Director of Leadership Development – Reproductive Health
Date Posted: 7/5/2012
Organization: Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
Location: New York City
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits
Description of Organization:
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health is a physician-led, national, not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that all people have the knowledge, access to quality services, and freedom to make their own reproductive health decisions. We implement effective programs for our physician members in public policy, community organizing, communications, and medical education at the systems, organizational, and individual levels. Headquartered in New York, PRCH is the voice of pro-choice physicians.
The Director of Leadership Development is a communications and public policy expert with a proven record of organizing hands-on advocacy activities. S/he is responsible for leading PRCH’s efforts to mobilize physicians on comprehensive reproductive and sexual health issues, with a particular focus on developing advocacy opportunities for current Leadership Training Academy (LTA) Fellows and alumni.
Description and Responsibilities - include but are not limited to:
- In collaboration with the Director of Government Relations, identifies advocacy opportunities at the local, state, federal, and systems levels, and works with other staff to strategize and implement appropriate involvement and (if necessary, additional) training of LTA Fellows and alumni.
- Facilitates physician-led meetings with local and state government officials and healthcare leaders, including lobbying days and briefings. Works closely with government relations’ staff in developing topics, agendas, and strategies for those meetings.
- Supports current LTA Fellows in identifying opportunities to engage physicians and other health professionals in training via journal clubs, elective programs and workshops.
- Works with LTA Fellows and alumni to identify opportunities to advocate for systems change by participating in undergraduate or graduate education committees and initiatives aimed at improving reproductive and sexual health training at all levels of medical education.
- Builds relationships with statewide medical societies and healthcare associations and provides introductions and technical assistance to LTA Fellows and alumni, fostering greater participation in those organizations.
- Develops collaborative relationships when needed with allied organizations, and works with other social justice groups, to further advocacy efforts for Leadership Training Fellows and alumni.
- A graduate degree and 8- 10 years of related experience in reproductive health or rights, public health or grass roots organizing, public policy
- Self motivated individual with solid ability to work effectively and efficiently independently
- Strategic thinker with entrepreneurial spirit
- Staunch sense of individual accountability
- Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
- Demonstrated history of success in collaborative environments, including a good relationship-building track record
- Advanced use of MS Office computer programs including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint (experience with Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud Sphere preferred, but not required)
- Some travel required.
- Strong commitment to the reproductive health of all people
Address cover letter to Joe Mineo, HR Consultant. Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Director of Leadership Development. Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered. Posting will be considered open until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
PRCH is an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. To learn more about PRCH, visit us on the web at www.prch.org .