The National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York are partner organizations that promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care in New York and in cities and states across the country. NARAL Pro-Choice New York works politically and legislatively in New York and the National Institute partners with organizations on the ground in other cities and states across the country. NARAL Pro-Choice New York’s state and local advocacy, coalition-building, and organizing experience informs – and is influenced by – the National Institute’s partnerships with advocates in other states and cities across the country. We apply lessons learned in New York to efforts in politically similar states and tailor our strategies to secure wins in politically dissimilar states.
The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, self-motivated and has a strong commitment to the goals of the organization. The candidate should have experience creating field plans, developing base building strategies, implementing online and offline organizing, and with volunteer recruitment/management. This person will support the organization’s legislative, political and community education goals by building a strong, educated base of supporters throughout New York State. This position reports to the Director of Political and Government Affairs.
Develop and lead execution of a long-term base-building plan to recruit, train, and sustain a statewide base of activists – with a focus on geographies outside of New York City.
Create and implement grassroots campaigns to support the organization’s legislative, political and base-building initiatives.
Plan and manage electoral field campaign in districts across the state.
Work with the advocacy and communications teams to develop online campaigns that engage current supporters and recruit new supporters to participate in the organization’s advocacy campaigns.
Create and lead events that serve our organizational base-building and advocacy goals.
Ensure data about activists is kept current in organizational databases by ensuring new contacts are immediately added, contact records are maintained and results are tracked.
Build and manage a statewide campus program.
Create leadership opportunities for activists that provide opportunities for responsibility, skills development, and ownership of the work.
Represent the organization at community events that raise the visibility of and educate the public on reproductive health and rights issues.
Assist in developing materials for activist education and mobilization.
Supervise Grassroots Organizer.
Additional duties/responsibilities as assigned.
A deep commitment to reproductive health and rights.
4-5 years of relevant experience organizing for political or issue campaigns.
Experience managing field operations including supporter identification, online engagement, and data analytics.
Understanding of legislative and political process essential.
Experience supervising grassroots organizers.
Strong communication skills.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including exceptional attention to detail, a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to inspire others to work hard.
Must be able to work nights and weekends with a flexible schedule and an eagerness to travel.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Proficiency in voter management systems (i.e. VAN, Catalist, etc.), online advocacy tools, predictive dialer systems, MS Word and Excel.
Salary will be commensurate with background and experience. NPCNY/NIRH offers an excellent benefit package.
Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Field and Organizing Manager” in the subject line. Or mail your application to Director of Human Resources, NPCNY/NIRH, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
NPCNY/NIRH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBT individuals to apply.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September through December 2014
REPORTS TO: Policy Counsel
HOURS: Part-time (determined based on intern’s schedule)
COMPENSATION: This position is UNPAID. Applicants are encouraged to seek academic credit through their schools.
SUMMARY: NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization in New York State. The National Institute for Reproductive Health, the sister organization of NARAL Pro-Choice New York focuses on research, education, and policy work in states and localities to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care, reduce unintended pregnancies, and empower youth to make healthy sexual and reproductive decisions. The National Institute’s focus is on building support for a proactive agenda for, and unapologetic approach to, reproductive rights, health, and justice. We do this by helping to strengthen a decentralized yet interconnected movement, based on authentic partnerships founded on mutual respect and learning, capacity building, and information sharing in strategic cities and states across the country. To that end, the National Institute offers strategic guidance, hands‐on support, and funding to help state and local leaders and organizations build a public base of support, engage policymakers, change public policy, and remove barriers to health care.
The law clerk/legal intern should expect to engage in policy analysis of key pieces of state legislation across the country; perform legal research and draft legal memoranda to advance our policy priorities; and gain experience working in state and national coalitions working to advance reproductive rights.
Policy analysis of bills affecting reproductive rights on the state level;
Legislative tracking of related bills in key states;
Legal research and writing.
First-, second- or third-year law student;
A commitment to and knowledge of reproductive health and rights;
Excellent legal research and writing skills;
Knowledge of and interest in the legislative process
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including exceptional attention to detail; and
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and legal writing sample to email@example.com with subject line "Legal Intern”. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.