Upper Midwest Regional Coordinator – out of Chicago, IL

Date Posted: May 29, 2024

Students for Life of America

Status: Paid - Full Time

Description:

Overview of the Position 

As a part of the Pro-Life Generation, Students for Life of America (SFLA) is looking for a Regional Coordinator. What sets Students for Life apart from other organizations is our full-time Field Team who travel daily in their respective regions visiting campuses to start, train, and mobilize Students for Life groups. When Regional Coordinators step onto a campus, they go beyond simply helping to establish a pro-life group. They create a lasting legacy that is transforming our nation toward a culture of life. 

SFLA Regional Coordinators develop and improve the effectiveness of SFLA by working with pro-life campus groups, regional pro-life organizations, community members, and encouraging participation in the greater Pro-Life Movement. A Regional Coordinator’s work includes, but is not limited to, improving existing groups, recruiting and activating community members, and encouraging student involvement in all 5 Pillars: Effective Education, Industry Impact, Public Policy, Rapid Response, and Supportive Services. This position is core to the general operations of SFLA of working with pro-life campus groups and encouraging participation in the Pro-Life Movement. We are looking for someone with campus pro-life experience, a passion for abolishing abortion, and excellent leadership skills.   

It is important that all members of Students for Life of America’s (SFLA) Field Team be dedicated and flexible with the national mission in mind: to abolishing abortion. CFCs must be innovative, fast-moving, and gritty team-players, able to go above and beyond when needed.  

This region is based out of Chicago, IL to serve the state of IL and WI.

Responsibilities 

  • Serve Students in Your Region 
    • Create a vision for growth in your region. 
      • Meet with local and regional pro-life organizations and others who support the mission to establish networks that can assist with the work of SFLA. 
    • Meet annual metrics by strategizing ways to achieve them. 
    • Keep accurate records of metrics, group activity, and leadership contact information in Salesforce. 
    • Maintain a certain number of groups in the region. 
    • Identify and carryout strategies to best engage students on the campuses. 
    • Help student groups effectively end campus abortions by recruiting them to join Standing With You and Campaign for Abortion Free Cities. 
    • Improve the quality of the pro-life groups in his/her region.  
      • Consult with group leaders to help them troubleshoot problems and provide advice. 
      • Travel to unique campuses throughout the year. This requires scheduling, planning, and preparing your travel schedule, including connecting with student groups, ensuring regulations are followed, and host homes are booked. 
      • Organize pro-life events on and off campus, such as displays or training that support groups participating in all five pillars.  
      • Training students to become more effective pro-life leaders and activists.  
      • Recruit students to attend the National Conference.   
    • Engage in Local and National Politics 
      • Plan, recruit for, and host state lobby days, flyering campaigns, lit drops, and door-to-door canvassing, sometimes on short notice. 
      • Government & Get Out the Vote Coordination. 
        • Build relationships with legislators in the region. 
        • Actively work with Students for Life Action to engage in legislative battles that concern abortion, as each region is unique. 
    • Mobilize 
      • Identify pro-abortion events within the region that call for a pro-life counter. 
      • Coordinate pro-life students to Rapidly Respond to these events in the community.  
      • Speak at rallies, protests, and other various mobilizations.  
    • Expand the Reach of the Pro-Life Generation 
      • Collect pro-life contacts through clip-boarding and other outreach, attending local events, and online connections to grow Pro-Life Generation communications 
      • Work with the SFLA Development Team in regional fundraising efforts, which includes outreach such as speaking at church services, calling campaigns, newsletters, and community events. 
      • Cultivate host home relationships across your region 
      • Communicate with students and supporters regularly via email, phone, and text, as well as keep up a public positive presence on social media.  
    • Administration 
        • Participate in weekly calls and daily group chats to report progress.  
        • Assist the President and Director’s Team with special assignments.  

 

Qualifications 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.   
  • Knowledge of grammar rules and utilize the oxford comma.  
  • Minimum of an associate degree, but a bachelor’s degree is preferred.  
  • Comfortability with public speaking, as RCs will give trainings, speak at protests, rallies, and other events. 
  • Must have valid driver’s license, insurance, and personal vehicle to travel region. 
  • Some experience working or volunteering within the Pro-Life Movement.  
  • Budget management, as a budget will be provided within which the Regional Coordinator is responsible for ordering all supplies, covering travel expenses, etc. 

 

Who Are We Looking For 

  • A positive attitude, good problem-solving skills, and a passion for serving in the pro-life field are a must. 
  • Teachable to learn SFLA technologies and platforms.    
  • Candidates must be self- motivated, a good problem solver, have an entrepreneurial spirit, expert multi-tasker, maintain confidentiality, able to work independently, and be a highly organized person.   
  • Someone with the capability to remain calm and courageous when under pressure from opposition on campus. 
  • A team player, as various opportunities to support your team will arise. 
  • Grittiness, as this position requires physical, emotional, and spiritual grit on the ground. Talking about a life or death issue every day isn’t for the faint of heart! 
  • Motivation to be fast-moving in a variety of situations such as fast internal and external communication, and rapid response. 
  • Excitement for innovation, and ability to be creative in solving problems. 
  • Ability to work independently and with little direct supervision in carrying out the core functions listed above. 

 

Position Details 

Position Type  

  • This is a full-time, salaried position. This is NOT a standard Monday – Friday, 9-5. There will sometimes be early mornings, late nights, and occasional mandatory weekend events to attend. This position is on campus 3-4 days a week, and will often be traveling regionally. 

Supervisory Responsibilities  

  • Regional Coordinators will report to their Regional Manager and will collaborate with multiple departments within Students for Life, without direct supervisory responsibilities.  

Physical Demands  

  • Must be able to operate technical equipment such as a computer and sit for long periods.   
  • Must be able to withstand long periods of driving.   
  • Other physical demands may include: setting up displays, walking around campuses, standing during display times, walking outside for long periods of time (door to door canvassing) and participating in local and national pro-life marches. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. 

Travel 

  • This position consists of a great deal of travel, as you will be visiting student groups all throughout your region and helping them be effective on campus.  When schools are in session, you can expect to be traveling on campus 3 to 4 days per week.  Non-travel days will be spent working out of your home office. 
  • Additional travel will be required during election years. 
  • Travel to bi-annual in-person small team offsites and the National Pro-Life Summit are also required. 

Work Authorization 

  • Must be able to successfully complete an I-9.  The I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. 

 

Benefits 

  • Health care benefits 
  • 401K match 
  • FSA/HSA 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Holidays 

 

Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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