Grassroots Advocacy and Outreach Fellow

Population Connection Action Fund’s strength lies in its ability to build grassroots support for its public policy agenda, including:

  • Increased funding for global reproductive health and international family planning, including support for UNFPA;
  • Global policies that expand access to voluntary family planning services;
  • A permanent legislative ban of the deadly Global Gag Rule and,
  • Repeal of the Helms Amendment

We work with communities across the country to create a dialogue around reproductive health and rights and population issues, recruit and train advocates, and support access to international family planning. The field team works to engage supporters and activists about the critical need for a robust U.S. investment in affordable, effective, and safe contraceptives for people around the globe.

About the Role:

The Grassroots Advocacy and Outreach Fellow will work directly with the Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach and the rest of the Field Team to support our public policy agenda and our efforts to mobilize our grassroots base to advocate for effective policies.

The Fellow will assist with an ongoing grassroots effort in priority areas of the country. This entails assisting with the planning and promotion of events in these locations and doing outreach to relevant individuals and organizations, to build support for international reproductive health and rights. Note: Our organizing work is currently virtual and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Other tasks include supporting Population Connection Action Fund members and volunteers throughout the country with their local activism. Additionally, the Fellow will be responsible for some administrative tasks. Looking for self-starters with strong communication skills, problem solving skills, and campaign or organizing experience.

  • This is an entry level, paid fellowship.
  • This is a full-time, temporary position with a 6-month term and the possibility for extension.
  • The fellow will be paid a stipend of $1,950 before taxes every two weeks (= $26/hr). Start date is flexible, but preferred start date from mid-March – early April 2023.
  • Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and subsidized transit benefit.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draft materials, resources, and tools to assist activists and volunteers in key communities and states across the country including digital action alerts, infographics, and advocacy and outreach tools to assist with ongoing grassroots effort in targeted locations.
  • Assist with planning and promotion of special events, speaking engagements, and community and public events, including our largest annual advocacy event, Capitol Hill Days, scheduled this year for April 5-7, 2023. This year’s Capitol Hill Days will be virtual.
  • Schedule Capitol Hill Days participant appointments with Senate and House offices, help to coordinate key speakers and presentations, and aid in organizing the event.
  • Support online organizing and social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and digital advocacy tools.
  • Administration of outreach programs such as inventory and shipment of materials and extensive database management.

The Ideal Candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to reproductive rights, including safe abortion, as well as an interest in environmental issues or global policy
  • Background in advocacy and/or political campaigns or grassroots organizing and outreach
  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience with social media management and/or digital organizing
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Independent self-starter with sound judgment
  • Willing to attend evening and weekend events (attendance at some virtual events, like Capitol Hill Days, required)

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working remotely a plus

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to

Equal Opportunity Employment

Population Connection Action Fund provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Population Connection Action Fund hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Population Connection Action Fund reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the organization. This applies to all applicants and staff members.

Population Connection Action Fund also provides a work environment in which each staff member is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all staff members in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all employees and applicants.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Population Connection Action Fund is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Population Connection Action Fund’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions, transfers between departments, social and recreational programs, layoffs, terminations, and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity

All employees of Population Connection Action Fund have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other organization-sponsored and participative events.

Read our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Commitment Statement, Definitions, and Strategic Pillars here