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Planned Parenthood Texas Votes | Austin, TX
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Published 15 days ago

February 20, 2020
$55,000

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

Government Relations & Political Affairs Manager

Position: Full-time, permanent

Location: Austin


Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) is the statewide advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas that engages supporters of reproductive health and rights to fight to protect and expand women’s access to preventative and reproductive healthcare, including abortion. The work at PPTV is fast paced and deals with complex and high priority matters related to the politics of women’s health in Texas. Our programs range from talking to voters about the politics of abortion to advocating to protect funding for preventive health care.


General Description

PPTV is expanding our team and is hiring a Government Relations & Political Affairs Manager that will work for both PPTV and PPTV Political Action Committee (PAC).


The Government Relations & Political Affairs Manager will be responsible for supporting the cultivation and stewardship of positive relationships with elected officials and candidates for office, and managing the day to day activities of public policy and electoral activities. The position manages and executes the legislative and electoral strategies and projects of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes and PPTV PAC under the direction of the Executive Director. The Government Relations & Political Affairs Manager may work closely with staff at Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and external consultants. This job requires travel for work at least 10% of the time, both in Texas and out of state.


Duties and Responsibilities

LEGISLATIVE

  • Manage the relationship development strategies for legislators, legislative staff, various coalitions, workgroups, and councils, and with health policy and advocacy groups 
  • Coordinate, edit and prepare information for legislative offices, and respond to information requests from state legislative offices
  • Coordinate, edit and prepare presentations and briefing material for legislative hearings or meetings 
  • Monitor and attend state legislative committee hearings
  • Keep Planned Parenthood staff, at the affiliate, state and national level, informed on legislative and policy developments
  • Research and write legislative summaries and regular updates for internal communications
  • Manage the planning and execution of legislative events and activities to publicize and promote the goals and mission of Planned Parenthood, including legislative receptions, briefings and lobby days
  • Schedule meetings between state legislators and/or their staffs with Planned Parenthood leadership
  • Maintain a cloud-based filing system of relevant legislative information and communications
  • Track all lobbying expenses and maintain appropriate documentation in compliance with Texas Ethics Commission requirements
  • Provide general administrative support as needed


POLITICAL

  • Manage the relationship development strategies for PPTV endorsed candidates and their staff as well as partner organizations that support PPTV endorsed candidates
  • Inform voter contact strategies and coordinate information with campaigns and partners
  • Stay abreast of developments in state and local elections, including special elections, state, municipal and county level elections, of interest to the organization
  • Distribute and collect candidate questionnaires, and respond to inquiries from the campaigns 
  • Track all political contributions and expenditures and maintain appropriate documentation in compliance with Texas Ethics Commission requirements


Qualifications

  • Strong support for the mission and goals of Planned Parenthood
  • Thorough knowledge of and interest in the Texas legislative process, politics and elections
  • Any combination of at least (7) years of work experience and/or college-level education, with at least three (3) years of experience directly related to women’s issues, public policy, and/or political campaigns.
  • Familiarity with Texas Ethics Commission reporting requirements and procedures for lobbying and political activities
  • Ability to comprehend and research legal and policy documents with minimal oversight
  • Strong skills in creating spreadsheets and charts, manipulating statistical data, and reviewing and interpreting documents for research purposes
  • Tech-savvy; early adopter; excited to learn new tools, systems and skills
  • Familiarity and comfort with Google applications including Google Drive and Docs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to compose correspondence in a professional manner; ability to proofread documents for spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to establish workflows, manage multiple projects, meet necessary deadlines and contribute in a positive and effective manner in a team setting or independently in stressful situations and at times with limited resources
  • Be self-motivated, reliable, positive, willing to learn, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to use diplomacy and appropriate judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • Have reliable transportation and the flexibility to be able to attend special events with minimal notice
  • Planned Parenthood Texas Votes is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment. While office hours may be flexible, full-time employees are expected to work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends.

Additional Position Information

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

Government Relations & Political Affairs Manager

Position: Full-time, permanent

Location: Austin


Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) is the statewide advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood affiliates…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

This position is full-time, with a salary of $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience. PPTV is proud to offer a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that includes 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision coverage, life and AD&D and short term and long term disability for the employee. We also offer optional flexible spending accounts and additional life coverage. Full-time employees receive 11 paid holidays plus an additional winter break and two weeks paid time off.

This position is full-time, with a salary of $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience. PPTV is proud to offer a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that…

How to Apply

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and a writing sample of less than 1000 words to jobs@pptexasvotes.org.

  • Indicate “Government Relations & Political Affairs Manager” in the email subject line. 
  • All applications must be received by 11:59pm CST, Thursday, February 20, 2020. 
  • All attachments should be saved in PDF format and named in the format of “Last Name, First Name - Document Name”. 
  • Cover letters included in the body of the email will not be accepted. 
  • References from employment, academic and volunteer experience are acceptable.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and a writing sample of less than 1000 words to jobs@pptexasvotes.org.

  • Indicate “Government Relations & Political Affairs Manager” in the…

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