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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Training Associate - Ithaca, NY in Ithaca, New York

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Picture yourself here: We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is seeking a training Associate to join a team dedicated to providing education & training opportunities that are research-informed, sex positive, equity and access-focused, rooted in community and which utilize a reproductive justice lens. We are mission-focused, continual learners who collaborate to create accessible and change-provoking learning experiences.

The training associate is responsible for supporting, developing, and facilitating in-person and virtual sexual and reproductive health training for professionals (ex. social workers, heath care providers, educators and other school staff, afterschool providers, service providers, sex educators and more) in New York State communities. The training associate will work to assess community needs to develop and deliver innovative sexual and reproductive health-related trainings that are grounded in theories of adult learning, trauma informed care, equity, accessibility and human centered design. The training associate will raise awareness of PPGNY’s broad range of services and connect training participants and their clients to those services when applicable.

The training associate will collaborate with PPGNY staff from varied locations and departments through internal and external trainings and workshops. Training associates provide facilitation, support and technical assistance for special projects within the Education Department, as well as in partnership with other PPGNY departments and PP affiliates. Flexibility in work schedule is preferred; some evenings and weekends may be required. This position may be based in PPGNY Region 2 and 3, with expected 15% travel to other New York State regions when needed and possible.


  • This position includes a balance of Training Development & Facilitation, Program administration, and Special Projects as outlined below.

Training Development and Facilitation (50%)

  • Support and facilitate online synchronous, online asynchronous, and in-person trainings for professionals via the PPGNY Training Institute.

  • Ensure adherence to PPGNY’s mission, values, and guiding principles.

  • Stay up to date with current developments and research on sexuality-related topics.

  • Support with curriculum development and application of learning concepts, such as adult learning theory, trauma responsive care, models of health behavior change, human centered design, and universal design for learning.

  • Collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts on training development and facilitation.

  • Develop and revise professional training designs related to sexual and reproductive health topics that are responsive to participant and community needs.

  • Provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders who are working to integrate sexual and reproductive health knowledge and skills into their practice.

Program Administration (30%)

  • Collect demographic, monitoring and evaluation data from training participants; compile data appropriately and prepare submissions.

  • Build and sustain partnerships and community relationships, making connections with internal and external resources and centering community priorities.

  • Support Training Institute outreach.

Special Projects (20%)

  • Assist and collaborate with team members to execute any cross-program opportunities or overarching program initiatives.

  • Represent the Education Department for selected internal and external committees, meetings and working groups.

  • Perform other educational and experience-related duties as outlined by the Education Department’s annual Work Plan or as outlined in grant applications.


  • Mission Alignment: A demonstrated commitment to PPGNY’s mission related to bodily autonomy, health equity, and gender and racial justice

  • Equity values and competencies: A demonstrated commitment to learning about and enhancing practices related to racial equity and its impact on healthcare systems.

  • Equity values and competencies: Strong relationship building and communication skills, including an ability to work and build trust across cultural differences related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability; and to reflect on one’s personal identity with humility

  • Community-facing equity competencies: Ability to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, medically accurate and culturally responsive education across race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability


  • Experience in sexual and reproductive health care, public health, and /or health education preferred.

  • Three (3) years of experience providing health education, educational workshops or presentations

  • Experience with small and large group facilitation and practice being responsive to audience needs, communication styles, and group dynamics.

  • Experience with curriculum and instructional design that is responsive to community input and intentionally brings an equity and access lens.

  • Understanding of equity and sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice and ability to apply frameworks.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, SharePoint, Zoom, with and with Learner Management Systems.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required.

  • Experience facilitating or supporting accessible programs, including creating accessible outreach and materials, coordinating with interpretation and being responsive to individual access needs.

  • Certified as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York (LCSW)


  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout New York State

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season and Covid-19) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.