Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Advocacy Director|
|Organization:||Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast|
|Description:|| Advocacy Director
The Advocacy Director is responsible for building grassroots power for implementation of the agency's campaigns and will serve as the primary ambassador and spokesperson with volunteers, coalition partners and key community contacts across an eight county service area with a population size larger than 32 other states. The Director leads cross-cutting advocacy projects, policy initiatives, research and analysis, and coordination of government relations strategies to advance access to reproductive health care and comprehensive sex education.
? Contribute to the policy direction, positions, and advocacy of the organization, provide strategic guidance for the policy and advocacy team, and direct the organization's movement building work.
? Designs volunteer program to ensure that meaningful and diverse engagement is available where needed to meet the agency's goals and creates opportunities for innovation and leadership to emerge including bringing volunteers along the path to donate and lead grassroots advocacy efforts.
? Provides strategic direction to our Planned Parenthood community partnerships and coalition work, grassroots organizing programs including trainings, leadership development, membership recruitment, and engaging volunteers in grassroots and legislative organizing and civic participation on targeted campaigns to build our political power.
? Represents Planned Parenthood at public events, in coalition meetings, and in media interviews.
? Designs and executes voter contact programs and utilizes cutting edge programs including voter file management, micro-targeting, voter ID programs, phone programs, and integrated social media.
? Writes reports, fact sheets, legislative alerts, policy briefs and work plans.
? Directs agency internship and fellowship programs and partnerships with local universities.
? Supervise and coach team members across multiple counties. and the ability to work at a fast pace while managing multiple projects. Previous experience in legislative affairs or political/grassroots organizing required.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Bachelor's level degree preferred from an accredited college or university and/or comparable training and job experience. This position requires attention to detail, strong writing ability, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work at a fast pace while managing multiple projects. Previous experience in legislative affairs or political/grassroots organizing required. Experience in coalition recruitment, project management, and database management helpful. Familiarity with media relations and 501C4 organizations preferred, but not required. Ability to work independently on multiple projects. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher & PowerPoint) required. Must have dependable transportation and the ability to travel throughout service area. Must be able to work flexible work schedule with evenings and weekends required.