Check out the current job openings with TEA Fund:
- Create leadership and advocacy opportunities that bring community members, including clients, into the work of the fund and provide opportunities for responsibility, skills development, and ownership of the work.
- Create and participate in opportunities to expand our reach, meet new potential supporters and advocates, and expand our base.
- Identify community members, including clients, to prioritize for leadership development.
- Engage TEA Fund’s base, including clients, in grassroots campaign activities.
- Develop and facilitate trainings for clients and community members as they build engagement with abortion access advocacy and organizing.
- Manage and support volunteers assisting with Repro Power Dallas and the Client Engagement Program, as well as other advocacy or organizing opportunities.
- Work in partnership with the Client Engagement Program Coordinator and Social Worker to engage TEA Fund clients in organizing, advocacy, and leadership development.
- Help to develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations and institutions.
- Maintain accountability to administrative systems and procedures, including submitting expense reimbursements, credit card reconciliations, invoices, lobbying reports, and so on by the deadlines assigned, as well as submitting content for the organizational calendar.
- Take part in leadership opportunities with the National Network of Abortion Funds.
- Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, retreats, and board meetings as directed.
- Support communications related to organizing, including posting on social media, writing action alerts, and creating content for email communications regarding advocacy and organizing.
- An understanding of the reproductive justice framework and anti-racist organizing principles.
- Experience with grassroots community organizing, advocacy, program design and management, communication, and developing leadership.
- The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships, give and receive critical feedback, work collaboratively, be flexible, articulate and take ownership of goals, document process, navigate conflict, self-manage time, and adapt to an ever-changing and evolving political climate.
- College degree not required.
Preferred (Not Required)
- Experience with public speaking.
- Knowledge of local, state, and national abortion policy and litigation.
- Proficiency in Spanish.
This position is full time exempt. The ideal candidate will live in the DFW metroplex.
Salary: $45,000 plus benefits.
Travel requirements: Some travel will be required between Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, and Austin, as well as occasional travel to Waco, East Texas, and the Panhandle. Minimal travel out of state for conferences, conventions, and training opportunities may be required.
Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund) is seeking a Social Worker in Dallas, TX who will co-create, launch, and staff a new Client Engagement Program (CEP). The CEP will require the Social Worker to design creative ways to engage the communities we serve and support our clients along their post-abortion care journeys. They will develop and implement strategies to address and center our clients’ needs and experiences; provide emotional support; facilitate a variety of therapeutic activities; foster client leadership in areas of advocacy and organizing; and connect clients to community resources.
Establish and coordinate a new program to lead and develop program activities and protocols related to client resource connection and emotional support; act as client advocate and helps clients gain access to resources.
Work collaboratively with Hotline Coordinator and members of the TEA Fund’s board to develop program criteria, intake models, databases, tools, reporting, and client retention.
Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of referral resources throughout the service area; develop and maintain relationships with local abortion clinics.
Maintain accurate and timely records, including clinical progress notes and program status updates.
Facilitate therapeutic peer groups and individual therapy sessions with clients.
Work in partnership with clients to develop plans for emotional and personal growth.
Determine opportunities to work collaboratively with clients on their journey to strengthening their advocacy for abortion access and reproductive justice.
Foster creative therapeutic environments and facilitate opportunities for clients’ self-expression and healing, such as: art therapy, musical and cultural expression, storytelling workshops, journaling, etc.
Work collaboratively with the TEA Fund Organizer on alignment and opportunities between areas of work; collaborate with Organizer to develop leadership development curriculum and pipelines to integrate clients’ leadership within TEA Fund.
Manage and support volunteers assisting with Client Engagement Program.
Maintain accountability to administrative systems and procedures, including submitting expense reimbursements, credit card reconciliations, invoices, and so on by the deadlines assigned, as well as submitting content for the organizational calendar.
- Some knowledge of the reproductive justice framework.
- Experience in or understanding of client advocacy, group facilitation, program development and management,
- A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, build meaningful relationships, give and receive critical feedback, create a program with opportunities for leadership, document process, articulate and take ownership of goals, self-manage time, and navigate conflict.
- Degree in social work.
- Proficiency in Spanish strongly encouraged.
- Clinical licensure.
This position is full time exempt. The ideal candidate will live in the DFW metroplex.
Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 depending on experience plus benefits.
Travel requirements: Travel will be extremely minimal. The office is located in Dallas, Texas. Occasional travel may be required to conferences, conventions, or trainings.
Values Based Hiring
As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, Texas Equal Access Fund is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of people of color, people who have had abortions, people who have received funding for abortion, Native people, immigrant people and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+ and trans people, people with disabilities, teenage parents, people who were formerly imprisoned, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We strongly encourage people from these communities to apply.
