Role: Pennsylvania Rapid Response Organizer, Planned Parenthood
Location and Timeline: We are hiring an organizer for this position beginning January 24th and continuing through June 30th, with the possibility of extension. Organizers can be based anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania, with preference for Allegheny, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.
Who We Are: The Outreach Team (TOT) is a political consulting firm specializing in field organizing. We partner with good groups doing great things. Our goal is to consistently raise the overall level of organizing/canvass work across platforms by thinking holistically about our clients, the campaign we are trying to win, and the staff who work on the campaign. We are excited to be working with Planned Parenthood on a campaign to help fight back and protect access to reproductive care in Pennsylvania with the understanding that over the next 12 months, numerous attacks will likely be made on access to healthcare at the federal level and in state legislatures across the country.
The Pennsylvania Rapid Response Organizer will work in close coordination with Planned Parenthood’s national campaigns team and PA state team to help seize key moments, organize supporters, win state legislative fights, and build power for Planned Parenthood and the reproductive freedom movement. The organizer will work with Planned Parenthoods existing infrastructure to develop and execute campaign plans in Pennsylvania. The organizer will engage with the PA state legislature around reproductive rights legislation and abortion access including rapid response events and building meaningful relationships and contacts around the state legislature. Moving into the spring, the organizer will work with in-state and national partners to plan and execute a large-scale event in Pennsylvania around reproductive access around the time of the Supreme Court ruling announcement on Roe v. Wade.
What You’ll Do:
- Build Coalition and Develop Grasstop Relationships
- Engage with organizing partners in-state to elevate reproductive rights issues
- Develop contacts and relationships with state legislators and their staff and engage with them on reproductive rights issues as well as raising awareness around attacks happening statewide including but not limited to a PA constitutional amendment
- Recruit and Train a Community of Volunteer Activists
- Call and text supporters and recruit them into grassroots actions.
- Run grassroots skills trainings to develop effective campaigners among volunteers
- Keep meticulous track of a volunteer list so that no potential volunteer falls through the cracks
- Represent the campaign through participation in community spaces and events, while engaging and uplifting coalition and partner organizations.
- Organize Events around reproductive justice and access
- Nail 100% of all messaging and legal requirements and ensure that volunteers do the same
- Organize and execute in-person or virtual events including educational events, trainings, rallies, and more with at least one large-scale rally around reproductive access.
- Manage Digital Campaign, Data Management, and Reporting Tools
- Demonstrate public support by recruiting volunteers to post on their own social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Use peer-to-peer texting services and relational organizing tools to communicate with community members
- Send timely and compelling email campaigns to recruit activists to campaign activities
- Track every interaction with detailed notes in order to report numbers daily and write weekly reports on the results of the campaign
Who You Are & Keys to Success (the must-haves):
To be successful in this job, you will excel in these areas:
- Relationship Building: You develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse group of local and statewide community members. You are attentive and empathetic to the communities we serve, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or ability, and can identify shared values across communities for collective growth. You can build authentic relationships through authenticity and reliability, continuously uplifting others and their goals. You are comfortable and experienced in public speaking to a group.
- Inclusive and Collaborative Leadership: You approach leadership with a “power with” mindset that recognizes the impact power hierarchies have in different settings. You can learn from others, see and hear other perspectives, and step in or step back as necessary. You are reliable and accountable, always transparent about your abilities, capacities, and expectations. You honor the time and commitments of others while inspiring them to meet goals.
- Commitment to Equity and Inclusion: You have a proven ability to develop meaningful connections with diverse communities, including a wide range of community organizations, community leaders, and community members. You work with the community and within the workplace to identify areas of improvement for a more equitable environment. You take continued action and efforts to improve your REI knowledge, skills, and tools.
- Drive to Achieve Results: You have experience accomplishing ambitious goals and getting results, even when there are obstacles. You have the experience or ability to plan backwards to meet multiple goals timely and effectively. When there are unexpected changes, you bounce back and adjust quickly, learning and improving from any mistakes.
Skills and Experiences we Expect of all TOT employees:
- Commitment to equity and justice, with an agreement to our North Star (below)
- Experience bringing a lens of inclusivity to all of your interactions with colleagues and community members.
- Passion for the role that your work plays in creating change in the world.
- Kindness and consideration for others.
- Drive to work collaboratively: learning from others; stepping-in or stepping-back when needed.
- Transparency: comfort admitting what you do and don’t know, your capacity, and abilities.
- Task management: Able to adapt to the evolving needs of a project. Able to tackle big-picture projects and break them down into smaller pieces
- Organized and efficient: Experience or demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or goals at once in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
- Acute attention to detail: Track interactions and tasks with detailed notes. Plans ahead for roadblocks and bounces back quickly when problems arise.
- Effective communication skills (written or spoken) that are clear, concise and honest.
- Comfortable and excited to speak about the campaign publicly,
- Coach and learning mentality: successful experience or willingness to learn new things and pick up new skills on the job. Able to learn from mistakes and try again.
- Understanding of how your words and actions affect others, including an awareness of power language and communication accessibility.
- Ability to work weekends and weekday evenings, occasional holidays.
Nice-to-Haves, but Not Required:
- Experience working for nonprofits, electoral campaigns, and/or other issue campaigns
- Data Management and Evaluation Experience: Experience working with various data management systems and tools, mainly Google Suite.
- Experience with Relevant Campaign Tools and Technologies: Action Network, ThruText, MailChimp, eCRMs like EveryAction, or social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
- Event or Project Planning & Management, Implementation or Evaluation
- Knowledge or previous experience working on this issue is a plus, but not required
If you were here right now, you would be:
- Engaging and expanding awareness of reproductive rights access and threats within the state and specifically within the state legislature through public visibility actions, voter outreach, and relationship building
- Planning and coordinating with coalition partners around the legislative session and preventing the constitutional amendment passage
- Recruiting, training and developing volunteers to prepare for rapid response including preparing volunteers to make calls, plan events, write letters etc.
Salary, Benefits and Perks:
The salary for this position is $47,000-$54,000. Salary within this range is determined through an equity calculator. As part of TOT’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. At the end of the campaign, there may be opportunities for advancement. We offer a generous benefits package, including:
- Unlimited paid vacation and sick leave
- Generous health, dental and vision benefits
- A monthly cell phone stipend.
What Else You Should Know:
Equity and Inclusion is our North Star: At The Outreach Team we believe deeply that equity and inclusion in our organization makes us better at our work and helps to build a stronger progressive movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community and people who identify with other underrepresented groups to apply.
Our organization is inclusive of POC, ethnic/culture minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, who are neurodivergent, regardless of educational backgrounds, previous incarceration or convictions. Our leadership team reflects our inclusivity and is reflective of the progressive community we work in and serve.
Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.