Hiring: Policy and Communications Director

PERIOD is seeking a proven strategic and visionary leader, who has successfully created and led policy change and awareness campaigns. They will design and lead PERIOD’s advocacy agenda, which involves educating the public and elected officials about our mission and mobilizing them to take action. The Policy and Communications Director will develop campaigns to influence the government, school districts, and other national and local stakeholders in order to make systemic change around the area of period poverty and access to free menstrual products. The short term focus is our National Period Day campaign. This is a one year grant-funded paid position. We anticipate raising funds to make it permanent. See details on indeed.com.

Required: Masters degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, or Communications with at least two years of experience in a related position, OR Bachelor’s degree in the same areas with a minimum of four years post-college experience in leading policy or awareness campaigns. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered. Apply on Indeed.com

Open Associate Positions

>10 hours/week in Portland office


Note: these job descriptions will change somewhat depending on the applicants and our highest needs at a given time.

Web Designer/Data systems: Ensures that PERIOD’s website looks great and allows all visitors to easily find the information they need. Most work is easily accomplished in Squarespace, and just requires basic editing and a great eye for design and clarity.  More advanced skills in HTML or CSS would be highly desirable, and would allow for more creative projects.  This person might also work on our Salesforce CRM database, such as transferring data from our payment processors to Salesforce or integrating tools such as Mailchimp and Hustle. Portland only.

Marketing and Social Media: Supports the development and management of marketing campaigns via social media and email.  May assist other team members, or be responsible for developing and disseminating creative content through social media or email. May track analytics. Experience or coursework in Adobe Creative Suite or Illustrator required. Communications, marketing, or journalism coursework preferred. Portland only.

Development Associate: Supports the Development Director in fundraising activities such as grant writing, event management, and donor communications. Updating the Salesforce database with new donor information and creating regular reports. May include researching grant opportunities, supporting grant writing, or tracking grant progress. Event support could include tracking tickets, communicating with attendees, or supporting the event. Portland only.

Chapter Associate: Responsible for coordinating PERIOD’s network of high school, university, and community groups. The chapter associate welcomes and onboards new chapters, updates the website, and maintains the chapter database. May administer or analyze quarterly surveys and write regular chapter reports. Portland only.

Service/Operations Associate: Ensures menstrual products go through the supply chain and are delivered, which may involve communicating with our service partners in the community to find out their product needs. Ships products to chapters and national service partners. Fills menstrual product orders for Portland organizations to pick up. May support improvement of inventory and fulfillment operations or investigation of alternate models. Portland only.


Policy Coordinator (position currently filled): Responsible for managing, implementing, and inspiring menstrual equity policy initiatives via our chapter network of high school, university, and community groups. They will work closely with the Programs Director on defining the strategy for local, state, and national policy, setting key milestones for coordinated action, providing training and support, updating toolkits, highlighting chapter policy successes, and building an ongoing social media campaign surrounding campus period policy.

General Information

All of the above opportunities take place in our Portland office at 1801 NW Upshur Street. They require a minimum of ten hours a week in the office between the hours of 9 and 5. These positions pay a stipend of $125/month to offset costs such as transportation. For volunteers who cannot work this schedule, no stipend is available.

Portland Volunteer Activities: Event 8/15/19 10-2

For an incoming shipments to our Upshur office (we have one in early September!), this might involve moving new inventory from the loading dock, moving it upstairs to our office with a pallet jack, unloading pallets, and storing items on shelf. For ongoing shipping needs we will have regular events at our warehouse on Water Ave, where we repackage pads and tampons into standard boxes for shipping to our chapters and national customers. Those boxes then need to be transported to our office at Upshur, so you can help with either packing or transporting the filled boxes. Email service@period.org if you are interested in helping with the 8/15 event, or watch here for other opportunities!

Remote Opportunities

Graphic Design support: Graphic design is one function which can be done remotely on a volunteer basis. If you’d like to help PERIOD, we can find great projects for you in creating social media posts, website assets, or print materials for both national headquarters, National Period Day, and chapters.

National Period Day: Check out period.org/nationalperiodday to find out how you can host or support a rally, or get involved in other great advocacy efforts.

Reed Federal Work Study

Reed students who can receive Federal Work Study (FWS) can apply for paid positions on Handshake. Other Portland schools may have similar programs which use FWS dollars to fund work at community partners. Ask your financial aid office if those funds are available.