Terms of Employment: Full-Time
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience; NYCLU has a generous and competitive benefits package.
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information please visit our website: www.nyclu.org.
For nearly 30 years, the NYCLU has been an essential leader in New York’s reproductive rights movement. Our vision of reproductive rights encompasses the broad range of information and services that are essential to privacy, bodily autonomy, equality and public health. Our work focuses particularly on the most vulnerable New Yorkers: low-income women, women of color and adolescents. In 2018, to address changes in New York State law, we completed a major update of our seminal publication Teenagers, Health Care and the Law.
We are seeking an experienced and passionate candidate to lead a new two-year campaign on minors’ rights to confidential reproductive health and other sensitive care. The Teen Health Coordinator will closely collaborate with our Youth Programs Manager and Senior Policy Counsel on curriculum development and distribution, training delivery, and expanding our reach through the development of new multimedia workshops and promotional materials.
The ideal person for this position will have experience in the field of adolescent health and sexuality, familiarity with a reproductive justice framework, the ability to think creatively about new ways to deliver trainings to audiences across New York State, excellent organizational, administrative and program coordination skills, and a strong dedication to the principles of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Expand NYCLU’s reach through updated, multimedia workshops, trainings and promotional materials for providers and young people.
- Facilitate adolescent health trainings in New York City and New York State for providers and alongside youth organizers.
- Work with NYCLU Teen Activist Project members to create a youth-friendly version of Teenagers, Health Care and the Law.
- Identify opportunities to develop strategic partnerships with public schools and teen health-focused community groups to advance the NYCLU’s work on adolescent rights.
- Develop and implement issue-specific campaigns around expanding and protecting minors’ rights in New York State.
- Respond to requests for support and information from providers and youth including requests for legal assistance and trainings.
- Represent the NYCLU in the media and on panels related to teen health and sexuality.
- 3+ years of experience in sexuality education, sexual health, public health, reproductive rights, or related field.
- A masters’ degree or equivalent in Public Health, Social Work, Education, Community Organizing, Gender or Cultural Studies, or a related discipline.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and extensive experience with public speaking.
- Experience developing and delivering trainings for youth and adult learners.
- Demonstrated experience managing diverse group dynamics within a training delivery context.
- A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Availability & willingness to travel, and to work some nontraditional hours.
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of the NYCLU and ACLU.
- Fluency in Spanish.
- Familiarity with evidence-based sexual health curricula, approaches, and strategies.
- Experience working on issues related to LGBTQ youth.
- Experience with online learning platforms.
- Experience working with systems that serve youth (such as school systems).
- Experience working with organizational membership, volunteers, directly impacted communities, and/or community organizers.
- Existing relationships with key external constituencies and/or policy makers.
- A great sense of humor, a collaborative disposition, patience, and flexibility.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Teen Health Coordinator” in the subject line. Please submit your resume and cover letter as one PDF document. Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2019.
The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve.