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Campus Organizer: Reproductive Justice on College Campuses

In response to a request by the California Senate Committee on Health to provide information and an opinion on the appropriate way for college campus health centers to provide medication abortion, the Women’s Foundation of California (WFC), working with other organizational partners, is managing and coordinating a campaign to engage students on University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community College campuses to engage with the California legislature on this issue. The campaign, JustCARE (Campus Action for Reproductive Equity), provides training and financial support to students to take leadership on their campuses regarding medication abortion and other RJ issues.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to flex their exceptional skills as an organizer and policy player in the service of this project.

Description

No student health care center at California’s public institutions of higher education currently provides medication abortion services, despite the fact that this is an easy and safe service to provide. Students face many obstacles in accessing abortion services off-campus—including lack of nearby clinics that provide abortion services, limited access to transportation, and financial and other logistical barriers. These barriers can result in students’ delay in receiving necessary care. SB 320—The College Student Right to Access Act—would require all on-campus student health centers at public universities to provide medication for early pregnancy termination for its students.

In response to a request by the California Senate Committee on Health to provide information and an opinion on the appropriate way for college campus health centers to provide medication abortion, the Women’s Foundation of California (WFC), working with other organizational partners, is managing and coordinating a campaign to engage students on University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community College campuses to engage with the California legislature on this issue. The campaign, JustCARE (Campus Action for Reproductive Equity), provides training and financial support to students to take leadership on their campuses regarding medication abortion and other RJ issues.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to flex their exceptional skills as an organizer and policy player in the service of this project.

Essential Duties

Base Building and Outreach

  • Maintain an accurate and comprehensive database of campus RJ organizations and organizers.
  • Track and report progress, leadership development and all outreach activities.
  • Represent JustCARE at campus and community events.
  • Cultivate knowledge of tools and technologies to increase constituent engagement.
  • Maintain regular/weekly contact with campaign manager.

Reproductive Justice Campus Organizing

  • Identify, build, train and develop a diverse base of young leaders and activists to run campus reproductive justice campaigns.
  • Oversee grants program to ensure student groups are receiving funding to develop and coordinate their own organizing on campus.
  • Inspire grassroots activism for the purpose of building active, visible local support for sexual health, reproductive rights and gender justice
  • Provide or arrange for training for student organizers
  • Maintain regular/weekly contact with campus organizing leads to support vision and implementation of campaigns/actions/recruitment.

JustCARE and SB320 Campaign

  • Work with SB320 staff and sponsors to plan, develop, and implement trainings and Advocacy Days
  • Facilitate meetings and strategy sessions
  • Provide technical assistance, training, materials and resources to student organizers
  • Create organizing manuals to assist students in meeting with student health center staff, tabling on campus, creating workshops/teach-ins and/or campus educational materials
  • Supporting students in creating communications regarding SB320 (campus paper articles, videos, etc.)
  • Coordinate visits for students to meet with legislators in their district offices, supported with materials, talking points, and additional coaching as needed.
  • Help identify students who have compelling stories about abortion access, connecting them directly with the communications firm to develop some of their stories for personal use in testimony before the legislature.
  • Organize lobby days prior to SB320 being heard in legislative committees with the goal of 50 students participating in each lobby day, and attending committee hearings, and giving “Me toos”.
  • Create an informational tool to update students on the SB320 campaign.
  • Campus Organizer will be the liaison between the SB 320 legislative campaign and the justCARE student organizing campaign.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-4 years relevant experience, including grassroots campaigns, community organizing, preferably with a social and racial justice focus;
  • Strong commitment to reproductive and gender justice, including access to abortion; to the rights of all individuals to make their own decisions about sexual and reproductive health; and to government’s responsibility to defend and support those rights;
  • Demonstrated commitment to college activism;
  • Experience working with diverse communities;
  • Strong working knowledge of best practices in campaigns, knowledge and experience with organizing in California, especially California counties;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills for a variety of media and audiences;
  • Highly collaborative style; Able to work independently as well as within a team, set and achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Creative thinker, strong project manager, self-starter and detail-oriented communicator with a positive approach, can-do attitude and a sense of humor;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create positive, long-term working relationships; demonstrates tact, dependability, diplomacy and flexibility.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the month and throughout the state, and work some evening and weekends;
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter;
  • Ability to work well with a team, take direction and feedback, and share skills and knowledge;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change;
  • Willingness to identify, develop and take on new opportunities to further JustCARE’s mission;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, and other web/online tools;
  • In-depth understanding of the complexities of gender and sexuality, that neither is fixed, and an active practice of inclusion of all genders centering transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary range of $44-$55K. Salary offer will be dependent on experience.
  • We provide 15 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (20 days after 5 years, and 25 days after 10 years); 12 paid sick days, 14 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule. These benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees.
  • We provide paid parental leave.
  • We provide medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, fitness reimbursements, a 401(k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package for full-time employees and 90% for dependents. These benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees.

