Public Affairs Manager-Southern NJ

Telecommute /
PAC - Action Fund /
Full-Time
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, Inc. (PPNCSNJ) provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, abortion services, education and information to women, men and teens at 17 health centers throughout 18 counties in New Jersey.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey is seeking a Public Affairs Manager responsible for building grassroots influence for implementation of the agency’s advocacy campaigns in Southern New Jersey. The manager serves as an ambassador with volunteers, coalition partners and key community contacts and engages supporters through meaningful training programs and advocacy activities. This role is responsible for building the leadership of our Community Action Teams and empowering our college students by partnering on campus based programming. From cultivating and stewarding relationships with volunteers, coalition partners, and legislators to leading phone banks, canvassing and rallies, the Public Affairs Manager works each day to advance the mission of Planned Parenthood. Their number one goal is to mobilize and activate a diverse and passionate grassroots movement for sexual and reproductive health in Southern NJ.

This position requires frequent travel across the state and a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.

Public Affairs Manager:

Builds transformational relationships with volunteers, community partners, and coalition members via grassroots organizing programs.

Designs community advocacy trainings to empower volunteers and leads workshops on sexual and reproductive health policy issues.
Represents Planned Parenthood in high-level dialogues with external constituencies.

Leads activities such as citizen lobbying, tabling, canvassing, community presentations, phone banking, health center advocacy, and volunteer trainings.

Organizes community events and all related logistics, outreach, and recruitment.

Manages Community Action Teams and campus based Generation Action programs.

Creates materials to educate volunteers and coalition partners on key issues and engage them in advocacy programs.


PPNCSNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications

    • 2 - 4 years of experience leading issue advocacy outreach and grassroots organizing campaigns with volunteers and coalition partners

    • A proven track record of building strong relationships with volunteers, coalition partners, and colleagues based on effective interpersonal skills

    • Compelling and persuasive public speaker

    • Strong commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the intersection of health and racial justice

    • Ability to identify priorities, work independently, and as part of a team spread out across the state

    • Available in off-hours for rapid response and flexible schedule for programs on some nights and weekends
From your first day on the job, you’ll be immersed in a hands-on, hit-the-ground running experience. Every day will come with unique challenges – but rest assured you’ll never be alone in handling them – our team has each other’s backs. Beyond a meaningful career and an excellent benefits package, we offer career development opportunities and a supportive work culture. In addition to a competitive salary, PPNCSNJ offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401(k) plan.

PPNCSNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.