Job Listing: Executive Director, Colorado Youth matter

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Job Description

This position offers the opportunity to shape Colorado’s agenda on adolescent sexual health and ensure that young people throughout the state have the information and resources they need to make informed decisions about sexual health and parenting. This position requires a passion for the mission of the organization, commitment to social justice, excellent fundraising skills and the ability to advocate on behalf of adolescent sexual health and the organization in a variety of venues. This is a highly collaborative position requiring outstanding leadership and communication skills. The Executive Director is also responsible for the organization’s day-to- day operations and reports to the Board of Directors. Diversity and inclusiveness are strong values and practices at CYM, therefore, we strongly encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Responsibilities Include:

Provide strategic leadership of Colorado Youth Matter

  • Provide leadership and oversight of the state’s leading adolescent sexual health organization. Help define the strategy of organization, in conjunction with Board of Directors, ensuring that young people have the information and resources they need to make informed choices about sexual health and parenting. 
  • Provide effective leadership and oversight of human and financial resources of Colorado Youth Matter consistent with the strategic plan and direction set by the Board of Directors. 
  • Work with Executive Committee and Board of Directors on organizational priorities, goals and vision in implementing the strategic and operation plans; support the work of the Board of Directors at every level, and maintain high levels of communication with Board of Directors. 
  • Assist in the recruitment and orientation of strong and involved Board of Directors to prioritize and implement the organization’s initiatives. 

Lead fundraising and financial management of Colorado Youth Matter 

  • Defines, develops and monitors strategies that ensure the long-term financial growth and health of the organization by working with the Board to increase and diversify funding. 
  • Oversees fiscal management and ensures adequate internal controls. 
  • Develops and recommends annual budget for Board approval; keeps board apprised of fiscal needs and challenges. 
  • Manages expenditures within budget guidelines and keeps Board informed of significant variances in expenses or revenues. Reports financial results relative to the budget, manages cash flow, maintains insurance coverage, and enters into contracts on behalf of the organization while adhering to established fiscal procedures and performance standards. 
  • Ensures annual state corporate, IRS tax, and other financial reporting. 

Broaden public support for Colorado Youth Matter 

  • Serve as chief spokesperson, representing Colorado Youth Matter throughout the state and in the media; encouraging partnerships & collaborations that advance youth sexual health. 
  • Build awareness and support of adolescent sexual health issues within the non-profit, government, corporate and funding communities. 
  • Manage Colorado Youth Matter’s brand; market the organization’s programs and services. 
  • Communicates directly on an ongoing basis with all grantors, private funders, individual 
    contributors and general stakeholders to keep them abreast of developments at the organization and generally about the issue of adolescent sexual health.

Organize and direct overall management of Colorado Youth Matter 

  • Ensure all operations within Colorado Youth Matter are consistent with the values, mission, goals and policies. 
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the organization, including staff and programmatic progress. 
  • Build an effective team through hiring, supervising and evaluating the staff to ensure effective implementation of the agency’s mission, goals and objectives. 
  • Creates and maintains a climate that attracts, retains, motivates and builds the capacity of a diverse staff of top quality people. 
  • Ensures the organization is current with all relevant human resource laws and regulations and at least annually audits the employee handbook to ensure it meets best practices and creates and implements a competitive employee compensation package. 

How To Apply: Applications will be accepted by email only. Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter (including items below) to: CYM.ED.2012@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. 
In your cover letter, please highlight how you encompass the following qualities, characteristics or skills important to this position and the organization: 
Commitment to social justice, Proven success with non-profit fundraising, Leadership skills, Passion for Colorado Youth Matter’s mission

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until midnight, Friday, November 9th. 

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Job Listing: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Coordinator, Health Imperatives, Inc.

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Note: This is an excerpted job description. Click this link to read the whole thing.

