Advocacy and Outreach Project Manager
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc.
 Madison, WI

At Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (PPWI), we work to provide quality, affordable health care services, comprehensive education, and strong advocacy.  We serve over 60,000 patients annually in 24 health centers statewide, making us the largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider in Wisconsin.  Our goal is to help keep Wisconsin safe, healthy and strong!  

This is an excellent opportunity for an Advocacy and Outreach Project Manager (40 hrs/wk) at our Madison OR Milwaukee Administration Office. 
This person will work with departmental leadership to manage and develop an expansion plan for a statewide internal and external advocacy training program, based in applied psychology. The goal of this program is to develop, support and engage with Planned Parenthood supporters and the broader community around reproductive health to create lasting change to protect access to the full-range of reproductive health and seek reproductive justice. The position will determine if changes need to be made to the existing program, implement any necessary changes to the program, be responsible for evaluating program effectiveness, train program participants, and train other PPWI staff to be programmatic trainers.

This person will be charged with working with organizational leadership and external consults as needed to conduct and direct trainings for multiple audiences internally and externally. This person is responsible for developing training materials, training plans, and program evaluation measures.

This is the lead position for a strategic priority for the organization, thus the position will have significant strategic planning responsibilities regarding the future design, implementation and capacity of this program.

The person must possess a strong commitment to comprehensive, voluntary, family planning programs and a person’s freedom to make personal health care decisions, including abortion. They must possess the highest professional standards and initiative and have proven writing, organizational and electronic communication skills.

They must have familiarity with organizing and creating attitudinal change.  They must also be open to change and learning new thinking and methods to approach communications and advocacy. 

This person must possess project management, relationship development, and training skills. This person should have some experience with program development.  This person should have exemplary interpersonal skills including negotiation and diplomatic skills and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences including, but not limited to Planned Parenthood employees; high-level volunteers, outside consultants; and entities and individuals. Ability to operate autonomously and in concert with others and ensure that projects are completed thoroughly and on time. Ability to serve as a public spokesperson as necessary.
Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Psychology, Education, Communications, Political Science or related field and 2-5 years of related experience. 1-2 years of training or teaching experience desired. Previous supervisory experience is preferred but not required.
Six years of related experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered in lieu of the educational requirements listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk. May require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing and repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard. Rarely requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet.

Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly.

May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision conditions include close vision reading. Requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine.
The position is generally performed in an office environment but involves frequent interruptions. The noise level is generally low to quiet. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

Reasonable accommodations, however, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.

Evening and/or weekend hours may at times be necessary.

This position requires traveling statewide, necessitating a valid driver’s license and auto insurance in accordance with agency liability standards is required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with departmental leadership to implement an agency-wide internal and external advocacy training rooted in applied psychology for communication, engagement and relationship-development initiatives.
  • Works with subject matter experts and leadership to:
  • Develop full plan for internal and external implementation, which includes developing or overseeing the development of training plans, training of trainers, and evaluation plans.
  • Develop multiple versions of the training for different constituency groups.
  • Develop ongoing training infrastructure used for long-term implementation.
  • Works with consultants, community partners and staff to develop culturally relevant applications.
  • Develops a plan to compile evaluative data, work with leadership to analyze data, and make programmatic changes as needed. 
  • Maintain vendor and consultant relationships relevant to the program
  • Works with each agency department to determine level of participation and timing for training of agency staff teams.
  • Attend coalition and stakeholder table meetings to build relationships and promote the initiative.
  • This person will be the team project lead for this program. They will train and manage other trainers of the program and directly supervise any other staff working within the program. They will be responsible for determining goals for the trainers and other staff they oversee.
  • Communications
  • Serves as the agency spokesperson to promote the initiative externally and internally.
  • Works with communications team to develop professional marketing materials and plans as needed.
  • Develops communication plans to keep key supporters updated on project progress.
  • Works with the communications team as necessary to incorporate the principals of the advocacy program in internal and external communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.