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Director of Organizing

Company: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
Location: Madison
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Immediate 22 Sep, 2020 Not Specified 23 Jun, 2020 N/A Public Policy,Typing,Leadership,Communications,Disabilities,Program Development,Writing,Civic Engagement No No

The Director of Organizing must have strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills. They must be motivated and able to work independently with enthusiasm for PPWI’s mission. They must have a personal commitment to achieve the agency’s Public Affairs’ objectives including integrating organizing goals into the Public Affairs strategic plan. This person must possess diplomatic skills and the ability to work effectively with Planned Parenthood employees; outside consultants; and extra-agency stakeholders. Ability to operate autonomously and in concert with others.


Bachelor’s degree in communications, public policy, organizing, political science advocacy or similar fields. Five years of experience in grassroots organizing and civic engagement or constituent education, with program development and implementation. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered. Must have demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience.

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk. May require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing and repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard. Rarely requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet.

Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision conditions include close vision reading. Requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine and adding machine or calculator.

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Oversee the development and implementation of PPWI’s outreach and organizing strategy to build PPWI’s statewide power to strengthen and protect people’s legal and constitutional rights to access the full range of reproductive healthcare, including abortion services.

Coordinate outreach and organizing strategies with government relations, communications, civic engagement and legal strategies.

Build an organizing team that supports public affairs and agency strategic goals, including assessing statewide opportunities for growing PPWI power; prioritizing communities by evaluating local advocacy environments, health center capacity, agency business goals, demographic trends and potential for grass tops and elected official development.

Supervise and develop the organizing team; provide organizing metrics, goals, professional development goals, and work plans. Delegate these responsibilities to other supervisors on the organizing team as appropriate.

Responsible for compliance, quality and risk management needs of the organizing staff, including 501(C)(3)/501(C)(4) separation.

Collaborate with other Public Affairs team members create the Public Affairs strategic plan in alignment with PPWI agency strategic plan.

Keep agency leadership abreast of PPWI’s power building efforts.

Make strategic resource decisions in consultation with the VP of Governmental Affairs and External Relations.

Assist Public Affairs and Development leadership with grant writing, reporting and fundraising to bring in additional program resources.

Provide analysis and recommendations for the Data and Analytics staff to inform program evaluation measures and make program enhancements/changes as indicated; ensure Organizing and Data progress is reported regularly in grant reports, to the board and PPWI leadership team.

Ensure data is effectively accessed and managed by at least two additional staff internally via the Voter Action Network and Catalist; collaborate with Data Staff to implement staff training.

Maintain working relationships with counterparts at affiliates, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and other national and state organizing and advocacy organizations.

Coordinate with the Campaign Manager and Public Affairs Communication Staff to oversee the management of campaign communication tactics within the overall organizing and campaign plan.

Coordinate with Campaign Manager to oversee the management of field campaign related vendor contracts.

Partner with the communications team to develop and implement activist communication strategies, including creative work to develop innovative tools.

Stay apprised of best practices in organizing and community outreach. Provide Public Affairs team with recommendations to increase effectiveness organizing and community outreach program.

Stay apprised of best practices in volunteer management, recruitment, retention, and leadership. Provide organizing staff with resources and training to increase volunteer base and depth of volunteer leaders.

Perform additional related duties as requested.

Please include your cover letter (including why you would like to work at Planned Parenthood of WI) along with your resume to be considered for the position. Please attach it as a separate document. Thank you for your interest in PPWI

REQUIREMENT SUMMARY Experience: Min: N/A Max: 5.0 year(s)

Functional area of job: Marketing / Advertising / MR / PR

Domain: HR

Qualifications: Graduate

Specialization: Communications public policy organizing political science advocacy or similar fields

Keywords: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Madison , Director of Organizing, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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