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Location: PA based preferred and will consider telecommuter

Reports to: Board of Directors (the Board Chair will be available to meet on a regular schedule with the Interim E.D.)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Status: Contract/Temporary employee - 1 year assignment beginning in late-February or early March 2021

Travel: 60% (pre-COVID-19)

Salary: 105k

Who we are:
Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates, Association and PAC and Votes (PPPA) is one of 50 public affairs offices within the Planned Parenthood federation. 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 to achieve public and governmental support for sexual and reproductive healthcare including abortion, to assu re that every Pennsylvanian has access to comprehensive reproductive health care.

What the job entails:
PPPA staff, in an effort to create a safer and more equitable workplace, launched an open letter and a public campaign, which resulted in the resignation of the Executive Director and a change in Board leadership. The Interim ED will be responsible for working with the Board of Directors and PPPA staff to rebuild trust and align the organizational mission with its values.

The Interim ED will be responsible for the overall leadership, management, and
planning of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates (PPPA), Planned Parenthood Association of Pennsylvania and Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC and Votes and will ensure that each entity achieves its legislative, grassroots and electoral goals.

Who you are:
The Interim Executive Director (ED) has a passion for the mission and brings a social justice lens to their work. They are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The interim ED has experience in legislative and/or electoral and organizational leadership, has experience leading teams and is someone who i s ready for the challenges that come with rebuilding and running an organization.

The Interim ED is the internal decision-maker on operational decisions and will consult with senior staff in thoughtful consideration of the institutional memory and knowledge that they hold. The Interim ED will work closely with the Board of Directors to support and facilitate effective oversight and direction setting.

The Interim ED will be a manager, coach, guide and partner in problem-solving the
major work that is being led by the staff. The Interim ED will sustain the organization as the PPPA Board of Directors searches for a permanent Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Building an Inclusive Culture: 

  • Engaging with an external consultant, to support the healing and repair needed for staff and between staff and the Board of Directors.
  • Assist PPPA in becoming an organization that seeks societal transformation and aligns with anti-racist and inclusive ideals.


  • Provide Strategic and Operational Leadership by leading development and implementation of strategic plans for organizations.
  • Work with staff and board to develop and implement bold vision for the organizations, including refining and implementing strategic plans for the organizations which include a social justice lens.
  • Develop and implement effective organizational structures and financial administration policies and procedures, including oversight of annual budget.
  • Assist in Board development activities including retention, training, and ensuring effective communication between staff and Board members.
  • Manage and Develop Staff: Maximize the potential of all staff members and set high quality performance standards.
  • Empower staff to deliver assigned responsibilities and manage their functions.
  • Provide feedback and support to affiliate public affairs staff on statewide goals.
  • Coordinate administrative functions and communication between Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates and the PA affiliates.
  • Work in conjunction with Board Treasurer and bookkeeper and Operations staff to prepare budgets, track and report revenue and expenses


  • In conjunction with the PPPA, Affiliate leadership and PPAF staff, develop Public Policy Goals and Strategies: Provide leadership for identifying public policy direction and the appropriate mechanisms to use to effect policy change in the areas of health finance and reproductive health.
  • Work with Affiliate and Board leadership, staff and contract staff to determine policy and regulatory initiatives related to work with affiliate operations staff to improve the strength and robustness of health care delivery.
  • Work with Policy Director and external partners to craft a policy agenda and strategies for reacting to policies that would negatively affect access to services and reproductive rights.
  • Work with staff and coalition partners to develop and implement policy campaigns.
  • Cultivate relationships with and support from bureau directors, administrative officials, lawmakers, and other decision makers in support of Planned Parenthood’s role as an Essential Community Provider. Represent the Organization to Opinion Leaders and the Public.
  • Work with staff and board to develop proactive communications strategy.
  • Serve as public representative of the organization to the media and the public, as required, and oversee the organization's communications strategy.
  • Participate as a leader and representative to a variety of coalition partners, including but not limited to choice coalitions, State Voices tables, and multi-issue collaborations.


  • Work directly with legislators, regulators, and other decision makers to influence policy outcomes.
  • Determine Organizing and Electoral Goals and Strategies by providing overall leadership for development of a statewide plan for electoral, legislative and other organizing campaigns. Implement campaigns as necessary
  • Work with board and staff to develop and implement electoral campaigns. Oversee earned and paid media and field operation.
  • Develop relationships with potential and current electoral candidates that support sexual and reproductive rights and the mission of Planned Parenthood.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations relating to electoral activities.


  • Provide Fundraising Leadership for development efforts and ensure that these efforts meet budgeted goals in collaboration with each affiliate.
  • Identify collaborative fundraising opportunities with major donors, specifically political donors.
  • Cultivate key relationships to broaden levels of giving and develop the fundraising base, with an emphasis on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts.
  • Work with staff and Board to identify and cultivate foundation or institutional donors.
  • Work with staff and Board to identify and execute membership, direct mail, and online giving for the PPPA (501c4 organization) and affiliated PAC.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Board of Directors.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Send a resume and cover letter clearly stating why you are interested in the position, to [email protected] with Subject Line “Interim Executive Director.”

PPPA is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, LGBTQIA
individuals, and other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.