- Political Director, USA

Political Director

Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA), the statewide agency representing New York’s Planned Parenthood affiliates seeks a dynamic and motivated Political Director to join our team of professionals working to advance the mission of the organization. EEO/AA

The individual occupying this position directs all legislative and electoral activities, as well as acts as PPESA’s senior lobbyist. The ideal individual must be able to think broadly and strategically about PPESA’s advocacy initiatives, state and federal collaborations and activist engagement in communities around the state to successfully implement both legislative and electoral initiatives that advance the reproductive health, rights, and justice of all New Yorkers.

We are seeking an individual who will:

Lead the lobbying team at PPESA and develop and execute state-based lobbying campaigns.
Provide support to Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes (PPESV) and coordinate electoral strategies with local affiliate c (4)’s and political committees for maximum impact, while working with counsel to ensure compliance with relevant laws.
Oversee all legal reporting and registration requirements including but not limited to NYS Board of Elections campaign finance and disclosure documents.
Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with key policy and political leaders in New York State.
Lead PPESA’s advocacy activities to advance the public policy objectives of the organization.
Manage the government relations staff.
Represent PPESA and PPESV at public events.
Serve as the organization’s representative by working in collaboration with outside partners from both the legislative, advocacy and political arenas.
Coordinate with Planned Parenthood Federation and other national organizations to promote PPESA’s goals and mission.
Oversee the legislative and political analysis of public policy impacting PPESA’s priorities.
Identify and act on emerging issues in the political environment.
Plan and execute an annual legislative agenda.
Build the grassroots/tops capacity of the organizations.


Four-year degree in political science or equivalent field
Expert knowledge of electoral politics and direct voter contact programs including the ability to analyze data and evaluate results
Working knowledge of the New York State legislative process
7 to 10 years of political experience
Strong commitment to reproductive health and justice
Excellent communications, organization and management skills
Ability to work under tight deadlines and multitask

Diverse Candidates Encouraged to Apply
Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. PPESA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment by race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, and innovation.

To apply:

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Job posted on 28th September 2017
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