Job Title: 2023 Organizing & Campaigns Fellowship
Supervisor: Organizing Director
Hours: 15 weekly, with occasional weeknight and weekend availability
Location: Washington State (*Preference for candidates based in Kitsap, Pierce, and Whatcom County) Hybrid in-person and remote.
Pro-Choice Washington seeks one fellow to join our organizing and field team this summer. This program is designed for fellows to engage with political organizing, electoral campaigns, volunteer management, and issue-based advocacy. Fellows will participate in candidate fieldwork for key 2023 municipal-level elections in key races in priority municipalities for abortion access.
Pro-Choice Washington is the only independent grassroots advocacy organization for reproductive freedom in Washington state. We believe every person deserves equitable access to affordable, unbiased, quality reproductive and abortion healthcare within their community. Our organization is powered by the voices of more than 32,000 supporters across the state who are speaking up for reproductive rights through advocacy, community engagement, and education.
Pro-Choice Washington’s issue areas include ending discriminatory denials to reproductive healthcare, expanding abortion and contraception access for historically excluded communities, raising awareness and funding for equitable abortion and reproductive healthcare, and revitalizing the reproductive freedom movement to be more inclusive and reflective of community needs.
Our organization is powered by the voices of more than 25,000 members across the state who are speaking up for reproductive rights through advocacy, community engagement, and education. You can learn more about our organization at prochoicewashington.org.
About the Program
This is a critical moment for abortion rights and access in the United States. The recent federal ruling on medication abortion coupled with the rise of abortion restrictions anti-LGBTQIA+ laws across the country have made it clear that the anti-abortion movement will stop at nothing to dismantle reproductive freedom for our communities. These rollbacks of fundamental rights to bodily autonomy underscore how important it is to elect unapologetic, intersectional champions for reproductive freedom who will protect, restore and expand access to abortion and gender affirming care in Washington. If you are ready to get involved with building political power to keep Washington an abortion sanctuary state, please apply for our 2023 Organizing and Campaigns Fellowship.
Fellows will engage in community organizing to connect Pro-Choice Washington volunteers with local candidates, educate them on the importance of local-level races for abortion access, and create pathways for volunteers to engage in field work throughout the primary and general election season. Finally, fellows will conduct research to support Pro-Choice Washington’s priorities and work on a collaborative project that aligns with the fellow’s interests and Pro-Choice Washington’s priorities.
Fellows will conduct research and work on a collaborative project that aligns with the fellow’s interests and Pro-Choice Washington’s priorities.
Thoughtful Decision-Making: We believe in the things that are working and in approaching new challenges with creativity, open-mindedness, and intentionality.
Boundaries and Self-Care: We believe in identifying and facilitating actions, approaches, and individual boundaries that replenish our energy and excitement about this work.
Collective Success: We believe in the importance of systems-thinking and working toward non-competitive and collaborative community growth.
Safe Spaces and Shared Solutions: We believe in ensuring a safe working environment to express fears and frustrations, which allows us to atone for mistakes and to solve challenges as they arise. We believe in shared solutions and a forward momentum to our work.
‘Impacted Leadership’ and ‘Privileged Support’: As is well-articulated by adrienne maree brown, we believe in being led by folks most impacted by the issues we work on with support from those in positions of privilege.
Living Our Values: We believe in putting into action the values that we hold and espouse as an institution via organizational practices, policies, strategies, and partnerships.
Transparent Decision-making: We value transparency and insight into organizational processes and decisions, and collaborative decision-making whenever possible.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
- Canvassing, phone banking, and texting on behalf of endorsed candidates
- Creation of campaign resources including volunteer outreach scripts, candidate wraps, and training materials
- Candidate research
- Participation in Pro-Choice Washington’s community events
- Participation in tabling and community outreach
- Engagement with Pro-Choice Washington activists via phone calls, emails, and virtual & in-person meetings
- Issue research to support Pro-Choice Washington’s 2024 priorities
- Planning and facilitating campaign days of action and volunteer education events.
- Data entry and EveryAction (CMR) support
Qualified Candidates will have:
- Deep commitment to equity, racial, economic, gender, and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values.
- A passion for political organizing and a desire to learn about the movement for abortion and reproductive rights.
- An interest in local and state political processes.
- Comfort with outreach to strangers in-person and on the phone.
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong communication, writing, and computer skills.
- Flexibility, reliability, and a willingness to learn.
How To Apply
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is April 28th at 6pm PST. Please email a resume and cover letter to Sami Alloy (she/her) at email@example.com with the subject line: Pro-Choice Washington Organizing and Campaigns Fellow.
Pro-Choice Washington is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor. We also engage in anti-discriminatory hiring practices, folks who are women, queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, parents, have different abilities, and are immigrants are encouraged to apply.