Policy & Program Coordinator

Work must be performed anywhere in United States
Published 2 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Start Date
June 17, 2024
Experience Level
USD $55,000 - $65,000 / year


About Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania (PSR PA)

PSR Pennsylvania is a public health, 501c3 non-profit organization which fulfills its mission through programs focused on health and the environment and working with youth. Composed of a variety of health professionals, PSR Pennsylvania is uniquely equipped to discuss threats posed to public health in our region. 

The Position

PSR PA’s environmental health and climate programs support communities and individuals impacted by toxic industries, while also amplifying the voice of health professionals to advocate for health-protective measures that strengthen state and federal policies related to climate, energy, and health. 

The Policy & Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and serves these key functions:


  • Monitoring, researching, tracking, and responding to local, state and federal policy developments and issues, including legislative and regulatory issues in Pennsylvania and bordering areas (NJ, NY, OH, DE)  with some national and international work.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with policymakers at the state and federal level.
  • Inform, persuade, and engage health professionals and grassroots members to advocate on our key issues which include focusing on the harms to health associated with fossil fuels and other toxic industries, including hydrogen development and carbon capture and sequestration.
  • Create materials to equip health professionals and impacted residents to advocate to the following: Congress, Senate, U.S. EPA and other federal agencies, state and local governments. 
  • Prepare rapid response action alerts, fact sheets, and model letters to the editor.
  • Provide comments and guidance for testimony at hearings, and similar legislative activities..
  • Organize and facilitate occasional webinars, training, and similar resources on key issues.
  • Participate in allied coalitions to monitor federal policy and identify key moments for taking action.
  • Project PSR PA’s work by preparing text for the organization’s website, e-newsletter, twitter feed, and other communications channels.


  • Manage day-to-day operations of Environmental Movement Assembly (EMA) 
  • Organize residents around issues that impact community and environmental health in Pennsylvania including, but not limited to: coal mining, shale gas operations, petrochemical facilities, hydrogen development, power plants, and landfills.
  • Engage and collaborate with grassroots organizations and community leaders to host and promote regional meetings and initiatives. 
  • Develop and deliver training, support, and resources so residents are equipped to advocate for the health of their communities.
  • Mobilize residents for events, actions, and meetings across the state through direct outreach.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous work experience in coalition management, consensus building, public policy, and/or communications. 
  • Experience networking with elected officials and prior success working independently and remotely preferred.
  • Capabilities include an attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and ensuring a great quality of work.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience creating content for various forms of social media and email newsletters. 
  • Possess a commitment to respecting, involving, and assisting participants from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Location: Pennsylvania


  • This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required.
  • Reports to the Executive Director. 
  • Annual Salary Range: $55,000 to $65,000 per year, based on experience.
  • This is a fully remote position which requires reliable transportation in order to:
  • Be present in impacted communities and at the PA Capitol.
  • Coordinate and participate in informational meetings.
  • Meet with other grassroots organizations across the state and occasionally outside Pennsylvania.


  • Health benefits.
  • Paid time off plus holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
  • Internet and telephone subsidy provided for remote work.

PSR PA 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 PA 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 PA  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

About Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania (PSR PA)

PSR Pennsylvania is a public health, 501c3 non-profit organization which fulfills its mission through programs focused on health and the environment and working with…


Work must be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

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  1. A cover letter directly describing your qualifications relevant to the skills and experience as outlined above;
  2. Resume;
  3. Salary expectations;
  4. Provide a minimum of three references (name, title, organization, phone, and email). Please note: references will not be contacted without prior approval from the applicant.

Electronic submissions via email in PDF format are required:

Job position listed as open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To ensure optimal consideration, applications should be submitted by May 31, 2024.

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