ABOUT DC ABORTION FUND
The DC Abortion Fund (DCAF) is a local abortion fund founded in 1995 that serves over 5,000 people annually who live or are seeking abortion care in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Since inception, our organization has grown tremendously, mostly notably in the size and function of our case management program, which is comprised of over 50 volunteers who rotate responsibility of four “warm lines” and coordinate care and funds to callers seeking abortions.
DCAF is in a period of significant transformation associated with bringing on our first paid staff members and building a collaborative vision for future abortion funding with other regional funds; through this, we are constantly striving towards reproductive justice values and centering our callers and communities most impacted by abortion care restrictions - Black, Indigenous, and brown folks and people with low or no incomes.
ABOUT THE ROLE
DCAF seeks an Operations & Strategy Director to join its first full time staff cohort. The Operations & Strategy Director will be responsible for overseeing the transformation of DCAF’s organizational policies, procedures, and operations. In partnership with other staff members, the board, and volunteers, they will work to refine DCAF’s overarching vision for the operational functions of the fund, including compliance, facilities, risk management, technology, and contract management. The Operations Director will lead system and process creation that prioritizes alignment with aspirational reproductive justice values, including trust, care, accountability, justice, inclusivity, and joy for DCAF callers, staff, and volunteers.
1 - Organizational Transformation and Strategy (40%)
In collaboration with community partners, other abortion funds, and internal DCAF stakeholders, the Operations & Strategy Director will lead visioning, strategy, and implementation for how DCAF’s organizational structure can continue to transform from an emerging, historically volunteer-led and -run organization to a more values-focused and sustainable organization. This will include the following:
2 - Recruitment, Onboarding, and Staff Administration (20%)
3 - Fund Operations (Compliance, Contracts, Facilities) (15%)
4 - Organizational Leadership, Special Projects, and Initiatives (25%)
Our ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to abortion access and full reproductive healthcare for all and personal and professional alignment with our aspirational values.
Due to the nature and context of our work, we deeply value candidates that either bring lived personal or professional experiences that align with the experiences of our callers, our community, our movement, or intersectional ecosystems (gender, economic, racial justice, etc.). This type of experience may come from direct exposure to the abortion funding or reproductive justice community or experience working with adjacent healthcare or social services sectors where candidates may be looking to transfer their skills in more progressive and supportive ways to clients, for example.
We are also seeking candidates that have a commitment to building an inclusive environment that prioritizes the wellbeing of all involved with our fund, and those committed to racial justice and working with diverse individuals.
Lastly, while no one candidate will embody all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidates will also possess many of the following abilities, attributes, and experiences:
COMPENSATION & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The salary for the Operations & Strategy Director is $90,000. We are in the process of developing a comprehensive benefits package that will be available for all full-time staff members. In the meantime, DCAF is committed to the wellbeing of our future employees and will provide a monthly stipend to cover employees’ healthcare, dental, and vision benefits until the employer plan is available.
COVID-19 Policy: Work will be entirely remote for the time being. After it is safe to work in person again, there will be flexibility for remote work, though it is expected for this person to live in the DC metro area.
ABOUT DC ABORTION FUND
The DC Abortion Fund (DCAF) is a local abortion fund founded in 1995 that serves over 5,000 people annually who live or are seeking abortion care in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Since inception, our organization has grown…
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Candidates may submit their cover letter and resume via NPAG’s website. We encourage candidates to share about how they think their lived experiences and perspectives would make them a great fit for the Director role in their cover letter.
The priority deadline for this position is Monday, December 6, 2021. After that date, applicants will be evaluated on an as needed rolling basis.
DC Abortion Fund is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization to reflect the rich and varied identities of the communities and people that we serve.