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Organization Information: Health Care is a nonprofit health and human services agency that promotes positive decision-making skills, provides preventive health and social services, and encourages supportive community institutions which optimize human potential. Health Care provides services to individuals, families, communities, groups, organizations, and businesse that seek to empower individuals to identify their personal strengths and needs and develop choices to promote health and reduce risks for disease; enable families to reach optimal health and well-being; assist groups and communities to shape their institutions to expect the highest level of individual health and family functioning.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing culturally appropriate, science-based adolescent health education, on-site, to high risk youth in the city;
  • Providing current adolescent health information to youth, parents, and DCF clients at various locations throughout the city;
  • Implementing a science-based teen pregnancy prevention curriculum at SoutheasternRegionalVocationalTechnicalHigh School;
  • Providing appropriate resources, referrals and support to youth, parents, foster parents and DCF staff;
  • Implementing an annual work plan for the Science-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program;
  • Providing leadership in developing effective citywide youth development programming;
  • Participating in local, regional and statewide planning and coordination meetings;
  • Developing and coordinating workshops, trainings & conferences on teen pregnancy prevention;
  • Promoting culturally competent, state-of-the-art research-based prevention and youth development practices;
  • Ensuring timely and high quality completion of all contract deliverables, including work plans, MIS, reporting and community programming;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Brockton Youth Network; and
  • Must have dependable transportation.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Degree in education, health promotion, public health, social work or related field
  • Demonstrated experience planning, delivering, and evaluating science-based sexuality curricula for adolescents.
  • Experience in community organizing; coalition building, and collaborating with cross-sector community coalitions and school systems. 
  • Demonstrated familiarity and comfort with comprehensive sexuality education curricula. 
  • Bilingual and bicultural preferred.
  • The Coordinator must be available for evening and weekend work as needed.
  • The Coordinator must be cleared through CORI procedures. 
  • Some travel required. 
  • In your cover letter please describe your experience in education, working in urban communities and community leadership.

How To Apply: E-mail: lowings@healthimperatives.org

Fax: 508.583.9809

Mail: Health Imperatives, 942 West Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02301

Use Your Words - Episode 10: Emotional Overload Help!

Use Your Words! is a series for parents who want to talk with their kids about sexuality in a fun, honest, healthy and comfortable way. 

In this episode, Melissa talks about the importance of self-reflection in relation to sexual-decision making. She provides some suggestions for helping your teens develop healthy habits for dealing with intense emotions, and for how to interpret individual body language.

New episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday! Please share them with the parents and families in your lives :)

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Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)
Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting) 
Episode 4 (Values) 
Episode 5 (Movie Review: Let’s Talk About Sex!) 
Episode 6 (How To Consent (Or Not)) 
Episode 7 (Let’s Talk Masturbation!) 
Episode 8 (Internet Pornography) 
Episode 9 (Your Daughter’s Bedroom) 

Use Your Words - Episode 9: Your Daughter’s Bedroom

Use Your Words! is a series for parents who want to talk with their kids about sexuality in a fun, honest, healthy and comfortable way. 

In this episode, Melissa discusses the importance of women sharing their life stories with each other and the impact this has on our daughters - as well as sharing some tips for staying sex positive!

New episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday! Please share them with the parents and families in your lives :)

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Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)
Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting) 
Episode 4 (Values) 
Episode 5 (Movie Review: Let’s Talk About Sex!) 
Episode 6 (How To Consent (Or Not)) 
Episode 7 (Let’s Talk Masturbation!) 
Episode 8 (Internet Pornography) 

Use Your Words - Episode 8: Internet Pornography

Use Your Words! is a series for parents who want to talk with their kids about sexuality in a fun, honest, healthy and comfortable way. 

In this episode, Melissa talks to special guest Amy Johnson, LSW about internet porn and how to discuss & think about it with your kids!

New episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday! Please share them with the parents and families in your lives :)

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Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)
Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting) 
Episode 4 (Values) 
Episode 5 (Movie Review: Let’s Talk About Sex!) 
Episode 6 (How To Consent (Or Not)) 
Episode 7 (Let’s Talk Masturbation!) 

Use Your Words - Episode 7: Let’s Talk Masturbation!

Use Your Words! is a series for parents who want to talk with their kids about sexuality in a fun, honest, healthy and comfortable way. 

In this episode, Melissa provides some conversation starters for talking with your teens about masturbation and shares some masturbation facts and myths.

New episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday! Please share them with the parents and families in your lives :)

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Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)
Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting) 
Episode 4 (Values) 
Episode 5 (Movie Review: Let’s Talk About Sex!) 
Episode 6 (How To Consent (Or Not)) 
Episode 7 (Let’s Talk Masturbation!) 
Episode 8 (Internet Pornography) 

Use Your Words - Episode 6: How To Consent (Or Not)!

