The Reproductive Health Access Project mobilizes, trains, and supports clinicians to make reproductive health care accessible to everyone in the United States. We connect, develop, and support clinicians to become effective leaders promoting reproductive freedom. We develop practical, evidence-based, patient-centered clinical tools and resources that set a clinical standard in the U.S. and are used widely around the world. Our clinical training programs develop primary care clinicians who provide, advocate for, and teach full-spectrum reproductive health care. Our technical assistance programs creatively address barriers to providing high-quality abortion, contraception, and management of early pregnancy loss care in primary care settings. Through our national organizing and mobilizing, we are building a movement to change the way reproductive health care is provided.
You will be part of an interdisciplinary team working to build, expand, and support the Reproductive Health Access Network, a national community of primary care clinician activists. You will provide critical logistical support for this program. You are detail-oriented, love people, and are a stickler for follow-through. You work quickly and collaboratively. This is an entry-level position that reports directly to the National Organizer.
Over the course of a typical year, the Network:
- Organizes 100+ national, regional, and local gatherings of clinicians. You will provide logistical support to set up and coordinate these meetings.
- Responds to legislation and policies that affect access to reproductive health care,
- Provides clinical education, leadership development, and community building.
Throughout all of your work, the Organizing Associate will apply the organization’s values.
Provides logistical and administrative assistance to the Network team to support the Network Cluster meetings (aka chapters) and national meetings.
- Works with Cluster leaders to ensure that logistics for Cluster meetings (food, space, materials, etc.) are in place.
- Creates and updates RSVP pages for Cluster meetings, tracks registration, preps sign-in sheets, and communicates with Cluster leaders appropriately.
- Processes sign-in sheets for all Network meetings in a timely manner.
- Provides logistical support for Network-based clinical education.
Provides administrative support to the Network team
- Maintains and updates Network membership data.
- Supports systematic outreach to graduating clinicians.
- Provides the Medical Director with administrative assistance when needed.
Provides logistical support for the organization’s Papaya Workshop program and continuing education program.
- Tracks papaya workshop requests.
- Ensures that all materials are prepped and shipped on time.
- Works with the National Organizer to identify workshop facilitators.
- Maintains the Papaya Workshop calendar.
Contributes to written content to mobilize, grow, and sustain the Network.
- Contributes to the Network Newsletter and other Network communications.
- Contributes to writing articles, blog posts, and other communication duties, as needed.
Supports the Network team to update and maintain the Network website.
- Ensures that all resources are uploaded.
- Updates event calendar regularly.
- Other website tasks as needed.
Represents the organization
- Maintains good relationships with external vendors, allied organizations, both local and national reproductive rights groups, and community health partners.
- Maintains positive, supportive relationships with all RHAP staff and Board members.
Other duties, as assigned.
Community Familiarity: Experience or interest in working and or learning to work with primary care, reproductive health, rights, and justice communities, as well as an understanding of the dynamics between these communities.
People Person: Enjoys talking to people, listening to people talk, and communicating their thoughts clearly.
Project Management: Experience in working with others to plan and execute projects, events, or initiatives.
Self-direction: Takes initiative in what can sometimes feel like chaotic or ambiguous environments, and motivated to figure out solutions instead of waiting for directions.
Communications: Strong overall written and oral presentation skills, and the ability to communicate with people of various backgrounds and experiences.
Knowledge: Understanding of or interest in learning about community organizing and campaigns, using online resources to support organizing, and event planning.
Resilience: Able to withstand being exposed to biased, anti-abortion/reproductive rights beliefs and incidents from external sources and help community members facing similar challenges in their own advocacy.
Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as an integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues.
Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline and in optimum quality. Responds to constantly shifting daily events and priorities with strategic thinking and planning and humor and enthusiasm.
Commitment to Reproductive Justice: An understanding of and commitment to issues affecting the reproductive health/rights/justice community, as well as an understanding of racism, classism and other systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical.
Language Ability: Ability to communicate effectively in English is required; fluency in languages other than English is a plus.
Work hours & compensation
This is a full-time, non-exempt position that involves travel at times. Salary is $40,000. Benefits include 20 days of paid time off a year, 10 sick/personal days, 8 paid holidays, employer-covered health and dental insurance, health reimbursement and flexible spending accounts, life insurance, professional development, and retirement benefits.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work efficiently in a small, open office with varying noise levels.
- The employee is required to sit and use a computer for a large majority of working hours.
- Occasional in and out-of-state travel to conferences and meetings may be required.
- The employee may be required to work outside for programmatic duties such as tabling.
- This position is full time, with the employee’s regular full-time schedule to be approved by the supervisor. Regular hours must include attendance during core business hours from 10:15 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
- The employee will occasionally be asked to work evening and weekend hours for special program events or as necessary.
- Smoke- and drug (illegal or recreational)-free environment.
- Some work at off-site locations may be required; RHAP aims for accessibility in any off-site location that we have control of, but some of them may not be fully accessible.
- This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners. The employee is regularly required to communicate effectively via computer, via phone, and in person.
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.
Send cover letter, resume, three references, and a short writing sample to email@example.com. Indicate “Organizing Associate” in the subject line. Please, no phone or fax inquiries – we will respond if we require further information.
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