NARAL Pro-Choice New York (NPCNY) is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization in New York State. The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) is our education and program arm working with state and local leaders to design new approaches for removing barriers and improving reproductive health care for all women.
NPCNY and the NIRH are seeking a Youth Coordinator to provide program support for its Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge (TORCH®) Program. TORCH is a nationally recognized program that combines peer sexual and reproductive health education and leadership training for New York City youth. TORCH peer leaders build their self esteem, develop leadership skills, and learn to make responsible choices. They then share their knowledge with other adolescents by facilitating workshops around New York City. Supervised by the Director of Education, Research and Evaluation, the Youth Coordinator will assist with all aspects of the TORCH Program. The ideal candidate should be someone who has demonstrated experiencing working with a diverse group of adolescents and has a strong commitment to the goals of the organization. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Contribute to ongoing program planning, revision, implementation and evaluation of all TORCH curricula, as necessary
Assist with the recruitment, application and enrollment of all TORCH peer leaders
Attend and manage all TORCH senior peer leader meetings, including overseeing the continuing education of the peer leaders
Recruit, coordinate, track and maintain a database of community-based organizations for scheduling and implementing all TORCH workshops
Coordinate and attend the annual youth leadership training retreat
Help monitor and compile all program grant deliverables throughout the year
Assist with data entry, data cleaning and report writing for mid-year and final grant reports
Help develop and manage social media, website and educational materials for the program, including the TORCH blog and Facebook account
Conduct site visits and workshop observations, including travel to outer boroughs as needed
Assist with special projects related to TORCH, including helping to manage the youth components of NIRH/NPCNY projects
Perform all other duties as assigned
Minimum of 2-4 years relevant work experience
Demonstrated experience leading, facilitating and mentoring a diverse group of adolescents
Strong oral and written communication skills
Occasional evening and weekend hours required
Ability to work well in a team as well as independently
Knowledge of and commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and other PC programs required
Experience with social media a plus
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24, 2013. Please indicate "Youth Coordinator in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.
NPCNY/NIRH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBT individuals to apply.
HOURS: Monday through Friday 9:30am-5:30pm, applicants interested in a part time commitment are also encouraged to apply.
COMPENSATION: This position is unpaid. We will help secure academic credit if applicable.
SUMMARY: The Teen Outreach Reproductive CHallenge, known as TORCH®, is a nationally recognized program that combines peer sexual and reproductive health education and leadership training for New York City youth. TORCH Peer Leaders build their self esteem, develop leadership skills, and learn to make responsible choices. Then they share their knowledge with other teens by facilitating workshops around New York City.
The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is a 6-week summer program that brings TORCH Peer Leaders together for intensive sexuality education and leadership training.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Interns provide hands-on assistance to a diverse and dynamic group of high school students from all five boroughs of New York City who are involved in this nationally recognized program.
Plan and implement daily activities for the TORCH Summer Leadership Institute.
Help develop and organize resource materials for Peer Leaders.
Assist with program evaluation efforts.
Track outreach efforts and their results.
Mentor TORCH peer leadership positions.
Work as a part of the TORCH team.
Travel to workshop locations to observe Peer Leader workshops.
Assist TORCH Program staff with other tasks as necessary.
Educational and program planning experience.
Experience working with teens.
Strong personal commitment to youth development and sexual and reproductive health/rights/justice issues.
Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health/adolescent sexuality.
An understanding and enjoyment of working directly with a diverse group of teens.
Ability to work well with a small team of staff and interns
Research and computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and data entry.
Time, organizational and management skills.
Graduate students encouraged to apply.
This is a great opportunity for aspiring educators, social workers, and counselors.
TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please indicate the position you are applying for. If applying for more than one, please list your first choice.