Monday, July 16, 2007
The Director of Local Advocacy Initiatives would be responsible for working with our local partners to promote policy and advocacy initiatives at the local level. Working closely with the Vice President of National Programs, the Vice President of Communications, and program staff, the State Advocacy Director would coordinate local campaigns related to our program areas. In the near term, the Director will manage the Contraceptive Access Campaign, which includes providing technical and financial resources to local organizations aimed at increasing access to Emergency Contraception. The Director will also coordinate the local campaigns related to our Messaging Project, which seeks to engage local organizations in an innovative campaign to stop legislative efforts to ban abortion at the state level. The Director will also work with National Institute staff to support their work with local partners and help build the National Institute’s support for local organizations tackling barriers to reproductive health care.
This position offers an exciting opportunity for someone interested in working on innovative projects to join a growing organization that is working with partners across the nation.
The State Advocacy Director will be responsible for:
• Managing and developing advocacy projects at the local and national level;
• Supervising program interns and working with staff on program related projects;
• Providing technical support to local advocates on a range of reproductive health policies;
• Traveling several days in a month to meet with local advocates across the country;
• Leading and/or facilitating coalition meetings;
• Identifying and developing strong working relationships and collaborations with local partners and national reproductive health organizations; and
• Representing the organization in various settings, including conferences, meetings with local and national partners, and meetings with public officials.
Applicants must have 3-5 years work experience in a relevant field, strong writing and public speaking skills, and a commitment to women’s rights and social justice. An ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, organizing activists, and coordinating and managing coalitions at the national and/or local level. Although not required, a master’s degree in public policy, women’s rights, public health and/or law, and/or experience working in political campaigns or grassroots organizing will greatly strengthen a candidate’s application. This position requires a significant amount of travel to localities across the country.
How to Apply:
A cover letter and resume should be mailed or emailed to:
Andrew Stern, Director of Human Resources
National Institute for Reproductive Health
470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor South
New York, NY 10016
The 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival presents…
FIGHT! WITHOUT FEAR!
Monday July 23
8:15 pm @ Village East Cinemas, Screen 6
The women's movement in the
Spearheading this movement is GABRIELA Philippines, the largest umbrella coalition of women's groups in the country. "MAKIBAKA! HUWAG MATAKOT!" ("FIGHT! WITHOUT FEAR!") is a documentary made by Filipina American Darlene Lombos about women living in the frontlines --
fighting economic exploitation, gender violence and the effects of the global "war on terror."
GABRIELA Network New York/New