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 JOB DESCRIPTION: Through funding from private foundations and government agencies, Advocates partners with state-based organizations, school districts, youth-serving organizations, community-based agencies, and health care providers to build support for and capacity to promote youth sexual health and rights, including the provision of school-based sex education.
The AMAZE Sex Education, Program Manager will oversee and promote the educational component of the AMAZE project. AMAZE’s mission is to harnesses the power of digital media to provide 10- to 14-year-old young people around the globe with medically accurate, age-appropriate, affirming, and honest sex education they can access directly online—
regardless of where they live or what school they attend. AMAZE also strives to assist adults— parents, guardians, educators and health care providers around the globe—to communicate effectively and honestly about sex and sexuality with the children and adolescents in their lives. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with Advocates’ Director of Communication and Director of Sex Education and Training to shape the educational materials that supplement AMAZE videos and to market AMAZE to school districts and educators across the U.S.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the AMAZE Sex Education, Program Manager include:
- Create background briefs for AMAZE animators to use when creating new videos • Serve as a content mentor with assigned AMAZE animators to ensure that video content is accurate and complete while also being age and developmentally appropriate • Draft supplemental materials for the “dig deeper” section of the AMAZE website • Create toolkits that include lesson plans and additional resources for educators • Identify opportunities, apply and conduct professional learning sessions for educators on AMAZE and its resources at conferences, summits and other gatherings
- Identify and work with key decision makers at school districts and other educational organizations to facilitate and encourage adoption and use of AMAZE materials • Write lessons to accompany AMAZE videos aligned with National Sex Ed Standards • Coordinate and host the monthly AMAZE Educator Committee calls
- Coordinate the annual AMAZE SexEdCon educator conference including planning the overall theme, organizing workshops and keynotes, managing logistics, speakers and registration
- Coordinate Amazing Educator Talks with school-based educators on topics recommended by educators
- Attend monthly AMAZE team meetings
- Attend weekly AMAZE marketing meetings
- Other tasks as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: At least five years of experience in the promotion, implementation and/or assessment of school-based sex education; familiarity with schools and school systems; demonstrated expertise in the full scope and breadth of human sexuality and its application in schools, particularly in grades 4-9, as well as the age and developmental needs of young people in these grades. Experience providing professional development, preferably in sexuality education; experience working with school districts and community-based organizations.
In addition, the successful candidate will have proven project management, interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills; as well the ability to contribute to a positive team environment and to balance multiple projects at once. Willingness and ability to initiate relationships and to travel is a must. Marketing experience, experience facilitating meetings and events, and creativity also are highly desirable.
Qualified candidates must be committed to AMAZE and Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.
HOURS: This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) and includes health/dental benefits. The position is contingent upon continued foundation funding.
SALARY: $68,000 to $78,000
START DATE: Negotiable but no later than January 2, 2021
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no longer than three pages each),and three references to email@example.com with subject line Senior Program Manager, AMAZE Educator and last name. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until November 12, 2021.
Advocates for Youth is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and strongly encourages people of color and LGBTQ people to apply.