NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (NPCM) seeks a full-time, 40-hour a week, Legislative and Political Director responsible for lobbying on the organization’s legislative portfolio, creating legislative campaign plans to pass priority bills that include membership engagement, and managing and implementing the electoral program. The Legislative and Political Director will also be part of the team implementing NPCM’s canvass as well as NPCM’s programmatic communications strategy.
Since 1972, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has led the way in advancing reproductive freedom for women and families in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy; bearing healthy children; and choosing safe, legal, accessible abortion.
Reporting to the Executive Director of NPCM, the Legislative and Political Director’s responsibilities will include:
Implementing the organization’s legislative and political agenda (50%)
Create and implement strategies for passing pro-choice legislation and defeating anti-choice initiatives with a focus on organizing NPCM members around legislative priorities;
Analyze proposed legislation to determine the possible impact on reproductive freedom;
Lobby directly with legislators and members of the executive branch;
Prepare talking points, fact sheets, and testimony for all relevant legislation and regulations;
Oversee constituent and in-district meetings with legislators for NPCM members;
Work with coalition partners to coordinate political and outreach strategies and messages;
Build and manage coalitions to advocate for or against legislation; and
Create strategies for targeted organizing and membership building efforts in key legislative districts in conjunction with NARAL programmatic staff.
Implementing and overseeing the organization's electoral work (30%)
Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive electoral plan to achieve NPCM’s electoral goals;
Manage the endorsement process for pro-choice candidates, including managing the Political Action Committee (PAC), working with electoral campaigns and candidates, and working with program staff to connect volunteers to campaigns;
Create and implement strategies for electing pro-choice candidates in targeted races, which includes: coordination with partner organizations engaged in electoral work; creation of an independent expenditure program; production and distribution of campaign materials; oversight of membership communications; volunteer engagement on campaigns; voter identification; and get-out-the-vote phone banks and canvasses.
Manage compliance with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, including tracking and reporting financials and independent expenditure, as well as coordinated and in-kind campaign support; and
Manage a robust political intern program each election cycle.
Contributing to effective deployment of the organization's canvass (5%)
Work as part of the program team to ensure that the canvass is meeting the programmatic goals of increasing membership in targeted legislative districts; and
Work as part of the program team to ensure that systems are in place for working new members up the ladder of engagement, including with higher-level political work such as in-district lobby visits.
Contributing to organizational communications effective deployment of the organization's canvass (10%)
Work with the Communications team to develop communications strategies based on organizational legislative, political, and electoral work, including engaging members on that work.
Other responsibilities (5%)
Represent the organization in various coalitions and meetings and at events;
Report to the NPCM’s Board of Directors as needed; and
Other administrative duties as assigned.
The minimum qualifications, experience and skills include:
Experience working in the Massachusetts’s State House;
Political campaign experience preferred, although not necessary if the candidate for this position is able to demonstrate capacity to quickly acquire political campaign skills and cultivate relationships within Massachusetts’s political community;
Strong existing network in the Massachusetts’s women’s health policy community preferred;
Ability to present complex concepts to multiple audiences and advocate merits of politically divisive issues;
Persistence, resourcefulness and the ability to identify opportunities and needs and respond to these creatively and flexibly;
Strategic thinking and planning experience preferred;
Superior written and oral communication skills;
Ability to multi-task;
Proven team player; and
Commitment to NPCM’score mission, values and programs.
This position is based in NPCM’s Boston office.
Salary and Benefits
The Legislative and Political Director is a full-time, 40-hour a week, exempt position. The salary range is $55,000 - $60,000, in addition to a generous benefit package.
Please email onePDF file that includes your cover letter, your resume, a writing sample, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of your email, please include your name and the title of the position you are applying for.
In an effort to reduce the use of paper, mailed applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis until July 5, 2017. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (NPCM) seeks a part-time, 20-hour a week Finance and Operations Manager responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s accounting and financial systems. The Finance and Operations Manager will also oversee NPCM’s IT infrastructure and all aspects of daily operations to ensure a smoothly running organization. This is a critical position for NPCM and requires a detail-oriented person excited to implement new, forward thinking systems across the organization.
Since 1972, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has led the way in advancing reproductive freedom for women and families in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including: preventing unintended pregnancy; bearing healthy children; and choosing safe, legal, accessible abortion.
Reporting to the Executive Director of NPCM, the responsibilities of the Finance and Operations Manager will include
Financial Management (40%)
Provide accurate and timely financial information and reports to facilitate organizational decision-making;
Support the Executive Director with the annual budget process for our 501(c)3, 501(c)4, and PAC. This will include providing monthly reviews of the budgets;
Coordinate NPCM’s annual audit with external auditors;
Review standard costs, including appropriate overhead allocations; and
Stay up to date on banking tools and advise the Executive Director when adjustments would be beneficial (corporate credit cards, analyzed accounts, interest-generating accounts, etc.)
Accounting Management (40%)
Prepare, process, and record biweekly payroll, including taxes and withholdings, and enter all payroll and timesheet data into QuickBooks;
Utilizing timesheets, prepare and process monthly allocation of salaries and expenses across QuickBooks classes;
Enter and code all revenue to the proper accounts using QuickBooks;
Reconcile monthly deposits against the bank statement;
Receive, approve, and, when necessary, investigate invoices and process accounts payable;
Approve all check runs, set up vendors, and maintain the financial filing system;
Coordinate and process all staff reimbursements;
Track all accounts receivable and deposit donations and account receivables into bank account(s);
Communicate (both in verbal and written form) with auditor, vendors, and banking contacts;
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports as requested by the Executive Director;
Deposit donations and accounts receivable into bank account(s);
Reconcile monthly bank and credit card statements;
Prepare and manage the annual financial audit;
Prepare and submit the annual 990 in collaboration with the external auditor;
Generate 1099s for consultants; and
Oversee organizational benefits administration
IT Infrastructure and Daily Operations (20%)
Develop and enhance key administrative systems, including human resources, payroll, benefits administration, IT (including databases and computer infrastructure), and expense reporting;
Manage office premises, systems, equipment, and procedures;
Troubleshoot and solve facility and equipment-related issues;
Maintain office supplies and respond to supply requests;
Work with colleagues to ensure compliance with document retention and destruction procedures and optimal use of filing cabinet and storage space;
Assist the Executive Director in day-to-day functions including, but not limited to, scheduling, filing, and donor relations; and
Create a checklist for quality non-profit management, including proper reporting, filing, and controls.
