Air Quality Project CoordinatorPhysicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles Website
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles (PSR-LA) is seeking an Air Quality Project Coordinator. This is a new position with the Manager of Health and Environment Programs to ensure the coordination and execution of multiple air quality and climate justice projects and grants. This position integrates our work on local air quality and climate health and justice work.
Project Coordinator will ensure the implementation of PSR-LA’s air quality projects focused on addressing air pollution and climate change impacts in South LA. This position will support the integration of climate change extreme heat and air pollution impacts work for climate justice and climate resiliency policies. The candidate will work closely with community-based organizations, academic partners, community residents, regulatory agencies, City and State government officials, such as the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the City of LA Emergency Mobilization Office, and other stakeholders to develop and implement community-based projects and build community power to advocate for environmental justice based climate and air quality policies. The position will support community-based organizations in the coordination of preparing action plans, conducting community outreach and engagement, developing and fostering relationships with South LA-based organizations, and identifying and developing educational materials for projects, grant implementation, and policy advocacy. The candidate will also be responsible for the daily administrative tasks of organizing meetings, setting agendas, and project planning implementation.
The Air Quality Project Coordinator will assist in the development of program content, support in the preparation of summaries of technical documents, presentations, air quality/climate data, and tools, communicate with the broader community, and engage with partners and other stakeholders to support PSR-LA’s goals. This individual will also work under the supervision of the Manager of Health and Environment Programs to develop work plans and implementation strategies for PSR-LA’s air quality and climate policy advocacy, extreme heat and air pollution grant, and our community air quality grants, which are in alignment with PSR-LA’s mission and vision.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in public health, public policy, or a related community health or environmental science field; work experience in these fields will be considered in lieu of a degree.
Knowledge of Air Quality and Climate issues including, but not limited to local environmental justice pollution issues and extreme heat impacts.
Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in project coordination and project/grant deliverables management.
Experience working with and managing coalitions and working in collaboration with community-based, government, and academic partners.
Experience building strong professional relationships with diverse stakeholders, and experience with government funding and reporting.
Experience in providing popular education, health education, and technical assistance to community-based organizations.
Experience working respectfully with base-building organizations.
Effective communicator, both written and verbal, with diverse audiences; capable of authoring blogs, policy briefs, and reports.
Strong facilitation skills and the ability to address conflicts and build consensus.
Strong analytical and strategy-development skills and technologically resourceful.
Strategic, well-organized, and results-oriented.
Creative and dynamic advocacy skills.
Ability to display leadership and nurture leadership in others.
Commitment to public health and social, environmental, and racial justice.
Familiarity with nonprofit organizations and the medical and public health community.
Ability to work as part of a fast-paced, close-knit team and individually.
Preferred conversational fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish.
Employment Status: This is a Grant funded position for 1 year with a potential for continued employment dependent on funding. (Full-Time Exempt Salaried)
Location: This position is based in Los Angeles, CA. We are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate that in the future, PSR-LA will continue with a hybrid office structure. However, qualified applicants should reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and be able to work and attend meetings in the Los Angeles region.
Compensation: Salary ranging from $65,000- $75,000 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
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample for consideration to Jobs@psr-la.org Subject Line: Air Quality Project Coordinator
This position is open until filled. PSR-LA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles (PSR-LA)
PSR-LA places health and equity at the center of public policy. For over 40 years, we have elevated the trusted voices of healthcare professionals to support transformative, community-led movements for environmental justice and nuclear disarmament. Our programs equip doctors, nurses, public health workers, allied health professionals, and students with the tools they need to successfully advocate for policies that foster healthier, stronger communities across Southern California and beyond. The majority of PSR-LA staff members are people of color and for the last 20 years, our growth has been led by a woman of color. Our collective work to build a more caring, restorative economy demonstrates how the health voice can support the creation of resilient communities.