Work at Breast Cancer Action

Thank you for your interest in working at Breast Cancer Action! We currently have the following positions open.

Campaigns Coordinator

Database and Membership Coordinator

Development Events Coordinator

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Campaigns Coordinator

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is accepting applications for a Campaigns Coordinator to lead BCAction’s national campaigns and direct actions that engage and mobilize our activist community across the country. We are looking for an individual who thrives in a collaborative work environment and who is passionate about BCAction’s mission and work, including ensuring that all our work is grounded in social justice. A key area of responsibility includes leading BCAction’s award-winning Think Before You Pink® (TB4UP) campaign, which calls attention to how pink ribbon marketing and culture distract attention away from the bold action we need in order to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. The Campaigns Coordinator is a core member of the Program Team and reports to the Deputy Director.

About Breast Cancer Action

BCAction is a national education and activist non-profit organization based in San Francisco, CA working to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. With over 60,000 members nationwide, including Community Leaders across the country and a national Board of Directors, BCAction is the watchdog for the breast cancer movement.  In our work to put women’s health before corporate profits, we launched our award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign in 2002 and coined the term “pinkwashing.” We are able to serve as the independent, trusted voice for women’s health because we have a strict conflict of interest policy and refuse accept corporate funding from any company that profits from or contributes to cancer.

The position is based at BCAction’s office in San Francisco, CA. For more information about our work please visit www.bcaction.org and www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Applicants should have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to women’s health issues from a feminist perspective, as well as dedication to social and environmental justice, and grassroots organizing. S/he is a talented and strategic organizer, skilled communicator and strong facilitator who can engage a diverse network of members, partners, and other stakeholders around BCAction’s programs and campaigns. The successful applicant is well-versed in grassroots organizing strategy, including online campaigns, is self-motivated, an excellent multi-tasker, and enthusiastically embraces the mission and work of BCAction.

POSITION DUTIES

Lead BCAction campaigns, starting with a collaborative process of campaign development through campaign execution and wrap up, including but not limited to:

  • With key staff, monitor emerging breast cancer issues and assess landscape to identify opportunities for impactful corporate, legislative and other advocacy campaigns;
  • Facilitate a collaborative process to seek broad stakeholder input and evaluate possible campaigns;
  • With key staff, develop campaign goals, strategy and responsive tactics to advance BCAction’s mission and promote organizational goals;
  • Lead the development and execution of BCAction’s annual Think Before You Pink (TB4UP) campaign;
  • Develop and implement campaign plans including keeping to timeline, coordinating tasks across staff, developing powerful collateral and graphics, mobilizing members, tracking goals, etc.;
  • Strengthen and expand partner and coalition support for BCAction campaigns;
  • Advance policy advocacy goals and identify key pressure points and levers;
  • Implement and execute all aspects of effective grassroots and legislative advocacy campaigns.

Facilitate movement-building, member growth and engagement, including but not limited to:

  • Participate and represent BCAction on national and regional coalitions, maintaining and strengthening collaborative relationships with partner organizations, and seek and build new relationships;
  • Develop and implement movement-building strategies to grow membership and deepen member engagement;
  • Promote BCAction’s programs and work to ensure quality and impact of all programs, materials, and campaigns.

Plan and execute program events nationwide, including but not limited to:

  • Monitor, analyze and disseminate information on key breast cancer issues as needed;
  • Expand and engage BCAction’s national membership;
  • Organize on-the-ground advocacy efforts, rallies, community events, etc.;
  • Create activist training materials that are appealing and useful for diverse audiences;
  • Recruit and manage volunteers to engage diverse national membership in serving as spokespeople, ambassadors, and advocates.

Write and deliver informative and compelling program communications, including but not limited to:

  • Serve as an inspiring advocate, educator, and spokesperson on campaigns and advocacy issues;
  • Develop content reflecting BCAction’s unique perspective and voice;
  • Participate in the development of evidence-based, accessible campaign materials;
  • Bring social justice analysis and grounding to all work;
  • Provide media support and interviews as needed;
  • Substantially contribute to newsletter, e-alerts, website, social media, etc.

Other duties as needed, including and not limited to:

  • Support organizational mission and strategic priorities;
  • Participate in inter- and intra-departmental collaboration and support;
  • As appropriate, seek input from stakeholders, including members living with breast cancer;
  • Assist in developing and keeping to Program budget;
  • Research and stay informed about breast cancer issues central to BCAction’s mission and work, including and not limited to the FDA approval process, links between environmental toxins and breast cancer, anti-fracking work, etc.;
  • Recruit and manage volunteers as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience, including grassroots campaigns, legislative advocacy and online organizing, preferably with a social and racial justice focus;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Expertise in public health, environmental justice, community health or other relevant experience;
  • Excellent group facilitation skills and a strong history of working collaboratively;
  • Excellent project management skills, attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Excellent writing skills for a variety of media and audiences;
  • Keen investigative skills and ability to seek information from different sources and perspectives through multiple collection methods;
  • Ability to convey complex scientific evidence in accessible ways to diverse communities;
  • Strong working knowledge of best practices in online campaigns, and ability to implement from start to finish;
  • Experience promoting campaigns via social media;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once and work effectively in a changing environment both independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office environment);
  • Sense of humor;
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends.

