Community Organizer

SC Lowcountry: Charleston, Beaufort, Myrtle Beach /
Public Policy & Field /
/ Hybrid
Our doors are open, and we are still providing care. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is committed to providing high quality, inclusive, and non-judgmental sexual and reproductive healthcare to all genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, abilities, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. We are a team of compassionate and dedicated staff members, and we will continue to open our doors to those who need it.  

Are you worried about applying because you feel you don’t meet every single requirement? At PPSAT we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace! If you’re excited about a position but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be the candidate PPSAT is looking for! 
The challenges we face, past and present, only strengthen PPSAT's commitment to our communities and employees. Our work has staying power. Come join us one of the nation's leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. 

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Why Planned Parenthood?  
We are powerful educators, advocates and innovators for health care. Be part of the diverse Planned Parenthood family. Work hand in hand with like-minded individuals in an environment built on collaboration, open communication, and mutual respect. We’re looking for passionate, dedicated people who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to our mission.  
What's interesting about this job?   
The Community Organizer conducts grassroots organizing activities that engage supporters and build relationships in the Lowcountry area of South Carolina. They provide key support to PPSAT's political strategy particularly around volunteer activities in targeted political candidate and issue-based campaigns helping to elect champions of sexual and reproductive healthcare.


Who You Are

    • Experienced grassroots organizer, with at least 2 years of paid or unpaid issue based campaign experience in the state of South Carolina, with a strong emphasis on community building and local connections
    • Someone with a passion for, understanding of, and experience in organizing for abortion rights and reproductive freedom
    • At least one year of electoral experience required, with demonstrated ability to meet quantitative and qualitative community organizing goals
    • Experienced with volunteer recruitment, engagement, and recruitment
    • Talented interpersonal communicator, highly skilled in engaging and developing relationships
    • Someone with a deep understanding of intersectionality and cross-cultural mindfulness 
    • Highly skilled with time management and initiative
    • Someone who can work both independently and as part of a team

What You'll Do (but not limited to)

    • Grassroots organizing in Lowcountry SC- including minimum bi-monthly travel to clinics in the SC Lowcountry service area
    • Recruit, train, and mobilize volunteers and community activists 
    • Manage relationships with grassroots volunteers and supporters
    • Execute rapid response events/actions during legislative, electoral, or issue-based campaign peaks
    • Implement grassroots organizing tactics, such as canvassing, voter engagement, phone banking, relational organizing, etc. 
    • Develop connections and foster leadership with local student groups, as well as manage Planned Parenthood Generation Action student organizations  
    • Develop relationships within multiple communities and identify needs and opportunities within those communities with local leaders
Schedule & Location:
Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week
Requires occasional night & weekend work

Hybrid Work Style - Candidate must be based in or around Charleston, SC
Regular Travel required throughout assigned area (Lowcountry SC)

What You Get:
All full-time (30+ hours) employees are benefits-eligible!

Including but not limited to:
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Health Reimbursement Account 
403B Retirement Plan with matched contributions 
Fringe Benefits
Paid Time Off 
Holiday Pay 
Employee Assistance Program 

PPSAT's compensation philosophy is based on equity and transparency. Each job at PPSAT is assigned to a salary grade built on market data. For an individual coming into PPSAT, we set a pay generally between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary grade and based on candidate qualifications. For this position, the minimum is $23.35 and the midpoint is $27.55 per hour.

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A complete application includes a cover letter and resume.

This position requires a background check once a job offer is extended to the final candidate. PPSAT does not discriminate in employment and understands the many barriers candidates may face when applying to jobs. One of those barriers is the criminal justice system and its effects on background checks. We understand that these barriers more often negatively impact BIPOC. A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, the seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. 

Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
At Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic (PPSAT), we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and strive to keep it at the core of who we are. We are committed to a diverse workforce that welcomes an array of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion in teams, decision-making, policy, practice, and operations contributes to a sense of belonging that benefits our culture, our staff, our patients, and our community. At PPSAT, we are dedicated to learning, reducing and eliminating inequities, and developing best practices to dismantle systemic racism and the complex problems caused by it.

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please.