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PPAA-Public Policy Analyst_Public Affairs

Company: North State
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Why Planned Parenthood?

Working atPlanned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai'i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentuckyis more than a job. It provides the opportunity to contribute to our powerful mission and perform meaningful work.

As an organization, we are focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. Specifically, we recognize that profound racism impacts the education, health and wellbeing of people in our communities, and we are actively working to address all forms of oppression. We believe our employees should reflect the diversity of the populations we serve, including racial and ethnic diversity. People of color are strongly urged to apply.

About this position:

Under the supervision and direction of the Public Policy Manager and in close collaboration with the Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, conducts public policy analysis, research, and advocacy to support sexual and reproductive health and rights in our geographic region. Works cooperatively with the Public Policy Manager, Vice Presidents, State Directors, and the regional public affairs team to promote the Planned Parenthood policy agenda and annual strategic and field campaign plans. Works to ensure that our policy agendas, approaches, and strategies center racial equity, social justice, and the organization's strategic plan in the pursuit of expanding and protecting reproductive health, rights, and justice.

This position is a member of the regional team supporting the policy, communications, and lobbying work in several assigned states within Alaska, Hawai--i, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, and Washington. The Public Policy Analyst develops internal and external materials to support the policy agenda and strategic and field campaign plans; elevates racial justice and other aspects of reproductive justice consistently in PPAA's work; represents Planned Parenthood at state agency hearings, public forums, and coalition meetings in assigned states; monitors and responds to state regulatory proposals in assigned states; elevates Planned Parenthood's operational and financial priorities in advocacy efforts; and contributes to the efforts of the regional public affairs team.

This position requires the ability to be flexible, while working in multiple time zones.This position is fully remote and requires you to be within the affiliate ( Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Hawai'i, Indiana, Kentucky).
The salary range for this position is $56,010.00 - $84,015.00.

What you'll be doing:

Researches, writes, and edits policy materials, including formal written and verbal testimony, to support sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for use in lobbying, media, field, and grassroots advocacy efforts in assigned states.

Analyzes potential impacts of policy proposals on states generally, as well as health center and education operations specifically, and researches alternative policy options on variety of topics pertaining to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In collaboration with state-based teams, conducts outreach and coordination with existing and potential partners on local and national levels, including but not limited to: health advocacy groups, reproductive justice organizations, organizations representing communities of color, LGBTQ+ organizations, environmental organizations, and professional groups to identify opportunities for collaboration in public education and advocacy efforts, including coordinating and providing administrative support for meetings in assigned states.

Incorporates reproductive justice, including racial, economic, environmental, and other frames that impact access to sexual and reproductive health care, in all PPAA positions and materials.

Monitors rulemaking, tracks legislation, monitors legislative committee and state and/or local board and commission meetings, and analyzes data on health finance, insurance, public health, Medicaid, and other topics to track policy implementation and inform policy efforts.

In collaboration with State Directors and Government Relations Managers, fosters relationships with staff at state agencies overseeing health, insurance, Medicaid programs, health care exchanges, and others as needed.

Works with Planned Parenthood lobbying, organizing and communications staff to share policy information with Action Network members, PPAA board, affiliates, stakeholders, and the public by developing written materials and reports and providing research for blog posts, press releases, and other forms of communication.

Compiles and maintains public policy handbook, statistical database, and voting records of state legislators.

Maintains strong relationships with key Planned Parenthood affiliate staff in operations and finance departments. Conducts regular check-ins on operational challenges, advocates for reform at relevant agencies, and shares progress on these priorities with affiliate regularly.

Exercises high level of judgement, professionalism, leadership, and strategic decision-making in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.

We'll trust you to:

Adhere to the PPGNHAIK code of conduct and all policies, procedures and protocols.

Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ability to maintain client confidentiality

Value continuous learning and seeks ongoing training and development

Take action to support the affiliate's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Value teamwork, flexibility and adaptability; embraces change

You'll need to have:

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises volunteers and interns.


Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.


At least two years' experience with research, analysis, advocacy, and writing about health policy issues and government relations.

Strong project management and organizational skills.

Experience with state and local government policy development. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment to and experience in incorporating equity efforts around race,sexual orientation, gender identity, immigrant status, economic status, and other issues related to equity and inclusion.

Expertise in reproductive health care, rights, and justice policy and nationwide and regional trends.

Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and make strategic decisions under tight deadlines.


Occasional travel within the six-state region and nationally.


As part of our total rewards package, we offer meaningful work, promotional opportunities, and competitive compensation.

Our attractive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and eligible dependents, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, as well as a retirement plan with matching contributions by employer.For additional information regarding compensation, pay scales, or total rewards, please reach out

Proof of current COVID-19 Vaccine is required for employment with PPGNHAIK.

Next Steps:

Please click apply now below to submit an application and resume. Once your information has been reviewed by our recruitment team, we will reach out by telephone and email to schedule an interview for all qualified applicants. Please continue to check your spam folder for all email communications that may come from our organization.

Equal opportunity employment

PPGNHAIK is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and to support their retention and advancement within the organization. Justice is one of our core values, and we are committed to fostering a workplace culture inclusive of people with respect to their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, marital status, age, disabilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other characteristic.Our commitment to justice and diversity also means providing a work environment that is welcoming, respectful and engaging.

Racism deeply impacts the health and wellbeing of our communities, compounding existing disparities and creating intersectional barriers. We strive to name and address these barriers through community engagement and assessment, relevant and effective policy creation, and organizational accountability methods. We support initiatives that address all forms of oppression, however, maintaining an explicit focus on race is essential to advancing equity across our communities. Improving outcomes for people of color will improve outcomes for everyone.

Keywords: North State, Seattle , PPAA-Public Policy Analyst_Public Affairs, Professions , Seattle, Washington

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