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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
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
● 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
● 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
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample for consideration to Jobs@psr-la.org.
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 is a physician membership organization that advocates for policies and practices that improve
public health, eliminate nuclear and environmental threats, and address health disparities. Focusing
specifically on issues of nuclear weapons, climate change, toxic chemicals, air pollution, and healthy land
uses, PSR-LA provides health education, research, and policy solutions and we engage a wide range of
groups, communities, and health professionals. Our work builds power for collective action to protect
human health and the environment. 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