The Carolina Abortion Fund, founded in 2011, is an organization dedicated to removing access barriers for individuals seeking reproductive healthcare services, including abortion care by partnering with national, state and local partners to provide financial, social and emotional support to CAF callers as they assess and make decision around their reproductive options. CAF works directly with clinics to provide grants that fill the gap between what patients can afford and the full cost of the procedure. This high impact 501 (c) (3) organization partners with foundations and individuals to fund this critical work and ensure reproductive choice and freedom for CAF callers from North and South Carolina.
Reporting to the Director of Engagement, the Policy & Movement Building Manager is responsible for overseeing and driving CAF’s movement building goals on a statewide, regional, and national level. They are responsible for building grassroots support and volunteer leaders to advance advocacy campaigns supporting CAF’s policy priorities and protecting and promoting access to reproductive health care in the Carolinas. This role will work strategically with CAF’s leadership team and core staff to maintain an overarching vision for broader access. The Policy & Movement Building Manager will build and drive advocacy strategies that maintain mission alignment and support the needs of CAF’s callers and the communities that CAF serves. The successful candidate is a leader who is a naturally social, relationship-driven organizer who will work to identify and strengthen relationships, networks, collaboration, and coordination among CAF constellation of callers, partners, supporters, and staff.
Movement Building and Strategic Partnerships (50%)
· Build power through leadership development and cultivating a base of abortion access supporters through grassroots organizing and outreach.
· Participate in CAF’s working partnerships and campaigns with other abortion funds, reproductive justice organizations, and allies. Develop and maintain relationships with communities, activists, and organizations in North and South Carolina.
· Collaborate with Directors of Engagement, Client Services to create leadership pipelines for CAF callers who want to be involved in advocacy and base building.
· Develop a framework and implement strategies that facilitate connections between CAF’s direct service delivery program and our advocacy, outreach, and leadership development programs.
· Design and lead strategic programming that reflects an intersectional approach/analysis to the organization’s work, make explicit connections between reproductive rights and other issues, with a particular focus on racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice.
· Draft audience centered collateral: including blog post, fact sheets, policy memos, talking points and other materials that translate CAF’s complex policy and advocacy work into accessible, relevant language that inspires and mobilizes our varied stakeholders.
Policy & Advocacy Planning and Implementation (40%)
· Develop, implement, and monitor strategies to carry out advocacy campaigns, building a progressive activist, volunteer, and coalition partner network to support a broader regional and statewide advocacy agenda.
· Research and maintain up-to-date knowledge about relevant local, state, and national reproductive justice policy issues.
· Serve as a key thought leader and media spokesperson. Contribute to policy-relevant research.
· Manage project-specific work to ensure that it meets its objectives, is completed within a set timeframe and budget, and is high-quality.
Operational Leadership, Special Projects and Initiatives (10%)
· Co-create and maintain an organizational culture that fosters deep collaboration, trust, and coordination across functional areas.
· Actively participate in required convenings, summits, retreats, and staff meetings, and participate in required virtual staff communications.
· Protect the organization by keeping information confidential.
· Update professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities approved by CAF, maintaining networks, and participating in professional organizations as relevant to your role.
· Perform duties required of all staff to support smooth internal operations such as submitting timely expense reports, reimbursement requests, and timesheets.
· Other responsibilities are necessary to support a growing Fund.
CANDIDATE PROFILE AND PREREQUISITES
· A strong commitment to abortion access and full reproductive healthcare for all and an understanding and appreciation of the barriers to reproductive health, with at least three years of relevant work experience in the reproductive rights space preferred.
· At least three years of experience and successful track record in policy, government relations, advocacy, and/or community organizing, preferably with specific experience related to reproductive health policy or advocacy.
· Commitment to co-creating a work environment that is just, equitable, and inclusive to all, including Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and people with disabilities.
· Demonstrated success using influence in their role to drive organizational change with varied stakeholders.
· Interpersonal and communications skills that engender trust and facilitate relationship building with staff, volunteers, callers, and other community members.
· Excellent organization, time management, and detail orientation.
Skills and Attributes
· Committed to an intersectional framework that includes, but is not limited to gender, economic, and racial justice.
· Ability to enjoy collaboration and be a part of a dynamic, highly productive, and integrated team; maintain flexibility and effectively manage ambiguity in a responsive work environment.
· Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, and able to work without significant day-to-day supervision.
· Open to giving and receiving feedback and committed to practicing this regularly.
· Belief in bucking the trend through progressive policies to create a new vision for our future.
· Appreciation of working with diverse staff and board in an organization committed to racial justice.
· Exceptional project management skills, including coordinating multiple projects with diverse stakeholders and tight deadlines.
· Must be able to conduct business in English; however, fluency in Spanish is a plus.
· Basic computer skills including reliable access to the internet and familiarity with Google Suite, and open to learning new technologies and software as needed.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word or Google Suite.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions.
· Staff is working fully remote for the foreseeable future. Regular hours must include attendance during core business hours from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Occasional work on evenings and weekends as needed.
· Must be able to participate in online virtual communications including email, video conferencing, and other online tools used to facilitate virtual office culture and work sharing. Employees are regularly required to communicate effectively via computer.
BENEFITS AND SALARY
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.
HOW TO APPLY
For more about the Carolina Abortion Fund, please visit: www.carolinaabortionfund.org
Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
The Carolina Abortion Fund is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Carolina Abortion Fund, founded in 2011, is an organization dedicated to removing access barriers for individuals seeking reproductive healthcare services, including abortion care by partnering with national, state and local…