Job Opening: LA Trust – Student Engagement Advisor

Student Engagement Program Advisor

 

LA Trust

(Partnership with Los Angeles

Unified School District, Health Education Programs)

 

DEFINITION

Assists the LAUSD Program Manager of HIV/AIDS Prevention Unit as needed, supports

programmatic research and development, facilitates program activities to support sexual health

education requirements; participates in training teachers and school groups; links youth to health

services; promotes and supports safe and supportive school activities; and serves as the lead for

youth leadership mentoring.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES

Supports program surveillance and evaluation activities (e.g. Youth Risk Behavior Survey

(YRBS), School Health Profiles Survey)

Recruits of LAUSD schools for sexual health project to reduce STD/HIV infection and

increase health screening/testing, school attendance, and academic success

Serves as liaison with multiple pilot schools in LAUSD and the HIV/AIDS Prevention Unit

Trains staff on health interventions and best practices

Assists in the promotion and expansion of social media campaign and strategies

Assesses current student advisory capacity at each school site

Develops relationships with selected wellness centers, medical providers

Links youth, staff, and community to health services

Supports in communication and training with wellness center providers

Attends community meetings to build capacity with stakeholders in schools and communities

Plans meetings and workflow for the student groups and engagement programs and activities

Identifies and pursues student engagement funding opportunities

Assists in grant writing, as needed

 

SUPERVISION

General supervision is received from the Program Manager of LAUSD HIV/AIDS

Prevention Unit and Executive Director of the LA Trust

 

CLASS QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of a Masters degree in education, public health, social work or another relevant

field

Ability to plan and coordinate meetings

Knowledge of youth development programs

Experience presenting publically and providing training to groups

Expertise in school health services

Knowledge of:

o Current problems, developments, and trends in school health programs involving

 

HIV/STDs

o Current health issues of LGBTQ community

o Public health, population health goals, and social determinants of health

Ability to:

o Effectively communicate in writing and through presentations, school health and

public health efforts

o Work effectively with diverse partners including school staff, nonprofit partners,

government officials, program and evaluation staff to provide thoughtful, expert, and

creative project leadership, to reach grant goals and specific milestones

o Write reports

o Exercise initiative and good judgment

o Represent and follow workplace policies, procedures and values

o Work as team player that develops staff unity in-house and builds capacity with

external partners

o Travel locally with personal vehicle and show proof of insurance

 

Desired Experience:

Two years’ experience in Public Health, Social Work, or related educational program

Demonstrates strong analytical and quantitative skills, excellent oral and written

communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills

Demonstrates ability to prioritize work, function independently as well as work effectively as

part of a team

Proven experience managing multiple projects

Familiarity with school health theory and practice

Implementing evidence based interventions in sexual health, HIV/STDs, and/or teen

pregnancy

Strong knowledge of designing and implementing programs that reduce health disparities

Experience in working the operation of non-profit organizations

Writing grants (e.g. needs assessment, logic models, evaluation)

 

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary with benefits

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must include a one-page cover letter and a resume

Provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendations

Submit electronically to Timothy Kordic at timothy.kordic@lausd.net

 

START DATE:

The position becomes available on June 1, 2018