NSRH Job Openings

 

Student Engagement Coordinator

The Opportunity

Sexual and reproductive health is an integral component of a person’s overall health and well-being, yet millions in the US lack sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) access, especially people who are low income, of color, LGBTQ, young, or living in isolated rural areas. While nurses provide most reproductive and sexual health care services in the United States, this content is under-represented in nursing education and continuing education programs. 

NSRH began from nursing student activism and our Chapter Organizing Program remains the cornerstone of the organization. Our Nursing School Chapters form a nationwide community of nursing students and educators at nursing schools throughout the country that organize and advocate for the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice within nursing education. With financial and coaching support and resources from NSRH, our Chapters are organizing for curriculum reform and coordinating sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice events on their campuses.

This a part-time position reporting to the Director of Membership. 

Black, Indigenous, people of color and trans people are strongly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in folks living in the Southeast. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruitment

    • Work with Director of Membership to recruit individual Nursing Student Members with a particular focus on recruiting underrepresented students

    • Recruit new Nursing School Chapters and assist with new chapter development, with a focus on:

      •  ADN and LPN programs,
      • HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), HSIs (Hispanic Serving Institutions), and TCUs (Tribal Colleges and Universities)
      • Programs in regions that are under-represented in our network
  • Student Chapter Support

    • Support Chapter Leaders in organizing on their campuses through coaching, leadership development, and professional connections in activities such as:

      • Building partnerships with other student organizations on campus
      • Organizing events
      • Recruiting faculty mentors and navigating their campus administration
      • Creating a leadership succession plan 
    • Serve as primary liaison between between NSRH and Nursing school faculty and administrators

    • Manage Chapter Support resources (stipend disbursement, swag, etc…)

    • Support the Education Program Director with the Karen Edlund Future Nurse Leader Fellowship

    • Create opportunities for Nursing students to network with each other as well as with experts in the sector

Data Management and Program Evaluation

  • Responsible for maintaining updated information on the chapters and collecting reports from Chapter Leaders

  • Responsible for implementing regular surveys and other feedback mechanisms to assess the effectiveness of the Chapter Organizing Program

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Has a deep knowledge of racial or reproductive justice. Background working with organizations that focus on RJ, racial equity and justice, LGBTQ rights, etc.

  • 2-3 years of organizing experience

  • Previous experience working with college age students

  • Demonstrated commitment to building the leadership capacity of BIPOC and LGBTQ students

  • Demonstrated experience creating community and connecting students to advocacy opportunities/ experiences

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written), bilingual a plus

  • Some familiarity with the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) sector

  • Demonstrated fluency in social media and communications tools that will be useful in communicating with college age students

  • Bachelor’s degree

NSRH is an organization that is working towards equity and diversity at all levels of our organization and operations, and we recognize that we still have a long way to go. The only way to ensure access to comprehensive healthcare for all is to situate SRH within the larger context of systemic injustice and oppression. In order to do this, we must cultivate partnerships and opportunities for collaboration with the organizations working on these issues, particularly those working on racial justice and LGBTQ rights.We also recognize that we must address inequities in the nursing field and SRH sector if we want to achieve quality, compassionate healthcare for all. We cannot continue to simply do business as usual in the way we recruit and build our network. 

Our present Chapter Organizing Network consists of an amazing group of students, activists, and faculty and yet, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and trans people remain woefully under-represented in our network. We must, therefore, conscientiously work to ensure that our recruitment efforts are targeted to address these gaps. The Student Engagement Coordinator will play a vital role in helping the organization think strategically about how to reach and impact a diverse body of Nursing students.

About the Organization

Mission Statement

Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH) provides students, nurses and midwives with education and resources to become skilled care providers and social change agents in sexual and reproductive health and justice.

Vision

We envision a world in which all people have access to just and dignified full-spectrum reproductive and sexual health care.

To achieve universal access to comprehensive, full-spectrum SRH, all nurses must have access to education and training from pre-licensure, to professional development opportunities for seasoned clinicians. They must also understand how economic and socio-cultural factors impact patients’ sexual and reproductive lives and reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. NSRH is helping to realize this vision by providing nursing students, nurses, and midwives with the education, professional development opportunities, and advocacy tools they need to become social change agents in sexual and reproductive health and justice.

We have identified 3 Strategies for addressing this mission:

  1. SRH Education and Training
  2. Professional Development, and
  3. Advocacy Tools and Training

In order to meet these objectives, we need to grow our staff. We are presently a team of 4: our Operations Manager is based in the home office in St. Paul, MN, our Director of Membership and our Education Program Director are both located in Colorado, our Executive Director is based in Chicago, IL. We are in the process of hiring a Director of Outreach and Communications. We also have an amazing Board of Directors composed of SRH practitioners and advocates located throughout the country.

