Job Duties

Advocacy:

  • Coordinate advocacy efforts related to MHB
  • Monitor, research, and track legislation and advocacy actions related to surrogacy and third party reproduction, especially when related to eliminating discrimination against LGBTQ+ prospective parents, in the State and Federal levels, as well as several key countries worldwide
  • Research and track the progress and programs of private sector initiatives to make gay surrogacy more accessible, such as the expansion of benefits at the workplace
  • Assist the MHB team in initiating and maintaining relationships with related LGBTQ+ parenting and infertility non-profit organizations in the USA and elsewhere
  • Develop a resource guide for intended parents, incorporating instructions and information about getting involved in advocacy
  • Keep clear records of the all advocacy issues, legislative efforts, key players and issues

Community Organization:

  • Assist in facilitating the participation of MHB members in advocacy, networking and community building-and-supporting events
  • Identify and manage a pool of volunteers to assist in staffing and promoting community events
  • Assist in identifying and attaining granting sources to fund MHB’s advocacy and community organization efforts
  • Research and potentially write grants
  • Additionally: work with other departments as needed in support of Men Having Babies’ full mission

Qualifications | Skills and Abilities

  • Two or more years of work or volunteer experience with LGBTQ+, family building, or other community coordination or similar experience
  • Knowledge of the surrogacy/third-party-reproduction process – a former intended parent or surrogate is preferred
  • Knowledge of legislative process, lobbying, grassroots and other organizing
  • Experience with advocacy efforts a strong benefit
  • Experience with community organizing a plus
  • Experience with grant writing a plus
  • Ability to work from home (personal computer and phone)
  • Some travel, evening, and weekend availability required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with strong written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, and process driven
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be self-motivated and able to follow through with assignments
  • Willingness to take on new tasks and problem solve
  • Passion for LGBTQ+ community and family building

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work from home, possessing the following:
    • PC or Mac computer/laptop with sound and camera
    • Microsoft Excel
    • High-Speed Internet