PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES
Role: Organizing and Training Director
Position: Full-time, permanent, exempt
Location: Texas (remote, Central Texas strongly preferred)
ORGANIZATION: Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) is the statewide advocacy and political arm of the Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, referred to as “local Planned Parenthood organizations.” Planned Parenthood Texas Votes works to foster and preserve a social and political climate in Texas favorable to full reproductive health care access, through legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and electoral activity, to promote and protect the mission of local Planned Parenthood organizations in Texas.
The work at PPTV is fast-paced and deals with complex and high-priority matters related to the public policies and politics of reproductive health in Texas. Our programs range from talking to voters about abortion access to advocating at the state legislature, organizing advocates to rally in support of reproductive rights, and training the next generation of movement leaders. We imagine a world where having a uterus is not a pre-existing condition; where people can love who they love, be who they are, and find the care they need when they need it.
PPTV’s theory of change focuses on engaging and empowering young women, women of color, and LGBTQ folks. These demographics represent the majority of Planned Parenthood patients, a significant proportion of Texas’ changing population, those particularly impacted by attacks on reproductive health and rights, and who are also the least engaged and represented in elections, government and politics.
PPTV is hiring an Organizing and Training Director that will work for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes 501(c)(4), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Texas 501(c)(3), and PPTV Political Action Committee (PAC).
The Organizing and Training Director is responsible for managing and implementing the overall organizing strategy to support the three statewide Planned Parenthood advocacy and political entities. The Organizing and Training Director will build and develop the long-term power-building infrastructure statewide. The organization seeks to integrate deep and scalable organizing practices across the state in order to implement campaigns in the reproductive health arena and other progressive issues affecting its patients and supporters. The Organizing and Training Director will invest deeply in a team of dedicated staff and work with them to align issue campaigns, power building, and leadership training.
The position reports to the Deputy Director, Strategic Campaigns & Partnerships, and directly supervises two employees.
This is a senior-level role. In this position, you will have the opportunity to:
Develop the overall vision and plan for statewide base-building through mobilization and electoral programs and training and fellowship programs
Responsible for year-round organizing and engagement efforts including but not limited to: state legislative fights, electoral organizing, national peak moments, and ongoing volunteer leadership engagement
Coordinate rapid response mobilizations to combat false narratives and/or threats to reproductive freedoms, particularly against Planned Parenthood, levied from both federal and state sources.
Support affiliate Public Affairs staff to develop a culture of community organizing, volunteer recruitment, and leadership development.
Builds strategic organizing partnerships and alliances with cross-movement organizations and leaders across the field.
Work closely with public affairs and organizing staff at PPFA and affiliates to integrate organizing training into the overall strategy, including local power analysis, relationship building, and leadership development.
Identify training needs, pitch training programs, and rigorously assess outcomes.
Develop the organizational training strategy, including assessing needs, creating goals, and refining all training tools for a cohesive and strategic training program.
Train, evaluate, and mentor all trainers, including the development and delivery of “train the trainer” modules.
Manage the training budget, administrative support, and oversee all training logistics and recruitment, to ensure high-quality training experiences for all participants.
Create training evaluations and produce quantitative and qualitative reports.
Support National training for participants returning to Texas-based work.
Manage a diverse team to ensure they meet goals and are coached for growth and long-term career development.
Oversee the day-to-day activities of employees within the department.
At least 5 years of organizing experience, including management experience.
Deep appreciation for the mission of Planned Parenthood and enthusiasm for public policy, political campaigns, and advocacy.
The ideal candidate will have a mix of grassroots, legislative, electoral, paid, and volunteer organizing.
Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage and track multiple projects at once.
Has managed multiple programs simultaneously
Has developed campaign or field plans (strategies to accomplish a goal)
Has developed training content and/or trained trainers and managers
An advanced understanding of how to break large goals into smaller pieces of work.
Demonstrated success in meeting goals and expectations, and managing others to goals
Knows how to use the VAN voter database software
Comfortable with, knowledgeable of, and enthusiastic about discussing topics related to sexual and reproductive health, politics, and public policy.
Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Experience working with a diverse workforce and with/for communities of color.
Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.
Clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.
Collaborative work style; able to facilitate amongst diverse communities and individuals.
Enjoys operating in a fast-paced and demanding environment, a nimble and flexible work style.
SALARY + BENEFITS
This position is full-time with a salary of $70,000 annually. PPTV is proud to offer a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that includes 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage effective the first day of employment, life and AD&D and short-term and long-term disability for the employee. We also offer optional flexible spending accounts and additional life coverage. Full-time employees receive 18 paid holidays, inclusive of a winter break, accrue 14 days paid time off (vacation and sick time) in their first year of employment, bereavement leave, jury duty pay, professional development opportunities, and the option to participate in a 401(k) retirement plan.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online through this link. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes is an equal employment opportunity employer and we value having staff who come from communities that are most impacted by our issue, including current and former Planned Parenthood patients. We especially encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, women, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.
PPTV does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, community focus, and innovation.