Environmental Health Program Coordinator

  • As You Sow
  • Remote
  • Nov 29, 2021
Full time Project Manager Public Health Strategist Research

Job Description

Full-Time, Exempt Position



As You Sow seeks to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies.


Our vision is a safe, just, and sustainable world in which protecting the environment and human rights is central to corporate decision-making.


As You Sow is a Berkeley-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization who promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We believe that the way to a safe, just, and sustainable world can be only achievable by enlisting the support of corporations, either through advocacies, scorecards, shareholder engagements, and other innovative methods. Moving companies to take greater responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their operations, is our primary goal and our actions have produced results for 29 years.


As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation.


As You Sow’s Environmental Health program works to address critical environmental health issues resulting from corporate policies and practices. The program has several primary goals including: moving food manufacturers to adopt sustainable agriculture strategies that promote ecosystem health and reduce the use of toxic pesticides, eliminating the routine use of antibiotics important to human medicine in the production of food animals, and working with fast food chains to eliminate food packaging that contains known toxic chemicals.


The Environmental Health Program Coordinator will work with the Environmental Health Program Manager to develop and execute engagements with major publicly traded companies to advance solutions to agricultural and public health risks. The Coordinator will support ongoing initiatives including minimizing use of toxic pesticides in agricultural supply chains and eliminating the routine use of antibiotics important to human medicine in food animal production, in addition to helping to launch and build new initiatives including reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in consumer goods. The Program Coordinator will also coordinate with and support the Environmental Health Program Manager in coalition building, including meeting with values-aligned NGOs and other investors. The ability to work on many tasks simultaneously and maintain focus and work quality is crucial. A successful candidate will be adept at moving quickly from one work topic to another as well as developing deep subject matter expertise. We hope that the Program Coordinator will learn and grow into the role and be able to progressively take on more leadership.

As our work is focused on making bold and lasting positive change in the world on issues including climate change, environmental health, ocean plastics, wage justice, financial transparency, and human rights, the ideal applicant will passionately care about these issues and our theory of change.

Position Type: 1.0 FTE. Exempt.

Start date: Position will be open until January 4, 2022.

Reports to: Environmental Health Program Manager, and President



  • Conducting research using scientific reviews, corporate reports and documentation, media, and other sources
  • Synthesizing information in issue briefs, blogs, or reports
  • Working directly with companies to set up shareholder engagement meetings
  • Maintain data base of corporate scores and key performance indicators
  • Participating in a variety of corporate meetings, taking leadership for a subset as determined by the Program Manager
  • Work with NGO advocates, activists, faith-based investors, and other institutional investors to develop secure commitments and maintain forward momentum on initiative goals
  • Assisting with program operations as needed (including notetaking for meetings with corporations, calendaring meetings, or managing email outreach)
  • Monitor media, analyst reports, online postings, and other program information sources.
  • Represent the organization at conferences and corporate annual meetings.
  • Track corporate contacts, engagement notes, and other information in Salesforce


  • 1+ years of experience in corporate responsibility, Socially Responsible Investing, and/or ESG Investing.
  • Two or more years of research experience preferred (i.e. gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing data)
  • Professional experience with substantive independent work and collaboration
  • Background in or understanding of initiative area issues (i.e. impacts of toxic chemicals on the environment and public health, pesticides, sustainable agriculture, and/or antimicrobial resistance)
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Initiative to ask questions when needed and desire to independently take on projects as skills and experience develop
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Passionate personal commitment to progressive social and environmental change
  • Sense of humor appreciated



  • Salary: The expected range for this position is $50,000 - $62,000, depending on experience.
  • Benefits: Healthcare, dental, vision insurance, Life, LTD, Voluntary Life, EAP, 401K, phone stipend, 18 holidays, 1 volunteer day, and 10 vacation days in first year of employment (15 vacation days each subsequent year).
  • A team with passion and fun.
  • A low-ego, high-performance culture and flexible work environment.


Please apply through our job site. Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2022. We thank all applicants for your interest.


As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. As You Sow makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. As You Sow does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about As You Sow, go to: www.asyousow.org




$50,000 - $62,000, depending on experience