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The Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Program Coordinator is responsible for leading ongoing efforts by Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) to prevent unintended pregnancies, particularly among teens and young adults with a special focus around improving sex education in the state of Illinois and expanding knowledge and capacity of healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive, medically accurate and non-biased contraception counseling, services and linkages to reproductive care.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for leading unintended pregnancy prevention initiatives and activities as outlined in PPIL’s strategic plan. This role oversees and manages deliverables and has overall strategic and programmatic responsibility for the implementation, evaluation, and future planning.
1. Define and manage day-to-day statewide internal and external activities intended to reach program goals with the support of PPIL staff and community partners.
2. Establish, collaborate with, and maintain effective working relationships with Planned Parenthood of Illinois staff, community members, key partners and stakeholders
3. Assure engagement of community partners and civic leaders across Illinois to promote initiative values and goals, and to help teens and young adults access contraception services at PPIL and/or other reproductive care providers
4. Oversee performance measurement and systems to ensure that program goals are met, including objectives, activities, and clients served
5. Lead the implementation and evaluation of an expanded Birth Control Access initiative at PPIL health centers
6. Strategize and coordinate outreach efforts to reach targeted populations
7. On a monthly basis, analyze program data and use findings to develop strategies for implementing any needed changes and improvements in processes and service delivery
8. Conduct or facilitate periodic focus groups to obtain feedback on key program elements with selected target groups
9. Review and distribute current literature on the latest findings on evidence-based program and outcomes to program partners
10. Develop program sustainability initiatives through partnership development, program branding, expansion, and by assisting the Development department with efforts pertaining to securing government, foundation, and private financial support for unintended pregnancy prevention programming
11. Represent PPIL and the Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Program externally; serve as a key spokesperson and enable other leaders to use consistent messaging
1. Undertake such other activities necessary to promote the furtherance of the goals of PPIL
2. Attend regular Medical Services, Development, and External Affairs team meetings as needed to advance program implementation
3. Through these activities, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to PPIL core values of access, activism, care, confidentiality, diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, self-determination, and stewardship; practice these values in relations with internal and external customers
4. Other duties as assigned.
The physical demand characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, talk, read, see and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to type, handle, or feel and reach. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
This position requires communication with all PPIL health centers and travel to their communities across the state.
Status: Full time, exempt from the overtime provisions of wage and salary regulations.
Qualifications, Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution in public health, communications, health administration, health education or related field preferred, and three (3) years of experience in the program related to the area of assignment
OR an equivalent combination of education and experience:
• Previous experience working with community-based organizations, local health departments, school systems and/or universities is crucial
• Implementation of adolescent sexual education, pregnancy prevention programs, and/or adolescent parenting programs
• Knowledge of public health principles and practice
• Sensitivity to different cultural/ethnic backgrounds critical
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work through and with people at multiple levels as needed to reach program goals.
• Exceptional organizational skills, capable of defining an agenda, pacing activities and tracking
• Strong external relations and relationship management skills.
• Program evaluation experience.
Professional and Personal Qualities: This position requires commitment to efficient and customer-oriented provision of services, as well as commitment to the mission, vision, values and goals of Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are essential. The candidate must have the ability to collaborate to deliver high quality work in a dynamic organization under time pressure.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
All applications must be submitted on the Planned Parenthood website: https://jobs.lever.co/ppil/8f7fde50-ec88-4ffb-a1e4-a9e76b42de39?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=Idealist