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Special Events Manager

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Position Relevance to Organization Mission

The mission of the Breathe California is to prevent and control lung disease and to promote lung health. We cannot achieve our mission without support. The purpose of this position is to engender support for our work and our mission through special events. This position reports to the CEO.

Primary Duties

Currently, the organization hosts four events per year: an awards luncheon, a non-competitive one-day bike ride, a youth film festival and a volunteer appreciation/holiday dinner and auction. In addition other special occasion events may be arranged. It is expected that the Events Manager oversee all aspects of event planning and implementation.

Specific duties in coordinating events include:
  • Establish event fundraising and participation objectives that reflect the financial priorities and policies of the Board of Directors.
  • Leading a committee of volunteers and/or board members to achieve event goals.
  • Identify, recruit and cultivate corporate sponsors; fund raising teams and team captains; and, event committee members.
  • Set implementation timelines with event committees and related staff
  • Secure corporate sponsors for events and oversee Events Associate in securing in-kind donations and researching potential new corporate sponsors.
  • Administrative and Program events assistants in carrying out event logistics, recruiting volunteers dispensing volunteer assignments
  • Secure media sponsors for events
  • Provide training and collateral material as needed to event participants who fund raise
  • Oversee the design and production of event brochures, marketing collateral, event web sites, on-line registration, and fundraising functions
  • Serve as the overall manager on event day
  • Oversee acknowledgment and recognition of event sponsors, fundraisers, donors and volunteers.
  • Prepare post-event reports on event income, expenses and community participation; analyze trends and identify strategies for subsequent events.
  • Maintain event management records with event planning timelines, budgets and invoices, permit contacts, sponsor correspondence, advertising contracts, meeting minutes, route maps and marketing collateral

General Qualifications:

  • At least two years experience managing events that have a minimum of 300 participants and gross income over $100,000
  • Experience with a variety of indoor and outdoor events, youth, family and adult oriented including athletic events, bike rides, awards lunches, auctions
  • Successful solicitation of corporate sponsors
  • Experience with web-based event registration and data management
  • Have excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of event related marketing, branding and communications
  • Must be well organized and able to handle multiple projects
  • Able to work comfortably with diverse communities
  • Bachelor of Art or Science degree
  • Must agree to a background check
  • Non-smoker, (to align with the mission of our organization)
  • Valid California driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • The Events manager has access to support staff, consultants and volunteers to assist in the implementation of events, but this position does require motivational leadership, vision, energy and tenacity
  • Familiarity with local corporations, media and event resources
  • Personal participation in athletic events such as bike rides, walks, triathlons, etc.
  • Understanding of lung health and air quality issues related to our mission
  • Understanding of non-profit accounting, gift acceptance and tax deduction standards

Working Conditions

  • Current office is located in Daly City
  • Successful candidate will need to be available to start in November 2014, if not sooner
  • Part time or flex time is negotiable
  • Benefits are very competitive
  • Salary range is from $45,000 - $55,000 FTE depending upon experience

visit www.ggbreathe.org to learn more about our events

Send a cover letter, resume and examples of event collateral to Elias Trevino,
or fax to 650/994-4601. NO phone calls please.


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General Description

The Director of Tobacco Prevention and Control Services is responsible for overseeing and implementing all program activities, logistics and outreach for smoking cessation projects involving adults, youth and young adults, including quit smoking classes, brief interventions, tobacco education presentations, and trainings.

General Qualifications

  • Masters in Public Health, and/or four years equivalent experience
  • Must be well organized and able to handle multiple projects
  • Have excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work comfortably with diverse communities
  • Must agree to a background check
  • Non-smoker
  • Valid California driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with groups to quit smoking or adopt healthier behaviors; youth in school settings, school personnel and/or community organizations to provide health education outreach and programs.


Coordinate the following programs:
  • Community based smoking cessation classes
  • Youth smoking cessation classes
  • Tobacco education presentations
  • Professional education workshops
  • Conduct outreach to under-served communities
  • Coordinate other programs and services as needed
  • Grant writing and grant reporting


$45,000 FTE annually plus full benefits Please submit a cover letter and resume (no phone calls) by September 5, 2014 to: Karen Licavoli, Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership, 2171 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Suite 720, Daly City, CA 94014-1999 or email .

