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21 Sep 2021

Temporary Communications and Story Sharing Fellow

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ST LOUIS REGION & SOUTHWEST MISSOURI – Posted by Kristina Winkelman St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Position Title:            Communications and Story Sharing Fellow
Status:                        Part-time (20 hours per week) year-long paid fellowship
Reports to:                 Communications and Compliance Manager, Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri
Location:                    In Missouri (supervisor working remotely in St. Louis)
Compensation:         $15 an hour
The Communications and Story Sharing Fellowship is a one-year, part-time position with Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri (PPMO). This position works under the supervision of the Communications and Compliance Manager. Together, the fellow and the manager will work to recruit, cultivate, and support a network of storytelling leaders — advocates who are willing to share their lived experiences related to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. This will involve both working with individual advocates and creating practices and structures to sustain the storytelling work beyond any one individual. Sharing our stories is powerful, and building an engaged, diverse and supported group of storytellers is important to protecting Missourians’ sexual and reproductive rights and access to health care.
From January to May, the fellow will support PPMO’s advocacy efforts in the state capitol. This will include helping to plan and attending at least one advocacy day in Jefferson City.
This position will work 20 hours per week, with some weekends and evenings required. The fellow and the Communications and Compliance Manager will agree on a schedule together. The position will include remote work, as well as in-person meetings and events. The fellow will need to be able to travel to Jefferson City and the administrative offices at 4251 Forest Park Avenue in St. Louis periodically. Travel and in-person activities will depend upon guidance from the Chief Medical Officer at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.
We will gladly work with eligible students to arrange school credit. Applicants do not need to be current students.
Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) are dedicated providers of high-quality affordable sexual and reproductive health care across Missouri. Each affiliate has its own advocacy and political arm, and together they formed PPMO as a joint project to advance public policy so all Missourians can access high-quality, affordable, and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.
PPMO is the leading advocate for Missourians’ sexual and reproductive rights, working relentlessly to block legislation that restricts access to sex education, birth control, and abortion. PPMO maintains a professional lobbying program in Jefferson City; monitors federal, state and local legislation and analyzes its effects on the affiliates and their patients; informs supporters about proposed legislation; facilitates supporters’ contact with their legislators; and recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work in a variety of advocacy roles.
PPMO ensures the affiliates’ advocacy and political arms are able to conduct in-depth grassroots power-building efforts as a unified force in Missouri.
The Communications and Story Sharing Fellow will work closely with the Communications and Compliance Manager to build a story sharing action council: A diverse network of advocates who are willing to publicly share their own lived experiences to protect and advance Missourians’ sexual and reproductive health and rights.
●     Recruit, cultivate, and support a diverse group of volunteers to share their own stories
●     Create practices and structures to sustain the storytelling work beyond any one individual
●     Collaborate with PPMO team members, affiliate public policy teams and colleagues at our national office
●     Help to plan and execute events
●     Read and compile relevant news articles
●     Conduct trainings and presentations
●     Enter and manage data using Google Docs, Google Sheets, and the Voter Activation Network (VAN)
●     Draft and publish content on EveryAction and social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
●     Attend weekly check-in with supervisor and relevant quarterly meetings
●     Help to recruit and train the next fellow
●     Other administrative tasks as needed
●     Demonstrated interest in social justice and/or civic engagement
●     Compelling communicator in one-on-one settings and in small groups
●     Experience with recruiting and organizing volunteers (formal or informal)
●     Flexible and positive when priorities change quickly
●     Ability to take initiative and work with a degree of autonomy, even in situations with some ambiguity
●     Willingness to try different tactics, evaluate results and adjust accordingly
●     Friendliness and curiosity about others
●     Patience and attention to detail
●     Personal integrity and commitment to PPMO’s mission, values, and work
●     Competence in basic computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
●     Experience creating content for social media
●     Experience with Canva, EveryAction, Google Drive, VAN and video is a plus, but not required
●     Available for evening and weekend events as required
●     Ability to travel to events in Jefferson City and St. Louis as required
●     Physical activities include:
○     Being mobile for up to three hours during a canvass shift or participating in a parade
○     Periods of time outdoors in a variety of weather
○     Lifting and transporting tables and boxes of materials for outreach work
○     Long periods seated in one place while typing on a computer and/or speaking on the phone
Complies with organizational policies that:
●     Ensure the provision of the highest quality and most professional service delivery to all PPSLRSWMO clients.
●     Ensure compliance with conditions of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) guidelines for approved activities.
●     Protect PPSLRSWMO assets from liability.
●     Ensure the physical safety of PPSLRSWMO clients and staff.
●     Protect the confidentiality of Missouri Planned Parenthood clients, donors, board, and all areas of operation
Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri does not discriminate on any basis such as culture, age, race, color, sex, marital status, gender identity, ethnic heritage, language, national origin, spiritual belief or tradition, sexual orientation, physical ability/characteristics, genetic information, number of pregnancies, socio-economic circumstances or any other basis protected by applicable law.
PPPSLRSWMO acknowledges and owns our past and present, therefore we seek to look inward into how white supremacy continues to show up in our organization. We have a responsibility to create a place of equity and inclusion, and we commit to dismantling racism and moving the needle to a more equitable workplace.

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