Think Before You Pink Campaign Coordinator
About Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Action is not your typical breast cancer organization. Our passionate and talented staff and our engaged grassroots membership are our strength. Since our founding in 1990, we have had an outsized impact because of the power of people coming together. We are currently hiring an accomplished Program Officer to lead and run our national online campaigns, as well as other actions and programmatic offerings.
Breast Cancer Action’s founders knew that their personal tragedy was part of a larger public health crisis. Our work to achieve health justice for all women living with and at risk of breast cancer has always been grounded in the fact that breast cancer is a social justice issue. Today, Breast Cancer Action is known as the watchdog for the breast cancer movement. We work for system change that addresses the root causes of the breast cancer epidemic.
Radical and compassionate, we never shy away from the hard truths. We tell it like it is and refuse to blame anyone for their breast cancer, because:
- More than a quarter million women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year;
- Black women are 40% more likely to die and people of color fare worse after a diagnosis;
- Involuntary chemical exposures throughout our lives are linked to increased risk of breast cancer and 90% of breast cancers are not linked to family history or genetic mutations;
- Corporations boost sales with pink ribbon products for awareness, yet fail to take steps to ensure their products don’t increase the risk of breast cancer;
- Pharma and biotech make billions in profits even though most new cancer drugs don’t help patients live longer and there is still no cure for metastatic breast cancer;
- Pink ribbon culture shifts the burden to patients’ attitude and behavior by telling us to just “stay positive” and “fight like a girl” when we are diagnosed.
Breast Cancer Action is fiercely independent and refuses corporate funding from any company that profits from or contributes to breast cancer, which means we can do the work that other breast cancer organizations don’t.
We value diversity and each member of our team brings their own diverse lived experiences along with the depth of their professional expertise to inform and enrich our work together. We are an ambitious organization and successful team members bring big, bold ideas, as well as a relentless determination to get the actual work done. Our work together is deeply collaborative and driven by our organizational values.
About the Role
The Think Before You Pink Campaign Coordinator strives for concrete, real-world change and works to engage our diverse national membership. The Campaign Coordinator plans and executes the 2019 Think Before You Pink® (TB4UP) corporate campaign, which calls for accountability and transparency in mainstream pink ribbon marketing and culture.
The Campaign Coordinator is a part-time (20-30 hours per week), temporary position based in San Francisco and reports to the Executive Director. This temp position runs from June through the beginning of November 2019.
Take action: Develop and implement online grassroots campaign from start to finish
- Lead the development and execution of our annual TB4UP campaign;
- Conduct research into potential campaigns, including evaluation and “stress testing” of potential targets and asks;
- Work with our science partners to understand and document the known and suspected links between pink-ribbon products and breast cancer risk;
- Execute effective campaign to mobilize national membership and attract media attention;
- Manage all aspects of the TB4UP activist campaigns, including writing e-alerts and the campaign brief, creating action pages, generating other collateral, keeping to timeline, coordinating tasks across staff, tracking goals, etc.
Organize: Engage and expand our membership and build organizational partnerships
Expand and engage Breast Cancer Action’s national grassroots membership;
- Engage and support partner organizations to amplify the campaign.
Educate: Develop and disseminate evidence-based educational materials
- Develop and disseminate engaging and inspiring campaign materials;
- Contribute content to newsletter, e-alerts, website, social media, reports, etc.
Other duties as needed, including and not limited to:
- Support organizational mission and strategic priorities;
- Bring social justice analysis and grounding to all work;
- Participate in cross-departmental collaboration and support.
This position is ideal for candidates looking to build on their current corporate campaigns experience. Applicants should have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to women’s health issues from an intersectional feminist perspective, social and environmental justice, and grassroots organizing. The successful applicant is a talented and strategic grassroots movement builder with demonstrated experience running online activist campaigns, is a powerful relationship builder and communicator who can engage diverse stakeholders, is self-motivated and an excellent multi-tasker, and enthusiastically embraces the mission and culture of Breast Cancer Action.
- Preferred 3 experience working in a not for profit and/or for a campaign;
- Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time, juggling short-term and long-term tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment;
- Ability to inspire others and motivate a diverse range of individuals to take action and strong people coordination skills;
- Ability to communicate accurately and effectively with technical and non-technical audiences;
- Passionate and enthusiastic about our work, with a proactive, can-do attitude;
- Honest and earns trust through actions and living up to agreements and meeting goals;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, combining listening skills and self-awareness;
- Quick learner with the ability to proficiently learn new information and skills;
- Exceptional judgement and willingness to ask for help;
· Sense of humor and willingness to take self lightly while working hard.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and position will remain open until filled. Please email your resumé and a detailed cover letter, highlighting relevant experience along with your salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Think Before You Pink Campaign Coordinator” Please include a writing sample that provides evidence of your ability to clearly communicate complex information in an accessible way (no longer than 4 pages). No phone calls please. People of color, gender and sexual minorities, and people with a personal experience with cancer are strongly encouraged to apply.