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.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts seeks a dynamic and skilled full-time Executive Director in Boston to partner with the Board of Directors, staff and valued supporters in continuing and expanding its important work as the political grassroots arm of the reproductive freedom movement in Massachusetts.
NARAL PCM is a 501(c)(4) organization, which implements its mission through lobbying, grassroots organizing, electoral work, public education, policy initiatives, research, and training programs. The Executive Director also has management responsibility for the Pro-Choice Massachusetts Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1979 to promote reproductive freedom in the Commonwealth through public education, policy initiatives, research and training, as well as the NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Political Action Committee (the PAC), a non-tax-exempt registered PAC in the State of Massachusetts which works directly on state elections.
In accordance with federal and Massachusetts laws, the three entities offer members the opportunity to be involved in innovative, results-oriented, effective programs including:
The PAC is involved in regular and special elections, seeking to endorse, promote, and elect pro-choice candidates as well as to propose and work to progress legislation. The PAC is a leader and a partner in the political arena, frequently working in concert with organizations seeking the same ends.
Organizing and mobilizing pro-choice supporters through a variety of vehicles including college campus groups and door-to-door canvassing is a hallmark of NARAL PCM’s highly effective work to influence the political process, to recruit new members, and to engage volunteers at the community level.
NARAL PCM evaluates opportunities and develops programs outside the legislative process and works with a broad coalition of stakeholders to improve access to comprehensive health and prevention education, birth control, emergency contraception and abortion services.
We embrace the dual strategies of collaborating with organizations representing diverse groups and creating more inclusiveness and diversity within our own organization. In order to better understand and represent the needs of a broad constituency, NARAL PCM seeks the input and meaningful participation of those who have been underrepresented in the past such as people of color, low-income people, and people with disabilities.
NARAL PCM’s staff is comprised of seven full-time professionals with impressive political, fundraising, organizing, operational and programmatic skills. The staff works with highly effective volunteer committees focused on political efforts, organizing, fundraising, diversity, medical concerns, communications and administration. With a budget of approximately $600,000, representing primarily individual contributions, NARAL PCM mobilizes and trains hundreds of supporters statewide to get involved in grassroots advocacy, including direct contact with legislators and working in campaigns to increase the representation of pro-choice legislators in the state house.
The Executive Director will lead a fiscally sound, entrepreneurial, and highly-regarded organization. S/he will oversee:
Clearly define the organization’s niche while continuing to be a partner and coalition-builder;
Continue and enhance NARAL PCM’s impact and effectiveness in electoral politics;
Evaluate and target messages for impact on important audiences;
Maintain the strength and effectiveness of NARAL PCM’s programs;
Create an organization with additional political clout;
Ensure financial capacity to achieve the mission;
Expand the financial base through maintaining, broadening and diversifying the donor base;
Cultivate and build sustaining relationships with major donors
Outreach and membership recruitment:
Serve as NARAL PCM’s primary spokesperson;
Increase strategic partnerships and public awareness of NARAL PCM;
Increase membership, especially of younger, diverse constituents;
Leadership and management
Inspire and manage a dedicated and talented staff, setting an inclusive, collaborative and productive
Create and manage positive cash flow and the annual budget;
Collaborate with NARAL Pro-Choice America’s national office;
Partnership with the Board and volunteers
Assist the Board in maintaining effective governance;
Support active volunteer committees.
Skills and attributes of the ideal candidate
Passion for the mission and vision for the organization’s future;
Successful track record in cultivation of major donors and foundations,;
Solid political experience and instincts and a keen understanding of the legislative process; experience in Massachusetts electoral politics is a distinct plus.
Exceptional oral and written communicator who is diplomatic, appropriately assertive, a meticulous fact-finder, comfortable managing complex issues and an effective advocate/strong public speaker with interview experience;
Knowledgeable about organizing;
Skilled in helping pro-choice legislators frame their arguments powerfully;
Entrepreneurial, innovative approach to program development and problem solving;
Demonstrated collaborator and strategic team leader/team player;
Experience expanding an organization’s membership to reflect the diversity of populations it wishes to serve;
Experience inspiring, mentoring, and developing staff;
Experience working with a motivated volunteer Board of Directors;
Experience developing strong media relations/coverage;
Experience leading and managing a small office preferred;
High degree of initiative, energy, and stamina and a keen sense of humor;
Work experience in reproductive rights field is desirable as is experience in C3/C4/PAC organization.
Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
HOURS: 15-20 hours per week, flexible scheduling available Monday-Friday 10-6.
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. Student of Color Leadership Stipend is available for candidates who qualify; see below on our website for more information.
SUMMARY: NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts works on the political, legislative and community levels to protect safe, legal abortion and to expand the full range of reproductive rights for all women. The Political and Campaigns Intern is responsible for supporting our campaigns around legislative advocacy strategy to advance reproductive rights in Massachusetts. This position will also assist heavily in preparations for the 2016 election.
· Work with members of the Program Team to create and run high-impact advocacy campaigns to engage members both online and offline
· Provide support for our endorsed candidates during high-stakes elections
· Assist in the creation of educational materials for lawmakers and candidates
· Develop materials for volunteer trainings and recruitment
· Support NARAL’s priority legislation both in the State House and in legislative districts
· Research, vet and prioritize NARAL’s endorsement applicants
· Facilitate the candidate questionnaire process and correspond with campaigns
· Help develop plans to elect pro-choice public officials and to put some of the largest reproductive health and freedom issues we face into an electoral context
· Help craft and manage some of our online programs and help us take offline action
· Work to identify top districts for NARAL involvement in state elections
· Passion for social justice and reproductive rights.
· Reliable, self-motivated problem solver.
· A strong interest in the legislative and political processes.
· Eagerness to learn.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Research experience.
· Confidence in using Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel.
· Detail-oriented and organized.
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line "Fall Political and Campaigns Intern.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Work with a dynamic, young, talented staff and immerse yourself in the day-to-day activities of a professional advocacy non-profit communications program. This position is perfect for someone with graphic design experience interested in political advocacy.
We are looking for candidates who possess the following:
A commitment to reproductive rights and the mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Demonstrated experience working with design programs, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Publisher
Demonstrated experience with website design and maintenance.
Their own access to design software.
A creative thinker who likes to come up with new and different ideas.
An ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Strong written communication skills.
A willingness to learn and flexibility.
Involvement in politics, campaigns, online fundraising or prior communications experience, is a plus.
Experience designing materials for bulk printing and mailing is a plus.
Experience designing online or print materials for issue-based campaigns, advocacy, or nonprofits is a plus
Working knowledge of HTML and dominant social media platforms is a plus.
Work with development and communications staff to develop organizational publications including detailed printed brochures to demonstrate donor and member impact
Work with development staff to develop printed materials for events, such as invitations and programs
Create graphics for web and social media, both as part of long-term campaigns and for rapid-response communications
Review, edit, and update content throughout our website (www.prochoicemass.org), Facebook, and Twitter to support the work of other communications staff as needed
10 hours per week. Fall and spring internship; preference given to candidates who can start immediately (Fall 2016) and commit to at least a full year (through summer 2017). This is a paid internship with compensation of $12/hour.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 2-4 design portfolio samples by email to: