Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager

Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles (PSR-LA) is seeking a Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager.  This is a new position to expand the capacity of our Nuclear Threats program, which advocates for nuclear abolition and policies that protect public health from exposure to radioactive waste and contamination. The position will lead PSR-LA’s local and statewide organizing for Back from the Brink: Bringing Communities Together to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (BftB), a national grassroots coalition that PSR-LA helps lead and manage.


PSR-LA’s Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager will lead PSR-LA’s efforts to educate and mobilize health professionals, organizational partners, and the public to build a vocal, active, community-focused nuclear disarmament constituency in Southern California. Working closely with PSR-LA’s Associate Director, BftB’s organizational partners and national leadership, the Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager will help develop and execute a statewide campaign to build champions for nuclear disarmament among California’s Congressional delegation and local and state elected officials through local organizing, intersectional partnerships, municipal resolutions, and endorsements. The position will lead and coordinate outreach to climate, peace, faith, environmental justice, racial justice and other social justice groups, highlighting the intersections between issues. The Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager will recruit, train, and support BftB activists and engage them in BftB’s regional ‘hub’ for sustained grassroots advocacy and public education activities, and assist with further development of BftB’s local and national campaign strategy. 

The Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager will be responsible for planning and executing public awareness and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders.

The position will organize meetings with local elected officials, state and federal legislators, allies, and others, and will represent PSR-LA and BftB in local and national nuclear disarmament coalitions. The Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager will build and maintain relationships with physicians, community groups, policymakers and the broader health community. The position will also develop materials and give presentations that effectively explain and highlight the connections between nuclear policy, health, and justice. The Nuclear Threats Organizing Manager will work with PSR-LA’s environmental justice staff to build strong connections between programs and develop joint advocacy strategies.


  • Commitment to public health and social, environmental, and racial justice
  • Five years or more of experience in a combination of areas: community organizing, coalition/community building, state or federal issue or political campaigns, policy advocacy—nuclear weapons, environmental health and justice, or social justice fields preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health/Science, Political Science, International Relations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with and managing coalitions and building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Proven track record of strong project management and organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to effectively prioritize tasks 
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal, with diverse audiences
  • Creative and dynamic advocacy skills
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills and the ability to address conflicts and build consensus
  • Ability to display leadership and nurture leadership in others
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a fast-paced, close-knit team 
  • Convey a strong sense of connection, respect, and mutual trust with staff, partners, and stakeholders 
  • Experience with digital organizing.
  • Experience and success working with communications management and marketing programs such as Google Work Space, Microsoft Suite, Every Action, WordPress, Zoom, Canva and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Conversational fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish, a plus

Employment Status: Full-Time Exempt, Salaried 

Location: Position is based in Los Angeles, CA. We are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate that PSR-LA will continue with a hybrid office structure. However, qualified applicants should preferably reside in Southern California and be able to work in our Los Angeles-based office when necessary as well as conduct LA and SoCal-based field work. 

Compensation: Salary ranging from $75,000 - $80,000 based on experience. PSR-LA offers a robust benefits package that includes employer-paid healthcare, dental, vision premiums, acupuncture & chiropractic premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents, as well as paid time off, 2 weeks off during end-of-year holidays, professional development opportunities, and staff wellness benefits.  

Preferred Start Date: May 2023 

Application instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample for consideration. 

This position is open until filled. PSR-LA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, BIPOC and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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