Texas Equal Access Fund Organizer
Texas Equal Access Fund is seeking an experienced Organizer in Dallas,TX who will support the work of TEA Fund through the Client Engagement Program. The position is full time and pays $40-$45K plus benefits.
About Texas Equal Access Fund
The Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund) provides 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.
About the Client Engagement Program (CEP)
The CEP is 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
- Design creative ways to engage the communities we serve and support our clients along their journeys to becoming movement leaders
- Develop and implement organizing strategies to center our clients’ experiences and build grassroots collective power
- Open and foster lines of communication with clients to build trust and develop an accountable relationship
- Develop leadership opportunities with a focus on client engagement, activation, and cultural healing through creative expression (i.e., art, music, poetry, storytelling, writing, blogging, etc)
- Work with TEA Fund staff and volunteers to coordinate social events and activities in order to build relationships with the local community and our clients
- Coordinate with TEA Fund’s Social Worker on developing connections and pipelines for clients across the spectrum of holistic, emotional support and organizing work
- Develop and facilitate workshops and trainings targeted to clients and local community members
- Engage TEA Fund’s base, including clients, in grassroots campaign activities
- Build relationships and represent TEA Fund and our values with local organizations and collaborate on campaigns or activities related to reproductive health, rights, and justice; integrate client engagement programming into existing community efforts
- 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 Participate actively in staff meetings, retreats, and quarterly in-person board meetings
- Represent TEA Fund in National Network of Abortion Funds programming and leadership opportunities
- Create and participate in opportunities to expand our reach, meet new and potential volunteers and advocates, and cultivate community relationships in North Texas; represent TEA Fund at community events
- Develop or support client-led advocacy campaigns or activities and foster client participation and leadership in programming or projects related to advancing reproductive justice in their community
- Contribute or document content for organizational communications and marketing materials, such as email newsletters and social media; post pictures of events and activities to organizational Instagram account with an eye toward leveraging volunteer support
The Organizer will have basic knowledge and understanding of: reproductive justice framework, anti-racist organizing principles
The Organizer should have excellent experience in or understanding of: grassroots community organizing, advocacy, proactive communication, program development and management, goal-setting and evaluation/measurements of success, volunteer management
The Organizer should have a demonstrated ability to: build meaningful relationships, work with front-line communities, receive and offer critical feedback, work collaboratively, develop and manage new programs, be flexible, articulate and reach goals, work through tensions and conflicts, utilize organizational tools/technology (i.e., email, Google Suite, Slack, NationBuilder), document progress, adapt to rapidly changing situations in politically challenging environment
The TEA Fund Organizer should be someone who has established understanding of the political landscape of Texas and be able to demonstrate the impact of their organizing work on a local or state level.
Prefered Qualifications (not required):
- Understanding of local, state and/or national abortion policy and recent litigation
- Experience in public speaking
- Proficiency in Spanish
TEA Fund is 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, religious minorities, 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 Dallas, TX and the desired start date is January 2, 2019. The position is remote but the Organizer will have some office hours in Dallas. Some travel within the state and minimal travel outside of the state (for conferences/professional development) will be required. Depending on qualifications, the salary ranges between $40,000-$45,000 per year plus benefits. This position does not include any expectation of fundraising. The Organizer directly reports to the Statewide Coordinator.
How to Apply
Submit a 1 page cover letter and resume attached in email titled “Organizer, [your name]” to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2018.