Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Advocates for Youth relies on dedicated staff to accomplish its mission. Below are current job and internship openings.
TITLE: Program Coordinator, Health and Social Equity
SCALE LEVEL: Program Coordinator
SUPERVISOR: Program Manager, School Health Equity
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth (Advocates) partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Advocates’ Program Coordinator for Health and Social Equity will support Advocates’ School Health Equity project, providing technical assistance on exemplary sexual health education to state education agencies. Activities include: collecting information; developing resources; assisting with the provision of technical assistance and training to youth-serving professionals; and conducting webinars, workshops and presentations to national, state, and local audiences. Responsibilities include:
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two years of programmatic experience in at least one of the following issues: adolescent reproductive and sexual health; HIV/STI prevention; family planning; peer education; educating decision makers; and organizing. A candidate who has a strong interest in school health is necessary. Demonstrated experience in delivering sexual health education in public middle and/or high schools classrooms is preferred. Demonstrated experience working in partnership with schools districts, public middle and/or high schools, school health advisory councils and youth leaders is preferred. A successful candidate will have: demonstrated technical skills in the provision of technical assistance and training; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational, and management skills; ability to contribute to a positive team environment and be a team player; ability to balance multiple projects at once; and ability to travel. Qualified candidates should be committed to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.
HOURS: This is a part time position, 21 to 28 hours per week, and includes health/dental benefits.
SALARY: 25,000 to 33,000 depending on hours and experience.
START DATE: April 2016
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No telephone calls or email inquiries, please.
TITLE: Youth Activist Network Organizer
SCALE LEVEL: Coordinator or Manager depending on experience
PROGRAM: Youth Organizing & Mobilization
SUPERVISOR: Director of Youth Organizing and Mobilization
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Organizing and Mobilization, the Youth Activist Network Coordinator will assist in efforts to expand, engage, and mobilize Advocates’ vast Youth Activist Network and will coordinate the work of the Young Women of Color Leadership Council, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, the Great American Condom Campaign, and the Alumni Project.
The Young Women of Color Leadership Council (YWOC LC): is composed of 12 young women of color from across the country, who are leaders and activists for young people’s sexual health and rights. They seek to educate, empower and center young women of color in the fight for reproductive justice and sexual health. This year, they plan to launch a campaign called “Shades of Rosie” highlighting the work of young women of color in the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields.
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD): is an annual observance that takes place on April 10. In the United States, one in four new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24. Young people and their allies are determined to end this epidemic once and for all. Each year Advocates for Youth partners with 20 youth ambassadors and dozens of community partners to uplift the needs and voices of young people in the fight to end HIV and AIDS. Their work cumulates on April 10th with a hundred events and calls to action to support young people in this effort.
The Great American Condom Campaign (GACC): is a youth-led movement to make the U.S. a sexually healthy nation. Each semester 1,000 college students distribute 1 million Trojan ® Brand condoms on college campuses, educate their peers about sexual health, and organize to improve the polices that affect young people’s health and lives.
The Alumni Project: is a new project of Advocates for Youth. For more than a decade, Advocates for Youth has led programs for youth activists from across the United States and around the world focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Advocates for Youth has engaged over 1,500 young people in intensive work over these years. The goal of the alumni project is to create a formal program to cultivate and sustain relationships to support Advocates’ core alumni.
The responsibilities of the Youth Activist Network Coordinator are detailed below.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. One to two years of digital or field organizing experience. Demonstrated interest in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group is required along with good judgment, cultural competency, attention to detail, ability to work respectfully with peers and supervisors and contribute to a positive team environment, and flexibility in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage multiple projects at once, to pay keen attention to detail, prioritize and/or seek guidance on how to prioritize projects, and meet tight deadlines. Ability to travel. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills. Commitment to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.