Development and Market Analysis Internship 2014 - Volunteer Position

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Lung disease is now the second leading cause of death in the United States. Breathe California Golden, Gate Public Health Partnership (Breathe CA) is seeking a graduate level intern to help complete funder/prospect research and market analysis regarding lung health & education in the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area (Daly City, CA – just a five minute walk from the Daly City BART station)

Time Frame: Two options: 1) Full-time – May/June through August 2014 (approximately 10-12 weeks); 2) Part-time for six months, beginning immediately with some flexibility

Our Mission: Through grassroots education, advocacy and services, Breathe California fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. We are devoted to addressing the major determinants of lung disease through Tobacco Cessation, Asthma Education, COPD Programs, Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Initiatives, and Research. We welcome your support to help us achieve these goals.


The internship responsibilities include but are not limited to prospecting and researching funders for the areas of tobacco/smoking cessation, asthma, COPD, indoor and outdoor air quality, and writing letters of interest or small grant applications. It also includes assessing and reporting on the market competition and opportunities within the service area. Role includes: 1) Becoming familiar with Breathe CA and the Breathe America Alliance, their history, major programs & projects; 2) Learning about Development, including grant writing, annual fund, individual donors, major events, etc.; 3) Becoming familiar with prospecting tools, how to create briefings, Letters of Intent (LOI), proposals to a foundations/corporations; 4) Prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal; and 5) Identifying and research organizations offering similar services or serving similar populations.

Curriculum will be structured similar to the following, keeping your personal interests in mind as well:

  1. Funding Research
    1. Identify current funders of relevant health & education programming in identified counties (gov’t, foundations, individuals, etc.)
    2. Identify new avenues/potential funding sources for programs that Breathe CA may want to explore
  2. Market Analysis
    1. Identify organizations offering similar programs on local, regional and national scale
    2. Identify existing or potential community partners and document by category and/or opportunity
    3. Identify populations served by collaborating and competing organizations
    4. Make recommendations for collaboration opportunities
  3. Reporting and Presentation
    1. Develop a comprehensive report about findings and recommendations
    2. Create a presentation of the overall project, including processes used
    3. Possibly write short article for Breathe CA newsletter about project findings


  1. Ability to research using databases and online searches
  2. Ability to create and manage a database (e.g., Excel)
  3. Ability to conduct literature reviews and interviews, and summarize those findings
  4. Ability to work independently
  5. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  6. Excellent time management skills
  7. Commitment to the mission and values of Breathe CA
  8. Ability to successfully report findings and present to staff & leadership team


This internship is an opportunity to learn from non-profit professionals through a meaningful research project with immediately applicable results, as well as to get involved in an important public health initiative for the Bay Area and Northern CA. Contributing to the agency’s goal of preventing lung disease is rewarding and exciting. Interns will learn new skills in a professional setting and gain valuable work experience. Increased depth of knowledge about lung health in Northern California. Direct supervision from experienced staff holding relevant work experience and graduate degrees (MA, MPH, EdD). This is a great resume builder! Upon successful completion of projects and work plans, interns may request recommendations or references from Breathe CA to assist them in gaining future positions, employment, or advanced degrees. This project may be used as an internship, practicum or thesis project if requested.

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than five pages) to Dr. Tanya Stevenson, VP of Institutional Advancement, at tanyas@ggbreathe.org or call with any questions 650-994-5868, x 308. Your letter should include why you are interested in Breathe California and this position, how your skills and background will be an asset to the agency and allow you to successfully complete the project, and how this project will benefit your academic or professional career. Applicants without all three required documents will not be considered.

Open August 2013 until filled.

Project Coordinator/Asthma Health Educator

General Description

The Asthma Health Educator will be responsible for implementing all logistics and outreach for the All About Asthma (AAA) training program for childcare providers and parents in both English and Spanish; recruiting new facilitators for the AAA Train the Trainers programs; conducting the All About Asthma Train the Trainer program; revising the AAA curriculum for parent trainings; staffing and developing a formal infrastructure for the San Mateo County Asthma Coalition. This is a grant funded project until June 30, 2015

General Qualifications

  • Masters in Public Health, and/or four years equivalent experience
  • Must be Bi-lingual in Spanish
  • Must be well organized and able to handle multiple projects
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work comfortably with diverse communities
  • Must agree to a background check
  • Non-smoker
  • Valid California driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with diverse population groups in a wide variety of settings to provide health education outreach and programs; ability to conduct training programs in a culturally appropriate manner; experience with community outreach, agency capacity building and coalition building; some knowledge of asthma issues or other issues related to health inequities.


Coordinate the following programs:
  • All About Asthma Training programs for childcare providers and parents
  • All About Asthma Train the Trainers program
  • San Mateo County Asthma Coalition
Please submit a cover letter and resume (no phone calls) to: Karen Licavoli, MPH, Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership, 2171 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Suite 720, Daly City, CA 94014-1999 or email .
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