Job Posting: Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance Director/SIP Program Coordinator

The Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance (VREA) is a newly formed reproductive health/rights/justice coalition space in the Commonwealth. VREA resulted from the merging of the former Pro-Choice Coalition and Women’s Equality Coalition. This new entity will continue the work of ensuring reproductive freedom and dignity throughout Virginia.

Position Preamble

The mission of the VREA is to build power across difference to secure reproductive health, rights and justice and advance racial equity for all people in Virginia.

We envision a Virginia where people and families lead healthy, authentic lives with dignity, respect, and access to the resources needed to support their decision if, when, how, and with whom to raise a family. We will create a place that is just and equitable, where every person–regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status, involvement with the criminal justice system, ability, native language, income, or zip code–is empowered and has the full opportunity to thrive.

Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance consists of the following partner organizations:

  • ACLU of VA

● Birth in Color RVA

● Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

● Catholics for Choice

● Equality Virginia

● Every Voice Coalition

● Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice-Virginia

● NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

● National Council of Jewish Women – NOVA

● Network NoVA

  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia

● Progress Virginia

● Richmond Reproductive Freedom


● Richmond Sex Ed. Project


● Side by Side


● Virginia NOW

● Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

● Whole Woman’s Health Alliance

The Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance Director/SIP Program Coordinator will provide support to the VREA including managing, coordinating, communicating, helping partners execute strategy and tactics, as well as troubleshooting the inner workings of the coalition. The position will also work with the SIP Strategic Advisor to advance the work of the state infrastructure project.

VREA Director Duties

● Maintain, schedule, and coordinate coalition meetings, working group meetings, and/or activities with the direction of the coalition members and stakeholders
● Assist in the development of coalition meeting agendas; working to ensure a consensus framework is being used
● Maintain a professional working relationship with each organization within the coalition and its stakeholders
● Establish and maintain effective systems for sharing relevant updates across the coalition
● Approve all final external documents representing the coalition
● Steward the list and roles of the members of the coalition; coordinate the management of the list and roles of the members of the coalition
● Develop/maintain a work plan that identifies and sequences the activities needed to make the coalition successful
● Attend other coalition meetings with an eye towards increasing cross-movement collaboration in relationship to racial justice, immigration, and LGBTQIA+ efforts
● Guide all relevant legislative activity; support development of the coalition’s legislative agenda and policy platform with a broad set of organizational partners; help identify tools to track bill movement, committee hearings, and floor activity
● Coordinate a strategic visioning process to include a SWOT analysis for each partner organization in conjunction with partner-led racial equity analysis before commencing additional joint efforts
● Engage in coalition evolution through process of refining, branding and/or restructuring, while documenting the process
● Help with identification of coalition short-term, medium-term and long-term goals and metrics as well as a process for tracking success
● Assist state partners in working strategically with national organizations and efforts where aligned
● Facilitate process for partners to shape a shared and just vision for continued collaboration, including prioritizing ongoing courageous conversations and accountability
around systemic racial, gender, disability and economic injustice
● Facilitate team-building opportunities with the goal of strengthening relationships and trust between individual members and partner organizations and improving the process for conflict resolution

SIP Program Coordinator Duties

● Work collaboratively with SIP Strategic Advisor to accomplish SIP goals
● Help identify opportunities for new partnerships across Virginia
● Maintain lines of open communication with Advisor and SIP Cohort organizations
● Provide support to cohort with planning and implementation of diverse projects
● Build positive working relationships with current and future partners and stakeholders

Desired Competencies

● Stress movement needs over those of individual organizations
● Ability to facilitate with diverse partners and stakeholders in service of mission, vision
and values
● Experience running in-person or virtual meetings
● Promote risk taking and experimentation in coalition work
● Must be able to work independently as well as in teams in a fast-paced environment;
● Able to work in a highly confidential environment
● Conflict resolution skills
● Support a culture of learning, evaluation and data utilization
● Lead with integrity, transparency and an equity lens
● Multilingual abilities desired but not required

Compensation and Benefits:

This position will be an employee of NEO Philanthropy and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. The position will work remotely and come equipped with virtual office tools, including computer, phone, and other technology needs. Travel around the state as needed with necessary travel to Richmond during the annual legislative session (January – March). A budget is available for ongoing professional development (e.g. reproductive justice, how the Virginia legislature works, facilitation, mediation, coaching, etc.) The salary range is $70,000 -80,000 depending on skill and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all
employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to Lacette Cross, SIP Strategic Advisor at Closing date is on a rolling basis until position is filled.