TO APPLY

Please email your resumé and cover letter, highlighting relevant experience along with your salary requirements, to info@bcaction.org using the subject line “Campaigns Coordinator”. Also include a writing sample that provides evidence of your ability to convey technical information clearly to a lay audience (no longer than 4 pages). No phone calls please. Resumés will be accepted on a rolling basis and position will remain open until filled.

COMPENSATION

The Campaigns Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage and three weeks paid vacation. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Breast Cancer Action is committed to equal opportunity in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status as provided by law. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Database and Membership Coordinator

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is accepting applications for a high-performing Database and Membership Coordinator with a demonstrated track record of managing and using CRM systems to support the organization’s grassroots fundraising and member activities. In addition to a primary responsibility for the member database, the Database and Membership Coordinator will provide both direct support to members and donors as well as to volunteer and staff solicitors who steward these relationships.

About Breast Cancer Action

BCAction is a national education and activist non-profit organization based in San Francisco, CA working to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. BCAction is the watchdog for the breast cancer movement and works to put women’s health before corporate profits. In our work to change the status quo, we launched our award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign in 2002 and coined the term “pinkwashing.” We are able to serve as the independent, trusted voice for women’s health because we have a strict conflict of interest policy and never accept corporate funding from any corporation that profits from or contributes to cancer.

The position is full-time and is based at BCAction’s office in San Francisco, CA. For more information about our work please visit www.bcaction.org and www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As a national grassroots organization with 60,000 members, our membership database is one of our most important and valuable assets, and is an essential part of all our programs, communications, and fundraising activities.

The Database and Membership Coordinator is an important member of the Development team and a vital contributor to overall organizational success. We are seeking a Database and Membership Coordinator who has the ability to work on multiple projects (individually and as a collaborator), meet deadlines, and take responsibility for optimizing and ensuring the integrity and functionality of the data and database.

The Database and Membership Coordinator reports directly to the Development Manager.

POSITION DUTIES

Oversee all aspects of database management and third party apps, including and not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain, document, and monitor protocols for accurate data entry and data management
  • Continue the development, integration, and implementation of our membership database (Salesforce)
  • Implement, maintain, and enhance the integration of third party Salesforce applications including Soapbox Mailer, Phone2Action, Conga Composer, etc.
  • Train and support staff and volunteer Salesforce users
  • Set up email sequences for fundraising appeals, house parties, and events that sync directly to the database, including writing outward-facing text and messaging in close collaboration with communications staff
  • Serve as the liaison with our Salesforce consultant and Salesforce customer support

Effectively manage, input, and track donor data in collaboration with the Development Manager. This includes but not limited to:

  • Responsible for processing all gifts to the organization, including the input and update of all incoming donations on a daily basis
  • Provide personalized, accurate and timely acknowledgment of all gifts to donors
  • Develop and maintain brand-consistent acknowledgment letter templates for different donor scenarios
  • Create new donor records and research new and existing donors as needed
  • Import lists of new members and donors and update records after webinars and events and otherwise accurately capture member activity
  • Record pledges in Salesforce, maintain and track pledge files, and support Development Manager and Executive Director in following up with outstanding pledges
  • Assist donors as necessary, including updating monthly donor credit card information and providing other support as needed
  • Build detailed queries to accurately segment donor lists and run exports for direct mail appeals and other lists as needed

Ongoing database maintenance to ensure data integrity, including but not limited to:

  • Ensure database integrity by assisting with regular audits of data and data clean-up, including regularly deduping the database using DemandTools
  • Convert Salesforce leads to contacts
  • Update basic database structure to better serve the needs of the organization
  • Monitor updates and information emails and notifications from Salesforce and take action when necessary

Report running and queries:

  • Build reports and dashboards to provide ongoing and accurate access to key data and metrics quickly and efficiently
  • Support staff to self-serve where possible through development of reports to meet staff needs

Ongoing professional development

  • Keep up to date on Salesforce database enhancements by participating in appropriate trainings and forums
  • Suggest and propose improvements to the database and systems to better support the organization’s needs

Contributing member of staff

  • Act as onsite development resource for staff and the public
  • Collaborate with staff on continuous improvement and alignment of database with BCAction’s strategic goals
  • Collaborate on strategy for best use of database
  • Support Development Manager with 3rd Party and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising as it pertains to the database
  • Support Development and Communications in developing a robust story bank from members and community leaders
  • Assist with prospect research for new donors
  • Other tasks and projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A proactive self-starter with a positive attitude and a demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and values of BCAction
  • Experience with a large fundraising database in the non-profit sector
  • A demonstrated ability to quickly learn how to navigate and manipulate systems
  • Strong instructional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and sound judgement
  • Excellent understanding of the logical thinking intrinsic to a successful database
  • Detail oriented, persevering, and committed to accuracy
  • Strong organizational, analytic, and project management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to train, teach, and coach others
  • Ability to take ownership and drive activities to completion
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and flexibility, with the ability to anticipate needs and act quickly
  • Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma
  • Experience with Salesforce is strongly preferred
  • Graphic design skills are a plus

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume and cover letter, highlighting relevant experience along with your salary requirements to info@bcaction.org  using the subject line “Database and Membership Coordinator”. No phone calls please. This position will remain open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position offers health insurance and paid time off benefits.

