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Thank you for your interest in employment and internship opportunities at PPESA. Current open position(s): 

Communications Director

Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA) seeks a dynamic Communications Director to lead the organization’s internal and external communications. PPESA represents the 9 Planned Parenthood affiliates in New York, and advocates for public policies that protect and support sexual and reproductive health services, rights, and justice.


Position summary:

The Communications Director is responsible for the leadership, direction, and administration of PPESA’s communications strategies and programs. This position will interface with the national Planned Parenthood organizations and New York State affiliates.  The Communications Director will be responsible for maintaining brand standards and managing on-line and traditional communications. They will identify and coordinate opportunities for the purpose of promoting the organization’s mission, legislative agenda, and member programs. They will serve as the point of contact for various media outlets both traditional and non-traditional. The Communications Director reports directly to the CEO and will develop PPESA’s communication strategy and messaging in coordination with the PPESA team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Promote and highlight the Planned Parenthood brand.
  • Formulate yearly communication plan for PPESA and related entities.
  • Create communication strategies and execute programs as needed to achieve communication goals related to PPESA’s mission, legislative agenda and relevant regulatory matters.
  • Maintain relationships with local, regional, statewide and national media outlets.
  • Develop, write and distribute media releases, LTE’s & Op Eds to appropriate media outlets.
  • Ensure quality control of all information released.
  • Develop and post social media content to all platforms.
  • Maintain website and create fresh content.
  • Work closely with staff to develop a consistent, unified message in organization-wide materials.
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of policy issues and the ability to communicate complex policy information to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Manage vendors and independent contractors, including photographers, videographers, online marketing consultants and web developers.
  • Maintain and propose a communications budget.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications or related field with a minimum of 4 years of experience in the field of communications, public relations or marketing.
  • Passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights, health equity and social justice.
  • Must possess strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented and able to work at a quick pace and under time-sensitive situations.
  • Willing to spearhead additional projects as needed.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours at times.
  • Awareness of and proficiency with communications technologies.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

 

Government Relations and Advocacy Associate

Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA) seeks a Government Relations and Advocacy Associate to support the policy, advocacy and organizing work of PPESA. PPESA represents the 9 Planned Parenthood affiliates in New York, and advocates for public policies that protect and support sexual and reproductive health services, rights, and justice.

The Government Relations and Advocacy Associate will assist in the development and implementation of plans for the agency’s government relations activities, informing the membership about relevant state and federal policy and legislative issues, tracking and communicating relevant parts of reproductive health, family planning, and reproductive justice policy, and assisting with the communication of the agency’s legislative priorities and achievements. The associate will play a significant role in planning and managing state-wide advocacy days. Additionally, the Associate will assist with the educational and electoral programs of Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes, a sister organization.

Who you are:

  • Someone with working knowledge of social networks and New York State government
  • Understanding of reproductive health and social justice issues and committed to PPESA’s mission
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suites and social media
  • Four-year degree in a related field or relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Desire to work on electoral campaigns
  • Flexibility to adjust to a dynamic work environment

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full Benefits, including medical vision and dental
  • Generous paid leave policy
  • Small team work environment

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]