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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ST LOUIS REGION AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
Illinois, United States (remote)
12 days ago

Description

POSITION:                  Missouri Legislative Director

STATUS:                      Full Time, Exempt

REPORTSTO:              VP of Policy and Advocacy

SALARY:                      $100K–$110K

POSITIONSUMMARY:

The Legislative Director will direct policy and legislative engagement strategies for Advocates of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (“Advocates”) and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (“PPSLRSWMO”)in Missouri  The Director will partner with the VP of Policy and Advocacy to develop strategic plans to advance legislation that improve the lives of Planned Parenthood’s patients and to fight and stop legislation that would restrict reproductive freedom or hurt the communities PPSLRSWMO serves. The Director will help shape the organization’s grassroots and direct lobbying work and inform the work of Advocates’ and PPSLRSWMO’s organizing and electoral programs.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for engaging with key stakeholders including coalition partners, policymakers, and constituents to ensure the work of PPSLRSWMO is multi-racial, collaborative, and inclusive of all the communities the organization serves. This individual will possess a strong equity lens that centers the communities disproportionately impacted by health care policies in the state.  They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing in put or quality, and have the resilience to navigate set backs with an eye toward new opportunities.

Location, Travel, Physical Requirements: Flexible location in Missouri. May work from home and in PPSLRSWMO administrative office in St. Louis. This position requires travel, including overnight travel in Illinois including to the state capitol in Springfield, IL and coalition and/or stakeholder meetings in Chicago. Required physical activities include: long periods on the computer or phone. This position is eligible for the organization’s cellphone reimbursement policy.

PRIMARYDUTIES:

  • Policy and Organizing Strategy
    • Works closely with VP of Policy and Advocacy to develop a short-term and long-term policy agenda for the organization.
    • Works closely with policymakers and stakeholders on crafting policy language that advances access to sexual and reproductive health care.
    • Leads the organization in identifying policy priorities for the organization.
    • Offers policy analysis including impact and implementation plans if and when appropriate.
  • Lobbying in Missouri
    • Building and maintaining strategic relationships with policy makers, leading experts, coalition partners ,and constituents.
    • Manages contract lobbyist.
    • Maintain registration as a lobbyist in Illinois and ensures compliance with state ethics laws.
    • Builds and maintains coalition partnerships Illinois.
    • Testifies on behalf of the organization.
  • Elections
    • Maintains voting records of state and local lawmakers to help inform the organization’s electoral program.
    • Develop strategies to win/defeat ballot measures.
    • Follows all state and federal election and ethics laws.
  • Commitment or racial equity and social justice
    • Recognizes the role of race, income, age, gender identity, immigration status, and other identities in shaping health disparities.
    • Recognizes how one’s own identities show up in the work, and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning about race, ability, and other lines of difference.
  • Administrative
    • Ensure Advocates is in compliance with state and federal laws.

QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Experience managing projects and programs.
  • Direct experience leading legislative and policy programs.
  • Resourceful self-starter with a high level of creative initiative.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, rapport-building, and emotional intelligence.
  • Passionate about political advocacy and Planned Parenthood’s mission.
  • Commits to a pro-abortion, pro-sexual and reproductive health lens across the depth and breadth of the work.
  • Team player skilled at collaborating across departments, and organizations.
  • Effective written communicator.
  • Commitment to equity, knowledge of diverse groups, and sensitivity and appreciation to cultural differences.
  • Comfort and poise as a public speaker/trainer
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines with a rapidly-evolving workflow
  • Must have computer literacy and ability to quickly learn new online tools including Google Docs, Slack, and Word Docs.

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT:

  • Adhere to PPSLRSWMO policies that ensure the provision of the highest quality and most professional services to all PPSLRSWMO clients.
  • Ensure compliance withconditionsof501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) guidelines for approved activities.
  • Protect PPSLRSWMO assets from liability.
  • Ensure the physical safety of PPSLRSWMO clients and staff.
  • Protect the confidentiality of Illinois Planned Parenthood clients, donors, board, and all areas of operation.

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri maintains a strict policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, economic background, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital or relationship status, military service or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri acknowledges and owns our past and present, therefore we seek to look inward into how white supremacy continues to show up in our organization. We have a responsibility to create a place of equity and of inclusion and we commit to dismantling racism and moving the needle to a more equitable workplace.

PPSLRSWMO is an equal opportunity employer.

PPSLRSWMO is a tobacco free environment.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed



Job Information

  • Job ID: 65197967
  • Workplace Type: Remote
  • Location:
    Illinois, United States
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Company Name For Job: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ST LOUIS REGION AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
  • Position Title: Missouri Legislative Director - Remote
  • Organization Type: NonProfit (501c3)
  • Job Function: Government Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
  • Salary: $100,000.00 - $110,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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