Program and Advocacy Coordinator

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The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is Hiring!

Position:   Program and Advocacy Coordinator
Reports to:  Executive Director
Non-exempt, hourly position: 32 hours/week
Compensation: $16.00/hour, employer paid health and dental insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement savings
This position works under the supervision of the Executive Director to support positive youth development at the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA), and leads efforts to support and develop programming for the Student Health Advocates, the Statewide Youth Action Council and youth across Oregon involved with school-based health centers.
Description, Essential Duties, and Responsibilities

OSBHA understands youth voice is a critical component in ensuring school-based health centers (SBHCs) are sustained and utilized throughout the state. This position requires experience in youth-adult partnerships, positive youth development, and an understanding of community development.  Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of OSBHA’s value system and are essential to our ability to deliver and develop programs that support our mission. OSBHA is committed to a diverse and supportive workforce that includes members of the communities we serve.
The Coordinator will build and nurture relationships with other youth-serving programs across Oregon, and will maintain and support a model for diverse and intersectional representation in OSBHA’s work with young people.  The Coordinator will implement training and sustainability to support relationships and collaborative work with other youth action councils. The Coordinator will lead youth engagement in OSBHA projects and will work closely with the Program Manager to implement contracted state-wide youth engagement projects. The Coordinator will support managers and directors, assisting in developing and planning OSBHA project structure, providing high level support for meetings with complex information (drafting agendas, scheduling and attending meetings, and documenting and synthesizing complex conversations and concepts). The Coordinator will collaborate with staff and youth to prepare for School Health Advocacy Day at the Capitol and other trainings/events.

  • Effective time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Understanding of positive youth development strategies and practice
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Awareness of differences among vulnerable populations and the disparities faced by communities of color
  • Community organizing experience with youth from communities of color
  • Commitment to racial justice and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures and experiences; ability to lead and work with cross-cultural environments and occasionally regionally diverse environments including rural communities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivating, detail oriented, and ability to multitask
  • Works well in a team-oriented environment with strong people skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Proficiency with telecommunications software

OSBHA recognizes the value of a diverse workforce and believes a diverse work environment empowers our community. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the Coordinator is regularly required to talk or hear, stand and walk. The Coordinator is frequently required to sit. The Coordinator must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply: please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Please use the subject line "Program and Advocacy Coordinator Position."