As a Patient Advocacy Fellow, you will bring your lived experience and perspective into the non-profit political advocacy space as we work to advance the mission of Planned Parenthood.
Fellows will work with PPAO staff to develop and hone grassroots organizing skills that will form the foundation of our long-term strategy to advance the movement for reproductive freedom and justice.
Through extensive training with PPAO/PP PAC staff, Patient Advocacy Fellows will gain real-world experience and valuable résumé-building skills in many aspects of political and community engagement work including: recruiting and developing patient advocates through our Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP), door-to-door canvassing to destigmatize abortion and abortion access; and taking leadership roles in voter registration, volunteer recruitment, community care and sustainability, digital organizing and data management. After completing our program, Fellows have gone on to be appointed to public office and hired as staff at PPAO, the Oregon Legislature and political campaigns.
We ask our fellows to engage in this work deeply and rigorously, which is why fellows must be able to commit to up to 10 hours a week, primarily weeknights and some weekends. This is a part-time, hourly, limited-term position at $15/hour with a maximum of 10 hours a week. This fellowship is a 12-week experience that will be conducted hybrid remote and in-person. While our staff are based out of Eugene and Portland, we encourage applications from all regions of Oregon.
- Commit to up to 10 hours per week, primarily weekday evenings and weekends, from September 20th to December 13th, 2023.
- Attend twice-weekly Fellowship meetings held every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30PM, except over the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Engage meaningfully in culture change work to destigmatize abortion and change the hearts and minds of voters by attending our four-part deep canvassing training, and conducting monthly deep canvasses in target districts (dates TBD).
- Step into a leadership role for community advocacy, outreach, and base building through Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP).
- Participate in our high-impact grassroots fundraising campaign for Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon.
- Help with training and/or education sessions on legislation and ballot measure issues.
- Help manage essential data by keeping the internal database, the Voter Activation Network, current and accurate.
- Possible travel within northern or southern regions of Oregon, depending on COVID-19 guidelines.
You will be successful in this role if you have…
- A high level of commitment and passion for the reproductive freedom movement.
- Willingness to be flexible in a fast-moving environment, and to take initiative on projects and tasks.
- The ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously and often independently.
- Great problem-solving skills, and you are dependable, collaborative and communicative with your fellowship cohort.
- A willingness to meaningfully interrogate and push back against systems of oppression including, but not limited to: systemic racism, capitalism, patriarchy, ableism, heteronormativity and transphobia.
- The desire and ability to work collaboratively and build community with members of the fellowship cohort, coalition partners and PPAO/PP PAC staff.
- Reliable weeknight and weekend availability.
Applications will be accepted through Sunday August 27th, 2023 at 11:59PM. Interviews via Zoom will be scheduled for early September, and hiring decisions to be made by September 8th, 2023. Click here to apply!
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