Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI) is on the lookout for a dedicated and outgoing Organizer with strong connections to the North Idaho region! This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week) Monday through Friday, that requires some flexibility as some events take place on Saturdays. Travel is required 50% of the time in this role. For business reasons, we require that candidates for this role be located in North Idaho.
The Organizer plays a key role in supporting the mission and services of PPGWNI by leveraging grassroots efforts to empower, amplify, and mobilize supporters to take action to protect and advance health care and human rights on a local, state, and national level.
- Support the state and local Public Affairs team in implementing advocacy, voter identification, voter engagement, and mobilization programs; coordinates community outreach, field work, voter contact, activist cultivation, and media relations. Depending on geographic location and the guidance of the Field Manager, provide all work described with a special focus on LatinX voters and community in accordance with PPFA Raiz program standards.
- Recruit and support activists in targeted geographic areas who will become informed on local, state, and national reproductive health issues and take other actions to further the Public Affairs goals of Planned Parenthood.
- Perform voter engagement tactics including but not limited to: Phone banking, door belling/canvassing, crowd canvassing, visibility efforts, grassroots lobbying, rallies, media events, and tabling.
- Collaborate with GWNI departments to source public affairs volunteers and achieve department recruitment goals to create and grow support and increase the activist base. Train volunteers and interns on public affairs priority issues, strategies and tactics, Planned Parenthood policies, and state specific-specific political processes. Direct the activities of interns and volunteers as needed.
- Coordinate grassroots mobilization efforts, including voter education, engagement, and mobilization efforts in support of both state and federal legislative issues.
- Execute benchmark outreach metrics as outlined in the affiliate Public Affairs Plan and other key plans as needed.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and seek ongoing training and development.
- Develop, grow, and maintain influential relationships with coalition partners, elected officials and their staff, community organizations, business organizations, media, the public, the voting public, and other Washington State public affairs staff.
- BA/BS in related field (preferred but not required)
- Ability to walk to do door-to-door canvassing, as well as ability to stand for long periods of time while doing crowd canvassing, visibility or tabling.
- Comfortability with “cold calling” on issues and for volunteer recruitment and/or fundraising in some cases.
- The skills to collaborate across groups and departments, connecting with and exhibiting a solid understanding of strategic priorities.
- Reliable transportation - intrastate travel is required.
- A commitment and desire to educate and mobilize individuals around issues of Reproductive Justice.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
- Prior community organizing or political campaign experience (preferred but not required).
What it’s Like to Work at Planned Parenthood
We understand that excellent patient care starts with staff who feel respected, cared for, and engaged in their work. With that in mind, we constantly work to ensure that staff needs are met and that we are providing a supportive workplace where everyone feels like they belong. All employees have access to:
- Generous PTO and paid holidays.
- 401k retirement plan with up to a 5% employer match.
- A full benefits package – including medical and dental – with the individual employee’s insurance premiums covered 100%.
- Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
- Additional $1/hr. compensation for staff who pass our internal Spanish competency test.
- Multiple scheduling options.
- Remote work options as their role allows
Working at PPGWNI is more than a job. It is an opportunity to help ensure that all Washingtonians have access to affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care and accurate education so they can lead healthy lives. We approach our work through a health equity lens, seeking to break down the barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the health care and information they need and deserve. If this sounds like somewhere you’d fit in, please apply!
Who We Are and What We Do
PPGWNI is a leading health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving nearly 32,000 adults and teens throughout Central and Eastern Washington and North Idaho annually. For over 50 years, our dedicated staff have been providing every person in our community access to the comprehensive health care services, education programs, and fearless advocacy they need to be healthy and plan their futures. PPGWNI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. Many of our employees don’t have “traditional” experience in their roles, or took a winding path to get where they are today, so if you see your background fitting in with what we’re looking for please apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1802913.