Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Sexuality Educator, Signature Programs in Region 1, 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.
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.
Picture yourself here: When you join PPGNY as a Sexuality Educator for our Signature Programs, you will be responsible for facilitating evidence-informed curricula and/or evidence based curricula to youth and young adults in schools, colleges and community based organizations in priority NYC communities. Sexuality Educators conduct community outreach to raise awareness of PPGNY’s broad range of services and to connect clients to those services. As a part of our outreach strategy, the sexuality educator will collaborate with the peer educators to develop social media content to inform, educate and raise awareness about SRH and SRJ related topics. Educators provide 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 essential; some evenings and weekends required.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Community Outreach and Facilitation
• Facilitate sexuality education workshops, community outreach to youth, and develop informative social media content. In all activities, ensure adherence to PPNYC’s mission,
values, guiding principles and maintain curriculum fidelity.
• Conduct community outreach that includes, but is not limited to community events, pop-ups, tabling, fairs, school events, etc.
• Maintain community relationships by representing PPGNY to community partners with professionalism and connect partners to additional programs as applicable.
• Attends or Facilitates trainings for professionals via the PPGNY Training Institute, as needed.
Program Administration (15%)
• Collect demographic, monitoring and evaluation data from workshop and training participants; compile data appropriately and prepares submission.
• Support Manager in ensuring that the data in is accurate Special Projects
Special Projects (5%)
• Assists and collaborates with team to execute any cross program opportunities or overarching youth program initiatives
• Works as a member of the Education and Training Department staff and maintains high standards of professionalism and collaboration. Represents the Department at selected internal and external meetings
• Stays current on research related to sexuality and reproductive health. Helps to identify articles to be read by other Education and Training staff.
• Performs other educational and experience related duties or projects as outlined by the Education Department’s annual Work Plan or as outlined in grant applications.
• A demonstrated commitment to PPGNY’s mission related to bodily autonomy, health equity, and gender and racial justice
• A demonstrated commitment to learning about and enhancing practices related to racial equity and its impact on healthcare systems.
• Strong relationship building and communication skills, including an ability to work and build trust across cultural differences related to 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
• 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
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong public speaking and facilitation/teaching skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently, and be creative and flexible.
• Excellent listening and relationship building skills across difference.
• Understanding of and adaptability to needs of working with young people.
• Understanding of and adaptability to needs of working with community.
• 1-2 years of experience providing educational workshops and presentations.
• Experience working with and engaging youth.
• Experience with communities impacted by adverse health outcomes, knowledge systemic barriers to sexual reproductive health and wellbeing faced by marginalized communities especially women, LGBTQ, poor/working class and communities of color.
• Experience in working with diverse population and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health.
• Analysis of how systemic oppression and racism impacts communities of color.
• Flexible schedule
• Experience in public health and /or education.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred not required
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 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.