Executive Director
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Austin, TX


About Planned Parenthood Texas Votes


Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV), is a statewide electoral and legislative advocacy organization, and political action committee (PAC).  The organization was formed to advance the mission of Planned Parenthood by promoting and protecting the work of the Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas.  The three Planned Parenthood Affiliates in Texas are Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast, Planned Parenthood of South Texas. 


PPTV works to foster and preserve a social and political climate in Texas favorable to full reproductive health care access through legislative advocacy, community organizing, electoral programs, and leadership development in service to the mission of local Planned Parenthood organizations in Texas.  PPTV identifies opportunities for community activation and executes on statewide strategies that develop and engage supporters and volunteers to advance issues relating to reproductive health, rights, and justice.


PPTV’s theory of change focuses on engaging and empowering young people, women, people 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.


For more information on Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, please visit here.


The Opportunity

At this pivotal moment in time, PPTV is seeking an energetic and strategic new Executive Director (ED) to provide leadership in advocacy and non-partisan electoral campaigns.  Opportunities for impact are immense in Texas: pro-democracy, expansion of health care access, education, and leadership development are some of the different areas where PPTV envisions their ability to leverage and support the reproduction rights landscape in an increasingly challenging state environment.


Reporting into the PPTV/PPTV PAC Board of Directors, the ED will be responsible for leading and leveraging the collective political power and voices of the Planned Parenthood entities in Texas.  The ED will develop a comprehensive, statewide approach to impact, public policy, field and electoral work (c4 and PAC), and identify and implement strategic goals, tactics, and work plans in coordination with affiliate public affairs staff. 


The ED will lead a team of committed and mission-driven individuals and will advocate successfully and passionately on behalf of the staff of PPTV as well as the patients and communities Planned Parenthood serves.  With a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, the ED will embrace the importance of these initiatives throughout the organization. In addition, the ED will be an effective and flexible communicator, collaborator, and results-driven individual.


In addition, the ED will have had success in fundraising in various revenue streams to support the delivery of effective programming. As a spokesperson, they will represent PPTV through media appearances, speaking engagements, and partnerships with aligned organizations and coalitions.


Candidate Profile


The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics and we invite you to express an interest even if you do not meet all of them:

Passion for Mission and Sector Experience

·     Embodiment of the values and mission of PPTV to inspire and motivate others to action

·     Experience working on large scale advocacy and engagement campaigns and initiatives, reproductive justice preferred but not required

·     Comfortable working in a complex organization with many different constituents

·     Strong commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at the intersection with health and social justice

·     Bring a vision for a bold future of possibilities for increased impact to support the communities and Planned Parenthood Affiliates in Texas

Strategic and Organizational Leadership

·     Ability to lead through change and growth in the evolving landscape of reproductive rights

·     Demonstrated experiences in setting priorities decisively, delegating responsibilities, assuring accountability, and allocating resources to ensure results

·     Demonstrated success in team leadership, with a successful track record of recruiting, inspiring, and retaining a diverse, mission-driven team

·     Apply a focus on thoughtful and intentional organizational development with a commitment to professional growth for team members at all levels

·     Cultivate a strong working relationship with PPTV’s Board and affiliate leadership


Policy and Advocacy

·     Lead policy and advocacy initiatives in partnership with affiliate public affairs staff, legislative consultants, and coalition partners to develop and implement legislative platforms, session strategies, and legislative action plans and oversee these efforts

·     Ability to formulate and translate theories of change to campaign targets, strategies, and tactics

·     Experience building strategic alliances with organizations and individuals to advance PPTV’s mission

·     Serve as a Planned Parenthood statewide representative to Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) and national and statewide coalition partners

·     Develop relationships with potential and current electoral candidates that support the mission of Planned Parenthood

Revenue Generation and External Ambassador

·     Will serve as an external ambassador with media, donors, partner organizations, and other important constituents awhile representing PPTV’s mission to the community

·     Work with board, affiliate staff, and fundraising consultants to cultivate key relationships and broaden levels of giving

·     Oversee fundraising and other revenue-generating strategies, including support from individual donors, foundations, and with major donors, specifically political donors, to consistently support current and new initiatives

·     Can bring an entrepreneurial approach to revenue generation and an understanding of nonprofit finance, grantmaking, and various revenue streams

Nonprofit Operations and Finance

·     Responsible for development and implementation of an annual budget, including management of dues from affiliates and fundraising structure

·     Bring strong experience with strategic financial oversight and a comprehensive record of overseeing various functions of an organization

·     Oversite of all operational and administrative functions

In addition, strong candidates will offer:

·     Strong commitment to PPTV’s mission, values, and strategic plan, with experience in movement building, policy, and advocacy

·     Strategic thinker with the ability to take a long-term, thoughtful approach to achieving organizational goals

·     Engender trust and followership in others through compelling influence and passionate in their beliefs

·     Ability to manage the short-term dynamics that require rapid response, without losing focus on the longer-term, bigger picture

·     Demonstrated leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience

·     Experience in developing of a set of advocacy priorities based on affiliate needs and priorities

·     Understanding and respect for populations with diverse cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds either through lived or professional experience

·     Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

 Compensation & Benefits


This position is full-time with a salary of $140,000 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, AD&D, short-term disability, 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 of 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 401K retirement plan.




Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume here.


Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.


PPTV is an equal employment opportunity employer, and we value having staff who come from communities that are most impacted by the issues we engage on, including current and former Planned Parenthood patients. We especially encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, women, transgender, 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.


About Koya Partners


Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.


For more information about Koya Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

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