Breast Cancer Action is committed to equal opportunity in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status as provided by law. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Development Events Coordinator

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is accepting applications for a high-performing Development Events Coordinator with a demonstrated track record of managing and executing a wide variety of grassroots fundraising events. The Development Events Coordinator will manage all logistics of three annual events, from planning to follow-up, to ensure that each event meets or exceeds financial and programmatic goals. Additionally, the Development Events Coordinator will provide support for a variety of third-party events, working with volunteer fundraisers across the county.

About Breast Cancer Action

BCAction is a national education and activist non-profit organization based in San Francisco, CA working to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. BCAction is the watchdog for the breast cancer movement and works to put women’s health first, before corporate profits. In our work to change the status quo, we launched our award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign in 2002 and coined the term “pinkwashing.” We are able to serve as the independent, trusted voice for women’s health because we have a strict conflict of interest policy and never accept corporate funding from any corporation that profits from or contributes to cancer.

The position is based at BCAction’s office in San Francisco, CA. For more information about our work please visit www.bcaction.org and www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As a national grassroots organization with offices in the Bay Area and over 60,000 members nationwide, our events take place both in the Bay Area and in cities where we do not have staff. Not only are our fundraising events an essential part of our overall fundraising activities, they are also a key way to bring our work and programs to new communities.

The Development Events Coordinator is an important member of the Development team and a vital contributor to overall organizational success. We are seeking an events planner and implementer who has the ability to work on multiple projects (individually and as a collaborator), meet deadlines, and is willing to take responsibility for optimizing events executed within our limited events budget. The events coordinator ensures that events run smoothly, are aligned with organizational values, and meet or exceed revenue goals. Additionally, Fundraising Events Coordinator cultivates and stewards strong relationships with volunteers, donors, third-party fundraisers, performers, and other stakeholders who contribute to our successful grassroots fundraising program.

This is a half-time position out of our office in San Francisco, CA. The Development Events Coordinator reports directly to the Development Manager.

POSITION DUTIES

  • In consultation and collaboration with the Development Manager, develop and implement an annual events strategy which combines larger fundraising events led by staff with smaller events hosted by third parties, in the Bay Area and beyond to grow our membership and revenue
  • Develop individual event budgets and revenue strategies in collaboration with the Development Manager to ensure overall success
  • Support the Executive Director and Development Manager to provide individualized stewardship for mid- and major donors by offering opportunities as event sponsors, auction donors, event committee members, table hosts, etc.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development Manager to develop event program and content.
  • Recommend and initiate ways to improve events, including grow attendance, increase revenue, minimize expenses, and increase impact
  • Track and manage budgets and timelines for each event in consultation with the Development Manager to meet or exceed all goals
  • Negotiate and secure low-cost event space that supports event goals
  • Research and solicit pro bono chefs and performers/talent for each event as appropriate
  • Develop a strategy for live and silent auction donors; solicit and follow up with potential donors
  • Work with the Development team to create invitation lists, follow up on invitations, and help develop strategic comp lists
  • Work with volunteer designers to create save the dates, invitations, and other event collateral
  • Initiate, coordinate, and participate in all efforts to publicize events including, but not limited to invitations and save the date mailings, e-alerts, Facebooks events and promotions, and providing information and materials to staff and Board Members for personal outreach
  • Lead and support event committees as appropriate
  • Manage RSVP lists
  • Assist and support donors as necessary
  • Coordinate with outside vendors including, but not limited to, printers, equipment rentals, A/V rental, and venues
  • Coordinate all technical needs with venue and/or vendors
  • Work with Office Manager to recruit and supervise volunteers to help before, during, and after event
  • Keep inventory of all event supplies in office and restock as needed
  • Work with Development team to improve upon and expand each event and grow the number of events
  • Serve as an ambassador for Breast Cancer Action in the community
  • Support outreach to and individualized stewardship of Breast Cancer Action donors
  • Other duties as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalency
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with prospecting, cultivating, and managing donor relationships
  • Minimum 2 years of experience planning and executing fundraising event
  • Detail and deadline-oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Outgoing people person who is not afraid “to pick up the phone” and is both pleasant and persevering
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Fluency with Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to women’s health issues from a feminist perspective
  • Graphic design skills are a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce a definite plus

TO APPLY:
Please email your resume and cover letter, highlighting relevant experience along with your salary requirements to info@bcaction.org using the subject line “Development Events Coordinator”. No phone calls please. This position will remain open until filled.

COMPENSATION:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position offers paid time off benefits.

Breast Cancer Action is committed to equal opportunity in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, citizenship or veteran status as provided by law. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.