How to Apply
Cover letters and resumes for these two positions should be sent to Nan Kirkpatrick, TEA Fund Executive Director, at email@example.com. Our desired start date for each position is March 1, 2018, although we can start people sooner if the process goes more quickly.
Lilith Fund and TEA Fund are seeking a jointly-managed Statewide Coordinator for our new Client Engagement Program (CEP) who will act as the connector between these two partners and their respective program outputs and will maintain a “bird’s-eye view” of the CEP as a whole. The Coordinator will work closely with fellow CEP staff (two Organizers and two Social Workers) as well as five other Texas abortion funds in order to strengthen the statewide infrastructure needed to support the leadership and needs of communities most impacted by barriers to abortion care.
About the Client Engagement Program
The CEP will be designed to support abortion fund clients so they may:
participate in existing or lead new advocacy and movement building initiatives across the state
create new initiatives for destigmatizing and changing the culture around abortion through storytelling, art, or creative activism in their own communities
connect with resources and receive holistic post-abortion aftercare; be a part of a network of support for people who have had abortions via facilitated peer and counseling groups
become outspoken leaders in their communities and/or within our organizations through intentional leadership development pipelines, organizing, and movement building
This is a brand new program, which means that the Statewide Coordinator will be working along with the Executive Directors, staff, and stakeholders to design and implement the program during its first year.
About our Organizations
Lilith Fund, founded in 2001, funds abortion and advocates for change through the movement for reproductive justice, assisting people in Texas in exercising their fundamental right to abortion by removing barriers to access. Lilith Fund operates a mostly volunteer-run hotline in order to provide direct financial assistance to people in the southern half of Texas seeking abortion care. Last year, we provided grants to more than 1,400 people who otherwise would not have been able to afford a safe abortion. Lilith Fund also engages in local and statewide movement-building, organizing, and policy advocacy work in order to create systemic change. Lilith Fund is a women of color-led organization.
The Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund) is the abortion fund that serves the northern half of Texas. We provide funding to low-income people in the northern region of Texas who are seeking abortion and cannot afford it, while simultaneously working to end barriers to abortion access through community education and shifting the current culture toward reproductive justice. We were founded in 2005, and we fund callers from Waco to the Panhandle seeking abortion in Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, Shreveport, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Oklahoma City. In 2017 we committed over $200,000 to people in northern Texas seeking abortion access.
Organizes and implements administrative systems and procedures in order to provide necessary support to abortion funds’ CEP programming
Facilitates communication and collaboration across CEP staff, Texas abortion funds, clients, and volunteers
Provides technical assistance for participating abortion funds’ client engagement activities
Participates in the monitoring and reconciliation of budget(s) including grants, maintains financial documentation, provides information, research, statistics, and analysis related to CEP
Maintains and presents regular reporting and documentation of program activities
Influences goals, vision, and direction of program activities based on collectively established values
Collaborates with CEP staff, abortion funds, clients, and volunteers on determining CEP benchmarks and overall evaluation of CEP
Works in collaboration and provides some oversight to the two Social Workers and two Organizers housed within Lilith Fund and TEA Fund
Convene stakeholder and team meetings for program execution as needed per their recommendation
The Coordinator will have some knowledge in: reproductive justice framework, anti-racist organizing principles
The Coordinator should have excellent skills or experience in: program and/or project management, grant reporting, financial oversight, collaborating with a team of people toward a shared goal, supporting people through skills building and leadership development, movement building and/or grassroots organizing
The Coordinator should have demonstrated ability to: analyze and evaluate systems, build meaningful relationships, work collaboratively, develop and manage new programs, be flexible, articulate and reach goals, work through tensions and conflicts, solve problems, utilize organizational tools/technology (ie email, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, Trello, Tresorit, EveryAction, etc), document progress, adapt to rapidly changing situations in politically challenging environment
Prefered Qualifications (not required):
Understanding of local, state and/or national abortion policy and recent litigation
Experience in public speaking
Proficiency in Spanish
Our organizations are committed to investing in the leadership of people of color, people who have had abortions and/or who have received funding from an abortion fund(s), low-income people, immigrant people, Native people, formerly incarcerated people, queer, and trans people. We do not discourage or discriminate against people with convictions, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview.
This full-time salaried position will be located in Texas and the desired start date is March 1, 2018. The position is remote -- the ideal candidate can reside anywhere within the state. Significant travel within the state of Texas and minimal travel outside of the state (for conferences/professional development) will be required. Depending on qualifications, the salary ranges between $50,000-$55,000 per year plus benefits. This position does not include any expectation of fundraising. Directly reports to CEP management committee made up of Executive Directors of TEA Fund and Lilith Fund.
How to Apply
Send a 1 page cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Statewide Coordinator, [your name]."