Announcement: Development Associate

Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles (PSR-LA) has experienced significant growth over the past two years and we are currently seeking a Development Associate who will work closely with the membership and development team to support growth of the annual budget and membership base.


The development associate will work closely with a collaborative team on the fundraising program, including database management, donor communications and administrative tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to help support efforts to address the country’s most urgent environmental health and nuclear threat issues while transforming social and health justice systems.


  • Commitment to public health and social, environmental and racial justice
  • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations and the medical and public health community
  • Fluency with donor databases, ideally EveryAction
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content 
  • Demonstrated oral communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to convey information in a clear, concise way, synthesizing information and presenting it to others
  • Creative thinking and proven systematic organizational skills to work independently without supervision, determine workload priorities to complete work in a timely manner, and identify and resolve problems
  • Proven skill at working in a collective environment, including interpersonal skills to interact sensitively with Board of Directors, colleagues, doctors and community members from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds
  • Event planning and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication, and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills, ability to work as part of a close-knit team
  • Highly motivated, self-directed individual with strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize among multiple projects and plans
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Employment Status: Full-Time Exempt Salaried

Location: Position is based in Los Angeles, CA. We are temporarily working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however qualified applicants should reside in the Metro Los Angeles region and be able to work in a Los Angeles based office when social distancing restrictions are lifted.

Compensation: Salary ranging from $45,000 – $50,000 based on experience. PSR-LA offers a robust benefits package that includes employer paid healthcare, dental, vision premiums for employees and dependents, as well as paid time off,  professional development and staff wellness benefits.  

Preferred Start Date: June-July 2021

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample for consideration to [email protected].

This position is open until filled. PSR-LA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, BIPOC and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles (PSR-LA)

PSR-LA is a physician membership organization focused on supporting environmental justice communities and promoting policies centered on the needs of frontline communities. For over a decade PSR-LA has worked with a broad range of community-based organizations, health professionals and residents who are impacted by the cumulative impacts of racism, poverty and pollution. Focusing specifically on issues of toxic chemicals, air pollution, healthy land uses, equitable development, and the threats posed by nuclear weapons, PSR-LA provides health education, research, and policy solutions and we engage a wide range of groups, communities, and health professionals. Our work builds power for collective action to protect human health and the environment.

The majority of PSR-LA staff members are people of color and for the last 20 years our growth has been led by a woman of color. Our work is deeply aligned with the environmental justice movement and we are emerging as a strong public health voice for a just transition from the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. Our collective work to build a more caring, restorative economy demonstrates how the health voice can support the creation of resilient communities. 


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