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Campaigns and Organizing Director 
Job Description

Reports To: Executive Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Travel: Flexibility to travel throughout the state

Salary: $75,000-$83,000 DOP


Who we are

Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates (PPPA) is one of 21 state public affairs offices of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). PPPA staff coordinate political and issue education efforts in collaboration with public affairs staff at Pennsylvania’s Planned Parenthood affiliates (c3s), who serve over 100,000 patients a year. Our goal is to ensure legislative, issue, and political advocacy efforts are integrated into a coordinated statewide strategy. PPPA exists to create a Pennsylvania where sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion, is accessible, affordable, and affirming for all. Through electoral and advocacy campaigns, lobbying, organizing, and mobilizing our over 450,000 supporters across the state, we continue to grow a movement that will achieve reproductive freedom for all. 

Position Summary:

As a member of the statewide public policy team, the Campaigns and Organizing Director (COD) will develop, implement, and manage a statewide organizing plan. The COD will direct and manage strategic campaign organizing efforts to advance legislative and electoral campaign objectives. They will direct and manage a variety of programs within the state, including issue education, electoral organizing campaigns, supporter and prospective supporter communications and cultivation, and strategic organizing to advance PPPA’s policy priorities and goals.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop and implement PPPA’s organizing vision, strategy, and program
    • Oversee implementation of all community outreach activities, volunteer activist engagement opportunities, supporter communications, and state and local coalition development, cultivation and maintenance in conjunction with PA Affiliates.
    • Serve at PPPA’s data manager, who will be responsible for directing and supervising the maintenance and growth of supporter identification list, modeled voter list and Action Network email list.
    • Develop, implement & manage systems that enable staff to best mobilize activists. This includes the management and development of regional action councils (volunteer groups), storytellers, and constituency programs (youth). 
    • Campaign plan creation and execution, including developing clear measures of success for progress to goal on campaigns and provide reports to grantors, board and staff.
    • Direct campaigns to engage Planned Parenthood staff and supporters to show grassroots support.
    • Identify opportunities and foster relationships for effective coalition building to educate and activate the general public about reproductive rights and health care.
    • Contribute to efforts to secure private and public grant funding by providing detailed information on field specific program strategy, plans and budgets.
    • Work with national Planned Parenthood staff to keep up to date on the national abortion state-of-play and opportunities for engagement.
  • Manage statewide organizing team
    • Recruit, hire, train, and retain a strong, diverse organizing team, interns, and volunteer network. 
    • Ensure that each member of the organizing team has clear goals and knows what success looks like for their role.
    • Ensure that staff deliver great results using strong and equitable day-to-day management practices.
    • Serve as a coach and champion for your staff and support them to do their best work through frequent feedback.
    • Build a collaborative and inclusive team culture where all staff feel a sense of belonging.
    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws and in conjunction with other management staff. 
  • Be an organizational leader
    • Help set and execute the strategic agenda and vision for the organization.
    • Serve as an exemplar of our values and contribute positively to the culture of the organization.
    • Model diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) competencies at the highest level and bring an equity and inclusion lens to all aspects of our work; actively contributing to a more equitable and inclusive organization.
    • Represent PPPA in coalition and stakeholder spaces.

Qualifications:

This position requires a background in public policy and issue based and electoral organizing.

Must possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Electoral campaign management: Experience running electoral campaigns, specifically directing field, mail, and digital programs. Ability to assess data to direct programmatic decisions, run a robust voter education program,volunteer program, and collaborate with in-state partners.
  • Systems building: Demonstrated ability to translate a vision into an effective program that gets results. Ability to create and document systems, practices, and standards from scratch that can be used for years to come.
  • Project management: Demonstrated ability to successfully execute complex projects, including setting goals and developing a realistic work plan. The ability to move people to action and hold them accountable. Highly organized and strong attention to detail. Proven ability to manage complex schedules and responsibilities with minimal support or oversight.
  • Issue-based organizing: Possess knowledge of sexual and reproductive health issues and the political processes in Pennsylvania. Proven track record for moving people to take collective action through a power-building analysis; demonstrated ability to authentically build relationships, trust, and credibility with community members from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.
  • Mission alignment: Committed to the vision of a powerful, inclusive, multiracial, working-class movement-building as a path towards liberation for all people.
  • Strong management: Demonstrated experience leading resilient and diverse teams to accomplish results. Ability to cultivate organizer’s development through direct feedback and strong inclusive and equitable management practices. Able to work through conflict directly and in ways that build trust and relationships. Able to build an inclusive and equitable work culture.

Benefits:

Our benefits package recognizes the critical work that you do in the fight for reproductive freedom.

  • Medical, dental, and vision 100% coverage for you. 
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance.
  • 401(k) plan.
  • $60 monthly stipend for your cell phone. 
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays (including 3 floating holidays).

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The Campaigns and Organizing Director must be able to perform their essential duties and successfully meet the physical demands listed below, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Prolonged sitting and repetitive tasks including use of a computer. 
  • Periodic standing, walking, bending while working remotely.  
  • Prolonged standing, walking, including during organizing/field events.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to perform frequent work on a computer screen and review printed reports and other materials. 
  • Requires the ability to hear and to communicate orally with others.  
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets, and will require reaching, grasping, pushing and pulling. 
  • Ability to read and communicate clearly with others.
  • Infrequent exposure to outside weather, including varying seasonal conditions.
  • Continuous exposure to moderate noise level.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds.

 

PPPA is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. PPPA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status ,or any other protected category. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]