Jobs in Virginia
Student Advocacy Fellow
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is offering an exclusive, yearlong fellowship opportunity to driven, passionate students ready to join the ranks of Virginia’s pro-choice champions. Our program develops a cohort of next-generation leaders ready with the skills and support they need to make change on their campus in Virginia.
Richmond Community Organizer (no longer accepting applications)
The Richmond Community Organizer will work closely with the Campaigns Director and coalition partners to conduct grassroots activities and engage activists while building capacity and infrastructure for an issue-based campaign around reproductive freedom, personal rights, and women’s health. During election seasons, the community organizer will work closely with the Campaigns Director and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and NARAL Pro-Choice America-endorsed campaigns to build teams of volunteers, engage voters on our issues, and elect pro-choice candidates.
Community Organizing Intern, Summer 2018 (Hampton Roads, Richmond, or Northern Virginia preferred)
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is seeking several part-time Grassroots Organizing Interns to assist our regional Community Organizers for 10-15 hours/week for a period of 10 weeks over the summer. These individuals will be responsible for assisting our organizers in preparing for several community-wide events over the coming months, including a number of tabling events. In addition, interns will assist in building a stronger corps of volunteers through targeted programming.
Communications Fellow, Summer & Fall 2019 (Northern Virginia)
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia seeks a Communications Fellow who will work closely with the Communications Manager to execute electoral, legislative, and advocacy campaigns through efforts to communicate with our membership, the public, and the press. The position will be responsible for assisting in internal and external communications with members, activists, volunteers and the media. The fellow will gain skills and experience necessary for working in communications for a non-profit organization or electoral campaign, as well as knowledge of pro-choice messaging, advocacy, and activism. The fellow will assist the staff in communicating with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia's members and activists through our website, blog, email listserv, and social media platforms. The fellow will have opportunities to contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia's program work to support pro-choice education, awareness and activism across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Who We Are NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia (an independent state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America) is dedicated to building and sustaining a constituency that uses the state-level political process to guarantee reproductive freedom for all, including family planning, sexuality education, maternal health care, and safe, legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is a grassroots 501(c)(4) organization, with a 501(c)(3) Foundation arm and a political action committee (PAC).
What You’ll Do You will:
• Collaborate with the Communications Manager to create communications tools that will mobilize supporters to take action and elect pro-choice candidates and elected officials ahead of the 2019 November election in Virginia.
• Regularly write and update content on website and social media platforms to keep membership informed on current work and action opportunities in Virginia and ensure website content is up-to-date.
• Brainstorm new ideas to expand social media, blog and website activities and effectiveness and to track social media goals and progress.
• Monitor statewide media on a daily basis for relevant news stories; gather and record news clips; maintain media tracking sheet.
• Help respond to or publicize breaking news through social media and press/blogger outreach.
• Help draft sample letters to the editor and op-ed pieces for activists or for personal submission and help edit pieces drafted by staff members.
• Learn and utilize CRM platforms (NGP EveryAction and VAN) for email campaigns and list management.
• Help with various administrative activities, such as filing, data entry, mailings, as necessary.
Who You Are To be successful in this position, you:
• Are a current student or recent graduate with dedication to reproductive rights and an interest in learning about the operations of a non-profit advocacy organization.
• Support and show enthusiasm for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia's mission to defend and expand
the full range of reproductive rights and health care options for women, including abortion, birth
control, sex education, bearing healthy children, and adoption. Knowledge of current
reproductive rights issues and experience with pro-choice or reproductive justice activism is
• Are a strong writer, researcher, and editor familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Word
and Excel) and some social media applications. Experience with website/blog management
(particularly WordPress), desktop publishing, image editing, or other computer skills are a plus,
but not required.
• Have familiarity with progressive online activism, blogging, and social media practices.
• Have demonstrated interest in the worlds of activism, politics, and/or non-profits – specific
experience with communications in these areas is a plus.
• Are a strong interpersonal communicator and exhibit a professional demeanor.
• Have strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to meet deadlines.
• Can work well both independently and in cooperative decision-making settings.
What Else You Should Know
We are a culture of progressive people deeply committed to reproductive rights and freedom and we
are eager to defend and advance those rights. We work in a fast-paced, team-oriented culture, and
are frequently multi-tasking and collaborating to meet deadlines.
We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment. We are an equal
opportunity employer and people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual
orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply.
This position will be hired ASAP and continue through mid-November 2019. The ideal candidate
will be available full time (40 hours per week). The majority of fellowship activities will take place in
our office located in Old Town Alexandria (Metrorail and Metrobus accessible) during office hours
(9am-5pm, Mon-Fri). There may also be some occasional off-site evening and weekend work at local
The position will be paid at $15/hour and we will work with students to receive academic credit, if
Please send cover letter and résumé as one document to the attention of Communications Manager
Michelle Woods at apply[at]naralva.org with subject line "Communications Fellow - [Your Name]."
Please address your qualifications and your commitment to reproductive rights, health, and justice in
your cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.