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OrganizationJesse Torrey
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 28, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$45-55,000
Phone(434) 202-8818


Whole Woman’s Health Vision

We are here to change how women experience themselves in the world; women’s healthcare is our venue.

Whole Woman’s Health Philosophy

We have a holistic approach to healthcare. We understand that women experience medical issues with their whole selves, often including their families, their religion/beliefs, their history and their dreams. We listen to women, trust women and are here to guide them through their choices.

 Whole Woman’s Health Alliance Mission Statement

Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) is a non-profit organization committed to providing holistic reproductive care for its patients, including abortion care and advocacy to eradicate abortion stigma. We believe every woman deserves the compassion, respect, and dignity of being able to safely and legally end a pregnancy.

Shift, a project of WWHA, works to strategically shift the stigma around abortion in our culture. Shift educates and builds community power to transform the political and cultural landscape around abortion and reproductive health. The program commits to fostering open and honest conversations, lifting up all communities, and advocating for reproductive freedom.


 The Virginia communications manager works directly with local and national media outlets and serve as the initial point of contact for incoming local media and the public. The person in this position develops, writes and delivers communications to various stakeholders including pro-choice supporters, coalition partners, funders and individual donors. This position supports media communications in both proactive and crisis scenarios, with a focus on ongoing litigation in Virginia. The Virginia communications manager will manage communications to allied organizations, individual donors and the general public. This position reports to the WWHA Managing Director and works in partnership with the Director of communications and the development director; and with the Virginia Advocacy Director in all aspects of programming, outreach and education. This position requires regular travel.


Job Duties

Essential functions

 Ensure that WWHA’s mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive voice to relevant stakeholders

  • Responsible for setting up public appearances, handling conflicts and keeping the public updated on vital company information
  • Responsible for developing and writing press materials, including statements, press releases and columns
  • Responsible for response to incoming media and communications requests
  • Management of traditional and social media; develop and schedule social media content on all channels, including live-tweeting during floor debates, hearings and press conferences, and manage paid ad campaigns
  • Closely track WWHA media coverage, as well as coverage of abortion in Virginia and US, and recognize opportunities for the organization to weigh in
  • Build relationships with local and national media outlets
  • Execute media trainings for the organization’s key media messengers with an emphasis on training for on camera interviews
  • Maintain and update website to include blog entries, current and upcoming events, and amplification of coalition work and mobilization efforts
  • Work with WWHA leadership to develop and place op-eds, letters to the editor and earned media pieces in print, radio and television
  • Support the successful production and promotion of the documentary projects
  • Maintain positive relationships with pro-choice organizations and allies in the abortion care community
  • Represent WWHA in coalition meetings with partner organizations and engage coalition partners to amplify their own message
  • Position WWHA to respond to advances or setbacks in litigation in a timely and strategic manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Skills Required

Experience and General Requirements


  • Demonstrated commitment to individual’s right to make decisions about their own reproductive health
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking and on camera interviews
  • Experience managing corporate/organizational social media platforms
  • Experience working with media outlets, fielding and coordinating media requests and on camera interviews
  • Experience writing, editing and delivering communications to various stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with various overlapping deadlines
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Excel, Power Point, Access and Publisher
  • Experience with CRM programs (SALSA Labs, a plus) and website management WordPress, a plus)
  • Able to work nights and weekends, and travel, as needed Physical Requirements

 Physical Requirements


  • Must possess the ability and capability to perform any task in the office.
  • Must be able to lift 15 lbs or more.
  • Must be able to physically move through the office unaided.
  • Must have excellent visual and hearing acuity.



  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • All full-time staff are eligible to enroll in medical, dental, and vision insurance offerings as well as voluntary insurance offerings. All full-time staff earn personal time off and paid holidays. Part-time staff are eligible to enroll in voluntary insurance offerings.
  • A corporate culture/environment that is diverse, stimulating, and comprised of passionate and dedicated people.

Please note that this is a working job description that may evolve as the needs of the company change.


Whole Woman’s Health/Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion or belief, age, marital or partnership status, family status, pregnancy and maternity, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender reassignment, predisposing genetic characteristic, military or veteran status, arrest record, or any other legally protected characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Work Schedule

Full time/ Salaried

Additional Info

In order to be considered for a role with us, we ask for a formal application to be completed on our application website.  You can find this at: