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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:

  • Assisting program staff to design, tailor, coordinate and conduct in-person and online technical assistance and training for partners.
  • Responding to oral and written requests for information about adolescent reproductive and sexual health issues, including sexual health education, sexual health policy, and HIV/STI prevention.
  • Conducting research, drafting and disseminating materials, including training modules, fact sheets, issue briefs, and an electronic newsletter.
  • Developing and maintaining a partner database.
  • Coordinating informational mailings.
  • Maintaining a project listserv and developing content for a project web page.
  • Working with program staff to develop work plans, timelines, and activities designed to achieve program goals.
  • Working with program staff to conduct monitoring and evaluation, tracking program deliverables using both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
  • Developing working relationships with national, state, and local reproductive and sexual health organizations, youth-serving organizations, and community-based organizations.
  • Cultivating new contacts and linkages to further Advocates’ mission and expand program effectiveness.
  • Representing Advocates on working groups, committees, and/or coalitions, as needed.
  • Attending conferences as well as preparing and conducting roundtables, workshops and presentations on the national, state and local level, as needed.
  • Participating in overall organizational strategic and operational planning.
  • Assisting with the preparation of fundraising proposals and foundation and government reports
  • Other tasks as assigned.

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

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references by January 26, 2016 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with subject line Program Coordinator, Health and Social Equity.

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.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

The responsibilities of the Youth Activist Network Coordinator are detailed below.

  • Coordinate the Young Women of Color Leadership Council by recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting council members.
  • Assist Young Women of Color Leadership Council members in implementing individual action plans and in launching national digital organizing campaigns, including Shades of Rosie that center young women of color’s leadership in reproductive health, rights and justice.
  • Promote and develop new activities for National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day in collaboration with youth ambassadors, national and community partners.
  • Engage NYHAAD youth ambassadors advocating for policy change, hosting events, and uplifting youth leadership on social media.
  • Oversee the marketing and coordination of the Great American Condom Campaign, including disseminating GACC applications through social media and colleague organizations, reviewing applications, creating a database of accepted youth activists, and working with the condom distribution center to ensure condoms are sent in a timely manner.
  • Design and test digital organizing strategies to move GACC members up a ladder of engagement.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of alumni engagement activities across all of Advocates’ youth programs.
  • Draft materials including: training modules and webinars for youth activists, advocacy toolkits, policy briefs, fact sheets, talking points, and action alerts.
  • Represent the organization in selected coalition meetings and activities, as requested.
  • Write monthly reports on activities.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter, a brief writing sample (three to five pages), and three references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . No phone calls, please. Deadline for applications is close of business January 22nd.

 
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