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2022 Fall Electoral Fellowship

About Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon (PP PAC) are seeking Electoral Fellows for the fall 2022 midterm election. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is the statewide political voice for Planned Parenthood’s two healthcare affiliates in Oregon and is a leader in advocating for reproductive health care. Our Political Action Committee, Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon, supports state and local candidates who consistently champion reproductive health care, including abortion, birth control and sex education. We defend the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect reproductive health care; by building support and accountability for reproductive rights among our elected officials in Oregon; by working with coalition partners to build a more equitable society; and by engaging and motivating the public to join the fight for reproductive freedom. 

Position Overview

PPAO and PP PAC fellows are integral to our electoral field organizing, one critical piece of our long-term movement-building work. With Roe v. Wade overturned, we must use every tactic available to us to stand together and fight back in solidarity with our most vulnerable community members. Electing reproductive health champions is critical to maintaining consistent funding for the Oregon Health Plan, implementing the newly established Reproductive Health Equity Fund and more. This November, voters have the power to show up and send politicians up and down the ballot a clear message: Our bodies belong to us. 

Between the Oregon Governor’s race, legislative elections and the impact of redistricting, the 2022 general election will be pivotal.

Scope of Work

As an Electoral Fellow, you will gain extensive training and experience in the electoral and grassroots organizing field. You’ll be immersed in a high-impact voter contact program and be a driving force in our field campaigns to reach thousands of Oregon voters and educate them on our issues and our PAC-endorsed candidates. Elections have been won and lost by a handful of votes, and as an Electoral Fellow with PPAO/PP PAC of Oregon, you can ensure that those votes swing in favor of reproductive freedom. 

Through extensive training with PPAO and PP PAC staff, Electoral Fellows will gain real-world experience and valuable résumé-building skills in many aspects of political and community engagement work including: deep canvassing, supporter outreach, voter contact and mobilization, volunteer recruitment, volunteer leadership training, community care and engagement, fund raising and data management. After completing our program, PPAO/PP PAC fellows have gone on to be appointed to public office and hired as staff at PPAO and coalition organizations, the Oregon Legislature and political campaigns.

This fellowship will be conducted remotely, with the possibility of in-person work, depending on COVID-19 guidelines. Fellows must be able to commit to 10 hours a week, primarily weeknights and weekends, from September 14th through December 15th, 2022. This is a part-time, hourly, limited-term position at $15/hour with a maximum of 10 hours a week. Fellows are eligible to receive college credit for their work. Our Field Organizers are based out of Eugene and Portland; however, we welcome applications from all regions of Oregon.

Responsibilities

  • Commit to 10 hours a week, primarily evenings and weekends, from September 14th through December 15th, 2022.
  • Serve as a leader for community care and engagement, outreach, canvassing, base building and development.
  • Engage meaningfully in our Deep Canvassing pilot program to destigmatize abortion and change the hearts and minds of our community members.
  • Take a leadership role in planning and completing phone, canvassing, text and digital constituent outreach; voter persuasion; and get-out-the-vote work.
  • Learn the ins and outs of political fund raising with opportunities to take leadership on an event or term project.
  • Possible travel within Northern or Southern regions of Oregon, depending on COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Help manage the flow of data by keeping our internal database current and accurate.
  • Ensure that Planned Parenthood shows up in coalition spaces and has a visible presence in our communities.
  • Perform other duties as agreed upon. 

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Regularly participate in virtual meetings via Zoom and occasionally attend canvasses or actions in person.
  • High level of commitment and passion for reproductive health, rights and justice.
  • Positive attitude and ability to be flexible in a fast-moving environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously and often independently.
  • Great problem-solving skills and desire to be organized, dependable, efficient and helpful.
  • Willingness to meaningfully interrogate and push back against systems of oppression including, but not limited to: systemic racism, capitalism, patriarchy, ableism, heteronormativity and transphobia.
  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively with members of the fellowship cohort, coalition partners and PPAO/PP PAC staff.
  • Reliable weeknight and weekend availability.

Applications will be accepted through August 14th at 11:59pm, with virtual interviews to be scheduled for late August. Click here to apply!

For more information, please contact Naomi Strait (she/her) at [email protected] (Portland) or Rebecca Nelson (she/her) at [email protected] (Eugene).

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the supervisor or other management. Job descriptions, including minimum requirements and job responsibilities, will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, application for workers’ compensation benefits, use of statutory protected leave, veteran or military status, pregnancy, union activity, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus and innovation.

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