Regional Membership & Network Associate

National Network of Abortion Funds
Anywhere in the U.S.
Mission Statement: 

The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

Position Description: 

Organizational Overview: The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic and reproductive justice. Together with our members, we advocate for cultural and political change to ensure access for people who face the greatest obstacles to abortion access: women with lower incomes, women of color, young women, and transgender and gender nonconforming people. This is an exciting time for NNAF as we grow and nurture new funds emerging in underserved areas, deepen our support for funds working within the reproductive justice framework, and co-lead a bold national coalition campaign to increase abortion access by restoring Medicaid coverage for abortion. We are working to make access to abortion a reality for everyone, no matter their resources. We invite you to join us as the newest member of our dedicated and growing team at a time when we are explicitly focused on scaling our network and building the infrastructure of abortion funds to be fully staffed organizations with robust abortion funding budgets. NNAF is comprised of a multi-racial, multi-religious, gender expansive staff of 35, located across the United States. We know how important it is to support our remote staff to maintain connection and cohesiveness as a team. To this end, weensure weekly one-on-one supervision, face-to-face virtual staff meetings, quarterly in-person meetings, and more. 

  • Position Description:

The successful candidate for Regional Membership & Network Associate will contribute to seamless logistics and administration that support abortion funds and their stakeholders to collaborate radically within their region(s) and across our whole network. These activities facilitate connection, innovation, and self-organizing towards abortion access and reproductive justice, and they strengthen and expand our broader network. As the Regional Membership & Network Associate, you have a passion and skill for event planning as a way to intentionally gather people together for powerful purposes, online and in-person, knowing that a connected and aligned network is greater than the sum of its parts. You are the ideal candidate for this position because you are the go-to party planner wherever you go, whether that is cultural spaces, concert venues, or arts spaces. You’re that dream guest who’s always checking in with the host about how you can help make the space come alive. You are excited to use those skills to bring together many different groups and people to achieve ambitious, complex goals—such as making measurable improvements in streamlining collaboration between funds for caller-centered service delivery. You are applying for the Regional Membership & Network Associate position because you are ready to implement the spaces that our regions, our network, and our movement need in these political moments. 

  • Supervised by: Regional Membership & Network Manager
  • Supervises: N/A
  • Status: The position is full-time, non-exempt, salaried.
  • Compensation: Starting salary $45,000-50,000 commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Competitive benefits package currently including 100% employer paid health insurance/50% for dependents/families, a 5% employer retirement match, 3 weeks vacation, 14 holidays, generous sick time, and a commitment to professional development.
  • Location: Flexible

 

  • Essential Job Functions:

 Network Building Programs (approximately 60% of the position)

  • Regional Collaboration
    • Support regional connection and collaboration within our network through four regional network design teams and a cross-regional committee, which meet online.
      • Provide process and administrative support for key activities that develop, experiment with, and sustain a digital collaborative culture within regions and across regions.
      • Participate in and co-facilitate calls and Slack chats to support moving the regions towards their goals.
      • Provide feedback on broader programmatic strategy, such as an arc of engagement and proposal strategies.
    • Support planning and coordination of logistics for regional convenings, in order to bring our network together in-person.
      • Work closely with the Membership Regional & Network Coordinator to implement a smooth, accessible, and equitable logistics experience for participants, including registration, travel subsidy, and reimbursement.
      • Provide feedback on broader programmatic strategy, such as convening agendas and invitation of external stakeholders. Support cross-departmental collaboration on programmatic strategy.
      • Support coordination with hotels, vendors, speakers, and outside facilitators.
  • National Organizing Summit
    • Support planning and coordination of logistics for the National Organizing Summit, NNAF’s largest conference of 300+ people.
    • Work closely with the Membership Regional & Network Coordinator to implement a smooth, accessible, and equitable logistics experience for participants, including registration, travel subsidy, and reimbursement. Support budget tracking and our subsidy and reimbursement strategy and process to ensure travel costs are not a barrier for fund members to participate.
    • Support coordination with hotels, vendors, speakers, and outside facilitators.
    • Support coordination with consultants and local organizations to support with accessibility, such as community safety team, childcare team, and interpreters team.
    • Provide feedback on broader programmatic strategy, such as Summit agenda and invitation of external stakeholders. Support cross-departmental collaboration on programmatic strategy, such as the Summit Staff Team and the Summit core staff that supports Summit planning.
    • Coordinate the documentation of Summit workshop notes and staff debriefs.

