Full-Time Policy Coordinator, Environment & Health Program
Please note that all PSR National staff are currently working remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it is expected that staff will likely continue to telework through 2022, and possibly beyond. However, in anticipation of an eventual return to full or partial on-site work in our national office, we are seeking applicants who either currently reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, or who will be willing to relocate here once it is deemed safe to work on-site.
PSR requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with applicable laws by contacting human resources at [email protected].
About Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to create a more healthy, just, and peaceful world. Throughout its history, PSR has provided a strong health-focused voice against the development and use of nuclear weapons. Our other major programmatic focus is climate change – another catastrophic disaster that threatens human health and survival. PSR is a co-founder and U.S. affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), and as the U.S. affiliate of this global network, PSR shared in the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. PSR is also a partner organization in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. PSR has a national office in Washington, D.C. with chapters across the United States.
PSR’s Environment and Health (E&H) program amplifies the voice of health professionals to advocate for health-protective measures that strengthen state and federal policy related to climate, energy, and health. The E&H Policy Coordinator reports to the E&H Program Director and serves these key functions:
- Monitor federal climate and energy issues, with a focus on harms to health associated with fossil fuels and the benefits to health of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and building electrification.
- Identify key moments for taking action. Inform and engage PSR member activists to advocate to Congress, the administration, U.S. EPA, and other government agencies.
- Represent PSR in national coalitions working on joint initiatives related to federal climate policy. With those coalitions, represent PSR in meetings and hearings before the U.S. EPA and other federal agencies.
- Work with PSR chapters and grassroots members as needed in prioritized states.
- Prepare supporting materials including rapid response action alerts, fact sheets, model letters to the editor, comments and letters directed to government officials, and guidance for testimony. Organize occasional webinars.
The Policy Coordinator may also be called on to provide occasional support and assistance to other Environment & Health programs and projects.
Skills and Experience
- Experience in policy advocacy, government relations, or similar position.
- Familiarity with climate and energy policy issues. Familiarity with these issues from a public health perspective is ideal.
- Strong aptitude in connecting with people, networking, and encouraging activism. Experience working with health professionals is a plus.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- High degree of self-motivation. Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
- Ability to respond to short-term deadlines, balance multiple responsibilities, and maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
- A collegial approach to problem-solving.
- Commitment to respecting, involving, and assisting participants from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
- Experience with designing and facilitating webinars and/or other online events is helpful.
- This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.
- Reports to the Environment & Health Program Director.
- Annual Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000.
- Health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance.
- 403b tax-advantaged retirement savings plan.
- Paid time off plus holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
- Internet and telephone subsidy provided for hybrid work.
- Resources available for professional development.
- PSR promotes and supports a healthy work/life balance for its employees, including flexible work schedules and a hybrid work model (combination of on-site work in our Washington, D.C.-based office and remote work).
PSR is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and believes social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose.
PSR is committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, religion, disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, as well as any other factor that is not relevant to job performance.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
PSR is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact [email protected].
Learn more about PSR’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).
How to ApplyTo apply please submit the following items via email in PDF format to [email protected]. Applications will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed until all four of the items requested above have been submitted.
- A cover letter directly describing your qualifications relevant to the skills and experience outlined above;
- Salary expectations;
- A minimum of three references (name, title, organization, phone, and email). Please note that references will not be contacted without prior approval from the applicant.