Department: Policy & Organizing
Reports To: Deputy Director of Organizing
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Washington, D.C.
Established in 1973, Catholics for Choice (CFC) works in the United States and across the world to ensure that all people have access to safe and affordable reproductive health care services and to infuse the organization’s core values into public policy, community life, and Catholic social thinking and teaching. Understanding that reproductive freedom is Catholic social justice value, Catholics for Choice works to dismantle religiously based obstructions to abortion care, contraceptive access, and comprehensive health care, particularly because these barriers disproportionately affect people of color, the poor, and the vulnerable.
Catholics for Choice (CFC) is seeking a proven and highly motivated advocate for reproductive freedom to serve as the Manager of Organizing and Movement-Building responsible for fostering and managing of an organizing program to situate CFC as the home for progressive pro-choice Catholics. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who possesses in-depth knowledge of community organizing and educational tactics, providing opportunities for CFC advocates to learn about and take action to advance our policy priorities, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to work with diverse groups of people. The Manager of Organizing and Movement-Building must feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and centering faith, Catholic social teaching, and the leadership of those most impacted by abortion restrictions in all that they do.
- Develop and implement educational curriculum on the Advocate’s Bible, Values Clarification workshops, and other CFC resources.
- Ensure multiple points of entry and tiers of engagement within the organizing program, expanding the network by engaging in base-building activities and ensuring the recruitment and retention of CFC advocates.
- Maintain regular and consistent communication with new and established CFC advocates, including organizing and advocacy emails, virtual one on one meetings, and in-person meetings.
- Cultivate relationships by listening to, supporting, and motivating CFC advocates to participate in community mobilization and engagement activities.
- Organize and execute community mobilization and engagement activities consistent with CFC’s strategy and work plan.
- Identify and develop CFC advocate leaders.
- Assist with coordination of CFC programing including monthly organizing meetings and quarterly webinars; designing skills-based and action components; and recruiting and engaging advocate attendees.
- Recruit and build a robust and sustainable network of advocates across the country to speak knowledgeably about and take direct action to advance Catholics for Choice policy priorities in their communities and on Capitol Hill.
- Collect and conscientiously steward advocate information, engagement metrics, and stories as well as data on recruitment and advocate network growth consistent with CFC CRM practices.
- Work in partnership with CFC Communications team to implement digital organizing strategies.
- Collaborate with community organizational partners, representing CFC in field coalitions and working groups.
- Other duties as assigned to support the work of the Policy and Organizing Team.
- 5-7 years professional community organizing experience, preferably within the reproductive health, rights, and justice and/or Catholic social justice movements.
- Demonstrated commitment to social and reproductive health, rights, and justice and passion for CFC’s core philosophy of the right to make unimpeded decisions about abortion and reproductive healthcare.
- Fundamental understanding of intersectionality and the impact of multiple systems of oppression on one’s ability to access sexual and reproductive healthcare.
- Experience working at a progressive nonprofit organization at the local, state, and/or national level.
- Background, coursework, or experience in faith-based advocacy work, theology, and/or Catholic social teaching a plus.
- Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills.
- Meticulous attention to accuracy and detail.
- Ability to balance multiple tasks, organize time efficiently, and work largely independently.
- Prior experience with or interest in learning more about data collection.
- Proficient knowledge of multiple computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.
Salary for this position fits within a range of $75,000 to $80,000 and will be commensurate with relevant degrees and professional experience.
CFC’s generous employee benefits include:
- 100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and long-term disability insurance for CFC employees;
- 403(b) Plan with employer contribution after one year;
- Paid family and medical leave of up to 12 weeks;
- Paid parental leave up to 16 weeks;
- 20 days paid leave per calendar year;
- 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
- Paid time off during end-of-year office closures (December 23-31); and
- Currently operating on a half day schedule on Fridays.
Ideally, this position will be based in Washington, DC, but there is some flexibility as travel will be required. If the Manager of Organizing and Movement-Building is physically located in Washington, they will work in-person on a hybrid model (2 days in office, 3 days work from home).
Catholics for Choice seeks team members who have a passionate devotion to our mission. Please familiarize yourself with our messaging and programs prior to applying. If you are not unequivocally pro-choice, this role is not for you.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter at this link: Organizing Manager. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.