Public Affairs Organizer

Madison, Wisconsin
Public Policy - Advocacy /
Full Time /

At Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (PPWI), we work to provide quality, affordable health care services, comprehensive education, and strong advocacy.  We serve over 60,000 patients annually in 22 health centers statewide, making us the largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider in Wisconsin.  Our goal is to help keep Wisconsin safe, healthy and strong!   
This is an excellent opportunity for a Public Affairs Organizer (40 hrs/wk) at our Madison Administration Office.

- Must be committed to excellent customer service and the vision and values of PPWI.  
- This individual must be committed to comprehensive, voluntary family planning programs and a woman's right to make personal decisions regarding health care, including abortion.  
- Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the community and the workplace.  
- This person must possess initiative and have proven grassroots organizing skills. 
- This individual must possess the following qualities:  
- Be organized and detail oriented.  
- Be flexible and willing to meet people where they are at.  
- Act with integrity and discretion.  
- Be able to work independently or as part of team.  
- Be able to think creatively and prioritize in the face of multiple options.  
- This individual must possess the following skills:  
- Effective written and oral communication skills 
- Ability to learn campaign technology and tools;  
- Interpersonal communication skills forboth in a group setting and in 1 on 1s  
- Ability to track large volumes of incoming data and outgoing work 
- Ability to train others to take action.  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk.  May require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing.  Requires repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard.  Rarely requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet. 
Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly.  May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision conditions include close vision reading.  Requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine and adding machine or calculator. 
The position is generally oftenperformed in an office environment but involves frequent interruptions.  The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations, however, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.   
Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary.  
This position requires traveling statewide, therefore a valid driver’s license and auto insurance in accordance with agency liability standards is required.  Must have reliable transportation. 
A High School Diploma or GED is required. Two years of work experience, with one year being in community, grassroots, or issue campaign organizing. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. 


    • Build community action teams in the region that reflect the community and PPWI’s patient base. 
    • Build strategic grasstops relationships (Local electees, community partner organizations, community leaders, potential donors etc.) to contribute to PPWI power building. 
    • Recruit, train, develop and supervise volunteers and volunteer leaders to accomplish PPWI outreach goals. 
    • Support other PPWI Department with volunteer needs. 
    • Implement community outreach plan to ensure PPWI’s advocacy work is represented at public venues and make presentations on PPWI’s public policy issues and advocacy efforts to supporters and organizations. 
    • Represent PPWI’s advocacy interests on local coalitions or committees as assigned. 
    • Represent PPWI regionally and within Planned Parenthood Federation of America as assigned. 
    • Identify and cultivate relationships that tell the story of PPWI’s work in the community for use in earned media. 

    • Accountabilities:
    • Meet quantitative and qualitative goals set out in the Department strategic plan or set by a supervisor. 
    • Follow through for incoming communications for internal and external customers. 
    • Maintain reporting and tracking mechanisms to articulate the qualitative and quantitative results of work. 
    • Maintain database of grassroots, grasstops, organizational, and business contacts. 
    • Ensure compliance under state and federal laws, for example with conditions of 501(c)(3) guidelines for approved activities. 
    • Perform additional related duties as assigned. 

PPWI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.