PPAA--Regional Field Organizer (WA)_Public Affairs

Olympia, WA, USA ● Tacoma, WA, USA ● Washington, USA Req #2191
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Planned Parenthood

Working at Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky is more than a job. It provides the opportunity to contribute to our powerful mission and perform meaningful work.

As an organization, we are focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Specifically, we recognize that profound racism impacts the education, health, and wellbeing of people in our communities, and we are actively working to address all forms of oppression. We believe our employees should reflect the diversity of the populations we serve, including racial and ethnic diversity. People of color are strongly urged to apply. 

About this position: Regional Field Organizer

Responsible for grassroots efforts to organize, empower and mobilize supporters to take action in support of Planned Parenthood's mission.

Supports the state and local public affairs team in implementing advocacy, voter identification, voter engagement, and community mobilization programs; directs community outreach, fieldwork, voter contact, and activist cultivation. Responsible for recruiting and supporting activists in targeted geographic areas who will become informed on local, state, and national reproductive health issues and take actions to further the public affairs goals of Planned Parenthood. Works closely with the State Field Manager, State Director, and the regional team to grow the activist and supporter base.

This is a full-time position and can be based out of Tacoma or Olympia, WA.

The starting range for this position is between $57,000.00 up to $70,000.00

What you’ll be doing:

Responsible for the implementation of the advocacy, voter contact and field programs in Tacoma, Olympia and the Olympic Peninsula and collaborating with the State Director and other staff on goal setting.

Build capacity and grassroots partnerships to effectively advance state and federal policy initiatives.

Serves as a credible source of local political and public policy knowledge and information.

Develops, grows, and maintains influential relationships with supporters and volunteers, the general public, the voting public, and other affiliate and PPAA staff.

Achieves robust recruitment goals to create and grow an active supporter and volunteer base.

Generates new activists and volunteers through organizing, outreach, and special event efforts.

Trains volunteers and interns on Planned Parenthood policies, priority issues, strategies, tactics, and state-specific political processes.

Develops, guides, and implements grassroots mobilization efforts, including voter education, engagement, and mobilization efforts in support of both state and federal legislative issues.

Manages existing activist base by initiating frequent and regular communication with activists via phone, in person, and e-organizing efforts.

Develops, grows, and maintains existing data lists for purposes of movement building and keeps accurate records.

Follows statewide and affiliate policies and procedures with regard to list building and cleanup, voter identification and voter engagement.

Executes tactics and strategies as outlined in the statewide strategic plan and statewide campaign plan.

Contributes to the overall effectiveness of the agency by adhering to established agency policies and practices.

We’ll trust you to:

Adhere to the PPGNHAIK code of conduct and all policies, procedures, and protocols.

Demonstrate and maintain a high degree of professionalism.

Take action to support the affiliate’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Support and act in accordance with the PPGNHAIK customer service standards.

Value continuous learning and seek ongoing training and development.

You’ll need to have:

Education: BA/BS in related field preferred, or comparable professional experience.


1+ years’ experience in organizing/advocacy work or related volunteer experience. Demonstrates knowledge of the craft of organizing and the legislative and political system.

Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office required experience with the internet and other databases as needed. Experience with e-organizing and social networking is preferred.

Must be comfortable with frequent “cold calling” for volunteer recruitment, voter education and supporter mobilization.

Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking to identify and develop good organizing strategies appropriate to the accomplishment of organizing goals.

Skills and Abilities:

The ability to use PCs, telephone and video conferencing and presentation equipment, as well as other standard office equipment is essential.

Able to move within a standard office setting, walk to conduct door-to-door canvassing, as well as able to stand for long periods of time while doing crowd canvassing, visibility, or tabling.

Able to effectively inspire and mobilize people who are committed to reproductive health and rights, defending and increasing access to family planning services and sexuality education, and ensuring that the right to abortion remains secure.

Possesses personal initiative, is self-motivated, and can successfully manage multiple tasks, work under pressure, and produce quality work within tight time constraints.

Skilled at working independently as well as within a team, able to collaborate across organizations and amongst departments, exhibits a solid understanding of strategic priorities.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate a public affairs agenda to the voting public as well as the public.

Strong commitment and ability to recruit, train, manage and perform the following voter engagement tactics including but not limited to phone banking, doorbelling/canvassing, crowd canvassing, visibility efforts, grassroots lobbying, rallies, media events, and tabling.

Strong motivational skills, work ethic, and desire to mobilize citizens to be more actively involved and engaged in order to achieve progressive political victories on the local, state, and national level.


Ability to travel both in-state and nationally as needed.

Must have reliable transportation.

Must be able to work on some nights and weekends.

Compensation: PPGNHAIK's compensation philosophy is based on equity and transparency. Starting offers are determined by both the candidate's directly applicable experience and internal equity within the pay grade. The pay range is $57,140.00 to $95,233.00 annually. 

Perks: As part of our total rewards package, we offer meaningful work, promotional opportunities, and competitive compensation.

Our attractive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and eligible dependents, life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage. For additional information regarding compensation, pay scales, or total rewards, please reach out to hre.contacts@ppgnhaik.org

Proof of completed COVID-19 and Flu Vaccinations and is required prior to starting employment with PPGNHAIK. If selected as the final candidate for this role, you will be required to provide proof of receiving both a current flu vaccination and two doses of the COVID vaccine. Please inform your Talent Acquisition Specialist if you will require an exemption/accommodation. Also, you will be required to provide five references (two from supervisors and three from coworkers/peers).

This position is only open to applicants that reside in the states of WA, ID, HI, KY, IN, AK.

Next Steps: Please click apply now below to submit an application and resume. Once your information has been reviewed by our recruitment team, we will reach out by telephone and/or email to schedule an interview for all qualified applicants. Please continue to check your spam folder for all email communications that may come from our organization.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

PPGNHAIK is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and to support their retention and advancement within the organization. Justice is one of our core values, and we are committed to fostering a workplace culture inclusive of people with respect to their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, marital status, age, disabilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other characteristic. Our commitment to justice and diversity also means providing a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and engaging.

Racism deeply impacts the health and wellbeing of our communities, compounding existing disparities and creating intersectional barriers. We strive to name and address these barriers through community engagement and assessment, relevant and effective policy creation, and organizational accountability methods. We support initiatives that address all forms of oppression, however, maintaining an explicit focus on race is essential to advancing equity across our communities. Improving outcomes for people of color will improve outcomes for everyone.


Other details

  • Job Function Non-manager
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
  • Washington, USA