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Science & Environmental Policy Advocate

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Toxic Free NC aims to advance environmental health and justice in North Carolina by advocating for safe policies and promoting change to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals used in agriculture and consumer products. We’re seeking a Policy Advocate to ensure that public policy is responsive to those most affected by pesticide and toxic chemical exposure. As a champion for human and environmental health and justice in North Carolina, you are a strong communicator, well-versed in legislative policy-making at the national, state, and local levels; can demonstrate prior success in mobilizing people and groups; and are skilled at coalition building and developing powerful campaign strategies. You are passionate about transitioning to a just and sustainable food system, and shifting the regulatory paradigm from “risk mitigation” toward precautionary protection of community health and safety.

Tell us about your experience:

• Advocating for the protection of public health and the environment

• Increasing public awareness and involvement in policy-making

• Developing campaign strategies and work plans

• Leading issues-based campaigns

• Strengthening coalition partnerships

• Preparing policy briefs, position papers, and action alerts

• Serving as a policy expert and regulatory watchdog

We want to hear more about your qualifications. Here’s what we need:

• Professional public policy experience working on environmental or health advocacy issues, including experience turning legislators into champions

• Demonstrated success planning and executing issues-based campaigns

• Must be a strong written and verbal communicator, able to synthesize and persuasively convey highly technical information, including principles of chemistry, to any audience

• High level of comfort with public speaking and presentation delivery

• Strategic, dynamic, and solutions-oriented thinker

• Training or educational background in environmental policy, public policy, environmental science, public health, chemistry, or a related field

• Embodies Toxic Free NC’s mission and values, including a commitment to addressing systemic inequity

• Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel occasionally around the state

• Knowledge of food system, organic agriculture, pollinators, and/or environmental justice issues a big plus.

Toxic Free NC aims to advance environmental health and justice in North Carolina by advocating for safe policies and promoting change to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals used in agriculture and consumer products. We’re seeking a Policy…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

The salary is $45,000 annually.

Benefits

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with paid vacation, holidays, and health benefits. The job requires access to a vehicle for frequent travel around the Triangle and occasional travel around the state.

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with paid vacation, holidays, and health benefits. The job requires access to a vehicle for frequent travel around the Triangle and…

Location

On-site
Durham, NC, USA

How to Apply

To apply:

Send us a cover letter, résumé, two writing samples (not more than five pages each) and three professional references to jobs@toxicfreenc.org with the subject line “Policy Advocate Application.” Incomplete application packages will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until May 31. NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED

To apply:

Send us a cover letter, résumé, two writing samples (not more than five pages each) and three professional references to jobs@toxicfreenc.org with the subject line “Policy…

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