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.
SCALE LEVEL: Coordinator
PROGRAM: Youth Activist Network
SUPERVISOR: Associate Director of Organizing & Mobilization
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Since 1980, Advocates provides information, training, and advocacy to youth, youth-serving organizations, policy makers, and the media in the U.S. and internationally.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Organizing & Mobilization, the Youth Activist Network Coordinator will assist in efforts to expand, engage, and mobilize Advocates’ Youth Activist Network of 75,000 focusing on college campus based initiatives such as the 1 in 3 Campaign, and the Campus Organizer Team.
GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Youth Activist Network (YAN) consists of approximately 75,000 youth from across the United States willing to take action to support young people’s rights to comprehensive sexual health information and services. Through new media, face-to-face meetings, and intensive trainings, Advocates provides these young people with information and builds their skills on issues such as reproductive and sexual health, advocacy, media outreach, and youth organizing, among other topics, in order to create an active and mobilized network of youth activists willing to conduct cultural and political advocacy. Within the YAN, the campus-based initiatives currently include the 1 in 3 Campaign, the Great American Condom Campaign, and the Campus Organizer Team.
The 1 in 3 Campaign is a grassroots movement to start a new conversation about abortion—telling our stories, on our own terms. Through harnessing the power of storytelling the campaign aims to challenge the cultural stigma around abortion and inspire action to strengthen the support for abortion access. Through the 1 in 3 Campaign, Advocates recruits, trains and supports activists from 20 campuses in organizing efforts to end stigma and promote access to abortion services.
The Campus Organizer Team is a project to train, support and mentor activists from ten college campus organizations across the United States, assisting them to mobilize and empower their peers in the fight for honest sex education, condom/contraceptive access, the rights of LGBTQ youth, and/or HIV prevention, among others. Campus Organizers serve as activists, advocates, and spokespeople at the local, state, and national level.
Bachelor’s degree required. Must have at least two years of experience with student organizing and a demonstrated interest in young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, abortion access, advocacy, and policy. 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 flexibility in a fast-paced environment. Ability to pay keen attention to detail, prioritize and/or seek guidance on how to prioritize projects, and meet tight deadlines. Event planning experience is a plus. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills. Commitment to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.
TITLE: Program Manager, Teen Pregnancy Prevention
SUPERVISOR: Associate Director, Teen Pregnancy Prevention
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth is an international, nonprofit organization that creates programs and advocates for policies that help young people make safe, responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), Advocates for Youth aims to address high rates of teen pregnancy and contribute new research to the adolescent sexual and reproductive health field by achieving two goals:
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: Work with the Associate Director, Teen Pregnancy Prevention to coordinate efforts to develop and deliver tailored training and technical assistance; tools; resources; and publications to build the capacity of a Core Partner in each of the target communities to mobilize and support key stakeholders to develop a Community Prevention Framework. Deliver training and technical assistance; compile data for publications; and conduct or coordinate research for the department.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree with seven to ten years or a Master’s Degree with three to five years of programmatic or specialized technical experience in the following areas: community mobilization, project sustainability, project management, and systems development, preferably in the field of adolescent reproductive and sexual health and/or teen pregnancy.
The successful candidate will bring:
RESPONSIBILITIES AND WORK ACTIVITIES:
Qualified candidates should be:
Anticipated start date: October 15, 2014
Note: that this position is a one-year position contingent on additional funding.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
If you are interested in this position, please email your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to: