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Reports to: Statewide Field Director  

The Regional Field Director position is a full-time non-exempt position. The position will be based in either Harrisburg, PA or Allentown, PA and include outreach in and supporting work in the surrounding Central PA Counties and Lehigh Valley area as needed.  

Who we are: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, Association and PAC (PPPA) is one of 21 state public affairs offices of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPPA staff coordinate political and issue education efforts with public affairs staff at Pennsylvania’s Planned Parenthood affiliates who serve nearly 90,000 patients a year. Our goal is to ensure legislative, issue, and political advocacy efforts are integrated into a coordinated statewide strategy. 

Regional Field Director: As a member of the Statewide Public Policy team, the Regional Field Director is responsible for supporting state and national Planned Parenthood campaigns for reproductive rights through activities related to 501(c)(4) and some 501(c)(3) grassroots outreach and advocacy volunteer management. The Regional Field Director’s goal is to implement and manage field policy, campaign and advocacy efforts within the region. This position will manage and direct field organizing efforts to advance statewide and federal campaign objectives - contributing to creating a long-lasting and sustainable environment for reproductive rights advocacy.  

Duties And Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Statewide Field Director to develop and maintain campaign and organizing initiatives and goals  

  • Support the implementation of national and state-based campaigns through an intersectional lens 

  • Manage the execution of PPPA field activities - including both volunteer and staff operations - within the region 

  • Manage organizing staff within the region, including developing goals and leadership development  

  • Recruit for, plan, and participate in a range of 501(c)(4) grassroots advocacy activities in Central PA and the Lehigh Valley area, such as supporter recruitment, patient engagement, and campaigns  

  • Develop and implement grassroots outreach strategies that meet the needs and interests of residents in Central PA and Lehigh Valley  

  • Participate in and lead regional electoral efforts, as necessary, including the management of temporary staff 

  • Develop relationships with community partners and coalitions to build the base of support within the region 

  • Serve as regional lead for data and communication practices  

  • Assist in the management of maintaining the activist database (The VAN) to track supporters, volunteers, and events, and use data to identify strategic ways to engage supporters 

  • Work with the communications team to support social media in an attempt to reach potential leaders, broadcast a unified message about organizing and advocacy, and showcase the work done by youth organizers 

  • Provide a visible community presence for Planned Parenthood by actively seeking opportunities for Planned Parenthood to increase its public presence 

  • Represent Planned Parenthood at community and outreach events  

  • Recruit, train and support volunteers in all actions 

  • Ensure a culture that embraces diversity, fair and respectful treatment of all persons, and customer-focused delivery throughout the organization  

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of experience of strategic issue-based advocacy and organizing and electoral work 

  • Minimum 2 years of experience of managing organizers and volunteers, including setting goals and facilitating the success in achieving goals 

  • Commitment to reproductive health and rights for all Pennsylvanians, and to Planned Parenthood’s mission to protect access to safe and legal abortion, access to essential health care and comprehensive sexual education, equality for PA women and LGBTQIA residents, and equity for people of color, immigrants, those economically disadvantaged, and people living with physical or mental disabilities 

  • Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion organizing a bonus 

  • Commitment to inclusivity and embodying intersectionality 

  • Experience in a campaign/advocacy environment working with diverse communities  

  • Collaborative and teamwork skills to effectively support organizing and public policy team 

  • Proven ability to work successfully with internal and external partners 

  • Well organized and strong attention to detail, as well as ability to meet deadlines 

  • Highly self-motivated to identify priorities and complete work independently under minimal supervision 

  • Ability to organize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment to set and achieve short- and long-term goals 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both face-to-face and in writing) skills that enable work in a collaborative and multi-faceted team environment 

  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends 

  • Proficient in VAN and use of EveryAction preferred  

  • Extensive computer skills, including competency in Microsoft Office software, internet, Google Drive platform and social media 

  • A “Can Do” attitude and positive energy that will reflect in all projects and representation of organization 

Physical Demands and Work Environment 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Successfully meeting the physical demands listed below are also essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Continuous ability to read, speak, hear, and see 

  • Infrequent exposure to outside weather, and heat or cold conditions 

  • Continuous exposure to moderate noise level 

  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds 

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with Subject Line "Keystone Regional Field Director". PPPA Is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, LGBTQUIA Individuals, young people, and other historically disenfranchised populations are encouraged to apply. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.