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REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM MANAGER

Soul 2 Soul Sisters
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado

Job Announcement

Organizational Overview
Soul 2 Soul Sisters is a Black womxn-led, faith-based, racial-justice organization focused on Black healing and Black liberation. We are one of the few organizations in Colorado that unapologetically intersects Black faith/spiritualities, radical reproductive justice, racial justice, and increasing the power of the Black vote. Soul 2 Soul Sisters has a track record of protecting abortion as a private, sacred, human right that must be accessible for all. We strive to embody and model a new way of regarding and honoring Black womxn and Black womxn’s leadership, which includes protecting and honoring Black womxn’s human right to control decisions about our health, families and our futures.
To learn more about Soul 2 Soul Sisters, please visit www.soul2soulsisters.org

The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado was founded in 1998 by a group of religious leaders who were searching for ways to give voice to Coloradans who wanted to put their faith into action as a progressive force for good in public life. Since then we’ve worked to bring people together from various religions and backgrounds to assure religious liberty (assuring freedom and equity for all) racial justice and economic justice. The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado has a strong history of working for women’s rights and abortion rights. Each year at the state legislature we address five to ten personhood, anti-abortion, and birth control access bills. As an organization we speak out against the bills, organize faith leaders to testify against the bills, and raise awareness about threats and opportunities to abortion rights and access.
To learn more about the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, please visit www.interfaithallianceco.org

Position Overview
The Reproductive Justice Program Manager will be a position shared equally between Soul 2 Soul Sisters (PT) and the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado (PT) with primary supervision provided by Soul 2 Soul Sisters. The Reproductive Justice Program Manager will lead efforts to expand both organizations’ reproductive justice programming, provide oversight of messaging development and dissemination particularly to Black communities, and represent both organizations at coalition meetings.

Key Responsibilities
*For Soul 2 Soul Sisters:

  • Collaborate with leadership in expanding the design, implementation and development of
    Soul 2 Soul Sisters’ reproductive justice programs – Audre’s Song and HERstory.
  • Serve as one of Soul 2 Soul Sisters’ main reproductive justice spokespersons.
  • Share leadership in reproductive justice programming administration, community organizing, policy advocacy, strategic planning, and communication.
  • Work with Soul 2 Soul Sisters’ Digital Organizer to align offline organizing with digital engagement work.
  • Conduct ongoing one-to-one conversations with reproductive justice supporters to identify interests and opportunities for increasing their engagement.
  • Develop consistent and accessible approaches to engage and train recruited Black womxn to develop their skills and ability to be reproductive justice advocates.
  • Perform other tasks as agreed upon.

*For Interfaith Alliance of Colorado:

  • Develop materials expressing multiple religious views on reproductive health, rights and justice.
  • Cultivate relationships with people from religious minority communities to ensure compassion and inclusion.
  • Attend monthly Progressive Congregation Network gatherings and speak on bills or issues relevant in that time frame.
  • Attend coalition meetings as a representative of the ‘organizers.’
  • Support organizing faith leaders committed to reproductive rights health and justice in writing op eds, testifying on bills, and speaking in public spaces from a faith perspective.
  • Participate in listening sessions committed to gaining wisdom from women of color and from marginalized communities.

Knowledge, Skills & Educational Requirements:

  • Commitment to intersectional racial justice, Black communities, and reproductive health, rights and justice.
  • At least two years of experience working in a continuum of Black womxn, femmes, girls, and people of color.
  • Ability to work with people of all ages, ethnicities, religions, sexual, economic, and gender identities.
  • Excellent ability to establish and cultivate relationships with diverse constituencies; learn people’s unique skills and interests that could contribute to expanding the base of reproductive justice supporters.
  • Experience planning and facilitating engaging and effective workshops, trainings, meetings, and other community events.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies, Communications, Community Organizing and Advocacy, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Non-profit Administration, and/or equivalent.
  • At least two years of experience working in program management and/or community organizing.
  • A strong collaborative work-style with the ability to work effectively independently, in a team, and with moderate supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple priorities with attention to detail and in a timely manner as well as flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Strong listening and problem-solving skills – ability to identify, evaluate, and solve problems effectively.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively in small and large group settings.

Other Requirements

  • Occasionally requires lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license, legally required car insurance, and use of a personal vehicle during business hours.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, Docs and Sheets, and experience with database programs.
  • Social Media Literacy (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, GroupMe, etc.)
  • Flexibility with work schedule – schedule requires some evenings and weekends and air travel.

Salary     $40,000 - $45,000 commensurate with experience.
Paid benefits package including: medical, dental and vision.
Paid vacation, sick/personal time, family and medical leave.
Significant opportunities for professional development and growth.
This is a full-time position with length of time contingent on new/available funding.

Location      This position is based in Denver Metro area with some required travel.

Application
Deadline      Open until filled.

How to Apply:    Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to info@soul2soulsisters.org
Please type in the email subject line: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM MANAGER
In your cover letter, please include answers to the following questions:

  1. What experience do you have in reproductive justice?
  2. Why are you interested in working with Soul 2 Soul Sisters?
  3. How can your gifts and skills as the Reproductive Justice Program Manager to advance the work
    of Soul 2 Soul Sisters?

EQUAL​ ​OPPORTUNITY
Soul 2 Soul Sisters is an equal opportunity employer. Young womxn/people, transgender people, gender-nonconforming people, people with disabilities and formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.