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NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Communications & Membership Manager


NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia seeks a full-time staff member to elevate our work with the media, activists, donors, and other stakeholders and to support our mission through membership development. As we head into Virginia’s critical 2017 gubernatorial election cycle, this staff member will help us build a stronger movement for changing policy, electing pro-choice candidates, and ensuring a pro-choice future for the state.


  • Work with director-level staff to develop and implement communications strategies to advance our goals across policy advocacy, grassroots outreach, elections, culture change, and fundraising.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to connect with target audiences (such as the press, grassroots activists, partner organizations, and donors), educating them on our issues and mobilizing them to take action.


  • Manage digital communications channels, including activist email list, website, social media, and blog.
  • Write press releases/statements and gain earned media coverage to promote our electoral, policy, and program initiatives and elevate our message. Cultivate strong working relationships with the state and local press corps.
  • Manage creation of educational publications, such as our legislative scorecard and voter guide.
  • Coordinate with coalition partners on joint press outreach and/or digital communications efforts around policy or activism initiatives.

Membership Development:

  • Write/edit and distribute donor communications, such as appeal and acknowledgment letters, fundraising emails, case for support briefings, and annual report.
  • Work with executive director, deputy director, and board members on outreach and fundraising events such as house parties, receptions, and happy hours.
  • Research donor prospects and assist executive director with member outreach.


You may be the ideal candidate for this position if...

  • You believe in protecting and advancing reproductive rights and health care access for all.
  • You are a strong, persuasive writer with excellent attention to detail. You can maintain a clear and consistent message while tailoring your style for different audiences.
  • You think strategically about a project’s goals and outcomes, and are able to manage both the big picture and the little details to ensure measurable success.
  • You enjoy developing creative new communications ideas and are willing to take some risks.
  • You are able to stay on-top of multiple projects and areas of responsibility, keep yourself and others organized, and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • You have strong interpersonal communications skills, a positive attitude, and a professional demeanor while being assertive. You can serve as an effective representative with the media, coalition partners, activists, donors, and other stakeholders.

Preferred (but not required) experience may include:

  • Past work in communications, digital organizing, and/or membership development for a nonprofit organization or a political campaign.
  • Experience writing content such as: press advisories/releases; digital activism campaigns; social media content; fundraising emails or letters; annual reports or donor newsletters.
  • Experience using a database/CRM platform (such as NGP Everyaction, NGP VAN, or similar) for blast email, fundraising, or organizing.

Other Info

The position is full-time, based out of our main office in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (accessible by public transit), and will report to the deputy director. Starting compensation will be between $42,000-$46,000, commensurate with experience, plus health insurance coverage and generous paid time off. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit candidates of color for open positions.

Application Process

Please send a resume and a cover letter addressing the qualifications above to with subject line "Communications & Membership Manager Application – [Your Name].” We will review candidates on a rolling basis, so if you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. No calls please.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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