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Below are current openings with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California or our 501(c)(3) sister-arm, California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, or other Planned Parenthood local organizations in California:


Legislative Advocate

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Reports To: Legislative Director

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC), (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas.  It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns.  The California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF) (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care.  We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation.  We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues.  These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits annually.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services.  PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 40 years.

Values

For more than 40 years, PPAC/CPPEF has been on the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians. We believe that by honoring certain core values in our everyday work, we will be better able to promote sound public policies relating to reproductive health care, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality education, and clinic services, and ensure access to all.  By working together effectively we are able to serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals. 

Our values are: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity and honesty.

Position Summary

To serve as an in-house lobbyist for CPPEF/PPAC and to help advance the mission and goals of the organizations through public policy and lobbying.

Essential Functions

  • Implement PPAC’s legislative agenda through lobbying the California Legislature and executive branches of government.
  • Analyze legislation of importance to PPAC and develop legislative strategies to effectively respond and position the organization.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with coalition partners and advocacy organizations, legislative staff, legislators, and administration officials.
  • Research policy issues of interest to CPPEF/PPAC Write and deliver testimony before legislative and budget committees.
  • Develop written materials (fact sheets, support/oppose letters, etc.) to support legislative efforts.
  • Provide accurate, timely communication and legislative support to PPAC staff.
  • Help staff PPAC’s Legislative Committee.
  • Coordinate and participate in legislative briefings.
  • Coordinate and plan meetings.
  • Represent CPPEF/PPAC and the Affiliates on other duties and projects as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in the legislative and budget processes.
  • Content knowledge in a broad range of policy issues related to reproductive health --  health care, the federal Affordable Care Act, Medi-Cal and women’s health.
  •  Strong analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter and able to work independently.  
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, problem-solve and meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team player. Ability to work well with Affiliates, CPPEF/PPAC staff and coalition allies.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Relationship-builder. Ability to establish rapport with others in a variety of settings.
  • Problem-solver. Ability to resolve conflicts.

Qualifications

  • Belief in CPPEF and PPAC’s mission and values
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Advanced Degree  preferred
  • Five plus years of experience in the California legislative process, as a legislative staff, policy analyst, or lobbyist
  • A minimum of three years experience working in health care, health care programs serving special populations or in health policy advocacy-related work preferred
  • Requires some travel

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • 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.
  • This position requires nearly all work to be performed in an indoor facility with moderate noise, level.  Frequently requires sitting, handling office files, computer use, keyboarding, and phone.  Job occasionally requires standing, walking, bending, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 20 pounds. 

Compensation

We have a generous benefits package.  Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. 

How to Apply

Email to resumes@ppacca.org and note in the subject line of the email: “Legislative Advocate, 2015 [last name]".

Cover letter, resume, references and one fact sheet on a previous Planned Parenthood Bill should be sent as attachments.


Public Policy Intern Summer 2015

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Legislative

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is a 501(c)(4) organization.  California Planned Parenthood Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Both organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, and advocacy work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates.  These affiliates run 114 health centers and handle more than 1.5 million patient visits annually.

Description and Responsibilities

Come join PPAC’s outstanding legislative team, and gain valuable experience with a leading non-profit organization. Job duties will consist of: legislative file maintenance, bill tracking, topic research, legislative staff support, writing committee letters of support/opposition, daily assistance to the Legislative Assistant and Public Policy Director and various other assigned duties.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to PPAC’s mission
  • Experience with office filing & organization procedures
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Skilled at time management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with legislative processes preferred

Position Type

Internship. Up to 40 hours a week, with a minimum commitment of 18 hours a week for the semester (flexible according to your schedule and school calendar).

This position is based in Sacramento, CA.

Compensation

Our internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with institutions to secure academic credit when available.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and short writing sample.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Email applications to: resumes@ppacca.org

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Legislative Intern, Summer 2015, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications.  Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample should be sent as attachments.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.


Legal Intern Fall 2015

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Legal

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is a 501(c)(4) organization.  California Planned Parenthood Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Both organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, and advocacy work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates.  These affiliates run 114 health centers and handle more than 1.5 million patient visits annually.

PPAC follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas and promotes education, counseling and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives. PPAC also engages in political activity as allowed by law and provides legal and regulatory assistance to affiliates regarding the provision of healthcare services.  We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California affiliates on a host of issues.

PPAC’s mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health service and are free to follow their own beliefs, values and moral code when making decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California the number one state in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services.  PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 30 years.

Responsibilities

Law students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and an interest in healthcare, social justice issues, and reproductive rights.  Responsibilities include:

  • In-depth legal and legislative research, analysis and drafting;
  • Presentations to affiliate staff on healthcare related issues;
  • Monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other litigation and policy developments, including legislative hearings, administrative rulemaking, relevant litigation, and other events; and
  • Development and drafting of policy and advocacy materials, including bill analyses, fact sheets, and talking points, for use in lobbying activities and outreach.

Qualifications

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including internet research
  • Demonstrated commitment to reproductive rights and social justice
  • Interest in healthcare and public interest law

Position Type

Internship.  Approximately 15-20 hours per week for fall semester (flexible according to your schedule and school calendar).  This position is based in Sacramento, CA. Fall legal interns will be required to work in our office 1 day/week and have the option to work remotely the rest of the week. We will also consider covering travel expenses.

Compensation

Our internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with institutions to secure academic credit when available.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and short writing sample (5-10 pages).  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Attn: Legal Department
555 Capitol Mall #510
Sacramento, CA 95814
resumes@ppacca.org 

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Intern, Fall 2015, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample should be sent as attachments.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling


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