Sisters in Control: Program Coordinator, Get Smart Before You Get Sexy

Position: Program Coordinator

Program: Get Smart Before You Get Sexy, Sisters in Control Reproductive
Justice (SCRJ) – Reproductive Justice

Supervisor: Program Manager, SCRJ

Work Schedule: 40 hrs/week FTE (Monday – Friday); Some nights & weekends as needed; Travel Required

Expected Hours: 40 hrs

Status: Exempt

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000

The Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing all activities of the Get Smart B4U Get Sexy program at Black Women for Wellness (BWW), a 501(c)(3) organization. This program sits within BWW’s Sisters in Control/Reproductive Justice division and focuses on sexual health and education for youth. Soon, this program will launch a new initiative aimed at gathering data about the lived experiences and needs of Black youth (ages 14-30) related to sexual and reproductive health as well as STI and HIV prevention. The goal is to gain a better understanding of cultural norms, communication channels used, and sexual health and education services, and education currently available. Then use this knowledge to advocate for sexual health education programs and policies that truly meet the needs of Black youth in California.

The Program Coordinator will lead the implementation of this initiative. They will report directly to the reproductive justice manager, and interface with other staff, external partners, teenagers and young adult participants to accomplish program goals. This is a full-time, salaried position with health benefits.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to (Adrienne N. Spires at [email protected])

Primary Responsibilities:

● Responsible for the planning and coordination of all aspects of the Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy program, including acting as implementation lead on research project described above

● Collaborate with youth-focused and community-based organizations in Los Angeles to conduct targeted surveys, qualitative interviews, and other data collection activities within communities of color

● Coordinate, conduct trainings for, and supervise teenagers and young adults who become peer sexual health educators

● Train and supervise interns and other volunteers engaged in the program

● Conduct presentations, workshops, and trainings related to the research project

● Liaise with internal and external audiences about the program, communicating goals, needs, and other relevant updates

● Support the incorporation of research findings into BWW’s sexual health education programming and outreach; work with partners to disseminate findings and advocate for changes in local and statewide programs more broadly

● Develop and cultivate relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal level; this includes Reproductive Justice organizations and advocates, schools and youth-centered community organizations, and others

● Attend and participate in coalition efforts to advance Reproductive Justice, particularly sex education for youth

● Track, monitor and report on the efforts and success of peer health educators, including number of youth reached, locations of activities, and other relevant information

● Track program expenses, monitor program participation and progress, produce periodic reports, communicate as appropriate with funders, and coordinate other administrative and logistical needs

● Help inform the development of Reproductive Justice educational materials and support the distribution of materials as needed

● Support Communications Manager in disseminating sexual health information aimed at youth and promoting the Get Smart B4U Get Sexy program

● Assist with program and organizational fundraising efforts by providing funder updates, attending events, and participating in other activities

● Maintain general working knowledge about Reproductive Justice issues, including environmental toxins

● Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree

● At least two years of relevant experience coordinating programs in non-profit, government, or other organization

● Experience providing educational workshops, presentations, and/or trainings • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research, and a focus on community-based research within communities of color

● Commitment to working with youth in a respectful and empowering way

● Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

● Entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, energetic, hard-working, and unafraid of challenges

● Detail-oriented approach to all work

● Ability to travel (this position requires moderate travel around California and some light national travel

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience with data management tools and systems

● Knowledge of Microsoft office suite

● Sense of humor

● Knowledge of Black communities/working with Black communities a plus

● Knowledge about reproductive health, rights, and justice issues impacting Black women

BLACK WOMEN FOR WELLNESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at BLACK WOMEN FOR WELLNESS are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, military status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.