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Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Advocates for Youth relies on dedicated staff to accomplish our mission.


Associate Director of Policy

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Policy, Partnerships, and Organizing, the Associate Director will assist in domestic and U.S. foreign policy efforts and support the team in building out vision and advocacy priorities. The Associate Director of Policy works with the Vice President to identify policy priorities of the organization and to create strategic and operational plans to meet those goals. The Associate Director of Policy will serve as one of the organization’s advocacy voices and promote policies for youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) on Capitol Hill, within the Administration and federal agencies, at international meetings and with colleague organizations; represent and boldly champion Advocates’ policy priorities on coalitions; analyze the impact of legislation and regulation on young people; and organize lobby visits for youth and adult activists and other staff members. The Associate Director of Policy will work closely with Advocates’ programmatic, organizing, and communications’ staff, ensuring strategic and collaborative strategies across the organization, including supervising policy team staff.

Senior Program Manager, Sexual Health Education

The Senior Program Manager, Sexual Health Education will oversee Advocates’ cooperative agreement with CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), providing technical assistance, training, and capacity building support to 28 local education agencies and/or consortia (school districts) funded by DASH to advance sexual health education in high schools and middle schools. The Senior Program Manager will work collaboratively with Advocates’ Executive Vice President and Health and Social Equity Team to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual health education instructional materials and their delivery.

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