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Campaigns Organizer

Company: Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 31, 2024

Job Description:


Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) is a non-profit family planning agency and a leader in sexual and reproductive healthcare, advocacy, and education in the state of Utah. We provide high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for Utahns/people in eight health centers across the state.

At PPAU, care is much more than the health, education, and advocacy services we provide; it's the way we approach our world with compassion and a constant desire to improve. We care with kindness, respect, and are passionate about helping adults and teens of all genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, ethnicities, abilities, and cultural backgrounds lead healthy lives.

About this position

As a member of Public Affairs team, the Campaigns Organizer builds community, political, and electoral power around reproductive health, rights, and freedom and provides tools for Utahns to empower themselves and elevate their own voices.

This role involves working for Planned Parenthood of Utah's C3 and C4 organizations.

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU), a C3 nonprofit, operates eight health centers across Utah with the mission to empower Utahns of all ages to make informed choices about their sexual health.

Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah (PPAC), a C4 nonprofit, is the advocacy and political arm of PPAU that engages in educational and electoral activity including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote reproductive freedom.

Working within a range of settings and institutions (including PPAU's volunteer base, local college campuses, political campaigns, and other pockets of community as identified by the Public Affairs team), this position supports activist outreach and recruitment, supporter mobilization and meetings, as well as civic/electoral engagements, political and advocacy actions, and coalition building with a goal of expanding and strengthening PPAU's power base throughout Utah.

The Campaigns Organizer's work will include a mix of face-to-face and virtual engagement, including but not limited to voter canvassing and outreach campaigns, facilitating or supporting volunteer training, updating volunteer and supporter databases, managing candidate endorsements, legislative lobbying, political engagement, and policy work.

The Organizer will coordinate aspects of the PPAC candidate endorsement process such as leading community outreach, managing volunteer recruitment and retention, supporting PPAC subcommittees, and providing training and development to activists. In addition, this position supports PPAC and the political action committee (PAC) on electoral activities to identify and elect champions for sexual and reproductive health to elected office. This may include coordination of administrative, research and compliance functions of candidate rating, endorsement, and campaign support processes.

Note: Candidates who are unsure of their campaign employment status after Spring 2024 political party conventions should apply now for this position to be considered.

Essential Job Functions

  • Campaign creation and implementation
  • Manage, cultivate, and support all aspects of PPAU and PPAC's canvassing work including training, outreach, sustaining relationships/building community, and tracking data on participation and impact.
  • Develop local campaign plans with the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to execute the plan, including effective management of staff, volunteers, and administrative resources.
  • Support PPAC-endorsed candidates by attending fundraisers, canvasses, and phone banks.
  • Digital organizing and communications
  • Maintain PPAU and PPAC's activist and volunteer database(s).
  • Collaborate with Public Affairs, Development, and Communications teams to create emails, e-newsletters, social media posts, action alerts and other political or campaigns communications.
  • Administer databases and technology tools to advance organizing and electoral work.
  • Collaboration and coalition building
  • Help identify and develop college activist groups on campuses across region.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with other progressive nonprofits/agencies within the community - as well as elected officials, lobbyists, political party officials, campaign consultants, allied nonprofits, and policy makers.
  • Public policy planning and engagement
  • Support the Public Affairs team in legislative lobbying, research, communications, and events during the annual legislative session and interim sessions.
  • Communicate legislative priorities and updates to candidates, volunteers, and supporters.
  • Coordinate with PPAC partner organizations and political parties on legislative and issue messaging.
  • Work closely with the public affairs team to plan our canvassing and volunteer engagement strategy - as well as candidate engagement and support.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Requires one (1) to three (3) years of related and/or applicable organizing experience in a political or social issue and a proven ability to motivate, train, and develop other leaders, especially volunteers, with historically disenfranchised or marginalized populations.
    • Experience with political campaigns, field work, ballot initiatives, and other elections-based organizing.
    • Experience with database management including VAN software and electronic voter file software experience.
    • Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple tasks in parallel on an ongoing basis.
    • Familiarity with the social determinants of health.
    • Experience in writing and sending emails, postcards, and other communication materials.
    • Must have a strong interest in reproductive health and rights advocacy.
    • Experience working with government officials.
    • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal/presentation).
    • Must be enthusiastic and familiar with online tools and tactics.
    • Must have strong written, verbal, and organizational skills.
    • Must have proven ability to set and meet clear goals.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Fluent in Spanish.
      • Intermediate skill level using MS Office suite and Google suite
      • Working knowledge of Zoom platform and online systems
      • Experience with legislative policy and operations

        $21 - $24 an hour

        Here is a snapshot of the benefits we provide:

        - Affordable medical and dental benefits.

        - Voluntary Vision, Accident and Identity Protection benefits

        - Company paid basic life insurance.

        - Company paid short term and long term disability coverage.

        - 403(b) and Roth plan with 4% employer match.

        - Generous PTO

        - 10 paid holidays including 1 paid float holiday a year

        - Paid Birthday day off

        - Free subscription to CALM

        - 8 weeks 100% paid parental leave after one year of service

        - Unlimited access to the EAP (Employee Assistants Plan)

        - A caring and empowering workplace culture!

        As a mission-driven agency, PPAU is not only hyper aware of but also deeply invested in putting people first. We welcome, embrace and celebrate all people regardless of gender, gender-identity, age, race, disability, nationality, ethnicity, faith, or sexual orientation.

        No matter what experience you have reproductive rights we encourage you to apply. At PPAU we believe that experience comes from a variety of places. We look for individuals who thrive on challenges, are passionate about doing good, and believe that collaboration and diversity are necessary for success.

        Show us how your experiences have shaped you and how you can contribute to PPAU in our mission to provide access to high-quality inclusive and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services to all people - with respect and compassion;. We can't wait for you to share with us your personal story!


        In addition to competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package, being part of the PPAU team means providing all Utahns with the opportunity to move through their sexual and reproductive lives as safely, confidently, and healthily as possible.

        Planned Parenthood Association of Utah is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. We do 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.

        Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

        Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access: PPAU believes sexual health is essential to every person's overall health and well-being. We are taking focused steps to make progress as an organization that better reflects our patients and embodies cultural humility. We are wholeheartedly committed to this work.

Keywords: Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, Salt Lake City , Campaigns Organizer, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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