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Massachusetts Campus Co-Coordinator for Abortion Access

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Advocates for Youth
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Boston, MA
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Published 12 days ago

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) consultancy for one-year period from January 2022 to December 2022. This position will require the candidate to be based anywhere in Massachusetts. The position involves virtual work and travel throughout the state (following local COVID-19 guidelines).  Advocates for Youth partners with young people and their adult allies to champion youth rights to bodily autonomy and build power to transform policies, programs and systems to secure sexual health and equity for all youth. 

Advocates for Youth envisions a society in which all young people are valued, respected and treated with dignity; sexuality is accepted as a healthy part of being human; and youth sexual development is normalized and embraced. In such a world, all youth and young adults are celebrated for who they are and afforded honest, affirming, inclusive sex education; access to confidential, universal sexual health services; and the economic, educational, and social power to exercise their bodily autonomy and make informed decisions regarding their health and well-being.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth will engage two consultants as Campus Coordinators who, under the supervision of the State Campaign Manager for Abortion Access and with support from the Director of Abortion Access, will manage efforts to organize Massachusetts students, support storytellers, and work with state-based partners to expand access to on-campus medication abortion in Massachusetts. 

The Campus Coordinators will work to identify key student leaders on each Massachusetts public university campus, working closely with established campus groups and organizational chapters. Once identified, the Campus Coordinators will co-create and co-lead statewide trainings for the student leaders, educating them on policy advocacy, campus organizing, and reproductive rights and justice. 

The Campus Coordinators will also co-lead lawmaker education efforts in Massachusetts, organizing multiple in-person and virtual opportunities for students to meet with their representatives to discuss medication abortion care on campus.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop strategy to identify, engage, and mobilize Massachusetts public university student leaders to work to expand access to medication abortion on campus
  • Work in collaboration with Massachusetts state partners on a growing campaign for medication abortion on campus by attending state coalition calls, planning coalition-wide actions, and assisting as needed with campaign
  • Create and execute in-person and virtual trainings for all Massachusetts student leaders on policy advocacy, youth organizing, and reproductive justice
  • Identify and support student abortion storytellers in sharing their abortion stories with legislators, the press, and on social media
  • Work with Advocates for Youth policy team policy campaign materials such as one-pagers, story booklets, and other written information about medication abortion on campus policy for students and lawmakers
  • Lead strategy to engage campus leaders in support of abortion on campus including University administrators, faculty and faculty associations, student government associations, and alumni groups
  • Work with the Advocates for Youth communications team to work with students to place op-eds and articles in on-campus publications
  • In collaboration with student leaders, co-create social media content on medication abortion on campus on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be currently located in Massachusetts
  • Prior experience with youth advocacy and policy campaign experience within the state of Massachusetts, does not have to be in a paid capacity. 
  • Demonstrated interest in abortion access and demonstrated knowledge of state legislative processes and policy issues surrounding young people’s abortion access at the state level. 
  • Familiarity with the Massachusetts legislative process.
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts public university system. Being a current student or alum is a plus.
  • Ability to digest large amounts of information quickly and turn it into concise, user-friendly materials for state partners, legislators, and youth. 
  • Ability to link public policy with grassroots organizing and communications’ strategies. 
  • Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines. 
  • Strong racial justice analysis and a deep commitment to the tenets of reproductive justice. 
  • Commitment to youth activism and leadership is essential.
  • A demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group.
  • A commitment to Advocates for Youth’s mission, values, and goals required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights including abortion access, LGBTQ health and rights, and HIV prevention and treatment, among others.
  • Having a car to easily travel between impacted campuses is a plus but not required. Gas and other travel related expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Spanish language competency is a plus

Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color and people who have had abortions are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) consultancy for one-year period from January 2022 to December 2022. This position will require the candidate to be based anywhere in Massachusetts. The position involves virtual work and travel…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    January 3, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    December 3, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Compensation
Up to USD $2,500
/ month
Gas and other travel related expenses will be reimbursed.

Benefits

This consultancy does not include benefits.

This consultancy does not include benefits.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

To apply, interested consultants should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest, experience, and qualifications to afyhr@advocatesforyouth.org by December 17, 2021. Please put MA Campus Coordinator Consultancy and your last name in the subject line.

To apply, interested consultants should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest, experience, and qualifications to afyhr@advocatesforyouth.org by December 17, 2021…

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