Senior Specialist, Project & Administration, Health Care Strategy

Telecommuter /
Office of the Executive Vice President, Health Care (HCD) – Health Care Strategy /
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 (PPAF) 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.  

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks an ambitious and highly-organized Project and Administrative Senior Specialist for the Health Care Strategy department of PPFA.  This job reports to the Vice President, Health Care Strategy. TheHealth Care Strategy department  works to ensure that Federation-wide solutions position Planned Parenthood for patient growth and other opportunities to best deliver on our mission.


    • The Project Specialist will provide approximately 50% of their time on administrative tasks and 50% of their time on project-based work.   


    • Administrative and Project support:
    • Supports Vice President, Health Care Strategies by:
    • Providing ongoing administrative support and troubleshooting throughout the day.
    • End-to-end coordination of meetings and commitments, including logistics and meeting preparation including working with VP on developing presentations
    • Coordinating travel and advance logistics for offsite meetings and events
    • Preparing materials and relevant documentation in advance of meetings.
    • Documenting meeting notes and action items when required.
    • Drafting and editing project-specific materials in support of tracking and evaluation of initiatives led by VP
    • Providing regular updates on current projects by gathering information, including financial information, from project leaders, prompting them for any necessary actions and documenting progress.
    • Assisting in the preparation of updates for Board, CEO and other leadership teams and stakeholders. 
    • Manages internal and external communications and provide appropriate direction and follow-up to internal and external parties.
    • Keep HCS departmental resources current including one-pagers, presentations, org chart, and handouts on active projects.  Will require regularly connecting with other department leads and updating current and planned work, goals and objectives within these resources. 
    • Tracks the progress and execution of Strategic Goals and assists in the preparation of quarterly reports.
    • Ad hoc projects as they arise
    • This position should demonstrate intercultural competence and ensure all work products consider the impacts of the work on multiple communities, including communities of color and individuals with different gender identities and socioeconomic backgrounds.


    • This position will work on several cross-divisional projects and will build key relationships across the National Office to be successful. They will be required to take direction from different project owners.  He/She/They  will also work extensively with affiliate staff and outside vendors.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

    • 3 to 5 years of experience directly related to project coordination and administrative support.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
    • Experience and comfort working with remote teams.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Able to handle multiple, concurrent projects and ensure completion of all components with guidance.
    • Ability to recognize and respond to problems with potential solutions in a highly professional, confidential and sensitive manner.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent analytical skills with sharp attention to detail and the ability to meet critical deadlines. Excel proficiency a plus.
    • Collaborative work style; able to facilitate amongst diverse communities and individuals
    • High emotional intelligence.
    • Self-directed and can work alone or in a team.
    • Deep appreciation for the mission of PPFA.
    • Takes initiative, can operate in a fast-paced environment with competing demands.  Ability to be resourceful and willing to try and learn.
    • Adaptability, including teamwork and flexibility, needed to fulfill job responsibilities, adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
    • Knowledge of and sensitivity to different racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and people with different gender identities, cultural differences and disabilities.
    • High proficiency in Google products.


    • 0-10% 
Starting Salary: 70k


Final offers for this job will be based on capabilities and will be made within the parameters of the PPFA compensation program. Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.   

We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to 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.

PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer