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Jan 4 / BARD CEP

Bay Area Government Relations Consultant, Breathe California

Organization: Breathe California

Position Title: Bay Area Government Relations Consultant

Location: Daly City, California

Dates and compensation: Part-time staff or contract position and is expected to be approximately 20-40 hours/mo. The salary or contract range is TBD, based on experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Breathe California, a 100+ year old voluntary health organization that advocates for lung health and clean air, is seeking a coordinator for our Bay Area Air Quality Initiative. To achieve the mission of Breathe California, to prevent and control lung disease and promote clean air and public health, a critical public policy and advocacy strategy is necessary at the local and regional level. The purpose of this position is to coordinate that local strategy. This can be a part-time staff or contract position and is expected to be approximately 20-40 hours/mo. The salary or contract range is TBD, based on experience.

Responsibilities: Primary Duties/Air Quality Advocacy, SF Bay Area

Work with local environmental, transit and/or public health organizations to assess emerging issues that Breathe California of the Bay Area (BCBA) and Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (BCGGPHP) should support/oppose consistent with our mission.

Meet with key policy makers and/or their staff; and with community partners to present the positions of Breathe California and where appropriate, provide input to policy committee staff concerning policy content.

Attend meetings or request assistance to see that Breathe California is represented as needed at meeting or hearing regarding relevant issues.

Report to the BCGGPHP and BCBA CEOs as needed on local issues.

Develop an annual advocacy report for distribution to Breathe California, volunteers and staff at the end of session.

Develop e-advocacy messages and requests and coordinate with the web master to initiate calls for action as needed on legislative issues.

Breathe California Ambassador/Fund Raiser

It is expected that all staff serve as spokesperson for Breathe CA, its mission, work and need for support. It is especially critical that the Air Quality/Government Relations Consultant:

Coordinate with Communications Director to enhance advocacy efforts as needed to promote Breathe CA perspectives via press releases, letters to the editor, media advisories, and social network marketing; and, assists as needed in the development of fact sheets, podcasts, or videos for the web site that inform the public of key issues.

Assist in identifying potential speakers, sponsors and awardees for the annual Clean Air Awards and promote participation of local partners.

Look for opportunities to fund the advocacy work, via foundations, individual sponsors, events or grants, and coordinate solicitation with CEO and development/program staff.

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree and some graduate level work and/ or 2 years of experience in lung health and/or air quality advocacy.

Superior communications skills, excellent organization abilities.

Ability to work with Windows office programs and e-advocacy platforms.

Seasoned public health/environmental advocate with developed contacts in the Bay Area highly desirable.

Non-smoker with valid CA driver’s license.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Tanya Stevenson, EdD, MPH

Facsimile: 650/994-4601

GovernmentRelations@ggbreathe.org

No phone calls please; For more information about Breathe CA visit www.ggbreathe.org

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