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Regional Field Manager

Department: Advocacy
Location: Columbus, OH

ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER OHIO

Planned Parenthood operates 19 health centers throughout Ohio. We offer reproductive healthcare services for women, men, and young people; supporting people of color, those with low incomes, and the LGBTQ community. Planned Parenthood offers numerous education programs for the women, men, and youth of Ohio. We also offer prenatal programs, supporting vulnerable mothers in their communities.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio seeks to help people develop a positive view of sexuality and provide them with information and skills to take care of their sexual health now and in the future. Sexuality is a healthy, lifelong aspect of us all. The programs, resources, and services offered by Planned Parenthood center around core, fundamental beliefs.

· We believe that youth and adults have the right to accurate information and access to health services.

· We respect youth and adults as valued members of the community with much to offer.

· We trust youth and adults to make responsible decisions when they are provided information, taught skills, and given support to do so

SUMMARY

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio boasts a grassroots infrastructure across the state which works to defend and promote women's reproductive freedom. The Regional Field Manager coordinates and implements a field organizing program designed to increase the number of reproductive health activists in Central Ohio and Athens. The advocacy issues include family planning, contraceptive equity, and access to emergency contraceptives, comprehensive sex education and access to abortion. This position also provides data management support to PPAO.

CULTURAL AWARENESS:

All employees are required to demonstrate the importance of the ethical and cultural awareness commitment of Planned Parenthood by:

  • Demonstrating empathy; recognizing inherent worth, and treating individuals with respect
  • Protecting confidentiality of staff
  • Appreciating the Planned Parenthood culture and its function in human behavior, and recognizing cultural strengths
  • Seeking to understand patient’s cultures and value of diversity to be able to provide competent services

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits supporters, action network members, online activists and volunteers. Facilitates trainings for volunteers of PPAO or members of the general public who want to dedicate their time to advocacy.
  • Manages the actions, recruitment, and increased advocacy that comes with the Capital City and the State House.
  • In conjunction with education and development, builds upon existing relationships and creates new partnerships with allied organizations to strengthen PPGOH/PPAO visibility, credibility and
  • Manages volunteer phone banking, canvassing and advocacy event recruitment.
  • Organize and recruit volunteers for direct actions, lobby days, and electoral work to hold elected officials and decision makers accountable.
  • Works with members of campus (Planned Parenthood Generation Action) programs to train volunteer advocates and place them according to area of interest. Monitors progress of volunteer advocates by university/ college.
  • Coordinates PPAO data plan and VAN usage for CO region.
  • Recruits patients and volunteers to participate in the health center advocacy program and to share their reproductive health and education stories.
  • Coordinates with external affairs team to   participate in community events and health fairs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises Central Ohio volunteers and interns

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily including: 

  • Previous experience in grassroots campaigns.
  • Interest in reproductive health care and women’s issues. Commitment to reproductive freedom and to the goals of PPGOH and PPAO.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation, and image) skills and the ability to move people to action.
  • Excellent time and project management skills. Ability to coordinate several simultaneous projects and events.
  • Strong computer skills, including database and internet proficiency.
  • Ability to work professionally in an often tense environment.
  • Ability to function well as a team member.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with individuals of diverse backgrounds in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sensitivity in dealing with clients sexuality and reproductive healthcare choices.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships.
  • Must be self-directed with ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Commitment to PPGOH’s mission, goal and objectives.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

LANGUAGE SKILLS

LEVEL THREE:  Strong spoken and written communication skills.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

LEVEL THREE: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

LEVEL THREE: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to take decisive action

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

Physical ability to continuously talk, feel, and hear. Also requires frequent standing, walking, reaching, sitting, grasping, and handling small objects. Occasionally requires fingering, bending, and stooping, and rarely requires repetitive motions of the hands/wrists or feet, kneeling, or climbing. Must be able to occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Requires the ability to use a computer including keyboard, multi-key telephone, during peak activity periods work in excess of 7.5 hours per day and/or 37.5 hours per week, and move throughout the facility.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job involves evening and weekend hours, early morning meetings, contact with hazardous materials, frequent interruptions, and may occasionally involve travel to multiple sites.  May require on-call status. Work takes place in an office environment.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

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