As part of our leadership development strategy, In Our Own Voice designed the Next Generation Leadership Initiative, a two-year fellowship program for young Black women attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Through this Initiative, In our Own Voice seeks to build a pipeline of young Black women leaders in reproductive health, rights and justice, as well as strengthen the capacity of our partner organizations to redress health disparities among young Black women. The Program Manager for Next Generation Leadership Initiative will oversee our work on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) campuses.  Activities include working with our partner organizations to recruit fellows; supervising the monthly work of the fellows; contributing to the development of the fellow’s annual work plans; providing technical assistance and training for fellows; collecting information and preparing materials for use on campuses developing resources on ongoing and “model” projects, particularly those focusing on young women of color; assisting with the development and implementation of Initiative action plans; and conducting forums on campuses and at conferences regarding the goals of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative.




·      Develop and maintain the HBCU component of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative


·      Recruit, train, supervise, and serve as a resource for the Leadership Fellows.


·      Supervise the implementation of the Fellow’s work plans.


·      Assist Fellows with individual and group action plans, including implementing awareness day events on issues, workshops, presentations and campaigns.


·      Research, draft, and disseminate materials, including training modules, regarding the impact of reproductive health, rights and justice policies on Black women and girls.


·      Provide technical assistance to Fellows throughout the year. Provide technical assistance to our partner organizations regarding working with the Fellows on their campuses.


·      Identify and document successful strategies and activities.


·      Assist in the preparation of grant reports.


·      Develop working relationships with national, state, and local sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice organizations that work with college-aged activists. Act as a resource for In Our Own Voice partners on the Next Generation Leadership Initiative.


·      Attend conferences and prepare and conduct roundtables, workshops and presentations regarding the Next Generation Leadership Initiative.


·      Represent In Our Own Voice on working groups, committees, and/or coalitions, as needed.


·      Other tasks as assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three years of programmatic experience in at least one of the following areas: sexual and reproductive health and rights; Reproductive Justice; community and/or campus organizing; leadership development and advocacy. Must have a commitment to the principles of Reproductive Justice and the empowerment of Black women and girls. A demonstrated interest in leadership development and empowerment of Black women and girls is a must.



Candidate must have a demonstrated experience working collaboratively with either national, state and/or local organizations, and community-based organizations, particularly those serving Black communities. Candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of how to use social media to educate and mobilize activists. Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational, and management skills; candidate must be a team player. Candidate must have demonstrated technical skills in provision of technical assistance and training, program development, preparation of written materials. evaluation, and public speaking.  Ability to balance multiple projects at once. Commitment to the mission and goals of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda. Some travel is required.


SALARY:  Commensurate with experience


START DATE:  We hope to have this position filled by July 2017.


TO APPLY: Please send the following to the attention of Donna Morris, Senior Program Manager, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda at donna@blackrj.org or mail in care of Donna Morris, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, 1300 I Street NW, Suite 400E, Washington, DC 20005. Please submit materials in Word or PDF:


·      Cover letter with salary history and requirements


·      Resume


·      2 writing sample (no more than 4 pages each). You may include links to the writing examples


·      3 professional references



All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications are due by Monday, May 15, 2017. Applicants will be contacted for interviews by June 1, 2017.





In Our Own Voice: National Black Reproductive Justice Agenda is an equal opportunity organization.




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About In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is the only national Black women’s reproductive justice organization. Our goal is to increase and highlight the leadership of Black women on reproductive health, rights and justice issues.  In Our Own Voice is a national-state partnership with eight Black women’s organizations: Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc., SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center, and Women With a Vision. In Our Own Voice focuses on abortion rights and access, contraceptive equity, and comprehensive sex education as our key reproductive policy issues. As a Reproductive Justice organization, we approach these issues from a human rights perspective, incorporating the intersections of race, gender, class, sexual orientation and gender identity with the situational impacts of economics, politics and culture that make up the lived experiences of Black women in America. Our major goals are:  1.     To establish a leadership voice for Black women on reproductive rights, health and justice policy at the national level;  2.     To build a coordinated grassroots movement of Black women in support of abortion rights and access, including ending the onerous funding restrictions, contraceptive equity and comprehensive sex education;  3.     To lay the foundation for ongoing policy change at the national and state levels that impacts the lives and wellbeing of Black women and their families; and  4.     To engage and motivate Black women as a traditionally underrepresented group to use their voting power in the American electorate.