FT Position - Oakland, CA - Center for Environmental Health - Associate Director
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Job Title: Associate Director
Organization: Center for Environmental Health
Salary: Benefits or salary depending on experience
CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
The Center for Environmental Health (CEH), an Oakland, CA based nonprofit
that works to prevent pollution and reduce the use of toxic chemicals, is
seeking an Associate Director.
CEH is a dynamic and supportive organization, committed to social and
environmental justice. The Associate Director is responsible for working
with the Executive Director on all matters pertaining to the management of
the organization, including supervising a staff of ten, fundraising, and
representing the organization publicly. The Associate Director is also
involved in CEH’s programmatic work to reduce the use of toxic chemicals.
In the Executive Director's absence, the Associate Director shall assume
responsibility for directing the organization.
The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director and other staff
on all facets of the organization, including:
I. Organizational Management: work with Executive Director on
organizational management; collaborate with, mentor, and supervise staff and
interns; coordinate hiring of staff and interns; maintain oversight of
general office operations; act as liaison with Board and serve on Board
II. Fundraising: collaborate with Executive Director and other staff on
writing grant proposals, identifying projects for funders, producing
promotional materials, cultivating and following up with major donors,
identifying foundation leads, cultivating relationships with foundation
staff and boards.
III. Organizational Promotion and Outreach: public speaking, media work,
networking with allies.
IV. Program: The Associate Director will participate in CEH’s existing
programmatic work according to her/his expertise and the needs of the
organization. Examples include working cooperatively with the most
environmentally responsible members of industry to implement pollution
prevention strategies, implementing public interest litigation, supporting
communities engaged in environmental justice work, or environmental health
•Extensive experience in nonprofit organizations, both programmatically and
managerially, preferably in the fields of environmental health and/or
•Highest caliber communication and collaboration skills, including
experience with collaborative decision-making; strong writing and public
speaking skills; and ability to collaborate with diverse allies and staff.
•Team player, natural leader, sense of humor and grace under pressure.
•Extensive personal network of Bay Area/ CA allies working in environmental
health and justice.
•Personal network of funders, both foundations and individuals.
•Personal network of media contacts.
Position is full-time, with generous benefits and a salary depending on
experience. Our office is informal, friendly, and energetic. We are proud
of the fact that we make key organizational decisions by consensus, and seek
someone who shares this value. Submit a cover letter, short writing sample,
resume and three references to:
Center for Environmental Health
Attn: Associate Director
528 61st St., Ste. A
Oakland, CA 94609
Fax: (510) 594-9863
Email: jobs@... (please use “Associate Director” as the subject line)
Please apply by July 1, 2005, or call to check status after that date.
People of color and women strongly encouraged to apply.
Organization Web Site: www.cehca.org