Fluoride Action Network

FAN Job Opening: Environmental Justice Director

Fluoride Action Network | Bulletin | February 8, 2018

We are reaching out to our subscribers to let you know of a new job opening with the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).  Founded in 2000, FAN is the leading advocacy and educational nonprofit in the world opposing water fluoridation and overexposure to fluoride, with over 85,000 members, and an alliance of over 5,000 medical and scientific professionals, and the most visited website on fluoride and fluoridation on the internet (www.fluoridealert.org). FAN has also assisted many of the over 230 communities that have ended fluoridation since 2010.

We are currently looking to expand our efforts and our team.  Ending fluoridation, and the serious public health risk it poses, will be one of the greatest public health achievements of the 21st century, and this person will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the team that will lead this effort.

Please read and share the job description below, which can also be found on our website:

Title: Environmental Justice Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Mission Statement: The Fluoride Action Network is dedicated to protecting public health by ending water fluoridation and other involuntary exposures to fluoride. FAN is achieving these goals by educating the public, decision makers, and the media. FAN is supporting volunteers in communities affected by fluoridation and is holding government health and regulatory agencies accountable. FAN is committed to the principles of Environmental Justice and is drawing special attention to subsets in the population that are disproportionately harmed by fluoride, including low-income populations and communities of color.

Summary: The Environmental Justice Director is the lead staff person for developing relationships with other organizations and individuals already opposed to fluoridation or that may have an interest in opposing it, with an emphasis on those population groups disproportionately harmed by it.

The EJ Director will be guided by FAN’s previous work in this area but will also have flexibility to develop innovative methods to achieve further success.


  • Serve as FAN’s lead spokesperson for the EJ program.
  • Develop a coalition of organizations already opposed to fluoridation.
  • Work with other FAN staff and volunteers, determine goals for establishing and maintaining new relationships with potential allies.=
  • Establish contacts with individuals and organizations working with low-income populations, communities of color and the environment to educate them on the health risks and ineffectiveness of fluoridation. Establish and maintain positive relationships working toward the goal of their making an informed decision opposing the practice.
  • Work with elected and administrative government officials as needed to achieve these goals.
  • Work with other FAN staff, develop materials as needed.
  • Report progress on a regular basis to FAN’s Board of Directors


  • A sincere desire, based upon both scientific studies and ethical concerns, to end water fluoridation
  • Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree=
  • Experience: Minimum three years working in medical/dental fields, public health, non-profit organizations or education; experience in dealing with marginalized communities, socio-economic and environmental issues a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide variety of people and in a wide variety of situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including feeling comfortable speaking before groups
  • Persistence
  • A self-starter
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organizational skills necessary to manage a number of activities simultaneously
  • Some travel required

Location: Flexible

Part-time position: 20 hours per week

Salary: $25,000 – $30,000

How to Apply: Please send a summary letter, no longer than 2 pages, together with your resume to info@fluoridealert.org Thank you for your interest.


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