Employment

Allegheny County Field Organizer

Location: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with some potential for work in surrounding county-areas.
Reports to: Regional Field Director, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates

The Allegheny County Field Organizer position is a temporary, grant-funded position. It is a full-time nonexempt position funded through December 2018. The position will be based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Who we are: Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates and Association (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 over 100,000 patients a year. Our goal is to ensure legislative, issue, and political advocacy efforts are integrated into a coordinated statewide strategy.

Allegheny County Field Organizer: As a member of the Statewide Public Policy team, the Allegheny County Field Organizer 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 organizer’s goal is to increase public awareness of Planned Parenthood’s legislative, educational, and advocacy efforts and activate volunteers to support work in Allegheny and surrounding counties. There is also a potential need for political work during relevant electoral campaign cycles.

Requirements:  

  • 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 LGBTQA residents, and equity for people of color, immigrants, those economically disadvantaged, and people living with physical or mental disabilities 
  • Commitment to inclusivity, embodying intersectionality
  • Experience working in or in collaboration with communities of color. Prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion work is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
  • Previous organizing experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and manage several tasks simultaneously  Self-motivated and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Outgoing personality with a desire to engage underrepresented populations through campus engagement and grassroots community organizing tactics
  • Good interpersonal and collaboration skills that enable work in a collaborative and multi-faceted team environment
  • Commit to at least 40 hours a week (schedule varies), including weekends and evenings
  • Must have access to a car and ability to travel
  • Extensive computer skills, including competency in Microsoft Office software, Internet, and the Google Drive platform
  • A “Can Do” attitude and positive energy that will reflect in all projects and representation of organization

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Recruit for, plan, and participate in a range of 501(c)(4) grassroots advocacy activities in Allegheny and surrounding counties, such as supporter recruitment, patient engagement and campaigns
  • Connect with existing community and campus groups, as well as outreach to University professors, campus and community leaders, and supportive businesses
  • Activate student leaders into Planned Parenthood Advocacy volunteers and volunteer leaders to build broad and visible support for Planned Parenthood’s mission
  • Develop and implement grassroots outreach strategies that meet the needs and interests of residents in Allegheny and surrounding counties.
  • Support national and state based campaigns
  • 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 campus events
  • Maintain activist database (The VAN) to track supporters, volunteers, and events, and use data to identify strategic ways to engage supporters
  • Ensure a culture that embraces diversity, fair and respectful treatment of all persons, and customer focused delivery throughout the organization
  • Ensure completion of required annual training
  • Recruit, train and supporter volunteers in all actions

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
  • Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Infrequent exposure to outside weather, and heat or cold conditions
  • Continuous exposure to moderate no noise level
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to administration@pppamail.org with Subject Line “Allegheny County Field Organizer.” Applications will be accepted through 2/9/2018. PPPA is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, individuals of color, LGBTQ+, and young people are encouraged to apply!