Decades after ending lead in paint, gasoline and other sources, lead poisoning remains one of the nation’s most devastating environmental health threats, impacting over 535,000 American children under the age of six each year – causing irreversible damage and robbing them of their full potential. Yet, it is imperative to understand that lead poisoning is entirely preventable, and it is our collective obligation to end it once and for all. The business case for prevention is clear: for every dollar invested in prevention taxpayers receive $17 to $221 in return. More importantly, children will arrive in the classroom able to learn and ready to reach their full potential.
The Campaign to End Lead Poisoning stems from the National Lead Summit in December 2016, where over 200 partner organizations gathered to produce a national Call to Action: to eradicate lead poisoning in five years. This is not an issue awareness campaign, but a campaign of action through a national network of dedicated advocates and organizations. The Campaign intends to raise a significant philanthropic fund to catalyze local, state, and federal funding in the most at-risk jurisdictions in the United States. With these catalytic funds, the Campaign will lift up the efforts of local governments and nonprofit partners to accomplish the necessary policy changes, as well as provide housing interventions to remediate the causes of lead poisoning in housing, water and soil.
The National Program Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of the Campaign to End Lead Poisoning, including broad campaign strategy; hiring, training and managing staff; creating and executing the budget; coordinate with new and established partner organizations, and direct outreach to local and community-based leaders as well as families.
Duties Include but are not limited to:
The successful applicant will possess:
Degree in public policy, public health, government, marketing, business management, or other related field from an accredited university
10+ years of experience managing large-scale, national projects or campaigns
Experience in raising money from foundations and/or corporations, and individuals (both high- and low-dollar donations)
Exceptional communicator, both written and oral – strong presentation and public speaking skills will be key to this role
Strong understanding and commitment to addressing health, environmental and economic inequities through solution-based approaches
A deep commitment to racial equity and inclusion
A demonstrated ability to effectively lead teams, set and exceed goals
Must have a valid driver license and willingness to travel
Experience with and willingness to be a Campaign Spokesperson at conferences, meetings, trainings and with the media
This is a full-time, exempt position. Position includes full benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. GHHI is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates should email GHHI’s Department of Human Capital at [email protected] with the following:
3 Relevant Work Samples (e.g. writing samples (news article, blog post, funding proposal, policy paper), video footage of a training/presentation/speech you have given, etc.)