Planned Parenthood

Western Pennsylvania


TITLE: Grassroots Organizer

LOCATION: Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania—Downtown Pittsburgh


As a member of the public affairs team, the Grassroots Organizer is responsible for supporting the public affairs department of Planned Parenthood through activities related to 501(c)(3) grassroots outreach  and community  partnerships to increase public awareness of Planned Parenthood’s  legislative, educational, and grassroots efforts across the state.


  • Recruit for, plan, and participate in a range of 501(c)(3) grassroots advocacy activities such as supporter recruitment, patient engagement
  • Be a statewide leader in campus group engagement
  • Oversee volunteer work done by public affairs interns and volunteers
  • Develop  and implement grassroots outreach strategy that supports the goals of the Public Affairs department
  • Provide a visible community presence for Planned Parenthood by actively seeking opportunities for the affiliate to increase its public presence;
  • Represent Planned Parenthood at community events
  • Maintain public affairs related grant documentation
  • Assist in communicating, to internal and external stakeholders, information about public policy and legislative issues relevant to the affiliate’s interests through newsletter articles, letters to donors and activists, letters to the editor, and other forums;
  • Develop and maintain activist databases (In VAN and Convio) providing regular communications, and devising methods to add new supporters;
  • Assist with fundraising and media, as needed; and
  • Ensure a culture that embraces diversity, fair and respectful treatment of all persons, and customer-focused delivery throughout the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Minimum of 2 years of community organizing experience preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills that enable work in a collaborative and multi-faceted team environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Extensive computer skills, including competency in Microsoft Office software, affiliate email, Internet, and social media
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and effectively function in a fast paced environment to set and achieve short and long term goals
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Ability to continuously maintain data and develop reports when necessary
  • Excellent written and oral skills. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel.  Reliable means of transportation
  • A “Can Do” attitude and positive energy that will reflect in all projects and representation of organization
  • Strong commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Aleigha Cavalier at



TITLE: Health Care Assistant – Counseling

LOCATION: Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania—Downtown Pittsburgh

HOURS: As needed



Pre-procedure Counseling

  • Conduct all elements of the pre-procedure interview and refers for other services as appropriate
  • Notify an administrator of unusual problems or circumstances concerning patient that might threaten to interfere with patient care.


Procedure Room Counseling/ Flow Facilitator Responsibilities

  • Prepare procedure room; includes obtaining all equipment needed.  Clean up afterwards.
  • Utilize relaxation techniques to reduce patient’s anxiety and pain management.
  • Assist during procedure including reporting occurrences of pertinent physical or emotional changes in patient’s condition to the physician.
  • Organize and coordinate activities of staff and physicians in clinic flow


Phone Room Responsibilities

  • Answer phone promptly and schedule appointments.
  • Compile client lists for clinic appointments and doctor’s call sheets as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • High-school diploma or GED.
  • Must have two years educational and/or work experience after high school.
  • Act 33, 34 and 73 clearances



  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works collaboratively to promote and maintain PPWP’s productivity standards, customer service and revenue cycle goals.
  • The capability to learn a large amount of technical information quickly and adapt to changes.
  • Excellent assessment skills including using objectivity to assist client in decision-making.
  • Manual dexterity to handle medical equipment.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time to assist in procedure rooms and complete medical clinic duties.



  • Fast-paced medical setting.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
  • Could be required to work extended day.

Planned Parenthood of Western PA is an equal opportunity employer.  Interested candidates should send a resume & cover letter to Sara Roberts.

  • tumblr icon
  • google plus icon
  • twitter icon