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: Coordinator, State Policy & Partnerships
DEPARTMENT: State Policy & Partnerships
REPORTS TO: Associate Director, State Policy & Partnerships
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth champions programs and policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Since 1980, Advocates has been providing information, technical assistance and training on youth sexual health policy and practice for youth activists, youth-serving organizations, policy makers, and the media in the United States and internationally. Advocates' philosophy of Rights.Respect.Responsibility informs all of its work. The organization promotes youth rights to sexual health information and services, models youth-adult partnerships in all its efforts, and holds society responsible for its role in providing young people with all of the information and the tools they need to make responsible decisions about their sexual health.
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth's State Policy & Partnerships Department works with state advocacy partners and coalitions to build their capacity to advocate for and sustain progressive youth reproductive and sexual health policies at the state and local level, as well as works with national colleague organizations to effectively collaborate and partner on state-based initiatives. The Department partners and works closely with select state advocacy organizations to help engage youth leaders and mobilize networks of youth activists in support of youth sexual health and rights -- through the Cultural Advocacy and Mobilization Initiative (CAMI). Issue areas of focus include comprehensive sex education; youth-friendly HIV/STI prevention, testing and treatment; LGBT health and rights; and confidential, affordable contraception and abortion services and care. Advocates for Youth continually strives to develop and implement the most up-to-date strategies and tools to engage policy makers, elevate the work of youth activists and shift the societal paradigm to recognize youth sexual health and rights.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Coordinator will work closely with state partners through the Cultural Advocacy and Mobilization Initiative (CAMI) project, as well as provide needed support to other state-based organizations and coalitions. The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
EXPERIENCE and SKILLS REQUIRED:
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
START DATE: June 2014
SCALE LEVEL: Coordinator
SUPERVISOR: Associate Director, Communications
Organizational Description: Advocates for Youth is a national nonprofit that champions programs and advocates for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Communications and Online Campaign Coordinator’s primary duties will be to help develop, test and carry out digital marketing and action campaigns to expand Advocates for Youth’s presence and effectiveness online, with a particular focus on Advocates’ social media and email communications. This position will work within the Communications department and report to the Associate Director of Communications. Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies which help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health including: comprehensive sex education, contraception access, HIV/AIDS prevention, abortion access and LGBTQ health and rights.
Specific responsibilities will include:
ONLINE COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES:
Salary commensurate with experience.