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Job Announcement: Economic Inequity & Health Program Organizer
This is a 6-month, part-time position (at minimum), to be extended contingent on funding. The position is based in our Seattle office, in the University District.
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR), the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world. WPSR works to leverage the voice of healthcare professionals in the fight against economic inequity and to mitigate its impacts on the health of people in Washington State. We believe that economic inequity is a social determinant of health, and advocate for policies that represent “upstream” approaches to reducing inequality, including progressive taxation, investments in early life and education, reducing homelessness and promoting equitable access to affordable housing.
The Economic Inequity & Health Program Organizer is responsible for supporting all aspects of WPSR’s Economic Inequity & Health program. This position works alongside WPSR’s other Program Organizers, and reports to the Executive Director. Duties include:
· Engaging and organizing members of the health care community across the state in support of the economic inequity program’s goals
· Supporting the activities of WPSR’s Economic Inequity & Health Task Force and other volunteers and health professionals in our network
· Work with Task Force chairs on monthly meetings and other program-related events
· Creating and sharing relevant content to WPSR’s blog, website, print publications, and social media channels
· Producing promotional and educational materials
· Coordinating speaker trainings and providing ongoing support to health professionals prepared to speak about Economic Inequity & Health as a health issue
· Serving as a liaison with community partners working on the issue of economic inequity and health disparities
· Keeping WPSR members informed about important economic inequity-related information and opportunities for action
· Researching, writing, and distributing information about economic inequity and health
· Speaking at events, including public hearings and community forums
· Staying abreast of current research, policy, and best practices related to reduction of economic inequity
Other Duties May Include:
· Supporting WPSR fundraising efforts related to sustaining the program
· Assisting with occasional organization-wide events, including annual WPSR fundraising dinner
· Participation in staff meetings and shared administrative support of WPSR’s office and activities
Desired Skills and Experience
A strong candidate for this position will:
· Have an interest in and passion for the issues of economic inequity, especially relative to communities in WA State and/or to human health
· Have a belief in the strength of advocacy using a health/medical voice
· Be positive and outgoing, in order to energize and motivate others to join our work
· Have experience engaging and working with diverse constituencies
· Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal communication
· Work well independently and be a resourceful self-starter
· Be highly organized, in order to successfully support multiple priorities and projects
· Be a “team player” in supporting the larger mission of WPSR, which includes working toward our other core issues of nuclear weapons abolition and combatting climate change
· Have experience with community organizing and/or campaign mobilization
· Have experience and/or a strong interest in engaging with policy makers
· Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice
· Ability to drive, along with a valid driver’s license
· Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
Hours, Pay & Benefits
Hours: 20 hours/week, schedule flexible between weekday hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. Some evening and weekend work will be required for meetings and events.
· Pay: $17-$20/hour, DOE
· Benefits: Pro-rated benefits (sick leave, vacation, medical) are available for employees working at least 20 hours/week
How to Apply
To apply, send your current resume and a thoughtful cover letter indicating your interest in the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Economic Inequity & Health Program Organizer” in the subject of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning on July 15. No phone calls please.
We seek to recruit and retain talented applicants from a diverse candidate pool. We especially welcome applicants who support our organization’s core values: science, sustainability, compassion, peace, justice, and equity.
WPSR provides equal employment opportunities with no discrimination against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
Thank you for your interest! To learn more about our organization, please visit www.wpsr.org.