Details: This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) based in the greater Seattle, Washington area, with the option of working from home.
Surge is looking for an exceptional person to fill our new Program and Outreach Director position. This person who fills this position will work as a team with the Board of Directors, our If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow, and partner organizations.
ABOUT OUR WORK
Surge stands with communities whose bodies, lives, and families have been subject to state and social control. We advance racial and reproductive justice through community engagement, education, and policy advocacy by mobilizing Northwest communities.
Surge is a Reproductive Justice (RJ) organization. RJ is an approach to health equity and reproductive health that uses a holistic lens to look at the whole person, their family, and their community for opportunities for empowerment. The RJ approach brings together diverse communities and perspectives to reach solutions that are led by the communities most affected by reproductive oppression and racial injustice.
Surge partners with organizations ranging from the Seattle Women’s Commission to Open Arms Perinatal Services to Legal Voice, in order to further reproductive health, rights, and justice in our community.
Currently, Surge has three key programs:
1) Working to improve access to health care and reproductive health services for immigrants in our communities, by advocating with Seattle/King County to establish a dedicated fund for coverage of reproductive health care for immigrants excluded from health insurance because of federal law, and working in coalition to ensure such coverage at the state level;
2) Coordinating EmPATH, a community coalition of doulas and other birth workers, to ensure birthing and reproductive justice for pregnant incarcerated people; and
3) Hosting Just Speak, a reproductive justice open mic storytelling series, which invites people to bring their experiences of family, body, reproductive health, and gender - and their art - to the community.
Surge seeks a part-time director to advance our programs, work with our all-volunteer board and If/When/How Fellow, and further establish the organization as an inclusive, responsive advocate for racial and reproductive justice in the Pacific Northwest.
Communications, Outreach & Coalition-Building
- Outreach and build relationships with new potential individual and organizational coalition partners, as well as maintain relationships with current partners and allies
- Help to represent Surge as part of local convenings and events
- Coordinate meetings with donors and strategic partners
- Work with board members to update and maintain our website
- Manage logistics for occasional events including site coordination, catering and RSVP
- With the board treasurer, work to track program income and expenditures
- Develop and implement efficient systems for organizing and tracking needs and tasks
- Coordinate logistics and materials for quarterly board meetings
Programs and Grants
- Manage programs, in consultation with the Board and the Fellow
- Work with the board on current and future donor development. Track and maintain donor records and communications
- Develop systems and manage data as needed for program tracking and evaluation
- Prepare and edit materials for program promotion
- Passion and analysis on differences and alignment between reproductive justice v reproductive rights & reproductive health
- Self-directed, able to set deadlines and follow through consistently and independently
- Flexibility to adjust to the needs of an emerging organization
- Proactive, helpful, can-do attitude
- Engaging and confident interpersonal style
- Organized, able to work independently and interdependently, with the initiative to achieve complex goals
- Great written communication and editing skills
- Systems-thinker with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience with Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Bilingual or second language fluency a plus
- Experience working with volunteers a plus
- Administrative and budget management skills a plus
- Experience with online communication tools and social media a plus
This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) based in the greater Seattle, Washington area, with the option of working remotely.
The potential start date is June 1, 2018. Flexible hours. Progressive, creative, family-friendly, and fun work environment.
Health care (stipend for employer coverage to be negotiated), paid vacation, paid sick and safe leave, generous family leave policy. Option to work from home in Puget Sound area.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual or second language fluency a plus
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (500 words or less) on or before April 30, 2018 to email@example.com.
Please email with the subject heading “Surge Program Director.”
Applications will be considered and interviews will be conducted as applications arrive.