Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) seeks a full time Air Quality & Health Program Associate to support the implementation of PSR-LA’s Air & Health program. The Program focuses on regional air pollution policies, elimination of urban oil and gas extraction, and rapid transition away from use of fossil fuels for energy. PSR-LA is seeking a motivated and creative individual to join our team.
This position reports to our General Counsel, who directs our Air & Health Program work. Specific responsibilities include: building and maintaining the organization’s relationships with physicians, community groups, policymakers and the broader health community; supporting efforts to change or build local, regional or state policies that impact the health of residents; organizing educational forums; keeping up to date on research on the links between outdoor air pollution and health; developing materials and giving presentations that effectively explain and highlight the connections between outdoor air pollution, health and policy alternatives.
College graduate with at least 3 years work experience. Master’s degree in related field preferred, experience in lieu of degree will be considered
Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
Skilled public speaker
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
Strong team player
Robust knowledge of air policy or environmental health concepts
Familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methods
Knowledge of popular education and adult learning concepts
Bilingual and bicultural is a plus
Provide day-to-day support for the implementation of the Air & Health Program
Assist in the collection of programmatic information needed to evaluate program outcomes and impact
Conduct research on air policies, environmental health, and environmental justice issues and keep informed on current trends
Maintain and strengthen PSR-LA’s role as technical assistance provider and support for robust coalitions by building and maintaining effective relationships with environment, environmental justice, and health stakeholders
Work with the Membership & Communications Associate and the Executive Director to develop materials to support membership development
Speak on behalf of PSR-LA at events, meetings, and press conferences
Advocacy and Policy
Support efforts to educate decision makers about air quality issues and their connections to environmental health and justice issues
Assist with the production and dissemination of health and policy updates, fact sheets, action alerts and other written material to a wide range of stakeholders including PSR-LA members, the public, policy decision-makers, media, advocates, and allies using both conventional and new media tools
Participate in air policy and regulatory initiatives that align with PSR-LA’s overall mission
Participate with and provide leadership to PSR-LA’s coalition partners on key air policy and health issues
Organize meetings with legislators, public decision makers, allies, and others as needed
This is a salaried position with benefits. Applicant must be available during regular business hours and some evenings/weekends. Job may require occasional travel within California and out of the state. Valid California driver’s license required. PSR-LA is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No Calls. Position open until filled.
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