Help improve human health, eliminate toxic chemical use, and build a sustainable economy!
The Environmental Health Strategy Center (www.preventharm.org) is a nonprofit organization celebrating our twelfth year of successfully promoting human health and safer chemicals in a sustainable economy. We have two program areas that operate within the State of Maine and nationally. Our Environmental Health Program prevents cancer, learning disabilities and other harm by advocating for chemical policy reforms to replace dangerous chemicals in everyday products. Our Sustainable Economy Program spurs job creation and a healthy economy by promoting demand for and production of safer alternatives, such as bio-based plastic made from Maine potato waste and wood chips.
EHSC is looking for an Executive Program Assistant to join our team. This talented person will assist and support the organization’s Executive Director in carrying out high-level program development, policy research and analysis, advocacy, organizing, negotiations, communications, coalition building, organizational leadership, management and fund raising. In the course of this work, the Executive Program Assistant will receive mentoring in methods for improving environmental public health, promoting an environmentally sustainable economy and sustaining a dynamic nonprofit organization, while providing administrative support to the chief executive.
This entry-level position is offered as a one-year paid fellowship designed for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in science, policy, technology or nonprofit organizational leadership related to environmental public health, sustainable business development or social change.
Required qualifications: College degree required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, excellent writing skills and a commitment to positive social change. Must be highly self-motivated, self-directed and quick to respond to rapidly changing demands. Must be highly organized with excellent attention to detail and follow-through while managing multiple tasks. Must be tech savvy with at least intermediate computer skills and be comfortable working on Mac computers. We need a strong team player with good people skills. We prefer, but don’t require, some relevant experience with nonprofit organizations or public issue campaigns. Highly capable administrative or business skills are also a plus. Physical requirements include ability to spend hours listening and talking; working via computer, telephone and other electronic devices; driving frequently to meetings and events; light lifting of equipment and materials; with occasional night or weekend work, long days and overnight travel.
Details: This full-time position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and will be based in our Portland, Maine office. We expect the position to run from approximately June 2014 – May 2015.