 

Our Values and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We at the Women’s Foundation of California believe that our team should be reflective of the communities most impacted by gender injustice. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, transgender individuals, and formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and we recruit and hire with an understanding of the lived realities of people who have experienced system oppression.

Requirements

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@womensfoundca.org with the subject line: Campus Organizer. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred).

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Communications Manager

Under the general supervision of the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Communications Manager leads in the development and dissemination of external communications (digital and print) activities and analytics. The Communications Manager works closely with Program and Development Teams to create engaging and effective external communications built on a team-developed strategic communications plan.

Description

Essential Duties

STORYTELLING & EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

• Guided by an annual strategic communications calendar, work with leadership, staff, and program network, including Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) alumni and grant-partners, to create compelling content: digital and print material, social media posts; talking points, pitch decks, articles, and speeches.
• Work with staff and graphic design vendor to develop multimedia content that informs, inspires, and activates target constituencies (program partners, potential partners, funders, and funder prospects).
• Collaborate with the Program Team in targeted external communications designed to boost program awareness, recruitment, and support.
• Support strategic direction for leadership team around activities delivered by consultants and vendors (including design firm, earned media/PR firm, writers, and photographers) as well as by interns, partners, and volunteers.
• Work with staff to develop writing guidelines and templates for external content, including management of editorial calendars and guest-writer engagement.
• Write and design marketing content that can be repurposed across various media, including materials that grow our donor pipeline and community base.
• Work with CDO to maintain and monitor the annual communications calendar.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

• Manage day-to-day maintenance of our website, CRM (Mail Chimp) and social media assets. Work to identify, suggest, execute, and maintain efficiencies and integrations in digital communications, including interface with development database (Raisers Edge).
• Design a plan to grow, monitor, and sustain the Foundation’s engagement and visibility on social media, including exploring the viability of new platforms for our presence.
• Identify and manage tools such as SEO to grow website traffic and conversions.
• Develop and report on key performance indicators around reach, engagement, and retention. Maintain a monthly dashboard across platforms.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the CDO.

BRAND STEWARDSHIP

• Serve as primary internal brand steward, maintaining and informing staff, consultants, and volunteers around templates, style sheets, preferred language, and industry best-practices.
• With leadership and design firm, participate in the development of new collateral materials including a logotype.
• Manage deliverables from design firm regarding print collateral materials.
• Assist in onboarding and training staff, board, and volunteers on Foundation brand materials.

SUBJECT MATTER KNOWLEDGE

• Stay current and knowledgeable on issues related to Foundation’s mission, programs and initiatives in order to drive communications strategy.
• Stay current and knowledgeable on issues related to marketing and communications in both print and digital formats, in order to keep the Foundation up-to-date and proactive in communications execution.
• Speak and write confidently about gender equity and justice, women’s economic security, women’s leadership in public policy and philanthropy, and other topics related to our mission.
• Work with WFC team to train and support staff, board members, and volunteers as Foundation advocates and spokespersons, including at conferences, convenings, meetings, and social events.
• Execute strategic communications plans in response to initiatives that result from our program work including campaigns, initiatives, and actions.

Requirements

Qualifications

Skills

• At least five years of experience working in communications or marketing, ideally within a nonprofit or social impact organization.
• Powerful, dynamic writer and storyteller; sophisticated and discerning editor.
• Passion for and knowledge of issues and challenges faced by cisgender and transgender women, gender-variant, genderqueer, gendervariant, and non-binary individuals; and trans men.
• Experience with state public policy and advocacy and/or philanthropy landscapes preferred, willingness to develop expertise necessary.
• Experience using WordPress and Microsoft Office necessary. Slack, Basecamp, and basic design skills (Photoshop and Illustrator) highly preferred.

Qualities

• Possesses a strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and philosophy of the Women’s Foundation of California.
• Able to work independently as well as within a team, set and achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
• Creative thinker, joyful collaborator, self-starter and detail-oriented communicator with a positive approach, can-do attitude and a sense of humor.
• Drive to innovate, use new platforms and tools, try new things and learn from failure.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create positive, long-term working relationships; demonstrates tact, dependability, diplomacy and flexibility.

Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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 job’s essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research, sending and receiving e-mail and participating in meetings; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.

Compensation and Benefits

• This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary range of $68-78K. Salary offer will be dependent on experience.
• We provide 15 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (20 days after 5 years, and 25 days after 10 years); 12 paid sick days, 14 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule. These benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees.
• We provide paid parental leave.
• We provide medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, fitness reimbursements, a 401(k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package for full-time employees and 90% for dependents. These benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Our Values and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We at the Women’s Foundation of California believe that our team should be reflective of the communities most impacted by gender injustice. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, transgender individuals, and formerly incarcerated individuals to apply.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we recruit and hire with an understanding of the lived realities of people who have experienced system oppression.
Requirements
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@womensfoundca.org with the subject line: Communications Manager. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred).

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We believe outstanding people are the key to our success.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, trans people, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.