Public Affairs Community Organizer

US-CA-Santa Ana
4 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1131
# of Openings
1
Category
Advocacy/Political Affairs

Overview

Your passion makes the difference!

The Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties team consists of medical professionals, health educators, advocacy, and corporate positions all working together to provide the community with high quality health care and education, regardless of personal circumstance or ability to pay.

We are looking for passionate individuals that value reproductive rights and who are eager to make positive contributions to the community and our mission.

The Public Affairs Community Organizer will implement grassroots and political efforts in order to bolster PPOSBC’s leadership in advocacy, grassroots organizing, and public education with specific focus on the Latino &/or Vietnamese communities. To develop and manage community outreach efforts in order to build a progressive activist base. To recruit, engage and mobilize targeted constituencies around reproductive rights issues.

Responsibilities

Grassroots Advocacy & Community Organizing

  1. Manage advocacy and organizing efforts for targeted constituencies including Latino and Vietnamese.
  2. Manage grassroots activities such as canvassing, phone banking, town halls, rallies, etc.
  3. Manage and staff tabling activities in the community and on college campuses.
  4. Assist other staff as needed by providing materials, information and technical advice for grassroots advocacy in college campuses, health centers and the community.
  5. Increase number of activists and members in the Community Action Fund database.
  6. Develop relationship and partnership with local community and student groups.
  7. Serve as a point person for advocacy groups and participate in outreach/visibility events as assigned.

     

Advocacy (Volunteer) Recruitment:

  1. Perform all tasks necessary for the administering of the advocacy (volunteer) program: recruitment, providing information to prospective volunteers, conducting volunteer orientation, monthly volunteer nights, performance management etc.
  2. Provide outreach to develop advocacy (volunteer) program in support of our operations.
  3. Manage and maintain Community Action Fund advocacy databases, lists and resources.

 

Electoral Work:

  1. Recruit and mobilize volunteers to support pro-choice candidates through phone banks, precinct walks, and other grassroots
  2. Represent agency at political events, participate as needed in electoral activies
  3. Communicate as needed with other Planned Parenthood entities regarding activities, updates and timely issues.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

 

  1. Ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, work well in high pressure situations and able to meet deadlines.
  2. Ability to supervise volunteers and coordinate outreach and grassroots advocacy efforts, as well as demonstrated research skills.
  3. Ability to handle various tasks simultaneously, work well in high pressure situations and able to meet deadlines.
  4. Ability to self-motivate, great attitude, and a strong team player.
  5. Proven ability to work with diverse communities.
  6. Basic knowledge of online campaign tools and other political and advocacy databases helpful.
  7. Proficient in MS Windows; Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet usage.
  8. Knowledge with VAN (Voter Action Network) and PDI (Political Data Incorporated), and other digital tools a plus.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in campaigns or organizing is preferred.
  • Experience with databases and list management is preferred.
  • A strong understanding of Orange County Latino or Vietnamese communities and the ability to function within those respective communities at a grassroots level a must.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese preferred.
  • Valid CA driver's license, reliable insurance and auto insurance with the minimum requirements of the California Vehicle Code Standards of bodily injury and property damage.

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