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Legislative and Electoral Fellow, Winter 2019

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is seeking fellows for the 2019 legislative session. PPAO is the statewide political voice for Planned Parenthood’s two affiliates in Oregon 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 our elected officials in Oregon; and by engaging and motivating the public. Our fellows are integral in our efforts to protect and expand the critical healthcare services that Planned Parenthood provides: family planning, lifesaving cancer treatments, and safe and legal abortion. At a time when many states are struggling to maintain a hold on access and funding, and when our access to reproductive health care is under consistent federal attack, Oregon is leading the way by safeguarding access to reproductive health care.

As a Legislative and Electoral Fellow, you will gain crucial experience in the political and nonprofit fields. Fellows will work with PPAO staff to implement a government relations strategy, which includes lobbying elected officials, attending town hall forums, driving constituent contact into the Legislature, health center advocacy, story collection and youth organizing. In addition to working on PPAO’s legislative issues, fellows will also gain experience in electoral work. You’ll immerse yourself in a high-impact voter contact experience and be a driving force in our grassroots campaign to reach out to Oregon voters and educate them on our issues and our endorsed candidates. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a statewide organizing training led by our coalition partners, and you will learn and use grassroots organizing skills that create movement for real social change while engaging in important electoral and legislative efforts that will serve Oregonians for years to come.

This fellowship will provide real-world experience and valuable résumé-building skills in many aspects of political and community engagement work including: advocacy, supporter outreach, voter identification, voter contact and mobilization, volunteer recruitment and management, volunteer leadership training, lobbying, fund raising and data management. Fellows must be able to commit to 12-15 hours a week, primarily weeknights, and some day trips to Oregon’s Capitol. Fellows are eligible to receive college credit and a small stipend. This fellowship is offered in Eugene and Portland as a 6-month opportunity, beginning in January 2019 and ending in June 2019. Longer terms may be available.

Responsibilities

Qualifications

For more information or to apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Chelsea Jennings (Eugene) or Lindsey Sadlou (Portland) no later than January 2nd, 2019.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the supervisor or other management. Job descriptions, including minimum requirements and job responsibilities, will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, application for workers’ compensation benefits, use of statutory protected leave, veteran or military status, pregnancy, union activity, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus and innovation.

Political Director

Overview

The Political Director is responsible for serving as the primary government relations staff member for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO). Leading the lobbying and advocacy agenda in the state capitol and in other venues as assigned. The Political Director collaborates with the Policy Director to develop and implement a strategic advocacy program. The Political Director oversees legislative strategy, coordination with political allies, liaison with formal and informal coalitions as assigned, and represents PPAO in organizational involvement in candidate and ballot measure campaigns as assigned and in coordination with the Executive Director and Field Director. The Political Director will also take a leadership role in community outreach to build support for Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon (PP-PAC) in coordination with the Executive Director and board. The Political Director reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the Field and Policy Directors on coordination of all legislative and lobbying plans and activities, and with the Field Director on synchronizing the advocacy and political agenda with grassroots initiatives.

Responsibilities

The Political Director will be responsible for the following:

Skills

The successful Political Director will excel in lobbying; communicating on a variety of reproductive healthcare, elections and revenue issues; building relationships; managing projects; understanding public policy; navigating the Oregon legislative process; and being self-motivated to achieve tangible results. Skills needed for success include:

Minimum Qualifications

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the supervisor or other management. Job descriptions, including minimum requirements and job responsibilities, will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, application for workers’ compensation benefits, use of statutory protected leave, veteran or military status, pregnancy, union activity, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus and innovation.

To apply, please click here.

Field Director

Overview

The Field Director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic political field program including grassroots organizing, motivating, training, developing and mobilizing supporters in key communities across Oregon for effective execution of the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon (PP-PAC) mission. The Field Director reports to the Executive Director, and is the lead on field plans for candidate, ballot measure and grassroots lobbying plans. They work closely with the Policy Director and Political Director in coordination when volunteer lobbying and organizing activities are needed and with the Communications Director on maximizing the effect of the grassroots initiatives on positive visibility. They also manage the field team.

Responsibilities

The Field Director will be responsible for the following:

Skills

The successful Field Director will excel in writing campaign plans, building relationships, working on candidate and ballot measure campaigns, developing and evaluating programs, motivating paid staff and volunteer leaders, assessing performance, guiding professional development for self and field organizers, managing projects and being self-motivated to tangible results. Skills needed for success include:

Minimum Qualifications

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the supervisor or other management. Job descriptions, including minimum requirements and job responsibilities, will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, application for workers’ compensation benefits, use of statutory protected leave, veteran or military status, pregnancy, union activity, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus and innovation.

To apply, please click here.

 
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