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February 6, 2023We’re hiring a Program Associate!


Program Associate Job Announcement

The nonprofit environmental health network, Coming Clean, is seeking to hire a full-time Program Associate to join our team.

Coming Clean is a national environmental health network of 150+ member organizations and experts, working in strategic partnership with the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform. Our mission is to reform the chemical industry so it is no longer a source of harm, and secure systemic changes that leave no community behind and allow a safe chemical and clean energy economy to flourish.  Coming Clean is dedicated to principled collaboration grounded in and accountable to the leadership, vision, and voices of environmental justice grassroots groups and communities.

Coming Clean is committed to dismantling racism, sexism, ableism and other oppressions within our organization and society as a whole. We strongly encourage applicants from communities disproportionately affected by environmental and social injustices including black people, indigenous peoples, people of color, younger people, people from working class backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, women, and people of all abilities to apply. Equal employment opportunity is available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Coming Clean values the well-being of its staff and understands that an inclusive environment of mutual respect is essential to our success. We endeavor to provide the support and space for staff to thrive and grow within their roles and the organization whenever possible. While some projects or deadlines may require work outside of regular hours, staff are not expected to regularly work overtime and utilizing time off is actively encouraged. Coming Clean is a team, and every staff member’s presence and input is equally respected and valued.

Position Summary Description:

The Program Associate’s primary role and responsibility is to assist in the operation and membership engagement of the Coming Clean Network and to provide logistical support for program convenings. This will include ongoing tasks like maintaining membership records and consistent communication of opportunities, as well as special projects such as assisting with logistics of periodic in-person meetings.

The Program Associate will report to, and take direction from, Coming Clean’s Network Manager.

Primary Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Support member engagement in Coming Clean’s network by maintaining internal communication tools and highlighting opportunities for members to participate:
      • Send weekly emails to the network, tracking upcoming meetings, action opportunities, events, member news, and resources
      • Monitor listserv conversations, compiling resources and action items that should be highlighted across the network; assess member communication challenges, work with Network Manager to implement improvements
      • Administer our member site (platform:
      • Provide support with outreach, reminders, note taking, and facilitation as needed for Monthly All Members Calls.
  • Support Network Manager in maintaining member database and evaluating member engagement
      • Maintain a detailed membership database and map of the network, regularly assessing gaps, setting and monitoring engagement goals and metrics, and identifying opportunities to deepen member engagement
      • Collect data for yearly engagement/participation audit
  • Support onboarding of new members into the network
      • Guide members through onboarding process: responding to initial contact, sharing onboarding documents, and scheduling an orientation meeting with the Network Manager
      • Develop system to streamline extended onboarding/orientation follow up
  • Compile and share member and network accomplishments
      • Keep record of major milestones spotlight member accomplishments, and frame our collective wins in the narrative of the Louisville Charter
      • Support the Program Director in managing annual program plans and program tracking
  • Provide coordination and logistics support for program calls and meetings
      • Schedule Coming Clean Leadership calls and other programs calls as needed, sending agendas and reminders, taking and disseminating call notes, and following up on commitments and action items
      • Provide logistical support and coordination for in-person team meetings, including making travel arrangements for attendees, monitoring of meeting budgets, identifying meeting venues, interfacing with vendors, circulating pre- and post- meeting materials and other tasks as needed
      • Support the Operations & HR Manager in the planning and execution of network-wide convenings

Position Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year experience in administrative, logistical, or similar support roles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive movement organizing, principled collaboration, and racial justice.
  • Experience in, knowledge of, and passion for relevant issues including environmental health, chemical pollution, economic and Environmental Justice, clean energy, sustainable food production, and/or preventing climate change.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and comfort maintaining and ensuring consistent accuracy of large databases.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into clear and concise notes, action items, and work plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong listening skills.
  • Skill at managing relationships and working collaboratively and respectfully with individuals and organizations of diverse backgrounds, and with diverse priorities.
  • Strong personal organization skills and ability to prioritize and tackle multiple projects and tasks at once, within established deadlines and in accordance with long term plans.
  • Creative, self-motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel and attend in-person meetings, roughly 3-4 per year (within Covid-19 guidelines).

See the complete position description here.


This is a remote position within the United States.  

Salary Range & Benefits:

The Program Associate is a full-time position. The salary range for this position is between $45,000 and $50,000 annually. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a retirement program, health insurance reimbursement arrangement, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and unplanned leave.

Application Process and Timeline:  

The application period will remain open until the position is filled. 

Please submit the following materials by email to  

  • Cover letter, telling us who you are and why you are interested in and qualified for this position
  • Resume or CV (include relevant volunteer experience as well as paid work)

Please note that incomplete applications missing required materials will not be considered. 

Please send your materials to only; please do not send your application materials directly to any staff member. 



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