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Outreach Associate Health and Reproductive Rights

The Organization
For 40 years, the National Women's Law Center has led the way in expanding the possibilities for women and their families. The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books; litigating ground-breaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. The Center's experienced staff takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
The Position
The National Women's Law Center seeks an Outreach Associate, Health and Reproductive Rights to help engage advocates at the national and state levels to improve policies that affect the lives of women and their families and to raise the Center’s visibility.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Outreach Associate will work across several program areas to implement outreach strategies that support NWLC's work on health and reproductive rights. S/he will support federal and state advocacy work to implement the health care law, protect access to family planning and abortion, and work on many other issues to improve the lives of women and their families. In addition, the Associate will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience helping execute cutting-edge and exciting campaigns (past campaigns have included Being A Woman Is Not A Pre-existing Condition and I Will Not Be Denied; a current campaign is This Is Personal).

The Outreach Associate will be part of the Outreach Team in NWLC's Communications Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the implementation of effective, creative, and dynamic campaign strategies, messaging, and production of related engagement activities and materials, both through online strategies and traditional offline field organizing.
  • Supporting state and federal advocacy by coordinating regular communications with advocates and coalition members and developing opportunities for recruiting new advocates.
  • Coordinating development of content, including action alerts, Facebook graphics, and other advocacy material and social media activities such as Twitter storms.
  • Managing the logistics of advocacy conferences, rallies, meetings, webinars, conference calls, coalition sign-on letters, and related events.
  • Other duties as required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree.
  • At least 2 years of related professional experience. 
  • Experience with grassroots organizing (online and offline) and progressive campaigns.
  • Very strong writing skills; experience writing action alerts and organizing using social media are desirable.
  • The ability to work well with competing priorities, meet deadlines, and manage approval processes involving multiple people.
  • Demonstrated experience and judgment working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Online savvy; experience with social media and eCRMs (Convio), HTML, Drupal are desirable.
  • A commitment to progressive women's issues.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements, resume, three supervisory references, and a short writing sample (preferred samples will include action alerts, blog posts, outreach/campaign memos). Electronic submissions are preferred at Please include position title in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.