Vice President for Advocacy & Public Policy

Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 27, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Focus Areas
Government, Healthcare
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP) is the local affiliate of the country’s leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider.  PPSP operates 10 health centers throughout Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.  Nationwide, Planned Parenthood affiliates operate more than 600 health centers, providing medical services and sexuality education for millions of individuals (adults and teens) each year.   We also work with allies worldwide to ensure that all people have the right and the means to meet their sexual and reproductive health care needs.

If you are passionate about reproductive health and rights and are seeking the opportunity to contribute in a mission-driven environment, consider joining Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP) as Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs.  This is a full-time position that reports to the President/CEO, serves as a member of senior leadership, oversees staff, supports a committed Board of Directors, and provides strategic leadership, direction, and management for all aspects of PPSP’s public policy initiatives.

Key responsibilities of this position include: 1) directing governmental relations efforts for PPSP (registered lobbyist in PA), including developing lobbying strategy; 2) overseeing electoral activities in southeastern PA through our state office political organizations, including working directly with candidates; 3)  overseeing the communications and media efforts of PPSP; 4) creating, evaluating and advancing partnerships and communications that shape the climate in which PPSP pursues its goals and provides its programs, along with those that mobilize and increase community support for PP’s issues and services;  5) managing department staff and select volunteers.

The successful candidate must have direct and significant experience with lobbying and community/political organizing programs, media relations, and oversight of campaign activities along with extremely well developed written and verbal communications skills. Must be committed to protecting access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare, and be able and willing to perform all of the essential functions of the position. 

A Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in related area; 5+ years of leadership experience in government relations, lobbying, political advocacy, grassroots organizing and media messaging; significant management and supervisory experience are also required.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to join a diverse team committed to respectful, confidential, top-quality sexual and reproductive health services. People of color, bi-lingual, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  PPSP is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to and enter position name Vice President of Advocacy & Public Affairs into the email subject line.