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Director, GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals

Remote (United States) Somerville, MA

Title: Director, GreenScreen

Location: Virtual with option to work in person in Somerville, MA

Benefits: Yes – excellent benefits package

Salary: $115,000 - $130,000

Job function: Management

Employment type: Full time


Clean Production Action is a dynamic, not-for-profit, solutions organization. Our mission is to design and deliver strategic solutions for green chemicals, sustainable materials, and environmentally preferable products. We simplify the complexity of toxicity to make it easier for business, governments, investors, health care organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to make informed decisions in eliminating toxic chemicals and using safer solutions.

We seek an entrepreneurial, strategic, collaborative, detail-oriented, and experienced leader to direct our rapidly growing GreenScreen® program. The Director of GreenScreen is responsible for developing and growing our GreenScreen family of tools:

  • GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals: chemical hazard assessment method that simplifies and clarifies identifying safer chemicals through five easy to understand benchmarks. Over 900 chemical benchmark scores are accessible through our GreenScreen Registry.
  • GreenScreen List Translator™: quick screening tool that identifies thousands of known chemicals of high concerns to human health and the environment.
  • GreenScreen Certified®: ecolabel for products free of PFAS and thousands of other toxic chemicals. Our nonprofit, independent certification simplifies the selection of environmentally preferable products for purchasers and communicates preferred chemistry requirements to manufacturers. GreenScreen Certified® products now total hundreds of products across six product categories including food service ware, furniture and fabrics, firefighting foam, and cleaners and degreasers used in manufacturing operations.

Successful candidates will be skillful in growing the use and dissemination of our GreenScreen tools, collaborating with diverse stakeholders, and effectively managing the GreenScreen program. Being part of a small innovative organization, the Director, GreenScreen will work closely with our BizNGO, Chemical Footprint Project, and Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) programs.

The Director, GreenScreen will work closely with staff and consultants in this work. This position requires written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and organizational and project management abilities. The Director will handle a range of issues from managing day-to-day issues to developing new ideas and strategies for improving and scaling GreenScreen tools. The Director will report directly to the Executive Director.


The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the GreenScreen program, including:

  • Business Development: Grow the use and dissemination of tools by refining value propositions and marketing, communications, and development strategies. Present at conferences, meetings, webinars.
  • Tool Development: Develop and manage revisions, updates, and new developments to the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals and GreenScreen List Translator methods to incorporate the latest scientific developments and regulatory precedent. This includes engaging members of the GreenScreen Science Advisory Committee, peer reviewers, and other stakeholders to ensure the scientific robustness of the methods.
  • Tool Implementation: Manage implementation of tools through partnerships with Licensed Profilers to ensure quality and consistency and address technical challenges. Oversee the dissemination of GreenScreen assessments by Profilers, businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations. Engage in strategic partnerships to integrate GreenScreen into tools, programs and standards, and to harmonize with leading regulatory and other initiatives. 
  • Standards Development: Develop and implement certification standards in new product categories through research and collaboration with experts.  
  • Product Certification: Partner with applicants and service providers to evaluate and certify new products. Maintain the quality management system to ensure consistency and quality of product reviews, and the infrastructure to support the certification program including policies, procedures, forms, and engaging with leads, applicants, and other stakeholders. 
  • Communications and Marketing: Collaborate with marketing and communications colleagues to deliver webinars, conference presentations, live in-person/online/asynchronous courses, interviews with media, direct outreach to businesses through email/phone/customized meetings, and through written content on the website and in fact sheets/newsletters/press releases.
  • BizNGO Hazard Assessment Work Group: Co-chair the work group with staff and BizNGO members.
  • Staff and consultants: Manage CPA’s Technical Researcher and consultants who support the development and implementation of GreenScreen tools.
  • Education and Training: Design and deliver training and outreach to diverse audiences from non-technical managers and advocates to highly technical toxicology and consulting firms.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Support Executive Director in creating and sustaining strategic partnerships with organizations to amplify the impact of our work. Partnerships may include but are not limited to: standard setting bodies, government agencies, NGOs, companies, and academics.
  • Scientific Advice: Provide technical, strategic and communications support to CPA programs and projects, and external stakeholders on an as-needed basis.
  • Fundraising: Collaborate with the Executive Director on new fundraising opportunities.
  • Travel expectations: approximately 10-25%.

The employee will work closely with and report directly to the Executive Director of Clean Production Action. It is a full time position, which may be worked remotely or in our office in Somerville, MA. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills across a diversity of disciplines, including toxicology, chemistry, and business development, as well as an interest in multi-stakeholder initiatives that advance green chemistry.

The Director, GreenScreen is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.

Qualifications, Salary, Commitment to DEI, Location, & How to Apply

Successful applicants will:

  • Have a Master’s or Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering discipline (preferentially chemistry, chemical engineering, and/or toxicology) with at least five years of experience in the field or a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and at least ten years of experience in the field.
  • Be enthusiastic in leading and promoting GreenScreen among diverse stakeholders.
  • Have experience in business development.
  • Be highly skilled at project and program management and execution.
  • Be skilled in managing the technical work of others.
  • Excel at working collaboratively with technical experts and environmental advocates.
  • Have excellent abilities in researching and interpreting scientific information and applying it to program and project objectives.
  • Be experienced in managing relationships and communications in a virtual environment.
  • Have excellent organizational and programmatic development skills.
  • Have the ability to leverage partnerships with allies to amplify the work of the organization.
  • Be an excellent communicator, including strong public speaking and networking skills.
  • Have excellent facilitation skills, including ranging small group discussions to large panels at conferences.

Salary: $115,000-$130,000, depending on experience. Benefits include 401(k) plan, medical, dental, vision, vacation, and holidays. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)


Clean Production Action brings people, ideas, and resources together to break down barriers to the creation, promotion, and sustainability of safe and healthy markets and policies. CPA understands that the dependence of markets on hazardous chemicals is rooted in systemic racism and injustice. Therefore, diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to our organization. We aspire to develop, promote, and sustain an organization that values, nurtures, and leverages diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in all that we do. 


Clean Production Action is committed to ensuring the diversity of its board, staff, volunteers, and programming. We define diversity as a measure of the dimensions of the difference or similarity that exist within a group taking into account national origins, languages, ethnicities, races, skin colors, cultures, generations, religions, spiritualities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, as well as different skills, abilities, customs, values, behavioral styles and beliefs.


We respect the different lived experiences and cultures among the individuals in the organization. We are committed to creating an organizational culture in which any person can feel supported, recognized, and rewarded in making their best contributions to the mission of our organization. We strive to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into our vision, values, strategy, board leadership, human resources policies and practices, communications, and programming.


How to Apply


If you are comfortable working in a dynamic, evolving, and innovative environment, and believe you are an excellent candidate, then please submit your resume, two writing samples, and cover letter specifically addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications as soon as possible to:


Google account required to submit application. The position will be open until filled.


Clean Production Action is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.This position requires residency and legal authorization to work in the United States. This is a hybrid role with offices in Somerville, MA and occasional travel required to Massachusetts. Employees based near the office have the option to work on-site.

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