Use Your Words! is a series for parents who want to talk with their kids about sexuality in a fun, honest, healthy and comfortable way. 

In this episode, Melissa helps parents empower their teens to say YES and NO - with some tips for how to actively practice these skills!

New episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday! Please share them with the parents and families in your lives :)

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Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)
Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting) 
Episode 4 (Values) 
Episode 5 (Movie Review: Let’s Talk About Sex!) 

Use Your Words - Episode 5: Movie Review! Let’s Talk About Sex

In our weekly vlog series on how to talk to your teens about sex, Melissa reviews the movie Let’s Talk About Sex…and, well, how that can help you talk about sex as a parent.

New episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday! Please share them with the parents and families in your lives :)

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Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)
Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting) 
Episode 4 (Values) 
Episode 6 (How To Consent (Or Not)!) 

Use Your Words - Episode 4: Values

In our weekly vlog series on how to talk to your teens about sex, Melissa discusses the importance of understanding your own values - especially when it comes to laying out exactly what you want to share with your children. 

New episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday! Thanks to everyone for helping share them - we’re thrilled to be able to be a resource to you all!

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Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)
Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting) 

Episode 5 (Movie Review: Let’s Talk About Sex!) 

Episode 6 (How To Consent (Or Not)!) 

Use Your Words Episode 3: Sex-Positive Parenting!

Thank you all for your awesome support of our new vlog series,Use Your Words, on how to talk to your kids about sex! We really love and appreciate it :)

In Episode 3, Melissa talks about what “sex positivity” means, and how parents should navigate their own individual biases and uncomfortable feelings when it comes to discussing topics with baggage.

Remember, episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday!

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)

Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Have you seen the second episode of our vlog on parenting and teaching your kids about sex, Use Your Words?

In Episode 2, Melissa talks about how you can go about answering your child’s questions regarding sex and sexuality. 

Another new episode will come out tomorrow! Don’t miss it!

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Episode 3 (Sex-Positive Parenting)

Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Our fantastic intern, Melissa Lopez, will be putting out new videos every week for The CSPH’s new vlog series, Use Your Words. A proud parent of two teens, she knows a thing or two about teaching your kids about sexuality in a healthy & comfortable manner…you won’t want to miss this if you’re a parent.

Check out our first episode: How Should You Think About Sex?

PS: And isn’t Melissa adorable? What a sweetheart. 

Every Saturday the CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at an article discussing how some teenage girls may be making incorrect assumptions about the HPV vaccine and what it protects them from. The article looks at a study published in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine that found out of 339 girls (average age nearly 17) polled after receiving an HPV vaccine, 24 percent mistakenly thought they were at lower risk for other STIs such as syphilis and gonorrhea.
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image courtesy of Photostock

Every Saturday the CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at an article discussing how some teenage girls may be making incorrect assumptions about the HPV vaccine and what it protects them from. The article looks at a study published in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine that found out of 339 girls (average age nearly 17) polled after receiving an HPV vaccine, 24 percent mistakenly thought they were at lower risk for other STIs such as syphilis and gonorrhea.

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image courtesy of Photostock

Upcoming: The 5th Annual Gender Spectrum Family Conference July 29 - August 1, 2011 in Berkeley, California, USA

The Gender Spectrum Family Conference is the only event of its kind, a celebration of gender inclusiveness for all children and teens. A unique gathering dedicated solely to the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming children and teens, their families and loved ones, and the community of professionals and allies who surround them, the weekend is a transformative experience for all involved. Last year’s gathering drew more than 350 participants from across the world, and 2011 promises to be larger still. The conference will once more offer programming at multiple levels organized into various areas of focus. Whether a five time attendee or a brand new member of the Gender Spectrum community, the 2011 event will have something for everyone!

Along with engaging workshops for adults, we also offer specific programming for teens (this year featuring separate activities for youth ages 13 - 15 and 16 - 19), and our fabulous Kids Camp for younger children. Brand new this year will be programming specifically designed to meet the needs of “Tweens” between the ages of 9 - 12. This wonderful gathering is all about making connections. For the children and teens, meeting one another creates a sense of belonging and deepened understanding of their own experience. For parents, caregivers and other adults, the recognition that you are not alone brings an empowering sense community and strength.

For information, questions or to be added to our mailing list and receive conference updates, please email us at info@genderspectrum.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 510-567-3977