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Organizer, Pacific and Mountain Regions

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. RHAP fills critical gaps in clinical education and care delivery by centering communities most impacted by barriers to care. 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 worldwide. 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.

 

Role

As the Organizer- Pacific and Mountain Regions, you are a part of the national Reproductive Health Access Network team supporting the development and execution of various strategies and activities to build the Network, to develop and grow Clusters (aka chapters), to create and manage Network advocacy campaigns, and to connect with a diverse network of allied organizations that RHAP can reliably collaborate with to take action to expand access to sexual and reproductive health care.  Please note: this position is only available to those living in Pacific and Mountain U.S. time zones.

Over the course of a typical year, the Network prioritizes: organizing clinicians to engage with their professional organization (primarily the American Academy of Family Physicians); responding to legislation and policies that affect access to reproductive health care; providing clinical education; leadership development; and community building.

The Organizer works collaboratively with the Network team and all staff members to foster a healthy, productive, inclusive, and positive work environment. The Organizer contributes towards an organizational culture to shift mindsets, policies, and practices towards equity, inclusivity, and anti-racism within RHAP. Throughout all of their work, the Organizer will apply the organization’s values. The Organizer reports directly to the Director of Organizing & Advocacy.

 

Responsibilities

Cluster Support & Programming

  • Supports 13-15 Network state-based Clusters, including those in the Pacific and Mountain regions.
    • Works with Cluster leaders to develop goals and objectives for their Clusters, with an emphasis on developing goals and subsequent programming that integrate an intersectional and race equity lens and prioritize equity and inclusion.
    • Mentors and supports Cluster leaders to coordinate local Cluster meetings, advocacy efforts, and activities that align with RHAP’s mission and values. Manages Cluster events from start to finish.
    • In addition to supporting the Clusters located in Mountain & Pacific time zones, the Organizer may be responsible for additional Clusters in the Central and Eastern zones.
  • Conducts outreach to, develops, and maintains positive and collaborative relationships with an array of primary care and social justice organizations, especially reproductive justice organizations, to partner with RHAP’s Clusters.

National Network Programming & Coordination

  • Works in collaboration with the Network team for annual program planning, priority-setting, and budgeting, considering and raising equity implications and effects of implicit bias on marginalized communities within and outside of RHAP.
  • Works with the Network team and other staff to plan, develop, and execute national events, meetings, and leadership summits.
  • Monitors and tracks Network activities, meetings, and accomplishments.
  • Maintains and updates data regularly using EveryAction.

Creates written content to mobilize, grow, and sustain the Network.

  • Oversees the creation and dissemination of the Network newsletter.
  • Serves as point person for the development and upkeep of the Network website, hosted on WordPress.

Other duties, as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications

Experience as a field or community organizer for non-profit or political campaign or other community mobilization experience is helpful. Familiarity with state and/or national campaigns is also helpful, but not required.

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 helping people through decision-making, and generally counseling them through challenges in their work.

Knowledge: Understanding of community organizing and campaigns, and experienced in event-planning. Experience with online constituent management systems such as EveryAction or other databases, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite are highly desired.

Project Leadership: Experience in working cooperatively and collaboratively to plan and execute projects, research, events, or initiatives.

Self-direction: Takes initiative in what can sometimes feel like chaotic or ambiguous environments, and motivated to explore solutions instead of waiting for directions. Detail-oriented, patient, highly organized, and follows-through on all responsibilities, and communicates concerns and challenges if they arise. Is responsive and works quickly and collaboratively.

Communications: Strong overall written and oral presentation skills, and the ability to communicate with people of various backgrounds and experiences. Is an active and compassionate listener and communicates their thoughts clearly. Able to write clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences and formats.

Resilience: Able to withstand working in an organization 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 feedback and working with a variety of colleagues with unique backgrounds, experiences, and working styles.

Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline and in optimum quality, and communicates clearly should issues arise. Responds to constantly shifting daily events and priorities with strategic thinking, energy, and an open mind.

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 interconnected 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, exempt position that involves occasional travel and significant travel at times. The entry level salary for this position is $61,800. Benefits include 20 days of paid time off a year, employer-covered health insurance, flexible spending accounts, professional development, and retirement benefits. This is a fully remote position.

 

Work Environment

The Reproductive Health Access Project is a fully remote organization. The physical demands and work environment described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work efficiently in a space without significant interruptions, especially during meetings.
  • 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 (40 hours a week), with the employee’s regular full-time schedule to be approved by the supervisor.
  • The employee will be asked to work evening and weekend hours for special program events or as necessary, usually 5-6 times per month.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Application Instructions

Send cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a short writing sample to hr@reproductiveaccess.org. In your cover letter, please let us know where you heard about this position. Indicate “Organizer- Pacific & Mountain Regions” in the subject line. Applications are due by September 6, 2022. Only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone or email inquires.

This position will have two rounds of interviews. 

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