Job Opening: Los Angeles Part Time Program Assistant; Peer Health Exchange
- Start Date: September 2013
Peer Health Exchange (PHE), is a national non-profit organization that gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 6,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to over 72,000 public high school students in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and expanded to Washington, DC in fall 2012. We recently launched our 2011-2015 Strategic Plan. The plan has three major priorities: deepening impact, investing in more robust program evaluation, and developing and testing additional methods for impact, all while serving 120,000 teens over the next four years. To achieve these priorities, we will grow from a staff of 40 and a budget of $9.5M today to a staff of over 100 and a budget of $14M in 2015.
The primary responsibilities of the PHE Los Angeles Program Assistant are to provide program support to the other members of the program team, manage program operations and materials, and manage data collection and evaluation. The Los Angeles Program Assistant will report directly to the Los Angeles Program Director and will work closely with the entire city team.
This is a part-time (up to 20 hours/week), entry-level position with a competitive hourly salary. Program Assistants have direct opportunities for growth within the organization.
The PHE LA Program Assistant will:
Support the PHE LA program by:
o Assisting with college volunteer recruitment, training, and assessment
o Preparing and distributing recruitment, training, teaching, and outreach materials for college and high school partners
o Coordinating logistics, such as setting up A/V needs and security space at training retreats and other citywide events
o Assisting with the management of PHE's online health workshop schedule
o Supporting program event planning and execution
o Attending PHE workshops in partner High Schools
Manage PHE LA operations by:
o Maintaining up-to-date inventory of all program and other materials
o Purchasing, distributing, and maintaining office supplies and equipment
o Coordinating technology requests and services with National staff and with technology vendor
Develop and execute special projects as needed. Past examples include:high school partners
o Researching the middle school and high school health education landscape in various local school districts
o Supporting LA implementation of strategic pilots
Manage PHE LA program data and evaluation by:
o Organizing and conducting program evaluations in high schools
o Collecting and analyzing programmatic evaluation data on a weekly basis
Peer Health Exchange is looking for someone who:
Is committed to the PHE mission
Has a bachelor's degree
Has experience as a PHE volunteer (a plus)
Has excellent writing and editing skills
Has excellent organizational skills and can successfully manage detailed logistics and program operations
Has strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Has strong verbal communication skills and a strong interest in developing training skills
Is flexible and willing to work non-traditional hours as needed (late nights and some weekend hours)
Has command of all Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Is efficient in managing diverse tasks, activities, and projects and effectively manages their time
Is comfortable in a fast-paced, high energy, entrepreneurial environment
Is a self-starter and comfortable with problem solving in challenging circumstances
Has experience working with marginalized youth or in low-income public schools
Is able to travel and transport materials throughout Los Angeles County
Has a valid driver's license
Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample (your best nonfiction writing, 3 pages or less) to LAprogramassistant@.... Only candidates who submit all three materials will be considered for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information about Peer Health Exchange, please visit www.peerhealthexchange.org.
No phone inquiries will be accepted.