JOIN OUR TEAM!!
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation (501c3) is seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors in 2020! Potential new Board members (“candidates”) will submit their application by the deadline indicated below and may progress through our process depending on skill-set and qualifications required for the functions of each Board. The application process potentially includes an interview with NARAL staff and Board members. Board members are eligible to serve two consecutive three-year terms. New Board Members will be offered a new Board member orientation. Board membership is voluntary, and serving on the Board of Directors is not paid work.
Since 2016, NPCO(F) has been taking concrete steps to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the organization. We are committed to promoting the reproductive justice framework, ensuring racial equity in our organizational policies and practices and increasing diversity on our board and staff. Through our programming and advocacy, our C3, C4, and PAC organizations strive to build a world that promotes reproductive justice for all Oregonians. In regard to our board recruitment, we are particularly interested in inviting the leadership of people of color, men and transgender individuals, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, immigrants/refugees, and people with disabilities. It is vital to us that our Boards reflect the skills/abilities/knowledge needs of our organization, as well as the rich diversity of our community.
Who We Are
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Oregon and is a state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America . Knowing that Oregon needs a strong political force advocating for women and all people who can become pregnant, we have identified goals and strategies that we see as critical to our organizations’ – and our movement’s – success. Our 2018 strategic plan , developed over months of engagement by our Board of Directors and staff with input from over 75 members and key organizational allies, will guide us through the growth needed to effectively meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. We have two entities which help us achieve our goals, and each has a Board of Directors: NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon develops and sustains a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every person who can become pregnant the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation supports and protects, as a fundamental right and value, a person’s freedom to make individual decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices – including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion – through education, training, organizing, and research. We champion public policy that addresses disparities in reproductive health care and promotes health equity for all people.
Ideal Candidates in 2020
Every board of directors seeks members who will uphold its organization’s mission and values, and will work to govern and direct the organization in a way that provides excellent stewardship and success of its goals. Given the distinct mission and efforts of NARAL Pro Choice Oregon and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation, we believe our ideal Boards are comprised of individuals who provide a balance of the following skills and/or experiences:
NPCO Foundation Board
Broad range of community connections, specifically in reproductive health and other areas of social justice
Health care providers and educators (including RNs, APPs, and MDs), specifically those providing comprehensive reproductive/sexual health and abortion care and education
Researchers with areas of interest that overlap with our work
Public health experts
Representatives of our coalitions and areas of interest
Political experience: campaign work (candidate/ballot measure), staff/elected work experience, policy work experience
Connections to political networks
Non-conflicting professional obligations
Experience with NARAL coalition partners
Potential interest in serving on the NARAL PAC
Diversity in life experience
Professional skill sets in areas of organizational need:
Management/Leadership skills and experience
DEI strategy and organizational transformation
Experience in and passion for fundraising, including grantmaking experience
Ability and willingness to fundraise
Experience in areas of NARAL strategic interest, such as School Boards
In 2020, given our current Board profile, we are specifically seeking individuals whose lived experience and skill sets will supplement and complement the existing Board composition. For these reasons, we are prioritizing candidates who can and will provide our Board(s) with:
Greater diversity as it pertains to race/ethnicity, age, sex/gender, geographic and socioeconomic experience
Experience in and passion for fundraising, including grantmaking expertise
DEI strategy and transformation experience
All applications will be considered. Some candidates who are not accepted in this round of recruitment may be invited to join our Political Action Committee (PAC) Board or Development Committee, or may be considered in future cycles. It is vital to us that our Boards reflect the skills/abilities/knowledge needs of our organization, as well as the rich diversity of our community.
