PPAO - Communications Director

3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212, USA Req #409
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Planned Parenthood Advocated of Oregon (PPAO) is hiring a Communications Director to join our team!

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is a leading advocate in the movement for sexual and reproductive freedom for all Oregonians. As the statewide advocacy and political voice for Oregon’s two Planned Parenthood affiliates — Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon — we engage in educational campaigns, grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy and other activities to champion people’s reproductive rights and make health care accessible and affordable.

The Communications Director is responsible for the creation and implementation of strategic, multi-faceted communications plans and narrative-power building programs that advance Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon’s mission, vision, and values and raise our profile as a reproductive rights leader in the region.

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with other department directors, the Communications Director is responsible for developing and implementing ambitious communications, digital, and media strategies; content and editorial calendars; and collateral, messaging, and other deliverables that support and advance Planned Parenthood’s fundraising, advocacy, electoral, and organizing work. They build and manage relationships; synthesize complex issues; and amplify organizing and advocacy campaigns by leveraging messaging, storytelling, digital, and media to energize and activate Planned Parenthood patients, the public, and key decision makers.

The Communications Director acts as an organizational spokesperson and coaches and supports others to be spokespeople. They ensure message alignment and quality of communications campaigns across the regional and national Planned Parenthood entities. They actively monitor national, state, and local media, issues, trends, and cultural moments to provide crisis communications counsel, as well as recommendations for our engagement or positions on an issue. The Communications Director will also play a critical role in the development of dynamic and effective donor and fundraising strategies in close partnership with the Executive Director and staff.

Compensation: $76,065 – 90,000 depending on experience. 


  • Up to 4 weeks of paid time off
  • 9 paid holidays
  • 403b retirement account with matching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage at no (or low) cost to the employee
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits

Compensation: $76,065 – 90,000 depending on experience.


Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week) Schedule details will be discussed during the interview process. Employees may be requested or required to occasionally work other days (including weekends), hours and locations to meet operational needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in communications field such as public relations, marketing, social media; or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
  • Experience with grassroots organizing and using effective communication to mobilize volunteers, donors, stakeholders, and decision makers is preferred.
  • Advanced writing and editing skills and demonstrated ability to explain complex information clearly. Up- to-date computer and digital literacy, including demonstrated ability to build online.

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, application for workers’ compensation benefits, use of statutory protected leave, veteran or military status, pregnancy, union activity, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Other details

  • Job Family Public Affairs
  • Pay Type Salary