JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: BY-LA Program Facilitator

Deadline Friday January 6, 2017
Organizational Background
The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) is a national, not-for-profit health organization dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health and quality of life for women, their families and communities of color, particularly among marginalized populations using community- driven research, programs, training and advocacy.
Job Summary
IWES is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Program Facilitator. The Program Facilitator is primarily responsible for the implementation of program activities of the Believe in Youth-Louisiana (BY-LA) Program. This is a full-time, salaried position under the supervision of the BY-LA Program Manager. The BY-LA program is a teen pregnancy and HIV prevention program targeting African American and Latino youth, ages 11-19 in Louisiana Regions 1, 3 and St. Martin and Iberia parishes. S/he will support the Program Manager in the implementation of the program and community engagement activities. The Program Facilitator will also conduct data entry for project evaluation and also support outreach and recruitment activities.
Supervisory Relationship
The Program Facilitator reports directly to the BY-LA Program Manager, and works closely with other key program staff and consultants when applicable.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate implementation of BY-LA program sessions and activities.
  • Coordinate recruitment and retention of project participants.
  • Provide general programmatic support to Program Manager and other program staff as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining participant database for monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Assist the Program Manager and other program staff in maintaining and developing program activities, including reports, and supporting materials.
  • Assist in developing promotional and educational materials for programs and initiatives.
  • Distribute programmatic and health information at community events including health fairs.
  • Plan and organize youth graduation ceremonies.
Qualifications for Position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with program design, implementation and evaluation; and community organizing, coalition building
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to youth risk reduction (i.e teen pregnancy prevention/ HIV prevention) interventions, sexual and reproductive health, and adolescent health
  • Working knowledge of research methodologies, database management and program evaluation
  • Sensitivity to cultural, racial, ethnic, linguistic and sexual diversity
  • Proficiency in current versions of Windows, Word Perfect, Microsoft Word; and Microsoft PowerPoint; proficiency with applicable analytical and evaluation software, database and spreadsheet programs, such as Microsoft Excel and Access, email programs, and Internet.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Commitment to organizational mission is essential.
  • Reliable personal transportation.
  • Willingness to work night and weekend hours as requested; Periodic travel is necessary
Special Requirements
Willingness to work occasional night and weekend hours. Limited travel may be necessary.
Starting salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.
Mail/Fax/Email cover letter, resume, and professional references no later than Friday, January 6, 2017 to:
Rheneisha Robertson, Chief Operating Officer
Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
935 Gravier St. Suite 1140, New Orleans, LA 70112
fax: 504.599.7713