Program Coordinator, Health and Social Equity

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $55,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1325 G Street, NW
Suite 980
United States


Advocates for Youth ( Advocates) Program Coordinator, Health and Social Equity, will support Advocates’ School Health Equity project, providing technical assistance and capacity-building support to school districts to: 1) strengthen the effectiveness of sexual health education instructional materials and their delivery and 2) strengthen the effectiveness of health services initiatives that reduce HIV/STIs. Activities include: assisting with the provision of technical assistance and training to youth-serving providers, including school staff; supporting school-wide campaigns that promote health services for students; conducting webinars, workshops and presentations to national, state, and local audiences; and adapting/developing written resources.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting program staff to design, tailor, coordinate and conduct in-person and online technical assistance and training on sexual health services and sexual health education for school districts and other partners.
  • Assisting program staff to conduct annual sexual health services and sexual health education capacity assessments and programmatic activity inventories for partners.
  • Supporting school staff to implement school-wide, student planned campaigns to promote sexual health services for middle and high school students.
  • Synthesizing existing research and resources, drafting, and disseminating materials, including training modules, fact sheets, and an electronic newsletter.
  • Responding to oral and written requests for information about adolescent reproductive and sexual health issues, including sexual health services, sexual health education, sexual health policy, and HIV/STI prevention.
  • Conducting workshops and presentations at the national, state and local levels for school staff and other youth-serving providers.
  • Developing and maintaining a partner database.
  • Maintaining a project listserv and developing content for a project web page.
  • Working with program staff to develop work plans, timelines, and activities designed to achieve program goals.
  • Working with program staff to conduct monitoring and evaluation, tracking program deliverables using both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
  • 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.
  • Participating in overall organizational strategic and operational planning.
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three years of programmatic experience in at least one of the following issues: adolescent reproductive and sexual health; HIV/STI prevention; family planning; peer education; educating decision makers; and youth organizing. A candidate who has a strong interest in school health is desired. Demonstrated experience in supportive sexual health services or delivering sexual health education in public middle and/or high schools classrooms is preferred. Demonstrated experience working in partnership with schools districts, public middle and/or high schools, school health advisory councils and youth leaders is preferred. A successful candidate will have: excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational, and management skills; demonstrated technical skills in the provision of technical assistance and training ability to contribute to a positive team environment and be a team player; ability to balance multiple projects at once; and ability to travel. Qualified candidates should be committed to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.


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 pay down benefit

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no longer than three pages each), and three references by August 28, 2018 to with subject line Program Coordinator, Health and Social Equity and last name. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 28, 2018

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.