Education/Teaching/Training, Marketing/Outreach/PR, Medical & Health
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The Education and Outreach Specialist is responsible for implementing sexual health education and outreach programming in the Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. This position works under the supervision of the Manager of Education and Outreach.
1. Provide the following education programming to upstate communities: a. Multi-session community education with comprehensive, inclusive, and age-appropriate curriculum b. Single-session education with inclusive, age-appropriate curriculum c. Peer education programming for adolescents and adults 2. Provide high quality, fact based educational sessions using supportive and inclusive facilitation techniques 3. Contribute to curriculum development, implementation and adaptation of E&O programming in a designated area and/or with target populations 4. Support efforts of the Development department to acquire funding for Education and Outreach department programs and monitor and report on funded activities (for private grants/foundations, public grants, and individual donors) 5. Deliver innovative educational outreach programming targeted to audiences at highest risk for unplanned pregnancy and STI’s in settings such as schools, community organizations, correctional facilities and treatment centers. 6. Evaluate, promote, and disseminate accurate and current information relating to gender, sexuality, and health 7. Provide an active, reliable presence at health fairs and other community venues, lending accurate information and referrals for community members seeking PPIL services. Promote preventative health care and healthy behaviors for all community members during community engagement activities and connect community organizations to educational opportunities. 8. Develop and foster community relationships through strategic partnerships and collaborations 9. Support strengthening of three interrelated services: 1) Community outreach via PPIL Community Education Department, 2) In-school intensive sexuality education, 3) and teen clinics. Work closely with community groups, schools, and relevant experts/vendors to assess effectiveness of the program on a regular basis. 10. Work with school and community based organization contacts to confirm logistics for educational sessions 11. Through these activities, demonstrate excellent customer service as well as 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.
• Maintain logs and issue regular reports on education and outreach activities to inform colleagues, managers, directors and senior leadership across the organization of Education and Outreach progress. • Perform student evaluations as required for program needs
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 stand, walk, talk, hear, and speak. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle, type, or feel and reach. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Supervisor: Manager of Education and Outreach
Status: Hourly, nonexempt from the overtime provision of the wage and salary guidelines.
Transportation: This position requires travel around Chicago and the surrounding suburbs; Access to reliable transportation is a requirement.
Qualifications, Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work through and with people at multiple levels and agencies. • Exceptional organizational skills, capable of defining an agenda, pacing activities and tracking progress across disciplines and regions. • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health. • Creative thinker with an ability to reach toward excellence in every aspect of campaign implementation. • Experience with public speaking and behavior management • Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Professional and Personal Qualities: High degree of professionalism, coupled with flexibility to apply professional skills in a variety of situations. Strong public speaking skills; ability to prepare oral presentations on a wide variety of sexual health topics. Strong commitment to the operating goals of Planned Parenthood. Willingness to participate as a team member and work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Planned Parenthood works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff based on factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, marital status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.
About Planned Parenthood of Illinois
We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator and a passionate advocate. Planned Parenthood of Illinois' 17 health centers throughout the state deliver vital health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to more than 60,000 women and families each year.
For nearly 90 years, building healthy communities has been Planned Parenthood's mission. Everyday, Planned Parenthood of Illinois helps all kinds of people get the health tools and information—and above all the care and compassion they need—to prevent unintended pregnancies or to plan for families when they are ready.