Minimum experience, skills, and qualifications include:
Minimum of 5 years non-profit accounting/finance experience including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, and financial reports (Experience working with QuickBooks is essential);
Experience working with intercompany transactions;
Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing;
Commitment to keeping NPCM matters strictly confidential;
Excellent interpersonal skills; and
Commitment to NPCM’s core mission, values, and programs
This position is based in NPCM’s Boston office.
Salary and Benefits
The Finance and Operations Manager is a part-time, 20-hour a week position with flexible hours during the work week. The salary range is $20,000 - $25,000, in addition to a generous benefit package.
Please email one PDF file that includes your cover letter, resume, and references to jobs at prochoicemass.org. In the subject line of your email, please include your name and the title of the position you are applying for. In an effort to reduce the use of paper, mailed applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2017. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is hiring canvassers to support and promote pro-choice issues and values. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual looking to make an impact on issues they feel passionately about, while also developing skills. We will be going door-to-door to reach out to and have face-to-face conversations within communities to educate people on choice issues and legislation. We have a welcoming and positive work environment. A strong commitment to reproductive rights and justice is a must. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Engage with people in the community, educating them on pro-choice issues and values
Serve as a passionate and professional ambassador for the organization and its work
Consistently show up on time for all scheduled shifts
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to quickly build a rapport in conversation with others, regardless of their views
Ability to follow general script and adjust as needed to audience
Ability to meet reasonable number of doors per night
Able to walk for several hours
Punctuality – shifts have pre-set start times
Positive attitude, detail-oriented, highly motivated and organized
Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Enthusiastically supportive of mission and philosophy of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Previous canvassing experience, either in a paid or unpaid capacity, is preferred
Access to a car a plus, but not required
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All our positions require a sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences.
Plan events, keep data in tip-top shape, and play a key role in supporting a nonprofit development program. This position is perfect for a phenomenally detail-oriented person with a passion for social justice who is eager to develop skills in nonprofit fundraising and support the day-to-day work of a political advocacy organization. The Development Intern will report to the Development Director.
We are looking for candidates who possess the following:
A commitment to reproductive freedom and the mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.
Extraordinary attention to detail and top-notch organizational skills.
Reliability and thoroughness in completing tasks independently; outstanding time management skills.
Ability to maintain professional correspondence, including comfort making phone calls.
Experience handling data in Microsoft Excel. Experience creating mailmerges a plus.
Eagerness to learn and tenaciousness in the face of setbacks; tact in interpersonal situations.
Strong writing skills, with an emphasis on clear, concise written communication.
A commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
Event Planning Support:
Coordinate event logistics such as researching venues, arranging travel, tracking attendees and volunteers, soliciting in-kind beverage donations, and managing communication with other vendors;
Support sponsor and attendee outreach through preparing event mailings and invitation lists; and
Provide in-person support at event. Assist with wrap-up including attendee and vendor follow-up.
Work alongside the Development Director to implement strategies that will increase membership;
Create, manage, and send donor thank you letters for gifts received on a weekly basis;
Enter donor data, perform database searches, and organize and analyze data;
Provide accurate, consistent and thorough maintenance of donor and contact database; and
Conduct research on prospective foundation and individual donors as needed.
Communications and Administrative Support:
Assist with communications related to fundraising and events as necessary, including drafting and creating thank-you letters, online event pages, and social media event marketing; and
Support Development Director with mailings and other administrative tasks as assigned.
Time Commitment and Compensation
This is an unpaid internship with a commitment of 15-20 hours/week from August 2017 through the end of the fall semester; the internship may be extended beyond that point. This is an in-person position at NARAL's office in downtown Boston.
Paid stipends are available for students of color, who are strongly encouraged to apply for the stipend and to reach out by email with any questions. More information is available under the "Internship Positions" tab at http://www.prochoicemass.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships.shtml. Please note that the time commitment for stipended internships is at least 6 months.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Cassandra Euphrat Weston at email@example.com. This is a rolling application process; position will be open until filled.
The mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman access to her full range of reproductive choices. Responsibility to such a vision requires the meaningful participation of diversity of voices, including those who have been underrepresented in the past. For too long NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has operated without such participation.
Recognizing that unpaid internships are often a financial impossibility for young people seeking experience in the non-profit sector, we wish to lessen this barrier to entry. As our priority is to broaden the diversity of voices in the reproductive rights movement, which have long reflected the experiences of white women, we wish to allocate existing funds to support an intern of color. With this stipend, we hope to continue to challenge patterns of under representation in this field in addition to supporting the professional and leadership development of a young person in the reproductive rights movement.
Stipends are not exclusive to any one internship position. Recipients must commit to either a 6-month or year-long position and must be able to work roughly 20 hours a week.
To apply for the stipend, please submit a supplemental essay of no more than 500 words in addition to your cover letter and resume.
In the supplemental essay, please answer the following question: How will you bring a unique and diverse perspective to NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts?