As the breadth of the Ecology Center’s work continues to increase, so has our need for visionary and creative leaders at all levels of engagement. Join our team in developing innovative solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet.
The Ecology Center is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Read our Statement of Values on Diversity and Inclusion.
The Ecology Center seeks an innovative Science and Health Senior Organizer to direct environmental health campaigns at the Ecology Center, including our consumer product testing project, HealthyStuff.org, and our Health Leaders Fellowship program.
Our ideal Science and Health Senior Organizer is a bright and creative campaigner with a background in the sciences and ability to understand scientific information and translate it to make it accessible to lay audiences. The job will work with our environmental health team to develop campaign and science strategy for HealthyStuff.org, our Health Leaders Fellowship, and other campaigns at the Ecology Center.
The Ecology Center's HealthyStuff.org conducts independent scientific research on hazardous chemicals in materials and products. The project develops applied analytic testing methods using its own internal lab and collaborates with researchers around the world. Product test data, rankings, and reports are used to engage suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, consumers and policy makers on campaigns to change chemical policy. The Ecology Center’s Health Leaders Fellowship cultivates health professionals into advocates for health and the environment in the public policy arena, the clinical setting and in their communities. Fellows are provided with in-depth issue training on the intersection between health and the environment and civic engagement training and practice.
This is a permanent full-time position at 40 hours per week and based out of the Ecology Center’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Most work will be Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.
Founded in 1970, the Ecology Center works to develop innovative solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet. In recent years, the Ecology Center developed the country’s leading product-testing service for toxic chemicals; created a statewide Health Leaders Fellowship program; and led successful advocacy campaigns to expand transit service in southeast Michigan. The Ecology Center is the parent organization of Recycle Ann Arbor, founded in 1977, which works to build zero waste communities through convenient and innovative services. The Ecology Center has offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Duties and Responsibilities
Overall Project Management:
Campaign & Research Collaborations, Program Planning:
Project Management, Web & Testing Systems:
Salary and Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package including health, dental, FSA, 403(b), ongoing professional training, and growth opportunities. The office culture is upbeat, collaborative, and goal-oriented.
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Science and Health Senior Organizer” in the email subject. Please include how you heard about the position.
Please apply by January 23, 2017. Applications received by that date will be given priority, but we will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. Only selected applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview.
Ecology Center Statement of Values on Diversity and Inclusion
The Ecology Center works to develop innovative solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet. We are a dedicated community of individuals tackling the most pressing health and environmental issues of our time with integrity, persistence and science. Through our expert staff and over 40 years experience, we provide credible information, strategic action, and education on complex environmental issues.
A commitment to equity and fairness is a critical component of any healthy organization, and that equity must extend to issues of race and income. Our organizational commitment to equity extends not only to internal practices and opportunities, but also to the way in which our organization interacts with our community, our region, and the world. We embrace an explicit goal that our campaigns, priorities, and activities increase equality and justice for all people. As we continue to grow and develop, we must embody principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity in order to remain vibrant and innovative and truly be the change that we wish to see in our communities and world.
Diverse organizations are stronger, more resilient and more innovative. Greater diversity will help us sustain a movement in which all voices are represented and in which all communities contribute to addressing the environmental issues that confront us now, and for generations to come. On an individual and organizational level, diversity and inclusion are important values we will continue to to build upon in the coming months and years in order to truly help build social justice and equity.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee is currently working to create a long term plan that will help us advance toward our goals, including:
Published on May 7, 2015