Details: Commensurate with experience
701 E Street Southeast
District of Columbia
Summary: Beyond Pesticides is seeking a motivated, detail‐oriented individual for a Science and Regulatory Manager position whose primary responsibilities are assisting in executing the initiatives that support the science-based strategies related to the protection of human health and the environment in collaboration with Beyond Pesticides’ members and stakeholders. The position assists in the analysis of scientific studies, critiques of regulatory decisions, and responses to questions from stakeholder groups. He/She will conduct literature review‐style research contributing to both online and print projects, as well as writing articles and performing administrative duties, all as part of a team focused on empowering local action. Applicants should be comfortable interpreting scientific literature for the general public and have an interest in learning about the world of toxics, a commitment to social justice, and a desire to create positive change by empowering the public with information on the organization, the environmental and health issues associated with pesticide exposure, and alternative pest management strategies.
Organization Overview: Beyond Pesticides is a national non‐profit research and action organization at the forefront of the grassroots environmental health movement with a focus on the hazards of pesticides to harm human health, wildlife and our environment. Through scientific research, campaigns, information dissemination, and close partnerships and coalitions, the organization advocates for the protection of basic human rights, environmental protection, pesticide policy reform, and the replacement of toxic pesticides in all areas of use with organic, non‐toxic and other sustainable solutions. For more information on Beyond Pesticides and its projects, visit the website at www.beyondpesticides.org.
* Serves as primary contact for Beyond Pesticides Science Program, including scientific and policy objectives and deliverables.
* Manages and maintains databases on science and regulatory information, ensuring information is up to date and accurate.
* Conduct literature review‐style research contributing to both online and print projects. These projects include, but are not limited to, Beyond Pesticides’ databases — Gateway on Pesticides Hazards and Safe Pest Management, Pesticides-Induced Diseases Database, ManageSafe, ChemWatch— and factsheets, brochures, booklets, and
* Write articles focused on science, policy and activism for Beyond Pesticides’ Daily News Blog, Pesticides and You journal, press releases, and other publications. Assist in coordinating and updating website content.
* Educate the public by providing information on pesticide toxicity, alternative pest management strategies, the organization’s current projects, and ways to take action. This includes working with the public education coordinator to organize and create effective packets of information with cover letters and answering phone
* Assists in building coalition of key stakeholders to bring scientific analyses and input to policy decisions affecting the restriction of pesticides and the advancement of alternatives.
* Collaborates with the executive director and national forum coordinator on annual conference agenda, providing topic and speaker ideas, contacting potential speakers and participants, and provides assistance that will further advance the effectiveness of the event.
* Provides keynote presentations at local and national organizations/conferences.
* Assists in the preparation and submission of technical comments to regulatory agencies and reviews regulatory agency submission materials as needed.
* Assists the executive director and program staff with various administrative office tasks on a continuing and as‐needed basis.
Qualifications: Applicants must: possess a graduate degree with relevant course work in the sciences and two years previous work experience; demonstrate people skills and organizational abilities; and have excellent writing, administrative, and communication skills, online communication experience, willingness to take initiative, interest in research, and a passion for environmental/public health issues is required. Must be able to work two weekends per year for Beyond Pesticides’ annual national conference and board meetings. Training will be provided.
Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience, full health benefits, 12 days cumulative vacation time plus federal holidays and a week of winter vacation in first year. Pension plan after first year and more.
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com Attn: Job Search/ Science and Regulatory Manager or send resume to: Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP is an equal opportunity employer.
Great Benefits: full health benefits, 12 days cumulative vacation time plus federal holidays and a week of winter vacation in first year. Pension plan after first year and more.
Level of Language Proficiency
English; Excellent reading, writing, and communication skills
Minimum Education Required