Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC

Volunteer & Events Manager

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Job Location

Washington, DC, DC, United States

Job Description


The Public Affairs Department's Volunteer & Events Manager is responsible for managing PPMW's volunteer programs and events as related to the Public Affairs Department. In conjunction with serving as Volunteer & Events Manager for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC (PPMW), a 501(c)(3) organization, the individual will also serve as Volunteer & Events Manager for PPMW's affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Advocates for DC, Maryland, and NOVA (PPADMV). In alignment with organizing staff and other department colleagues, the Volunteer & Events Manager manages PPMW and PPADMV's dynamic volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer & Events Manager also manages PPMW's Public Affairs Department's participation in agency-wide virtual and in-person events, and virtual and in-person events for PPADMV. At no time will the Volunteer & Events Manager engage in partisan political activity on behalf of PPMW, though at times the role will involve this type of activity on behalf of PPADMV.

Volunteer Programming (70%)

  1. Identify, develop, and implement creative volunteer recruitment strategies to attract and retain an activated pool of volunteers to support and execute organizing activities and efforts
  2. In alignment with organizing staff, serve as the point-of-contact and coordinator for new volunteers; assess how to match volunteer interests with appropriate PPMW department needs, develop and facilitate volunteer trainings, manage the volunteer network
  3. Create, maintain, and develop content for monthly volunteer newsletter
  4. Maintain and identify new volunteer opportunities across all departments and initiatives within PPMW and PPADMV, including but not limited to: organizing actions, patient advocacy programs, storyteller opportunities
  5. Manage PPMW's Developing Leadership Program (DLP): a formal competitive program of young professionals devoted to Planned Parenthood's mission; manage DLP's alumni network
  6. Manage PPMW's Ambassador Program: a network of volunteers mobilized to promote and fight for access to reproductive healthcare across DC, MD and NOVA -- including revisiting and rebuilding the program post-pandemic.
  7. Coordinate volunteer on-boarding and training with Human Resource
  8. Identify, participate in, and uplift community events

Events (25%) Events (25%)

  1. Manage PPADMV's virtual and in-person events, such as educational webinar programming and in-person supporter cultivations, including but not limited to:
  • Coordinating with program staff to head up planning events from start to finish;
  • Creating and managing event project plans in alignment with other departments,
  • Managing speaker relationships and logistics, sponsorships, and ticketing;
  • Creating and managing event budgets;
  • Managing event venues and on-site logistics; in a virtual environment, managing the platform;
  • Managing event marketing plans,
  • Managing the attendee experience, including post-event. Manage the PPMW Public Affairs Department's participation in agency-wide virtual and in-person internal and external events and events-like programming, including but not limited to donor events, such as:

2. Manage the PPMW Public Affairs Department's participation in agency-wide virtual and in-person internal and external events and events-like programming, including but not limited to donor events, such as:

  • External: annual gala; Cocktails for a Cause; Liberty Circle and Legacy Circle events; donor house parties;
  • Internal: staff onboarding; staff trainings & meetings.

Additional Responsibilities (5%)

  1. Commitment to PPMW's mission and values; deep understanding of and dedication to advancing equity, as well as the ability to bring a strong antiracist and intersectional feminist lens to all aspects of your work.
  2. Bachelor's Degree or 5-7 years of experience.
  3. Minimum 2-4 years experience in volunteer management, events management, or similar required; experience in non-profit and/or progressive advocacy strongly preferred.
  4. Demonstrated ability to ensure accurateness and completeness of all elements of project requirements, and an ability to adapt and thrive through change on a regular basis.
  5. Strong commitment to meeting deadlines, attention to detail, showing progress towards goals, and follow-through.
  6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a willingness to engage in significant interpersonal interaction with tenacity and tact across multiple audiences; strong commitment to internal and external customer service required.
  7. Comfortable taking direction in a fast-paced environment.
  8. Discretion for confidential matters required.


Location: Washington, DC, DC, US

Posted Date: 9/21/2022
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September 21, 2022
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