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.
Senior Program Manager, LGBTQ Health and Rights
SCALE LEVEL: Senior Program Manager
SUPERVISOR: Vice President, Organizational Development/Division Director, Health and Social Equity
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth (Advocates) is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Since 1980, Advocates has provided information, training, and advocacy to youth-serving organizations, policy-makers, and the media in the U.S. and internationally.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Through funding from private foundations and government grants, Advocates provides training and technical assistance to schools, youth-serving organizations, community-based agencies and health care providers, to improve their HIV/STD and teen pregnancy prevention programming for youth, including those disproportionately impacted.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Senior Program Manager will oversee Advocates’ cooperative agreement with CDC’s Division of Adolescent Health (DASH) to build the capacity of three local education agencies (LEAs) to implement school-centered HIV prevention programming for black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) ages 13 to 19. The Senior Program Manager will provide ongoing, tailored technical assistance, training, and follow-up support to a team of school and community-based partners at three targeted LEAs to:
The Senior Program Manager will allocate at least 95 percent of their time to this project. Responsibilities include:
The Senior Program Manager will allocate up to 5 percent of their time to the following:
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree with five years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree with seven years of experience in adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating HIV/STD prevention programs for LGBTQ youth of color, in particular black and Latino young men who have sex with men. Demonstrated experience establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships with schools, youth leaders, national organizations, youth-service organizations, and community-based organizations. A successful candidate will have: demonstrated technical skills in the use of evidence-based interventions for populations at disproportionate risk for HIV and other STDs; demonstrated technical skills in provision of technical assistance and training to a wide range of audiences; excellent project management, facilitation, organizational, written and verbal communication skills; experience with grants management (federal grants management a plus); ability to contribute to a positive team environment and be team player; ability to balance multiple projects; and ability to travel. Qualified candidates should be committed to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
START DATE: July 2015
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, three references, and two writing samples by May 8, 2015 to:
Advocates for Youth
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls or email inquiries, please.