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Political Director

Reproductive Freedom for All

Reproductive Freedom for All

Software Engineering
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

About Reproductive Freedom for All (Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America)

For more than 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All and its chapters have fought to protect and expand reproductive freedom —including access to abortion and contraception — for everybody. We are powered by our more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.

Reproductive Freedom for All centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our work. Continuously learning from our history, we hold ourselves accountable to achieve reproductive freedom with equitable access for everybody. As the oldest and largest national membership organization primarily focused on advocating for abortion access, we organize and mobilize, galvanizing millions of people to take action to defend reproductive freedom, and shining a spotlight of accountability on bad actors who work to impose their ideological agenda on others. We also work to elect champions for reproductive freedom and advance state and federal legislation to safeguard it. For more information on Reproductive Freedom for All, please visit our website.

Job Details

Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Vice President of Political and Government Relations
Responsible for Managing: Deputy Political Director
Details: Full Time, Exempt, Non-Union
Salary Range: $120,000-$140,000

Position Overview

As a senior leader at the organization, the Political Director will work in close collaboration with department directors, to fulfill our mission of advancing reproductive freedom.

The Political Director will guide Reproductive Freedom for All’s involvement in federal races and work in partnership with regional staff on state and local races; spearhead political outreach to elected officials, candidates, partners and allies at the federal and state levels to assist champions and shepherd a race to the top on reproductive freedom; direct the electoral programs of the organization; and deepen individual and organizational relationships to promote alliances for the purpose of achieving our mission.

Responsibilities (What You Do)

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to drive Reproductive Freedom for All’s political and electoral goals.
  • Lead and manage electoral programs and activities of Reproductive Freedom for All, including managing budgets, evaluating strategy effectiveness, setting the overall goals with plans, metrics, targets and timelines.
  • Manage the endorsement process of the organization with intentional focus on endorsing candidates who represent the folks most impacted by attacks on reproductive freedom.
  • In coordination with the Campaigns, Organizing, and Government Relations teams, advance the organization's mission through a comprehensive strategy that links electoral organizing to grassroots base-building and issue work at both the state and national levels.
  • Collaborate with the development team to represent Reproductive Freedom for All’s political strategy with donors both one on one and in small group settings.
  • Collaborate on material preparation for external annual reports, internal reporting and proposals
  • Collaborate and align with the communications team to ensure strong message discipline among elected candidates and committees increase Reproductive Freedom for All’s visibility in political work and priorities. This includes serving as an organizational spokesperson upon request and representing Reproductive Freedom for All in high level speaking engagements
  • Support campaigns and the party committees to advance our political and communications goals.
  • Develop, cultivate, and steward partnerships with a broad coalition of organizations, especially those that are working to advance civil rights and racial justice.
  • Regular travel throughout the country to work with candidates, partner organizations and allies.
  • Manage, supervise, develop and evaluate staff.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the national political community and sustain Reproductive Freedom for All as a leader in election related coalitions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (What You Bring)

A successful candidate will have experience in developing and executing electoral strategy, the vision to drive Reproductive Freedom for All’s bold and strategic political profile, and the demonstrated experience to maintain and grow Reproductive Freedom for All’s political power and achieve electoral victories. The ideal candidate demonstrates a passion for reproductive freedom and intersectional issues, can demonstrate successfully operating in highly collaborative work environments, can balance leading the strategic growth of political power with the daily decisions about how to deploy power, and will support and manage departmental operations.

  • At least seven years’ experience of effective political organizing, strategy and implementation.
  • At least seven years of quality management experience, including fundraising, preparation of budgets, and supervision of staff.
  • Extensive effective electoral campaign experience and demonstrable knowledge of electoral politics.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with other organizations and to work collaboratively and in coalition.
  • Demonstrated commitment to protecting and expanding reproductive rights, as well as supporting other intersectional fights for justice and civil rights.
  • Deep attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects with layered political considerations strategically and simultaneously
  • Alignment with Reproductive Freedom for All's core values of diversity, equity and inclusion, with a demonstrated ability to interface with diverse constituencies with cultural competence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of the planning and execution of our work.

OPTIONAL: Nice-to-haves (or excited-to-learns):

Note: these are not required. It’s possible a candidate is a great fit for the role and does not have any of these things, but might be excited to learn them! You can include technical skills (specific software), specialized experience, etc.

  • Experience working with membership organizations and an understanding of how to interact with and engage members.
  • Experience working in the reproductive rights, health, and justice movement.
  • Experience managing Political Action Committees (PACs).
Reproductive Freedom for All does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or political affiliation.
Candidates with backgrounds, identities, and experiences that are historically underrepresented in reproductive freedom non-profits are encouraged to apply.