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Policy & Program Coordinator

PSR PA’s environmental health and climate programs support communities and individuals impacted by toxic industries, while also amplifying the voice of health professionals to advocate for health-protective measures that strengthen state and federal policies related to climate, energy, and health. 

The Policy & Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and serves these key functions:



  • Monitoring, researching, tracking, and responding to local, state and federal policy developments and issues, including legislative and regulatory issues in Pennsylvania and bordering areas (NJ, NY, OH, DE)  with some national and international work.

  • Initiate and maintain relationships with policymakers at the state and federal level.

  • Inform, persuade, and engage health professionals and grassroots members to advocate on our key issues which include focusing on the harms to health associated with fossil fuels and other toxic industries, including hydrogen development and carbon capture and sequestration.

  • Create materials to equip health professionals and impacted residents to advocate to the following: Congress, Senate, U.S. EPA and other federal agencies, state and local governments. 

  • Prepare rapid response action alerts, fact sheets, and model letters to the editor.

  • Provide comments and guidance for testimony at hearings, and similar legislative activities..

  • Organize and facilitate occasional webinars, training, and similar resources on key issues.

  • Participate in allied coalitions to monitor federal policy and identify key moments for taking action.

  • Project PSR PA’s work by preparing text for the organization’s website, e-newsletter, twitter feed, and other communications channels.



  • Manage day-to-day operations of Environmental Movement Assembly (EMA) 

  • Organize residents around issues that impact community and environmental health in Pennsylvania including, but not limited to: coal mining, shale gas operations, petrochemical facilities, hydrogen development, power plants, and landfills.

  • Engage and collaborate with grassroots organizations and community leaders to host and promote regional meetings and initiatives. 

  • Develop and deliver training, support, and resources so residents are equipped to advocate for the health of their communities.

  • Mobilize residents for events, actions, and meetings across the state through direct outreach.

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