Regional Community Organizer - Mid Michigan

Mid Michigan - Lansing & Ann Arbor /
Full Time
POSITION TITLE: Regional Community Organizer, Mid Michigan
STATUS: Full Time, Exempt 
ANNUAL SALARY: $46,000 per year
BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD. Life & ADD, 403B, Flexible Spending Account, Generous Paid Time off Program and Free healthcare at our clinics for you and your immediate family!

Planned Parenthood of Michigan has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring COVID-19 vaccinations including boosters when eligible for all employees.

Position Description
Reporting to the Associate Field Director, the Regional Community Organizer works with communities in Mid-Michigan (including Genesee, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, HIllsdale, Isabella, Saginaw. Washtenaw Counties) to build, implement, and execute direct community and field organizing programs to achieve the goals of Planned Parenthood's direct voter contact advocacy and organizing initiatives including, but not limited to: door-to-door canvassing, text banking, phone banking, relational organizing programs, outreach events, activist nights, community education presentations, volunteer training, grassroots lobbying, and legislative education effort, and special projects across large geographic regions.

Essential Functions:
Cross-functional Collaboration
● Align field organizing goals and PPAM goals to turf goals & objectives
● Serve as a liaison to partner organizations as it relates to the purview of this position
● Collaborates with Program Organizers to execute goals
● Provides onboarding and support for staff related to the implementation of programs under the purview of this position.
● Works with Government Relations team to further cross-functional objectives
● Maintains currency in current legislative and electoral news.
● Reviews progress of assignments with PPAM senior management

Field Organizing
● Responsible for directing activities of supporters, members, and volunteers, volunteer engagement groups, and activities that support awareness and advocacy campaigns, including, but not limited to, Legislative Action Teams, Volunteer Leadership Councils, Student Advocacy Groups, PPAM Members, and more.
● Actively participates in identifying tabling, volunteer recruitment, public speaking, and other visibility opportunities and works with supervisor to prioritize those opportunities.
● Establishes, maintains, and expands upon existing relationships and creates new alliances with state and local coalitions and allied organizations to strengthen visibility, credibility, and mobilization efforts.
● Works collaboratively across teams

Electoral and Grassroots Organizing
Under the direction of the Associate Field Director, the Regional Community Organizer implements and executes grassroots campaigns and other initiatives while meeting the numerical and recruitment goals.
Work to deliver electoral wins for Pro-Sexual and Reproductive Health (Pro-SRH) champions so that we may secure policy wins for our organization, patients, supporters, and communities
Mobilize supporters to advocate for the passing of pro-sexual & reproductive health policies
● Responsible for building, implementing and executing electoral and political ground campaign activities in target districts to persuade voters and increase voter turnout – including large-scale paid and volunteer door-to-door canvassing programs and phone banking, managing teams of paid and volunteer canvassers, utilizing the Voter Activation Network (VAN) database and cutting turf, scriptwriting, and electoral and political messaging; including recruiting dues-paying members to PPAM Membership program to increase engagement with electoral work in defined turf.
● Maintains and applies up-to-date knowledge of political and legislative issues impacting the mission of the organization as well as effective political grassroots campaign tactics and methodologies.
● Builds, implements, and executes grassroots issue education campaigns that engage and mobilize priority communities for a large geographic region.

Other Responsibilities:
● Works inter-departmentally within PPMI to identify and coordinate cross-departmental outreach opportunities, including, but not limited to, work with Education and Youth, Development and Fundraising, and Health Center and Patient Advocacy.
● Works with supervisor to implement a metrics-based reporting system
● Responsible for regular reporting and communication of organizing efforts and results to leadership.
● Reviews progress of assignments with supervisor, and reaches out proactively for troubleshooting/support.
● Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications, including, but not limited to: printer/copiers, laptops/tablets, Google Suite, Asana, and Outlook Email Software.
● This position requires significant contact with the public and serves as the face of PPMI and PPAM in local communities.
● Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

This is not an exhaustive list of essential duties and responsibilities. Additional functions may be added, and this job description can be amended at any time

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
● Intermediate knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures used in effective and efficient community and field organizing activities and campaigns designed to engage target audiences and move them to action
● Intermediate knowledge of political issues impacting the mission of the organization
● Intermediate knowledge of reproductive and sexual health issues impacting the organization's ability to further its mission
● Intermediate knowledge of the reproductive justice framework and feminist principles
● Intermediate knowledge of diversity and inclusion work, intersectionality, and race and identity equity organizing

Skills in:
● Basic Project Management and Event Planning
● Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and others
● Data gathering and basic data analytics techniques
● Basic meeting facilitation and process management
● Working concepts, practices and procedures used in political campaigning and organizing.
● Public Speaking and community or educational presentations

Ability to:
● Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
● Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas, and problems are addressed
● Incorporates established strategic goals into tactics and techniques to meet objectives
● Attend to detail while maintaining a big picture orientation
● Gather information, identify linkages and trends, and apply findings to assignments
● Incite enthusiasm and influence, motivate and persuade others to achieve desired outcomes
● Work under pressure on multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work
environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
● Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
● Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
● Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.
● Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
● Travel and accept a flexible work schedule that involves evening and weekend commitments.
● Solve problems, analyze information and data, and manage projects
● Exercise a high degree of judgment and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.
● Have a sense of humor.

Qualifications and Experience
2-5 years of relevant experience in Community
or Field Organizing, Political Science, Social Justice and/or Community Engagement work, or related fields
Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by hiring decision-makers.

Key Requirements
● Commitment to advancing race (+) equity in one's work: interested in expanding knowledge about the role that racial inequity plays in our society.
● Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across differences, as well as hear and act on feedback related to identity and equity with an openness to learn.
● Commitment to Planned Parenthood mission and values
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.