What we offer

  • Salary: $22,500 a year at .5 FTE

  • A work laptop and work phone for use during your tenure with NSRH

  • Convenience- No commute, no clocking into an office and being told when you can eat lunch or take a break. You can even work in your pajamas if you like (unless you have a video call, of course)

  • An amazing team of colleagues

  • Work that matters

To Apply

Complete an application and submit it to [email protected] (please put “Student Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line). Your application should include the following:
    1. A cover letter that addresses the following questions:

      1. After reviewing this job description and the NSRH website (www.nsrh.org) discuss what makes you an excellent candidate for this position. Please include specific examples from your previous experiences.
      2. What most excites you about this position?
      3. What outstanding questions do you have about the position?
    2. Resume that highlights relevant experience

    3. List of 3 references with contact information

    4. List of any social media accounts that you feel might enhance your application (LinkedIn, personal website or blog, etc.)

    5. Include a writing sample 

NSRH is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Our goal is to cultivate a diverse organization that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities that Nurses serve. We welcome applications from members of historically marginalized groups.

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Operations Intern

Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH) provides students, nurses and midwives with education and resources to become skilled care providers and social change agents in sexual and reproductive health and justice. We are a virtual organization with a small but mighty team that consists of an Operations Manager based in our home office in Minnesota, a Director of Education based in Colorado, a Director of Membership based in Colorado, a Director of Outreach and Communications based in Texas, and the Executive Director based in Illinois. Our Board of Directors is comprised of nursing and medical practitioners, researchers, and sexual and reproductive health advocates from around the US.

Our organization is seeking an Operations Intern based in the Twin Cities to support the Operations Manager in performing the day-to-day operations of the organization. We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team that works mostly remotely. The organization is transitioning to a Membership structure, so experience with database management is essential in this position. The ideal candidate for this internship is resourceful, a good problem solver and organized. Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is key to success.

This internship reports directly to the Operations Manager.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist with database on-boarding and management
    • Familiarity with a membership database (MemberClicks, Wild Apricot, MemberSuite, etc) is a plus.
  • Provide general office support
    • Assist with organizing and streamlining paper filing system
    • Assist with ordering and inventorying supplies
    • Assist with printing and mailing needs (including checking the organization’s PO Box, if feasible)
    • Ensure that visitors to the home office receive a high level of customer service
    • Ensure that all points of contact with NSRH via the main phone line, incoming mail, and the [email protected] email account, etc. reflect the organization’s values
  • Provide Support with Move from Home Office to New Space
    • Assist with digitizing or packing material to be kept
    • Assist with shredding and recycling
    • Assist with moving items into storage
  • Provide administrative support to Program Directors
    • Assist with logistical support for events and activities
    • Assist with managing supplies for campus chapters
  • Assist the team with scheduling meetings
  • Assist with communications (weekly newsletter, marketing materials, website updates, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Qualities

  • Must have administrative/ operations experience
  • Must have experience working with a database
  • Experience with a membership organization or association is a plus
  • Experience working with websites (building pages, adding content, etc…) is a plus
  • Must be comfortable working with a largely remote team across various time zones
  • Must be a strong problem-solver
  • Must be a strong communicator (verbal and written)
  • Must be based in the St. Paul/ Minneapolis area and able to work from the home office in St. Paul one-two days a week
  • Must be proficient with Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, etc)
  • Must be proficient with Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Must be a great team player and collaborator and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds (ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ability, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency a plus
  • Detail oriented with superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to remain open and flexible within a growing organization and changing landscape

What else you should know

  • Stipend: A stipend of $400 per month will be paid to the Intern so long as they successfully fulfill the assigned responsibilities. The Intern will be paid on the last day of each month.
  • Duration: This position will begin on approximately July 26, 2021 and run for six months, with the potential to renew.
  • Time Commitment: The Operations Manager and Intern will work together to create a schedule with no more than 10 hours per week. Some flexibility in scheduling will be permitted so long as the intern completes the assigned tasks within the given timeframes.
  • Meetings: There will be a required check-in meeting with the Operations Manager each week, except for major holidays.
  • This position is based in St. Paul, MN.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected]. Use ‘Operations Intern’ as the subject. Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2021. Applicants should expect to be available July 19-July 23, 2021 if called for a video interview.

NSRH is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Our goal is to cultivate a diverse organization that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities that Nurses serve. We welcome applications from members of historically marginalized groups.

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“NSRH has turned me into an activist and a leader.”