Lilith Fund Social Worker
Lilith Fund is seeking a Social Worker in Houston, TX who will co-create, launch, and staff a new Client Engagement Program (CEP). The CEP will require the Social Worker to design creative ways to engage the communities we serve and support our clients along their post-abortion care journeys. They will develop and implement strategies to address and center our clients’ needs and experiences; provide emotional support; facilitate a variety of therapeutic activities; foster client leadership in areas of advocacy and organizing; and connect clients to community resources. The position is full time and pays $50-$55K plus benefits.
About Lilith Fund
Lilith Fund, founded in 2001, funds abortion and advocates for change through the movement for reproductive justice. Lilith Fund operates a mostly volunteer-run hotline in order to provide direct financial assistance to people in the southern half of Texas seeking abortion care. Last year, we provided grants to more than 1,400 people who otherwise would not have been able to afford a safe abortion. Lilith Fund also engages in local and statewide movement-building, organizing, and policy advocacy work in order to create systemic change. Lilith Fund is a women of color-led organization.
About the Client Engagement Program
The CEP will be designed to support abortion fund clients so they may:
This is a brand new program, which means that the Social Worker will be working along with the Executive Directors, staff, and stakeholders to design and implement the program during its first year.
The Lilith Fund Social Worker will have basic knowledge and understanding of: landscape of abortion access in Texas, leadership development
The Lilith Fund Social Worker should have excellent experience in or understanding of: client advocacy and/or organizing frameworks, group facilitation, program development and management, utilizing or learning advanced technology (i.e. email, Google Suite, Slack, Trello, Tresorit, EveryAction, etc.)
The Lilith Fund Social Worker should have a demonstrated ability to: build meaningful relationships, work collaboratively, establish a new program with opportunities for growth and new developments, be flexible and lean into experimentation, articulate and reach goals, work through tensions and conflicts, utilize organizational tools and document progress, adapt to rapidly changing situations in politically challenging environment
Prefered Qualifications (not required):
Lilith Fund is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color, people who have had abortions and/or who have received funding from an abortion fund(s), low-income people, immigrant people, Native people, formerly incarcerated people, queer, and trans people. We do not discourage or discriminate against people with convictions, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview.
This full-time salaried position will be located in Houston, TX and the desired start date is March 1, 2018. The position is remote. Some travel within Lilith Fund service areas (Houston, Austin, San Antonio) and minimal travel outside of the state (for conferences/professional development) will be required. Depending on qualifications, the salary ranges between $50,000-$55,000 per year plus benefits. This position does not include any expectation of fundraising. The Social Worker directly reports to the Executive Director.
How to Apply
Submit a 1 page cover letter and resume attached in email titled “Social Worker, [your name]” to firstname.lastname@example.org.