Regional Youth & Campus Organizer
Office of the Senior Vice President, Policy Campaigns & Advocacy (PCA) – Organizing, Engagement & Campaigns /
Full Time - Non-Union
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization for the nation’s leading network of women’s health care providers, educators, and advocates, serving women, men, teens and families. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of PPFA. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.
The Organizing and Electoral Campaigns department seeks a full time staff member to serve as the Regional Youth and Campus Organizer to build Planned Parenthood Generation Action’s political and grassroots power to help increase sexual and reproductive healthcare for young people.
Purpose: The Regional Youth & Campus Organizer will report to the Youth Organizing Manager and is part of a broader Planned Parenthood Generation (PPGen) and Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGenAction) effort to build and uplift student organizing work with existing affiliate partners in an effort to increase access to reproductive health care
This position helps to lay the groundwork in the field for establishing Planned Parenthood as an organization committed to creating vibrant leadership in the areas of youth engagement and youth organizing. This position will work alongside our affiliates to build relationships with educational institutions to transform campus policy and local governmental policy change led by student and youth activism and organizing. Additionally, this position will work closely with our State Fights’ table to ensure young people’s access to reproductive health services is protected at the state level.
- Build and support relationships with existing and new local organizing staff that work with and are beginning to organize student and youth populations
- In partnership with the Youth Organizing Team and Regional Campaigns Directors, build the capacity of affiliates and PPGen Chapters to influence community and statewide policy and participate in federal campaigns to defend reproductive health care
- Build and sustain relationships with youth organizations and partners in the reproductive health, rights, and justice field in their region, specifically to advance youth participation in civic engagement, elections, and state fights
- Provide technical assistance and on the ground support to local Planned Parenthood organizers and their PPGen and PPGenAction chapters, including planning and executing national, regional, and local issue and skill-based trainings in organizing, advocacy, and leadership development
- Advance digital organizing tactics to engage young people in issue-based, electoral, and legislative advocacy campaigns
- Support and extend state and local Planned Parenthood organizations’ goals and priorities to young people and campus groups throughout the assigned region.
- Create opportunities for young people and young people of color to develop their leadership skills and hone their organizing skills.
- Complete program administrative work as related to expenses incurred while traveling for work purposes.
- Support annual national youth organizing conferences including: Youth Leadership Retreat, PPGenAction National Trainings, and regional training programs
- Regular correspondence over email, phone, video conferencing, and other communication platforms
- Regular in person or virtual meetings with: Youth Organizing Team, Youth Organizing Manager, Organizing, Electoral/Engagement Campaigns Team, Working groups with various staff from across the organization, Local staff organizers working with volunteers, Partner organizations
- Creating and/or writing of organizing strategy, guidance and best practices
- Providing virtual and/or in-person training and meeting facilitation
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
- Ideal candidates fulfill at least 50% of the following requirements:
- 1-2 years experience with student and youth organizing, including communities of color, the LGBTQ community, and rural communities, preferably within a campaign framework. Student or community organizing experience counts towards years
- Have working knowledge of key reproductive health, rights and justice issues and campus organizing strategies, policies, and campaigns
- Solid computer and google docs (docs, spreadsheet, powerpoint) literacy
- Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
- Strong digital organizing and social media experience
- Solid organizational and administrative skills with strong attention to details
- Commitment to the mission of Planned Parenthood and an understanding of reproductive health, rights, and justice frameworks
- Strong interpersonal, communication, problem-resolution/negotiation and customer service skills
- Able to work as part of a team and independently while under pressure, and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Able to work autonomously and independently
- Be available for domestic travel up to 50% of the time, and available for at least one week of in-person meetings in Washington, D.C. within one month from start date
PPFA participates in the E-Verify program. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. PPFA 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 any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.