Open Position – Youth and Young Adult ( Get Smart B4U Get Sexy) Program Coordinator
Los Angeles, CA
We are currently recruiting for a full-time Youth and Young Adult (Get Smart B4U Get Sexy) Program Coordinator based out of our Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice Program (SCRJ).
This is a full time exempt position reporting to the program manager of Sisters in Control team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Coordinate and support all aspects of SCRJ including peer advocate trainings, presentation and education around reproductive justice issues.
- Represent BWW in the community by maintaining relationships with schools, community-based organizations and other collaborations in relation to this project.
- Organize monthly community health conversations in South Los Angeles
- Organize regular young adult/teen conversations, trainings and events/gatherings.
- Conduct focus groups and other qualitative research with young adults/teens
- Maintain SCRJ volunteer team
- Maintain and update youth centered bww website, write blog submissions and maintain and monitor Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram or other social media sites.
- Coordinate with other program staff the facilitation of peer advocate training as necessary.
- Develop and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide sex education, and facilitating activities of existing programs such as the reproductive justice advocates.
- Coordinate activities and/or meetings with staff from other programs and/or departments.
- Attend coalition and community meetings
- Develop and maintain professional contact/relationships with schools, community leaders as applicable.
- Tracking program expenses.
- Coordinate and handle administrative and logistical aspects of the program.
- Light travel throughout California and nationally
- Manage intern(s) during summer months
- Conference planning and implementation
- Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Human Sexuality or other related field.
- Requires two (2) to three (3) years of experience coordinating programs and providing educational workshops, presentations, and trainings.
- Ability to relate to diverse communities including Black/African American young adults and teenagers.
- Share BWW values and mission
- Responsive to new ideas and situations.
- Sense of humor.
- Proficient with Microsoft office programs including: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. WordPress knowledge is plus.
- Proficient with online media tools including facebook, twitter, pinterest, wordpress and tumblr
- Self starter and needs little supervision
- Willing to work some weekends and/or evening
- Reliable transportation
- Able to walk 5-10 minutes at a time
- Must have outstanding oral and written communications skills,
- Experience working with Black communities and knowledge about sexual and reproductive health.
- Knowledge of south Los Angeles communities is a plus
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Team builder and ability to utilize team skills effectively.
- Accuracy and attention to detail essential.
- Ability to be flexible and work respectfully with a diverse group.
- Professional appearance and attitude.
- Ability and willingness to travel to and visit schools, agencies and community meetings. Availability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as required.
- Requires a valid driver’s license and a reliable and flexible means of transportation.
Salary range: $36,000 – $38,000 DOE including health insurance.
About Black Women for Wellness
Black Women for Wellness is a non profit grassroots organization committed to the empowerment, health and well-being of Black women and girls through education, advocacy, outreach and research in California. Black Women for Wellness started as sisterfriends with the Birthing Project in Los Angeles in 1997. We began as a group of women concerned about the health and well-being of our babies. As grandmothers, mothers, aunts, daughters, and sisterfriends, we found we had no choice but to take on the plethora of health issues Black women encounter.
Black Women for Wellness is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply please send resume and cover letter to Nourbese at firstname.lastname@example.org with youth/young adult coordinator application in the subject. Thanks! Happy hunting.