Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) is hiring a Northern Regional Field Organizer.
As a member of our team, we can offer you:
- A supportive atmosphere and collaborative environment
- Organizational emphasis on high-quality practices
- A gratifying personal experience
- Office culture of work/life balance and flexibility
- Amazing employee benefits
The Northern Regional Field Organizer is responsible for implementation of a strategic political field program including grassroots organizing, motivating, training, developing and mobilizing supporters in key communities across Oregon to carry out PPAO and PP PAC’s mission. This includes, but is not limited to: recruiting and developing volunteer leaders for PPAO’s Leadership & Advocacy Teams (LATs); hiring for and managing PPAO’s fellowship program; managing and running outreach programs and local initiatives to advance access to sexual and reproductive health care and education; supporting programs and campaigns led by PPAO’s coalition partners and representing the organization in the community; implementing field programs to support PP PAC’s endorsed ballot measure and candidate campaigns; and designing new volunteer and activist programs in conjunction with the Field Director and Southern Regional Field Organizer to further PPAO’s mission throughout the state.
Compensation: $42,640 – $53,352 annually (exempt).
- Up to 23 workdays of paid time off annually
- 9 paid holidays
- 403b retirement account with matching
- Employee Assistance Program
- Excellent and low cost Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
- Short and Long Term Disability insurance
- Life Insurance
- Flex Spending Accounts for medical, commuting, and dependent care
- Voluntary AD&D, group accident, and hospital indemnity insurance.
Schedule: Full-time; employees may be requested or required to weekends, nontraditional hours and locations to meet operational needs.
Location: Northern Oregon (ability to commute to Northeast Portland regularly).
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- One year of demonstrated experience as a community organizer, campaign manager or other work in a legislative, political or community organizing capacity including in a volunteer capacity.
- Possess a valid driver’s license, have access to a reliable car and maintain proof of personal automobile liability insurance, at a minimum, in the amount required by Oregon Law (ORS Chapter 806).
Mobilizing Supporters and Developing Volunteer Leadership (25%)
- Recruit and build meaningful relationships among volunteer leaders to support PPAO’s Leadership & Advocacy Teams (LATs), with a specific focus on: local campaign initiatives; fund raising; accountability work with elected leaders including town halls, lobbying and attendance at hearings; letter writing; constituent and voter outreach; mutual aid campaigns; and PPAO’s annual Statewide Leadership Training event.
- Implement tactical steps to achieve the organization’s legislative and local priorities through effective mobilization of informed, effective volunteers.
- Coordinate all local visibility and outreach activities, which include: digital organizing, tabling and canvassing activities, organizing and leading lobby days and rallies, and researching events where PPAO can have a presence.
- Support organizational programs to grow PPAO’s supporter base, such as our Patient Advocacy Program and constituency organizing programs
- Implement long-term movement building and rapid-response coordination work alongside coalition partners in support of sexual and reproductive health care and education, and cross-movement work.
Fellowship Program (25%)
- Lead the regional oversight, curriculum development and strategic organizing of PPAO’s fellowship program, including recruitment, hiring and management of fellows on a semi-quarterly basis.
- Facilitate a collaborative and supportive environment that serves as a pipeline for the next generation of movement leaders and organizers.
- Provide administrative support as needed.
Policy and Political Campaigns (20%)
- Work in collaboration with PPAO staff to enact effective community organizing strategies that use an equity lens in their efforts to mobilize communities, engage new supporters, and build power for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- Create digital assets and online actions to advance PPAO cross-movement policy priorities, leading to deep engagement with PPAO supporters.
- Lead PPAO’s efforts to deliver messages from community members and voters to elected officials.
- Participate in PP PAC’s endorsement process in local and statewide elections.
- Implement a coordinated field strategy for PP PAC’s endorsed candidate and ballot measure campaigns.
- In alignment with our national Patient Advocacy Program, mobilize Planned Parenthood supporters to engage in Oregon’s legislative process through personal story collection and training.
- Represent PPAO at coalition tables, and develop relationships with other organizations in progressive coalitions within the Northern region, and regions where PPAO does not currently have a presence.
- Lead phone banks, canvasses, activist nights and volunteer meetings, as well as volunteer trainings.
Fund Raising (15%)
- Serves in supporting and leadership roles in PPAO and PP PAC’s fundraising events by: recruiting volunteers, coordinating and facilitating phone bank nights, organizing relational organizing strategies, calling prospective donors and follow-up work.
- Bring a creative approach to identifying fundraising opportunities, motivating and managing LAT-owned fundraising efforts.
- Attending fundraiser house parties and events in the Northern region as needed.
Data Management and Administrative Responsibilities (15%)
- Interrogating the status quo and building internal systems that keep equity-driven, accurate and consistent volunteer, donor and voter engagement records in PPAO’s databases.
- Expense reporting and some program budget management.
- Effectively track and analyze results of field efforts to achieve high-impact community organizing and voter outreach campaigns.
- Position provides support and general supervision of grassroots interns for PPAO’s fellowship program, and volunteers on Leadership & Advocacy Teams.