Responsibilities of the Board: The Boards’ purpose is to guide the organization’s development, strategic direction, and mission. The Boards work to oversee and direct NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation’s affairs in accordance with its mission, operating procedures, and standards of fiscal responsibility. Responsibilities include,
Affirming the mission, core beliefs and values of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation
Ensuring implementation and achievement of the organizations’ strategic plan
Protecting and growing the organizations’ assets and providing financial oversight
Approving and routinely monitoring annual budgets
Recruiting and developing new Board members; building a competent, engaged, diverse, and inclusive board
Hiring, supporting the development of, and evaluating the Executive Director
Promoting the NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation brand within local, state, and national communities
Our Boards meet quarterly in January, April, June and October. Board members selected in this round of recruitment would attend their first official board event in November with an informal Board get-together TBD. Key Dates:
Board Retreat https://prochoiceoregon.org/about/jobs/?emci=71776bb1-e9b7-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&emdi=c74db20d-f5b7-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&ceid=1611410 (~bi-annually):
TBD, likely a Saturday (full day)
January 9, 2021 (9am - 12 noon), Saturday
April 10, 2021 (9am - 12 noon), Saturday
June 12, 2021 (9am - 12 noon), Saturday
October 9, 2021 (9am - 12 noon), Saturday
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Expected Contributions of Board Members:
Weekly (~1-3 hours, depending on the season) :
Follow through on all tasks committed to at meetings
Respond to communication from Board members and staff
Keep current on outside news and trends affecting the organization
Act as a representative and ambassador of the organization in appropriate settings, building connections and opportunities as appropriate
Monthly (5-10 hours):
Attend and engage in at least 75% of Board meetings, and organizational events
Review agenda and board documents provided prior to meetings (regardless of attendance)
Stay informed regarding activities and business operations
Participate in any selected workgroups or committees
Attend scheduled trainings, onboardings, retreats and planning sessions
Participate in field and development activities
Attend and assist with major events and campaigns including annual Gala, Phonathon, and others as they arise
Participate in any decision-making processes that arise between Board meetings
Attend trainings, coalition meetings, speaking engagements, conferences, networking opportunities, and other reproductive rights movement events
Make a personal financial contribution to the organization at a level meaningful to you
Our bylaws allow for two consecutive three year terms, beginning after election to the Board. At the one-year mark, new members will have the opportunity to meet with the Governance and Nominating Committee to discuss their role and ongoing commitments.
Why We Need You
Across the nation, states are passing laws to make abortion inaccessible and even illegal. Beyond abortion, other aspects of reproductive healthcare are also under siege. As the only state in the nation with no legislative barriers to abortion access, Oregon must remain a leader in protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all people. We seek Board Members who will help uphold our mission and push ever forward. We are making Oregon a better place. Join us!
Applications for this cycle are due August 2, 2020 by 11:59pm .
We will have an open application and recruitment process at least once each year. If the deadline listed above poses a barrier, or you would like to apply via another method, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to work with you.
Please complete the online application form , which includes uploading both a copy of your resume and short answers to reflection questions . Include your last name in the document name of any application materials you send - to reduce confusion. Expect follow up contact from us between August 19-September 1. Thank you again for your interest!
Thank you to Next Up, Northwest Abortion Access Fund, Oregon Women’s Campaign School, National Network of Abortion Funds, Texas Equal Access Fund, and Baltimore Abortion Fund for application packet inspiration.
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
Title: Executive Director
Status: Full time, exempt
Salary: $90,000-$105,000 depending on experience
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon (NPCO) seeks a dynamic and skilled Executive Director to lead the organization with intention and in partnership to sustain and continue to achieve expansive and lasting reproductive freedom in Oregon.
Since its inception in 1977, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon has been a leader in the reproductive freedom movement -- in Oregon, and nationally. We have fought to protect and expand the legal rights and true access for everybody to choose if, when, and how they want to start, raise and support their family. Now, we aim for continuous improvement in centering communities most impacted, being meaningful and unapologetic about our engagement, and building capacity across the state. Transformational work must occur in coordination and coalition with partners from underrepresented and diverse communities and community-of-color-led organizations in order to address intersectionality. In this critical time, we need to know when to lead from the front, and when to step back, so that our powerful cross-movement work can grow stronger, bolder and more expansive than ever.
