This is a remote position based in Maryland. The position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
ABOUT BALTIMORE ABORTION FUND
The Baltimore Abortion Fund (BAF), founded in 2014, is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to individuals who live in or travel to Maryland for abortion care. BAF is part of the National Network for Abortion Funds, which includes over 70 independently operated funds across the United States supporting the reproductive health decisions of their callers. BAF operates a confidential helpline and makes financial commitments to fill the gap between what callers can afford and the full cost of their procedures, connects callers to practical support resources, and provides information on how to access abortion care. Using an intersectional reproductive justice lens, BAF works to dismantle white supremacy by removing systemic barriers people face when accessing abortion care. BAF also actively works to reduce abortion stigma within Maryland and participates in the broader conversations shaping local and state-wide policy affecting our callers. Learn more about our impact here.
BAF seeks a responsive, collaborative leader to serve as the organization’s Director of Resource Coordination. This leader serves as the Co-Director of the organization, collaborating with the Director of Development and Communications on day-to-day oversight of BAF’s operations, staff development, and short and long-term organizational strategy and vision. Alongside the Director of Development and Communications, the Director of Resource Coordination reports to the BAF Board of Directors. BAF values shared power, collaborative decision-making, and mutual accountability among colleagues. This leader will work closely with the Director of Development and Communications to establish and maintain organizational structures that support these values for BAF’s entire five-person staff, the Board of Directors, and BAF’s community of volunteers.
The ideal candidate will have a commitment to reproductive justice, an understanding of the trauma endured by our clients, including issues pertaining to gender, race, poverty, and class, and will be able to work effectively in a diverse and progressive office environment. They will share BAF’s core belief in the value and importance of access to a full spectrum of reproductive health options and operate with a high degree of confidentiality and respect for our callers. They will be a flexible self-starter who is willing to tackle new projects and take on additional work as necessitated by the evolving needs of our callers and team.
The Director of Resource Coordination leads the resource coordination team and ultimately makes overarching decisions related to guidelines for funding, practical support, and organizing, with input from the rest of the team. Alongside the two other members of the BAF resource coordination team, this leader also serves a high volume of helpline callers, tracks and manages caller data, and ensures that callers have an overall positive experience.
The Director of Resource Coordination will demonstrate success through their proficiency of these key competencies:
Mission & Values Alignment: You bring a strong commitment to abortion access and full reproductive healthcare for all and an understanding and appreciation of the barriers to reproductive health and a passion for removing those barriers.
Strong Collaborator and Relationship Builder: You are people-centered and you build relationships and facilitate communication that fosters trust, values difference, and furthers BAF’s impact and work.
Team Leadership and Managing for Results: You bring prior experience managing people, projects, and yourself to achieve results for BAF callers and that drive for organizational impact. You will motivate and inspire colleagues to action and rally others around a shared vision of excellence.
Coaching and Thought Leadership: You assign work in ways that maximize an individual’s strengths while building their leadership abilities and support colleagues in their own professional and personal development.
Emotional Intelligence: You demonstrate self-awareness, understand the perspectives of others, and approach interpersonal relationships with empathy.
Lead the Organization! As a BAF Co-Director, you will collaborate with the other Co-Director, the Director of Development and Communications, to lead the organization. BAF does not maintain a traditional hierarchical nonprofit staff structure headed by an Executive Director. Instead, the Director of Resource Coordination and the Director of Development and Communications independently lead and manage their teams and departmental projects, collaborating on organizational decisions, short- and long-term organizational vision and strategy, organizational systems, and oversight of day-to-day operations.
As the leader of the Resource Coordination Team, you will provide mentorship, strategic guidance, and day-to-day management for BAF’s Resource Coordination Team, consisting of the Resource Coordination Manager and Practical Support Manager. You will make overarching decisions related to guidelines for funding, practical support, organizing, and shared goals, needs, and resources, with input from the rest of the team. Alongside the Director of Development and Communications, you will report to and collaborate with BAF’s Board of Directors, providing information and expertise relevant to their fiduciary responsibilities.
Fund Abortion! As part of the Resource Coordination Team, you will answer the helpline and its messaging system on a regular and consistent basis. On the helpline, people will call to be connected to funding and other resources to help them obtain an abortion. On the line, you will triage callers and provide compassionate and non-judgmental case management to each caller. This includes but is not limited to:
- pledging funding based on internal budget and caller need;
- sending accurate financial commitments to clinics in a timely manner, connecting with other funds and clinics to ensure external support; and
- assisting with any other supportive services and resources that the caller may need at that time.
Additionally, you will accurately enter caller data into BAF’s database, understand and consider BAF’s budget, and follow-up with callers after their procedures for quality assurance and power building.
Build Power! In this position, it will be necessary to collaborate with your team members in order to create an organization that is built on shared values. This will include being active in a shared-power system that clearly defines areas of collaboration vs. autonomy for all staff roles and incorporates relevant perspectives into decision-making. You will provide and receive ongoing mentorship and take an active role in building justice-based and equitable policies and procedures that dismantle systems, structures, and processes that are oppressive and support an organizational culture that intentionally removes barriers that prevent staff members from showing up as their preferred selves at work.
Scale Up! BAF is at an exciting inflection point as it is assembling a team of full-time staff. This means that the ideal candidate is open to a role that continues to evolve and grow and recognizes that the scale and scope of the work may change as BAF scales. Consequently, there will be special projects and initiatives that will require the leadership and support of the Director of Resource Coordination. The ideal candidate would be someone who brings their own passion to this work and is willing to be flexible with organizational growth.
BENEFITS AND SALARY
The starting salary for this position is $80,000, plus robust health and leave benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group’s website, here. Candidates are encouraged to apply even without meeting 100% of the role requirement.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities.
AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE
As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, BAF is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, people of color, Native people, immigrant and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+, and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, people who have had abortions, people with disabilities, young parents, people who were formerly imprisoned, people who have received funding for abortions, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We encourage people from these communities to apply.