Regional Clinical Network Leader – West
The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) trains, supports, and mobilizes primary care clinicians to ensure equitable access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion. By centering communities most impacted by barriers to care, RHAP fills critical gaps in clinical education and care delivery. One of our largest initiatives is the Reproductive Health Access Network, a national network of more than 7,000 primary care clinicians dedicated to expanding and protecting access to reproductive health care.
About the Network:
The Network connects nationally through listservs, virtual video meetings, and in-person meetings at national and regional conferences. Network members also organize locally/statewide through 27 state-based Clusters (chapters) and three virtual Clusters that bring together Internists, emergency medicine clinicians, and APCs. All Clusters are led by a team of dedicated clinicians. The state-based groups meet two to four times a year to engage in advocacy, clinical training, leadership development, and peer support.
One of the Network’s main strategic efforts is supporting clinicians to organize within their professional medical associations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), in order to ensure that teaching and advocating for full-spectrum reproductive health care and justice are organizational priorities. Every Cluster has at least one AAFP liaison, family physicians who are leading efforts in their states to encourage activism within the AAFP and within their Clusters.
As a Regional Clinical Network Leader, you will be a part of a team of Regional Clinical Leaders dedicated to transforming the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to actively and vocally support comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care. The Regional Clinical Network Leader (RCL) will be responsible for leading, mentoring, and providing peer support to family physician RHAP AAFP Liaisons from six to seven states in the Western US region. The Regional Clinical Network Leader will hold individual mentoring calls with assigned AAFP Liaisons, and will set up and execute group support calls. The Regional Clinical Network Leader will also help plan and attend national leadership training meetings and will attend the AAFP’s Congress of Delegates and Family Medicine Experience each year. Part of this mentorship will explicitly involve recruiting and retaining People of Color in the Network in order to strengthen the work and impact.
This is a grant-funded contract position through March 2024, with the possibility of extension. This is a remote position that reports directly to the Manager of Organizing & Advocacy and works collaboratively with the Director of Organizing and Advocacy, Network team members, and the other Regional Clinical Network Leaders.
You will be the primary point of contact for AAFP Liaisons from 6-7 states in the Western region. You will:
- Mentor and coach AAFP Liaisons to provide educational presentations at state, regional, and national AAFP meetings, and to join committees or commissions within their state and national AAFP.
- Promote initiatives of the AAFP Reproductive Health Member Interest Group.
- Support AAFP Liaisons to engage family physician Cluster members in local and national AAFP organizing efforts.
- Recruit a diverse network of clinicians to the Network.
- Help the AAFP Liaisons develop relationships with reproductive rights and justice advocacy groups in their respective regions.
- Attend regional Cluster and AAFP meetings when possible to promote the above.
- You will attend one RHAP Network team check-in per month and work closely with the Manager of Organizing & Advocacy, the other Regional Clinical Leaders, and the Organizing team.
- A current, board-certified family physician.
- Member of the AAFP with a track record of leadership/activism within the organization.
- Proven advocacy and networking skills at local and national levels, preferably with racial justice organizations.
- Experience in building local clinical and leadership capacity.
- Ability to listen with empathy and attention, while not reluctant to speak up.
- Experience in public speaking on reproductive health topics, including abortion, and able to coach others in public speaking/presentation.
- Ability to mentor others in giving CME talks that are engaging and interactive.
To apply for the position, submit a CV or resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work hours & Compensation:
This is a remote consultant position. The work is estimated to be approximately 10- 13 hours per month, including meetings/check-ins. The hourly rate is $150/hour. Travel, lodging, membership fees, and registration will be covered when associated with the above tasks.
The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual based on any non-merit factor and is committed to an equitable workplace where everyone is treated as a respected and valued member of the team. In fact, RHAP actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, sex, gender identity, age, ability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. In addition to Federal law requirements, RHAP complies with applicable New York State and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
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