Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPAZ) has long been committed to increasing civic engagement; particularly in the Latinx community, Arizona’s fastest growing demographic and one that faces many obstacles to health care access. The Organizing Manager is primarily responsible for overseeing the existing organizing operations as well as expansion locations, managing a team of 3 organizers in each of the regions (Northern Arizona, Central, and Southern Arizona) with a significant increase in temporary organizers during election years. In cooperation with the External Affairs leadership, developing and implementing training and fellowship opportunities for organizers throughout the state is vital to the success of our work on the ground.
This position will also work closely with the External Affairs leadership on program implementation, planning, and execution. Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate; and Planned Parenthood Arizona works with partner organizations to improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals and families everywhere.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Cooperatively plan and manage outreach organizers who engage communities on unique efforts designed in coordination with affiliate long-term strategies, prioritizing Latinx communities.
- Cultivate relationships with Planned Parenthood supporters, community organizations, coalition partners, and other leaders to ensure long-term engagement and resource building.
- Manage and oversee a metrics-driven reporting system to track progress daily, weekly, and monthly with focus on rigorous quality-control measures reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs.
- Contribute to strategic plan development, training curriculum, and the development of outreach materials.
- Contribute to elevating PPAZ’s organizing work in the media through earned media, digital posts and Spanish-language media opportunities.
- Collaborate with Planned Parenthood’s Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP), Education Department, Communications Division, and Strategic Partnerships team, to ensure close coordination, data sharing, and development of best practices.
- Manage stakeholder relations and address issues as they arise, including but not limited to organizers, volunteers, community organizations, political candidates, and elected officials.
- Other administrative duties as needed.
- Strong leadership qualities and experience managing a staff
- Must be able to both work independently and also part of a team, and be adaptable and reliable in the face of conflict, pressure, crises, or changing priorities.
- Must be a hard-working team player with a sense of humor who is flexible, patient, respectful, and comfortable (and have necessary organizational skills to thrive) in a busy nonprofit setting
- 5-7 years of political or issue-based campaign experience with at least one cycle of electoral organizing
- Strategic mindset with flexibility to quickly adjust tactics
- Metrics-driven approach to planning, evaluating, and reporting on progress
- Experience with VAN
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with campaigns in diverse communities preferred
- Understanding of the issues facing communities when it comes to accessing health care.
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, and/or business management from a four-year college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired. Relevant knowledge of community social services and resources are strongly preferred.
- Strong presentation, communication, and writing skills.
- Experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to participate in canvassing, campaign actions, and other community events.
- Experience living or working in Latinx or immigrant community in the U.S. preferred.
- Must have ability to keep records, maintain an active schedule without difficulty, and write clearly and coherently in English. Satisfactory computer skills in word processing and familiarity with Microsoft Office software desirable.
- An ideal candidate will have the demonstrated ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive and culturally competent manner to people from a variety of ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, sexual orientation and other diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to organize one’s own time, schedule, and work, with minimal supervision. Willingness to work some weekends and evenings and provide own reliable transportation. Some statewide travel required.
- Fluent or advanced proficiency in Spanish preferred. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Capacity to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
9 paid holidays
Medical, Dental, Vision
Basic Life & AD&D - Paid by PPAZ
STD, LTD, Supplemental Life
Optional matching 401k
PPAZ is commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.
How to apply:
Are you interested in bringing your expertise to Planned Parenthood Arizona? Please apply online www.ppaz.org/jobs. PPAZ will contact select applicants to conduct an initial phone screening.