Employment

Digital Organizer

Location: Harrisburg, PA

Reports to: State Field Director and Communications Manager

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 90,000 patients a year. Our goal is to ensure legislative, issue, and political advocacy efforts are integrated into a coordinated statewide strategy.

Position Overview: The Digital Organizer works closely with on the ground organizers to build sustainable power throughout the state of Pennsylvania, fully integrating supporters across a range of online and offline engagement. The Digital Organizer is responsible for helping Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates reach and grow a network of activists that are responsive and engaged. Each day, you will collaborate with other members of our team to modernize the landscape of grassroots and political organizing by reaching out to supporters in new, innovative ways. The Digital Organizer is responsible for managing social media advocacy, PPPA websites, texting programs, and data tools (including training and supporting of affiliate staff use of these data tools).

This position requires local travel throughout the region, as well as throughout the state as applicable.  Some evening and weekend hours are needed as applicable. Applicants should be quick learners who will meet new challenges with ambition and creativity. This position is for one who is creative and energetic to help us deepen and build the support we offer to field operations, especially when it comes to online organizing and communications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the advocacy and organizing team to develop and implement digital strategic plans for campaigns, with a focus on growing and engaging new audiences and expanding the reach of the organization’s social media
  • Collaborating with the Communications Manager, develop creative and engaging content – including email and SMS alerts, blog posts, social media graphics, video, etc. to reach targeted audiences
  • Maintains and updates all social media channels, as well as PPPA websites
  • Creates and manages social media and online ads strategy
  • Works with field team to collect engaging video content from on the ground
  • Supports grassroots field partners to leverage and grow digital programs
  • Develops scripts and manages the Hustle program to send and follow up on text messages campaigns to accompany field programs
  • Manages CRM programs and develops advocacy emails
  • Edits online action pages (petition pages, calls pages, etc.) using WordPress and similar platforms
  • Creates and runs A/B tests for emails, ads, and text messages as appropriate; analyzes the performance of ads, emails, and text messages, and adjust content and strategies accordingly, as well as when needed to respond to breaking news
  • In conjunction with technology consultants, oversees technology needs of state office staff in Harrisburg

Qualifications:

  • 1 to 3 years experience in community and online organizing and the ability to mentor others in digital organizing skills
  • Creative eye for graphic design and developing content across a variety of channels and platforms (extensive design experience is not required), with proven ability for quick turnaround
  • Proficiency in the strategic use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, as well as social media management systems
  • Experience with Google Analytics, WordPress, NGP VAN / EveryAction, and/or other advocacy platforms
  • Ability to create and execute digital campaigns that complement field activities
  • Experience collecting and publishing video content
  • Knowledge of video editing a major plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite required
  • Strong writing skills, able to write concisely, clearly and quickly
  • Strong, detail-oriented communicator who takes initiative
  • Deep understanding of messaging across audiences and channels with an ability to match content and tone accordingly
  • Ability to receive and integrate feedback into ongoing work plans, and the ability to provide relevant and timely feedback to peers in a constructive manner
  • Ability to manage basic technological needs of state office staff in conjunction with technology consultant

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Commitment to reproductive health and rights for all Pennsylvanians, and to Planned Parenthood’s mission to protect access to safe, legal abortion, access to essential health care and comprehensive sexual education
  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work, as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment
  • Belief in and commitment to social, racial, and economic justice by doing work through an intersectional lens
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well organized and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines as well as work in a fluid and fast-paced environment.
  • Outgoing personality with a desire to engage underrepresented populations through online engagement and digital organizing tactics
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills that enable work in a collaborative and multi-faceted team environment
  • Commitment to at least 40 hours a week (schedule varies), including weekends and evenings
  • A “Can Do” attitude and positive energy that will reflect in all projects and representation of the organization; someone who doesn’t shy away from new challenges
  • Experience with html/css is a plus.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter sharing your personal interest to administration@pppamail.org with the subject line “Digital Organizer,” as well as a writing sample (e.g. email copy, blog post, etc.) and a social media graphic.  PPPA is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, individuals of color, and young people are encouraged to apply! Applications without all required documents will not be considered. No phone calls please.  Application deadline: November 30.

Southeastern PA Field Organizer

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reports to: Regional Field Director, Southeastern PA

The Southeastern PA Field Organizer position is a full-time non-exempt position funded through December 2019. The position will be based in Philadelphia, PA and include outreach in and supporting work in the surrounding Southeast PA counties (Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Chester) as needed.

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.

Southeastern PA Field Organizer: As a member of the Statewide Public Policy team, the Southeastern PA 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 that work in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This position will help expand the grassroots Planned Parenthood network to create a long-lasting and sustainable environment for reproductive rights advocacy.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Recruit for, plan, and participate in a range of 501(c)(4) grassroots advocacy activities in Southeastern PA, 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
  • 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
  • Develop and implement grassroots outreach strategies that meet the needs and interests of residents in Philadelphia County and surrounding Collar 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

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 and embodying intersectionality
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well organized and strong attention to detail. Previous organizing experience preferred but not required.
  • Highly Self-motivated and ability to work remotely
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize and multi-task in a fast paced environment to set and achieve short and long term goals
  • 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 communication 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, 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 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 “Southeastern PA Field Organizer.” PPPA is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, LGBTQIA individuals, young people, and other historically disenfranchised populations are encouraged to apply. Applications without all required documents will not be considered. Deadline to apply: Friday, December 14th. No phone calls please.