Membership Department Systems Management (approximately 30% of the position)

  • Support the membership enrollment and values alignment process through tracking membership dues, holding office hours, and participating in outreach.
  • Manage relationships with prospective members and coordinate next steps for an introduction to network.
  • Work with the Membership Department to provide support to our membership through NNAF convenings, programs, trainings, and technical assistance support.
  • Support strategy and content development for all Membership Department programs in collaboration with the Membership team. Support the creation of project plans, and participate in project management tracking of tasks.
  • Support Membership Team virtual activities, such as webinars, trainings, and web meetings / conference calls, through potential roles such as notetaker, facilitator, and/or tech support during calls.
  • Ensure quality membership data by regularly updating and maintaining information in data systems such as Salesforce and funds listserv.
  • Lead and implement logistics coordination of Membership Department Retreats.

Other (approximately 10% of the position)

  • Actively participate in required convenings, summits, retreats, and staff meetings, and participate in required virtual staff communications.
  • Protect the organization by keeping information confidential.
  • Update professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities approved by NNAF, maintaining networks, and participating in professional organizations as relevant to your role.
  • Perform duties required of all staff to support smooth internal operations such as submitting timely expense reports, reimbursement requests, and timesheets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 Travel Expectations: Ability to travel as job requires, approximately ten times minimum per year. Travel will primarily be overnight, for approximately 2-7 days, and national. Occasional international travel may be required. Regardless of where employee lives, and barring travel delays outside of an individual’s control, employee must be able to arrive at destination on-time.  

Qualifications: 

Job experience requirements

  • 1-2 or more years of relevant work experience.
  • 1 - 2 years of event planning experience, especially convenings of 50 - 85 people. Event planning experience including events of 300 - 450 people is a plus but not required.
  • Experience coordinating multiple events, projects or a program, including coordinating people involved.

 Specific skill sets

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; must be comfortable and effective with managing logistics for event planning.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Impeccable attention to timelines and ability to maintain and track weekly, monthly, quarterly ongoing projects.
  • Proficient in Google Drive. Willingness to be trained on Formstack, SurveyGizmo, and basic competency of our Salesforce database platform.
  • Good training and facilitation skills.
  • Good listening skills and practices.
  • Demonstrated success in relationship-building both one-on-one and in groups, good communicator.
  • Highly collaborative and able to thrive as part of a dynamic, generative, and fast-moving organizational culture; a stance that balances flexibility and rigor.

 Qualities

  • Maintain a stance as a network weaver and connector. See places for cross collaboration and connections across tiers of membership.
  • Have a racial justice and economic justice analysis and practice and are able to integrate this into network building programming. You identify places of intervention within the network.
  • Committed to abortion access and full reproductive health care for all.
  • Committed to an intersectional framework that includes, but is not limited to gender, economic, and racial justice.
  • Ability to enjoy collaboration and be a part of a dynamic, highly productive and integrated team; maintain flexibility and effectively manage ambiguity in a responsive work environment.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, and able to work without significant day-to-day supervision.
  • Open to giving and receiving feedback and committed to practicing this regularly.
  • Belief in bucking the trend through progressive policies to create a new vision for our future.
  • Appreciation of working with diverse staff and board in an organization committed to racial justice.

 Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Depending on location, a combination of in-office and virtual office at this time. Must be able to participate in online virtual communications including email, video conferencing, and other online tools used to facilitate virtual office culture and work sharing.
  • This position is full time, with employee’s regular full time schedule to be approved by supervisor. Regular hours must include attendance during core business hours from 12:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Occasional work on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to conduct business in English; however, fluency in languages other than English is a plus.
  • Smoke- and drug (illegal or recreational)-free environment.
  • Some work at off-site locations may be required; NNAF aims for accessibility in any off-site location that we have control of, but some of them may not be fully accessible.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners. Employee is regularly required to communicate effectively via computer, via phone, and in person.
  • This role requires frequent sitting.
Salary: 
$45,000 - $50,000
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Application Instructions: 
  • Click the following link and upload your resume and cover letter. If you have any questions or trouble with the application process, send a message to jobs [at] abortionfunds.org.

NNAF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual based on any non-merit factor, and is committed to an equitable workplace where everyone is treated as a respected and valued member of the team. In fact, NNAF actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, NNAF is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, people of color, Native people, immigrant and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+, and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, people who have had abortions, people with disabilities, young parents, people who were formerly imprisoned, people who have received funding for abortions, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We encourage people from these communities to apply. 

State: 
Anywhere in the U.S.
Country/US Territory: 
United States