Communications Manager

Reproductive Health Access Project, New York, New York

Date Posted June 20, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 to $65,000
Website https://www.reproductiveaccess.org

Description:

The Reproductive Health Access Project mobilizes, trains, and supports clinicians to make reproductive health care accessible to everyone in the United States. We connect, develop, and support clinicians to become effective leaders promoting reproductive freedom. We develop practical, evidence-based, patient-centered clinical tools and resources that set a clinical standard in the U.S. and are used widely around the world. Our clinical training programs develop primary care clinicians who provide, advocate for, and teach full-spectrum reproductive health care. Our technical assistance programs creatively address barriers to providing high-quality abortion, contraception, and management of early pregnancy loss care in primary care settings. Through our national organizing and mobilizing we are building a movement to change the way reproductive health care is provided.

 

Responsibilities

Coordinate all of the organization’s outward-facing communications and ensures they are mission-based and reflect organizational values.

Other duties, as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications

Overall: Communications, marketing, public relations, and/or journalism experience and the media contacts to back it up.

Commitment to Reproductive Justice: An understanding of and commitment to issues affecting the reproductive health/rights/justice community, as well as an understanding of racism, classism and other systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical.

Communications Skills: Strong overall written and oral presentation skills, and the ability to ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our organization for various types of content; a keen sense of editorial judgment; detail-oriented; and experience writing copy including articles, press releases, op-eds, talking points, and speeches.

Community Familiarity: Experience working with or deep interest in developing expertise in reproductive health, rights, and justice communities, as well as an understanding of the dynamics among these communities and the primary care community is desired.

People Skills:  Comfort engaging with colleagues and the public,  listening to people talk, and helping people through decision-making, and generally counseling them through challenges in their work

Project Leadership: Experience in planning and executing projects or initiatives, including collaborating with colleagues to ensure projects are completed on time and monitoring budgets.

Self-direction: Track record in taking initiative in what can sometimes feel like chaotic or ambiguous environments, and motivated to figure out solutions instead of waiting for directions.

Knowledge: Understanding of how to leverage media to communicate and connect, especially online outlets. Understanding of common style guides (e.g., AP, APA, Chicago) and how to apply them correctly.  Familiarity with WordPress, GoogleAds.

Resilience: Able to withstand being exposed to biased, anti-abortion/reproductive rights beliefs and incidents from external sources and help community members facing similar challenges in their own advocacy.

Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as an integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues.

Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline and in optimum quality.

Language Ability: Strong communication skills in English is a must.  Fluency in additional languages is a plus.

 

The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) 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, RHAP actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, sex, gender identity, age, ability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. In addition to Federal law requirements, RHAP complies with applicable New York State and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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