REPORTS TO: Front Office Supervisor
POSITION CATEGORY: Full-time/Non-exempt
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; Flexible Spending Account; flexible paid time off; paid medical leave; paid parental leave; short-term disability leave; 401(k) with 3% employer matching; Employee Assistance Program; childcare assistance
The Black Whole Wellness Program Coordinator is responsible for FWHC’s outreach, education, and empowerment programs that center the needs and experiences of Black women, girls, femmes, trans, and gender-expansive people. This person in this position is expected to have in-depth knowledge and understanding of reproductive health, rights, and justice and use an intersectional framework that examines how race, class, and gender affect public health outcomes in Georgia. The role will also act as a liaison to connect our education and leadership programs with direct clinic services and provide participants with a link to care. Part-time, grant-funded position.
Essential Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the following areas. Other duties may be assigned.
- Develop and facilitate education and outreach programming targeted towards Black women, girls, femmes, trans, and gender-expansive people
- Advocating for a policy that directly affects Black women, girls, femmes, trans and gender expansive people, and helping people organize to advocate for themselves
- Participate in community-based research that centers the experiences of Black women, girls, femmes, trans, and gender-expansive people, with a heightened focus on addressing existing health and social disparities that disproportionately affect Black communities, (i.e., HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality, and morbidity, uterine fibroids, fertility and reproductive technology, state violence, mass incarceration, etc.)
- Recruit, organize, and educate Black women, girls, femmes, trans and gender expansive people on key reproductive health issues, and connect them with opportunities to participate in our volunteer, intern, fellowship, and training programs, our health education and advocacy programs, or other appropriate activities with community partners
- Develop key contacts, maintain relationships, and cultivate partnerships with community organizers, key constituencies, and organizations, particularly those working at the intersections of race and gender or in support of reproductive rights, health, and justice
- Represents FWHC (Feminist Women s Health Center) (along with other team members) in legislative coalitions, community events, tables, speaking engagements, and other functions as deemed appropriate by Supervisor
- Support updating information on community resources relevant to the outreach program.
- Connect with ongoing programmatic outreach that supports Community Education & Advocacy Network (CEAN) team, Clinic, and other community partners, and likewise through collaborative events and special projects • Write up-to-date related content for websites, social marketing sites, alerts, listserv messages, etc. and produce and create BWW (Black Whole Wellness) listserv messages, with support from Marketing and Communications department
- Assist with identifying key contacts in targeted communities, developing leaders on the ground, and implementing mobilization strategies, with support from the Public Affairs Manager, Grassroots Organizing Coordinator, and other members of the CEAN team
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Understanding of and commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice issues.
- Direct experience with social justice, organizing, and/or movement-building work is required. Experience with leadership development, volunteer engagement, civic engagement, voter education, and/or legislative advocacy is preferred.
- Experience with racial justice centering anti-blackness, intersectional analysis, TGNC, youth organizing, immigrant rights, disability justice, and/or LGBTQIA+ movements.
- Excellent planning, forecasting, strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong training, facilitation, and curriculum development experience.
- Attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively, adapt as needed, self-manage, and prioritize between and manage multiple demands.
- Ability to lead with kindness and from a strengths-based perspective; someone who sees the value in every person and communicates respect and encouragement to people at all levels; a passionate investment in the well-being and success of staff and organizational partners.
- Optimistic and resourceful, with strong self-awareness, cultural competence, emotional intelligence, and humility; grounded and flexible with a high degree of integrity and transparency.
- Ability & willingness to accommodate a flexible schedule, including some nights & weekends, often necessary to participate in local community events and meetings, and willing to travel.
- Strong communication and listening, including the ability to communicate verbally and in written form to multiple audiences • Excellent creative thinking skills, collaboration, and problem-solving skills • Strong detail orientation, execution, and follow-through
- Ability to understand and translate the Center’s mission into training, curriculum, and engagement activities
- Must possess both enhanced communication (written/verbal) and teamwork skills to provide leadership both organizationally and in community collaborations
- Excels at attention to detail with excellent team-building skills, creative problem solving and organizational development
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Currently, depending on location, a combination of in-office and virtual offices. Must be able to participate in online virtual communications including email, video conferencing, and other online tools used to facilitate virtual office culture and work sharing.
- Must be able to conduct business in English; however, fluency in languages other than English is a plus.
- This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners. Employees are regularly required to communicate effectively via computer, phone, and in person.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position, as with all roles at the Feminist Women’s Health Center, includes upholding the philosophy and mission of the organization by:
- Maintaining work performance consistent with the policies and procedures.
- Demonstrating an ability to work well with diverse groups of people.
- Maintaining a high degree of professional ethics, which includes confidentiality of client, donor, volunteer, and employee information, business strategies, etc.
- Utilizing work time efficiently and with integrity.
- Contributing to a positive team environment through reliability and accountability; communicating
- positively and assertively; and appreciating and recognizing your team members.
- Contributing to self-development and professional growth by seeking opportunities to learn through journals, seminars, or special programs and sharing learning with others.
- Communicating effectively with supervisors on the status of work in progress, including written
- status reports and staff meetings.
- Completing projects and work assignments as assigned by deadlines.
- Communicating questions about work assignments or deadlines to supervisors or appropriate staff and team members.
The position will be reviewed annually on adherence to and performance in job functions as outlined on an annual basis and may be modified as a result. The Health Advocate/ Educator will actively contribute to the development of this position and its function within the organization.
Feminist Women’s Health Center is an equal-opportunity employer.