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Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Advocates for Youth relies on dedicated staff to accomplish its mission. Below are current job and internship openings.







Administrative Assistant


Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.


The Administrative Assistant's responsibilities fall into three categories: receptionist, administrative and secretarial support, and publications fulfillment. In addition to these responsibilities, s/he performs additional tasks as assigned.


  1. Receptionist—Essential job functions include: answering phones, distributing incoming mail, email and faxes; preparing outgoing mail and Federal Express/UPS packages; accepting deliveries; and greeting visitors.

  2. Administrative and Secretarial Support—Essential job functions include: using Microsoft Office programs to type and prepare documents (such as MS Word and MS PowerPoint); updating and maintaining databases; maintaining MS Outlook calendar; assisting with meetings, trainings, and travel logistics; assisting with office supply inventory and orders; organizing mailings; filing; photocopying; and assisting with accounts payable.

  3. Publications Fulfillment—Oversee Advocates' publication sales. Essential job functions include: taking and fulfilling orders, including invoicing; following up on customer requests; responding to customer concerns; maintaining MS Access database; assisting with staff requests for publications; maintaining inventory of publications; and preparing monthly sales reports. (May have to lift up to 35 pounds.)

  4. Other duties as assigned


This position requires at least four years of relevant experience and a high level of skill in the use of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word). Experience with accounts payables is a plus. The successful candidate should be dependable, be a self-starter, exercise good judgment, take initiative and enjoy working with people. Excellent grammar, communication, and telephone skills a must. Applicants should be able to work well independently and under pressure, follow through on assignments, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Intern, Division of Adolescent Health Services

SCALE LEVEL: Program Assistant

SUPERVISOR: Associate Director, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health.

GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth's Division of Adolescent Sexual Health Services provides information, training, and technical assistance on science-based teen pregnancy prevention strategies, including contraceptive access and education, for health care providers, educators, and youth-serving professionals. Over the last 10 years, the Division has worked intensively with state and local teen pregnancy prevention organizations to help build their capacity to promote and implement science-based teen pregnancy prevention strategies in their regions. Currently, through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Advocates provides capacity-building technical assistance and training to nine community-based projects. In addition, with support from private foundations, the Division is working in eight sites to promote contraceptive education and access through pharmacies, family planning clinics, hospitals, and businesses and through youth-led social media outreach.

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree preferably in the field of adolescent reproductive and sexual health, public policy, public health, or related degree.

The successful candidate will bring:

  • The capacity to write persuasively to a wide range of audiences;
  • Extensive skill in researching and writing articles;
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and multi-task to ensure high quality products.


  • Collect data for the development of case studies, training materials and other publications, including curricula, fact sheets, bibliographies, literature reviews, planning guides, and toolkits.
  • Work with Evaluation Director to collect and compile data needed for case studies and other publications.
  • Compile policies and procedures collected from all of the grantees to create a model policy and procedures manual that provides recommendations for youth engagement and youth/adult partnerships in community-wide TPP projects.
  • Assist with the development of the annual CDC project continuation application, interim/annual report, and final report, and oversee the completion and submission of technical assistance reports to the CDC.
  • Write blogs on the Advocates for Youth website on the strengths, opportunities, challenges and results of engaging the youth voice in the TPP conversations.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.


  • Committed to Advocates For Youth’s mission
  • Systems-oriented and effective multi-tasker
  • Energetic, hard-working, and enthusiastic team player
  • Creative, imaginative, and innovative problem solver

Anticipated start date: January 2015

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to:

Hillary O’Brien at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

No phone calls please


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