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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 Assistant, OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention

SUPERVISOR: Cheryl Tutt, Program Manager Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Sexual Health Services

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth (Advocates) is dedicated to creating programs and promoting polices that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health.

GENERAL PROJECT DECSRIPTION: Advocates is seeking a Program Assistant to support its project: Building the Capacity of Local Communities to Develop a Community Prevention Framework for Teen Pregnancy Prevention: The Community Collaborative Approach, which is supported through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Office of Adolescent Health. The project aims to address high rates of teen pregnancy and births in communities with demonstrated need and to contribute new research to the adolescent sexual and reproductive health field. The project has two primary goals:

  1. Increase the capacity of key stakeholders in three communities to address high teen pregnancy and birth rates by developing, pilot testing, and evaluating a Community Prevention Framework designed to educate key stakeholders, increase community support, expand funding, strengthen partnerships, expand evidence-based interventions, establish formal referrals and linkages between health, education and social service agencies, and shift social norms; and
  2. Create an evidence-based, replicable model to help other communities across the country develop community prevention frameworks by evaluating the planning process, documenting capacity-building training and implementation processes, and disseminating lessons learned.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program Assistant will be responsible for day-to-day administrative functions including scheduling conference calls, managing webinars, assisting with publications development, gathering training materials, and organizing travel and meeting logistics.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree with administrative and writing skills and experience with conference and meeting planning. This position requires at least two years of relevant experience and a high level of skill in the use of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word). Essential job functions include: using Microsoft Office programs to type and prepare documents (such as MS Word and MS PowerPoint); updating and maintaining databases; maintaining MS Outlook calendar; assisting with meetings, trainings, and travel logistics; assisting with office supply inventory and orders; organizing mailings; filing; photocopying; and assisting with accounting/expense reimbursements. Experience with SharePoint is a significant plus.

The successful candidate will bring:

  • Willingness to take initiative and the ability to work independently and to multi-task to ensure high quality products and customer service delivery;
  • Experience with grants management (federal or state grants management a plus);
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; and
  • Excellent grammar, communication, and telephone skills.

Additionally, qualified candidates should be:

  • Committed to Advocates For Youth’s mission;
  • An energetic, hard-working, and enthusiastic team player and
  • A creative, imaginative, and innovative problem solver.

Anticipated start date: October 1, 2015

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to:

Cheryl Tutt, Program Manager, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, Advocates for Youth This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

No phone calls please


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