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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Senior Campaign Director, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Washington, DC

Senior Campaign Director

Posted on: November 6, 2014
Application deadline: December 26, 2014
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation seek an experienced and dedicated Senior Campaign Director for this dynamic, mission-driven organization that has been at the forefront of the fight for reproductive rights since its founding in 1968. NARAL has an annual budget of approximately $12 million and encompasses a 501(c)(3), a 501(c)(4), and a political action committee.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is the nation's leading advocate for reproductive freedom and protecting a woman's right to choose her own reproductive destiny. With more than 1 million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to mobilizing and building the base of pro-choice advocates, identifying and supporting pro-choice candidates, and advancing sound reproductive policies that support women and families at all stages of their reproductive lives. These policies include preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
NARAL specifically and the reproductive rights movement generally is facing an embarrassment of riches when it comes to campaign opportunities. From political races where reproductive rights are central, to state legislation where most restrictions and advancements are occurring, to the cultural conversation where feminism, family, and access to abortion and contraception are taking center stage, NARAL finds itself in the middle of a movement moment. In order to effectively leverage this moment in service of our mission, we are seeking a highly strategic, savvy communicator who can add capacity to lead a dynamic and expert team toward more campaign successes.
The Senior Campaign Director will have primary responsibility for day-to-day oversight and management of all campaigns conducted by NARAL's program team. In conjunction with the Senior Vice President of Campaigns and Strategy and the President, the Senior Campaign Director will help develop long- and short-term campaign strategy—including political, legislative, field, digital, and communication components—to achieve NARAL's goals of advancing reproductive rights and increasing our political and organizing power.
The Senior Campaign Director will coordinate integration of individual departments' strengths into forward-facing campaigns. S/he will be responsible for surfacing campaign ideas from all departments and fostering collaboration across all program departments to aggressively support the vision and direction of the President. This position will be external as well as internal, representing NARAL out in the world to allied organizations, the media, political campaigns, and donors. This person should be highly relational with a strong background in the role of strategic communications and brand marketing in successful advocacy work.
  • Work with senior management team to develop long-term strategic plans for the organization.
  • Create and manage execution of short-term campaigns to support NARAL's long-term goals and advance our mission.
  • Convene and facilitate daily and weekly campaign check-ins, designate action items at close of meetings, and manage follow-up.
  • Directly oversee and manage communication strategy, branding, and all digital campaigns, including online fundraising.
  • Manage relationships with Communications consultants.
  • Oversee and engineer response to attacks and emerging opportunities based on news cycle.
  • Manage and approve daily written communications.
  • Monitor legislative and litigation environment, and oversee program support of legislative and litigation goals.
  • Manage the budgets for direct department reports in addition to the organization's budget for rapid response opportunities.
  • At least 10 years of experience in senior and strategic campaign/advocacy roles, with a strong preference for communications experience.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Strong management skills and demonstrated experience with professional development as well as ability to build, motivate, mentor, and supervise a campaign team of six or more.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in high-pressure environments.
  • Highly relational; willing to represent NARAL externally at events.
  • Superior skills at development and execution of strategic plans, including identifying and tracking metrics, benchmarks, and success indicators.
  • Excellent meeting facilitator and skilled at moving disparate pieces of a conversation toward resolution. Listens well to others, knows how to integrate multiple ideas into a concise outcome.
  • Committed to team building and training, and empowering junior members of the team for success.
  • Clear communicator.
  • Maintains high quality of work under tight time constraints.
  • Commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission and goals.
  • A commitment to contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported.


NARAL Pro-Choice America is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity.
To apply for this position, please send a resume and a substantive cover letter to:
Sasha Bruce
NARAL Pro-Choice America

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