The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) seeks a full-time Program Associate for its Rockville, MD office.
The Program Associate will help HEFN build environmental health and justice philanthropy by developing high-quality programming and communications for grantmakers.
HEFN is a membership network for foundations and donors. Its mission is to mobilize philanthropy to advance environmental health and environmental justice through solutions-focused on critical issues like toxics, drinking water, fracking, and climate change.
The Associate will manage and execute HEFN’s programming and communications work, to include:
· Design and execute grantmaker webinars and member calls.
· Develop programming for philanthropic events.
Manage Annual Meeting
· Recruit and staff planning committee.
· Oversee agenda development, speaker recruitment, publicity, and attendee outreach.
· Oversee meeting logistics in coordination with meeting planner.
Writing and Editing
· Maintain HEFN’s website, including new content development.
· Maintain HEFN’s blog, Giving InSight, including writing posts and managing guest posts.
· Produce reports and briefing papers for HEFN members.
Manage HEFN’s social media presence
· Develop social media and communications plan.
· Maintain HEFN social media pages.
· Highlight environmental health and justice philanthropy through placements in other blogs, social media outlets, and publications.
· Familiarity with environmental health and environmental justice issues;
· Excellent writing and editing skills and experience writing for the Internet, reports or briefing papers, and other professional writing;
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
· Extensive computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Office, internet research, social media required; experience with Salesforce, design programs, and website content management preferred);
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
· A bachelor’s degree (master’s a plus); and
· At least three to five years of relevant professional experience.
· Experience with nonprofits or foundations, with collaborative projects, and with event planning would be helpful.
Skills and Attributes
The ideal candidate will thrive in a small team environment. Reliability, integrity, flexibility, a quick mind, and a sense of humor strongly valued. Additional skills and attributes:
· Understanding of the connections between environmental conditions and health, including the roles of race, place, and class.
· Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines while maintaining quality and attention to detail.
· Ability to travel.
We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.
How To Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected], with your email subject line reading: “Program Associate.” No phone calls please.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Very generous benefits including health insurance, retirement, professional development, and paid vacation.