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Advocates for Youth will engage two Campus Co-Coordinators who, under the supervision of the Director of Abortion Access, will manage efforts to organize Washington students, support storytellers, and work with state-based partners to expand access to on-campus medication abortion in Washington. 

The Campus Co-Coordinators will work to identify key student leaders on each Washington public college campus, working closely with established campus groups and organizational chapters. Once identified, the Campus Co-Coordinators will create and lead statewide trainings for the student leaders, educating them on policy advocacy, campus organizing, and reproductive rights and justice. 

The Campus Co-Coordinators will also co-lead lawmaker education efforts in Washington, organizing multiple in-person and virtual opportunities for students to meet with their representatives to discuss medication abortion care on campus.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 

In collaboration with the other Campus Co-Coordinator and the Director of Abortion Access, you will:

    • Develop strategy to identify, engage, and mobilize Washington State public college student leaders to work to expand access to medication abortion on campus 
    • Identify student leaders on Washington state public campuses
    • Work in collaboration with Washington state partners on a growing campaign for medication abortion on campus by attending state coalition calls, planning coalition-wide actions, and assisting as needed with campaign
    • Create and execute in-person and virtual trainings for all student leaders on policy advocacy, youth organizing, and reproductive justice
    • Identify and support student abortion storytellers in sharing their abortion stories with legislators, the press, and on social media
    • Work with Advocates for Youth policy team on policy campaign materials such as one-pagers, story booklets, and other written information about medication abortion on campus policy for students and lawmakers
    • Lead strategy to engage campus leaders in support of abortion on campus including University administrators, faculty and faculty associations, student government associations, and alumni groups
    • Work with the Advocates for Youth communications team to work with students to place op-eds and articles in on-campus publications
    • In collaboration with student leaders, co-create social media content on medication abortion on campus on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok

QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Must be currently located in Washington
    • Prior experience with youth advocacy and policy campaign experience within the state of Washington (does not have to be in a paid capacity.)
    • Demonstrated interest in abortion access and demonstrated knowledge of state legislative processes and policy issues surrounding young people’s abortion access at the state level. 
    • Familiarity with the Washington legislative process.
    • Familiarity with the Washington public university system. Being a current student or alum is a plus.
    • Ability to digest large amounts of information quickly and turn it into concise, user-friendly materials for state partners, legislators, and youth. 
    • Ability to link public policy with grassroots organizing and communications’ strategies. 
    • Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines. 
    • Strong racial justice analysis and a deep commitment to the tenets of reproductive justice. 
    • Commitment to youth activism and leadership is essential.
    • A demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group.
    • A commitment to Advocates for Youth’s mission, values, and goals required.
    • Demonstrated commitment to young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights including abortion access, LGBTQ health and rights, and HIV prevention and treatment, among others.
    • Having a car to easily travel between impacted campuses is a plus but not required. Gas and other travel related expenses will be reimbursed.
    • Spanish language competency is a plus

TIMELINE & COMPENSATION:

This is a part-time (5-20 hours per week depending on key moments in the campaign) consultancy for a three month period from April 2024 to June 2024 with a possibility of extension to June 2025.

Starting in April 2024  and through June 2024 with the possibility of extension to June 2025, Advocates for Youth will provide a $2,500/month stipend based upon completion of work and deliverables. This consultancy does not include benefits. Advocates will issue consultants a Form 1099 for each tax year. 

LOCATION:

This position will require the candidate to be based anywhere in the state of Washington. The position involves virtual work and travel throughout the state (following local COVID-19 guidelines).

START DATE: April 1st, 2024

To apply, interested consultants should submit this form by March 31, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No telephone calls or email inquiries, please.

Advocates for Youth is an equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer. People of color and people who have had abortions are strongly encouraged to apply.

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