We are looking for a leader who has the passion, drive and know-how to take us there.
In this role, your vision is fueled by your passion for our mission. You are excited (not stymied) by our multifaceted nonprofit (c3, c4, PAC) organizational structure. You have proven ideas about building, growing and leading a team; and the acumen to balance long-term strategic plans with the immediate day-to-day intricacies of a small nonprofit, along with the programmatic operations of a statewide powerhouse. You are ready to fundraise, work in politics, interface with the media - and have the skills to navigate all these systems with diplomacy, tact and flexibility. You demonstrate your commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion without jargon and with concrete action. You can act fast, with urgency; and you are practiced at the kind of slow, engaged listening that builds authentic partnerships.
While you will be identified as the public face, the spokesperson, and the organizational leader, you’re not in this alone. You have a team -- paid and volunteer -- that is similarly committed to the mission and associated activities.
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon staff has experienced, new, and vacant positions -- allowing you to rely on a wealth of experience, the ability to shape plans with new vision, and the freedom to build out the team in a way that best supports your vision.
Of course, in a nonprofit organization, you report to the board of directors. NPCO’s volunteer leadership at this level is comprised of a c3 board (Foundation), a c4 (Affiliate), and a PAC -- collectively, a badass group of pro-choice champions who want to see you succeed and are ready to help you shine.
13,000 statewide members engage with NPCO in a multitude of different ways -- volunteering in the community, attending events, showing their pro-choice pride in action and through their personal/public media, and giving philanthropically. Our appreciation is deep and broad. And with 7-in-10 voters agreeing that Roe should remain the law of the land, we seek to find ways to further engage and grow our membership.
Our partner organizations and our connections with key decision makers help us build coalitions that truly allow us to do our best work. Working as a team, we can all contribute our unique expertise and come out stronger together.
Here are the brass tacks: The Executive Director is responsible for the programmatic, financial and administrative management of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and its affiliated organizations. In addition to overall responsibility and implementation of organizational goals, programs and day-to-day operations, and an annual operating budget of approximately $1Million, the Executive Director is expected to play a strong, visible, and strategic role in building and promoting statewide relationships among elected leaders, coalition partners, members, funders and the communities we serve throughout Oregon. The ED is the primary liaison and support for the Boards of Directors, and recruits and supervises a talented staff team of approximately 5 full- and part-time staff and consultants.
We seek a visionary, a creative problem-solver, a fun and compassionate connector, a savvy diplomat, a proven listener, a trusted leader, a responsible pacesetter who can leverage NARAL’s rich history and strategic plan with our Board, staff, and partners to develop and implement an inspiring vision to propel NPCO ever forward. If this is you, or someone you know, please check out the full position description and apply today.
Position Details, Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, permanent position based out of our Portland office. Although hours will fluctuate depending on the time of year, the Executive Director position is a very demanding job, which will regularly require evening (and sometimes weekend) work.
Salary: $90,000-$105,000 depending on experience
NPCO provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage (with 100% of the premium covered by the employer), a 401k retirement savings plan, a transportation stipend of $100/month, 9 paid holidays (plus the six days between December 25th and January 1st), paid vacation (accruing) of 15 days per year in the first three years, and increasing thereafter, a flexible work environment/schedule, and(!) the chance to work in a fun, smart, connected organization where you have the opportunity to make real and positive change in the world.
Preferred start date is May/June 2020.
To apply , please send your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of four references to NARALED@pagetwopartners.com by 5pm on March 25, 2020. Applications will be held confidentially by board and staff representatives on the hiring committee.
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We do not discriminate against individuals based on any non-merit factor, and we are committed to an equitable workplace where everybody is treated and valued as a respected member of the workplace. NPCO and NPCOF seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff in regard to race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and physical ability. We encourage individuals from these communities or living at the intersection of identities to apply to work with us.