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Executive Director

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the political arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon engages in educational and electoral activity including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is the statewide political voice for Planned Parenthood’s two Oregon affiliates and for reproductive health care. PPAO defends the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect reproductive health care; by building support and accountability among elected officials in Oregon; and by engaging and motivating the public.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon (PP-PAC) is a statewide, non-partisan political action committee that supports pro-choice, pro-family planning candidates for office. Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon supports state and local candidates who consistently take responsible positions on reproductive health care, including abortion, birth control and sex education.

Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO), a 501 (c) (4), and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon (PP-PAC). The Executive Director reports to the PPAO/PAC Board of Directors, which is comprised of appointed designees from Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette and Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon as well as independently selected members. In an environment of significant change, the Executive Director is responsible for positioning PPAO and Planned Parenthood affiliates to respond effectively to challenges and opportunities within the state policy, political and health care delivery landscapes while protecting and expanding access to reproductive health care for all Oregonians.

PPAO offers a competitive salary and benefits that include: generous paid time off, excellent low-cost Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance for full time employees, FSA, Short and Long Term Disability, Life AD&D Insurance, 403b Retirement Fund, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Essential Functions

Provide Strategic and Operational Leadership: Lead development and implementation of board approved strategic plans for PPAO/PP-PAC; ensure the organization is functioning at a high level operationally and administratively.

Responsible for ensuring strategic direction of PPAO/PP-PAC is in alignment with the strategic direction and operational needs of the affiliates. Leads the development and implementation of annual budgets for electoral, non-electoral and PAC programming; coordination of dues payments from affiliates; PAC fundraising campaigns, and coordination and leadership on joint fundraising and policy advocacy efforts with affiliates.

Act as Chief Organizational Fundraiser: Provide leadership for development efforts ensuring that PPAO/PP-PAC meet budgeted goals. Lead coordination and collaboration of donor outreach and advocacy-oriented fundraising campaigns with Planned Parenthood affiliates across the state as legally appropriate.

Manage and Develop Staff: Maximize the potential of all staff members and set high quality performance standards. Recruit and promote a fair, inclusive and diverse workforce and work environment.

Administration: Coordinate administrative functions and communication between PPAO/PP-PAC and Affiliates.

Determine Advocacy and Electoral Goals and Strategies: Provide overall leadership for development of a statewide plan for responding to electoral, legislative and other advocacy campaigns and ensure legislative, outreach and advocacy campaigns are managed to goal-oriented successful outcomes.

Develop Public Policy Goals and Strategies: Provide leadership for identifying public policy direction and the appropriate mechanisms to use to effect policy change in the areas of reproductive health and rights, health care reform, and health care delivery systems.

Support Board of Directors for PPAO/PP-PAC: Develop capabilities and contributions of board members.

Identify and recruit new and diverse candidates to be considered for service on the Board. Assist in Board development and engagement activities including on-boarding, retention, training, fundraising, and ensuring effective communication between staff and Board members. Assist affiliates, as needed, in the recruitment and appointment of affiliate designees to the PPAO/PP-PAC board.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Executive Director will supervise PPAO/PP-PAC staff and manage independent contractors

Skills and Qualifications

People of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The organization is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Spring 2018 Advocacy in Action Fellow

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is recruiting Advocacy in Action Fellows to lead intersectional movement-building outreach efforts into communities across the state. PPAO’s mission includes building grassroots support for reproductive health care, engaging in electoral work and developing leaders for the reproductive health movement. With the passage of the Reproductive Health Equity Act in 2017, Oregon is widely touted as the nation's leading state for access to reproductive health care. However, the work does not stop there.

PPAO will not stand on the sidelines while right-wing movements threaten access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care for all Oregonians. As these groups galvanize to put anti-abortion and anti-immigration measures on Oregon's November ballot, Advocacy in Action Fellows will gather stories from community members to help us lay the groundwork for the fight ahead to maintain critical healthcare services that Planned Parenthood provides, including family planning, lifesaving cancer treatments, STI testing and treatment, and safe and legal abortion. Fellows will work closely with PPAO staff to implement the community engagement strategy, using the power of personal narrative to build urgency and community support for Planned Parenthood.

Fellows will gain hands-on experience in constituent outreach and education; volunteer recruitment, management and training; event planning and management; story collection; voter registration; data management; and fund raising. Development of these skills will culminate in a Spring Speakout event hosted in partnership with PPAO volunteer leaders and coalition partners. Fellows will also be given the opportunity to work closely with PPAO’s Leadership & Advocacy Teams across the state to implement local campaigns to enhance access to reproductive health care in their communities.

As an Advocacy in Action Fellow, you’ll gain crucial experience in the political and nonprofit fields and receive extensive training from PPAO staff. Past Fellows have used these skills to work for political campaigns and well-respected, progressive nonprofit organizations across the state and nation. A small stipend is available, and this fellowship is eligible for college credit.



This position is offered in both Portland and Eugene. To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] (Portland) or [email protected] (Eugene) no later than Friday, February 16th.

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