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CPR Policy Director Position

Fulltime position with Californians for Pesticide Reform (formal employer Pesticide Action Network)

Location: Remote position in California, with the option to be based in the CPR office in Lindsay (Tulare County), with frequent statewide travel (roughly once a month or more.)

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 depending on experience

Application deadline: January 27, 2023, or until job is filled, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis after January 27, 2023.

Start date: February 6, 2023


Job description

The Policy Director will hold primary responsibility for the coordination, strategy and implementation of CPR’s campaigns and programs, with strong involvement and support from CPR’s Co-Directors. The Policy Director will ensure program compliance with grant deliverables and will contribute to discussions about broader programmatic and membership directions of the coalition.

Primary responsibilities of the Policy Director position include:

  • Supporting implementation of objectives from CPR strategic plan
  • Coordinating and facilitating the coalition’s regular program/campaign calls
  • Coordinating strategy and logistics of statewide in-person and remote events
  • Supporting regions through strategy/planning calls, training, data/materials, pulling in co-directors and other SC members for additional support as needed
  • Coordinating and participating in policy advocacy
  • Identifying policy opportunities at the state level
  • Building and maintaining coalition membership
  • Ensuring programmatic compliance with main grant deliverables
  • Providing content for grant proposals and reports as needed
  • Editing grant proposals and reports as needed
  • Helping to provide content for CPR’s website and social media platforms
  • Conducting traditional media outreach including drafting press releases and conducting media interviews


  • Commitment to the mission of CPR and environmental health and justice, broadly.
  • At least two years of experience working in an advocacy-based non-profit organization or coalition.
  • Prior experience working in some combination of the areas of environmental health, environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, policy advocacy and/or community organizing. Knowledge of pesticides, food systems and farmworker issues a plus.
  • Experience in foundation-based fundraising preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills in coordination and administration.
  • Proven project management skills, including being highly organized, strong ability to oversee multiple projects, demonstrated attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Salesforce and Excel or similar applications. Willingness to master new programs essential.
  • Spoken fluency in English required.
  • Spoken fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Superior English writing skills required.
  • Spanish writing skills preferred.
  • Experience working as part of a coalition and/or multi-organization collaboration preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a collaborative spirit, including demonstrated ability to work in close cooperation with a team and to take independent initiative; we require a skilled and motivated self-starter.
  • Willingness to travel frequently (once a month or more) across California, most often to the Central Valley, Central Coast and Sacramento; current driver’s license and insurability.

CPR proactively seeks candidates with a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, people of color and people fluent in Spanish.

Location: This is a work-from-home position based in California, with the option to work out of our central office in Lindsay (Tulare County).

Employment, supervision, support and reporting: The Policy Director is employed by CPR’s fiscal sponsor (currently Pesticide Action Network), and reports to CPR’s co-directors.

Salary: Salary dependent on experience, in the $70,000 to $80,000 range. Excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance, generous paid vacation and sick leave, retirement contributions, cell phone and gym allowance, life and disability insurance, and more.

To apply: Send applications by e-mail with “Policy Director position” in the subject line to Complete applications include a cover letter, résumé with salary history, and short writing sample. Applications should be complete and emailed directly by candidates; applications sent via an intermediary website and incomplete applications will not be considered.

If invited for an interview, the candidate must also supply names and contact information of three references. 

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