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Middle Tennessee Black Constituency Organizer

Department: External Affairs
Location: Nashville, TN

POSITION TITLE: Middle Tennessee Black Constituency Organizer

DEPARTMENT: External Affairs

REPORTS TO: Director of Organizing & Advocacy

STATUS: Full-time/Exempt


Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi is one of Tennessee's oldest and largest private, non-profit health care agencies. For over 75 years, PPTNM has remained committed to providing high-quality, affordable reproductive services and education throughout Tennessee, north Mississippi, and parts of Arkansas and Kentucky. We have four health center locations in Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville.

Our mission is to improve health and well-being by providing high-quality, nonjudgmental sexual health care, honest and accurate sexuality education, and reproductive health and rights advocacy.


PPTNM, as both a healthcare provider and a participant of Medicare/Medicaid, is subject to certain laws, regulations and orders requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and its variants. PPTNM has therefore implemented a requirement that all employees be fully vaccinated. Candidates seeking employment with PPTNM will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and its variants by their start date. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law, and (2) submit proof of vaccination by their start date as a condition of employment with PPTNM.


The Middle Tennessee & Black Constituency Organizer will carry out organizing efforts for the Black Organizing Program, support grassroots advocacy work through volunteer engagement, and implement strategic plans to build and engage Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi (PPTNM) and Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood’s (TAPP) bases of supporters virtually and in-person. This role is hybrid.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Under the direction of the Director of Organizing & Advocacy, works with PPTNM staff to implement a strategic organizing plan to build Tennesseans’ support for Planned Parenthood and our reproductive and sexual health agenda.
  • Under the direction of the Black Organizing Program Manager, builds collective power through legislative education and cultural awareness through culturally inclusive community engagement; decreases abortion stigma and criminalization awareness through legislation, education and power strategies for the progress of Black voters in Tennessee; and empowers Tennessee Black families by connecting them to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education, family planning services and harm reduction on Black college campuses and in the broader community.
  • Mobilizes volunteers to carry out PPTNM’s grassroots organizing plan via one-on-ones, calls, texts, and emails.
  • Develops community engagement strategy, conducts regular volunteer orientations, and brings volunteers up a ladder of engagement.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers and interns, lead phone banks, organize canvasses and other volunteer activities.
  • Develops the skills of volunteer leaders to build a network of new grassroots community organizers.
  • Practice volunteer stewardship, including appreciation events and recognition.
  • Builds relationships and collaborates with community groups and organizations to build a sustainable progressive movement in Middle Tennessee.
  • Maintains, updates, tracks, and communicates with volunteers through EveryAction/VAN database; generates regular reports.
  • Represents PPTNM when needed at coalition meetings and works with partner organizations to implement our field plan.
  • Ensures compliance with 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) guidelines for approved activities.
  • Some travel required; must have an automobile with a current driver's license and insurance.
  • Protects the confidentiality of PPTNM clients, donors, board, and all areas of operation.
  • Performs other duties as needed or directed.


  • Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
  • Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
  • A passion for social justice and Reproductive Justice.
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills.
  • Ability to initiate, foster, and leverage contacts and networks to achieve strong, positive outcomes.
  • Proven ability to achieve measurable, meaningful results.
  • Self-driven and proactive with the capacity to work both independently and in groups.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong problem-solver and critical thinker.
  • A learning orientation and an ability to embrace and incorporate direct feedback crucial.
  • Experience with diverse populations is a plus.
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus.


EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of professional experience preferred; political, campaign and/or community organizing experience a plus, experience (volunteer or paid) recruiting, training, and mobilizing a team of 10 or more volunteers/members preferred.

Other: Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Full-time access to a car and a valid driver’s license is required; some travel required. Strong preference for a Tennessee resident.


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience
  • 100% Employer paid Medical, Dental, Basic Life/AD&D, STD, LTD (Employee Only Coverage)
  • Voluntary Vision, “Buy-Up” options on Basic Life, Spouse, & Dependent
  • 401(k) plan with matching opportunity
  • Plum Benefits & Pet Insurance
  • Starting PTO of 15 vacation days within first year (pro-rated based on start date), 2 Floating Holidays and 10 Paid Holidays

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.


Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.

Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.





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