PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Senior Program Manager, Health Equity will oversee the implementation of Advocates’ two-year project (project ends July 31, 2023) with CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). The Senior Program Manager will develop and provide sexual health education technical assistance, intensive training, professional development, and ongoing follow-up support using a health equity lens to address the social, emotional, mental health needs of Black, Latino, and Asian students and families disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Specifically, the Senior Program Manager will: 1) review and adapt Advocates’ internal and external resources to develop the overall training design and training materials (including slide sets, handouts and a toolkit) for a three-day training of trainers and a one-day training of educators; 2) recruit up to 20 school staff from up to 10 school districts serving Black, Latino and Asian middle and high school students and families to create Advocates’ school staff cadre; 3) implement a three-day training of trainers for Advocates’ school staff
cadre in collaboration with project staff and consultants; 4) provide school staff cadre with follow-up support and ongoing technical assistance to support each cadre’s effort to train their school staff utilizing a one-day training of educators framework; and 5) provide ongoing technical assistance and
follow-up to cadre members. Responsibilities include:
● Synthesizing existing Advocates’ internal and external resources to support school districts to increase their knowledge of social determinants of health, health equity, health disparities, and
the intersectionality of the social and mental health impact on Black, Latino, and Asian students.
● Adapting and developing resources, including learning objectives, training designs, slide decks, handouts, training activities, training agenda and evaluation to serve as training materials for the training of trainers and training of educators.
● Developing selection criteria and outreach/marketing materials to identify a cadre of up to 20 school staff, two staff from up to 10 school districts representing jurisdictions serving predominantly Black, Latino, and Asian middle and high school students and families.
● Planning and conducting in-person training utilizing a training of trainers model to include teach- backs and opportunities for cadre members to practice their skills.
● Providing follow-up support, ongoing technical assistance, and coaching to cadre members
through ongoing email, telephone communication and individual and group virtual meetings to
support their professional development effort to implement trainings for school staff.
● Establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with CDC DASH.
● 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.
● Developing work plans, timelines, and activities designed to achieve program goals.
● Drafting bi-annual project reports and preparing annual project budgets.
● Conducting monitoring and evaluation, tracking program deliverables using both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
● Participating in overall organizational strategic and operational planning.
● Other tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: At least five years of experience in the promotion, implementation and/or assessment of school-based sexuality education and/or sexual health services. Familiarity with schools and school systems is a must. Demonstrated experience working with Black, Latino, and Asian middle and high school students and a strong understanding of racial justice and health equity. Demonstrated expertise in age-appropriate, medically accurate, LGBT-inclusive sexuality education is required. In addition, the successful candidate will be skilled in the provision of technical assistance, training, and professional development, preferably in the area of sexuality education and/or sexual health services; have experience working with national organizations, state agencies, school districts, schools, youth leaders, youth-serving organizations, and community-based organizations, particularly organizations serving students of color; have proven project management, interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills; as well as experience managing foundation and government
grants; the ability to contribute to a positive team environment; the ability to balance multiple projects at once; and the willingness and ability to travel once organizational work-related travel restrictions are lifted. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.
SALARY: $80,000 – $84,000
HOURS: This is a full time position (35 hours per week) and includes health/dental benefits, life and
short- and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and student loan paydown benefit.
LOCATION: This is a position based in Washington, DC or remotely (Eastern Time required).
START DATE: November 2021
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no longer than three pages each),
and three references by September 10, 2021 to email@example.com with subject line Senior
Program Manager, Health Equity and last name. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No telephone calls or email inquiries, please.
Advocates for Youth is an equal Opportunity/ Americans with Disabilities Act employer and strongly
encourages people of color and LGBTQ people to apply.