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Women Deliver: Young Leaders Program Application

 

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As a leading global advocate for the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women, Women Deliver catalyzes action by bringing together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for gender equality, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights.

Women Deliver was among the first organizations to promote the investment case for girls and women. We are recognized for impactful advocacy strategies, access to world influencers, participation on key coalitions and initiatives, and building the capacity of young people and civil society. 

The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program trains, elevates, and empowers youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women — with particular emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights and meaningful youth engagement. The program provides youth advocates with the training and resources necessary to extend their influence and actively shape the programs and policies that affect their lives. Started in 2010, the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program is comprised of 400 youth advocates from more than 100 countries, with 300 more scheduled to join in early 2018.

Young Leaders Program is accepting new leaders for their next class!

The Application is Open Until October 13th

Apply Here!

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August 18, 2017 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Activist Training: Washington DC

 

Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program has opened applications for the Fall 2014 training & lobby day.
Are you interested in the connections between reproductive health, family planning, climate change, and sustainable development? Are you an existing population volunteer interested in learning more about these interconnected areas, or hoping to become one? The Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program is now accepting applications for our Fall 2014 Training & Lobby Day, taking place in Washington, DC on September 6-8 or 7-9, 2014 – you get to vote!
The Fall Activist Training offers young people and adult volunteers the opportunity to gain information and skills to effectively link these intertwined issues as leaders and activists in their communities around the US, and then to engage their Congress person in a lobby day.
Please find the application here! Applications are due by August 4, 2014 at 12:00am EST.
Any questions can be directed to population@sierraclub.org.

July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Strong Start Program Coordinator- Job Opening

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Job Requirements
The Strong Start Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing a program to increase the breastfeeding rate and promote breastfeeding as a social norm.  The Strong Start Program Coordinator should have content expertise in issues related to breastfeeding and maternal child health. 
 
Qualifications include:
A bachelor’s degree  in nursing, nutrition, public health, health sciences, or a closely related field; plus a minimum of two years of professional experience with project management and/or program implementation.  A master’s degree in a health-related field may be substituted for the required experience.
 
Job responsibilities include the following:
 
·       Programming
        Provide leadership to advance the Strong Start Breastfeeding Initiative as a part of the WIC Program
        Lead program development and implementation, including the implementation of an evidence-based peer support program for WIC sites
        Identify potential sources of funding to sustain the program
 
·       Partnerships
        Work with community partners on shared goals to improve health outcomes related to childhood obesity, nutrition, bonding and attachment
        Raise community awareness and educate about available services, the status of relevant legislation, and information regarding breastfeeding and other related maternal and child health issues through newsletters, pamphlets, public speaking, and other means
 
·       Professionalism
        Represent the New Orleans Health Department in the community as needed
        Serve as role model for staff, with a strong value on team-building, self-esteem building, and motivating staff
        Provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers.  Will approach all encounters with a warm, professional greeting and assist to problem solve whenever necessary.  Will recognize when an issue needs further attention from a supervisor and inform management so that the problems can be addressed.
 
 
How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to Julie Hagan, WIC Program Director, at jhagan@nola.gov.

July 3, 2014 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Place Matters, New Orleans: Student Intern-Social Media

Position Summary:

Place Matters New Orleans (PM-NOLA) is seeking an innovative, politically and social media savvy intern to set-up and manage the PM-NOLA web site, Face Book page, and Twitter Page.  PM-NOLA is a social justice initiative that is aimed at re-shaping policies that impact the health and disparate life-expectancy of New Orleans residents at the neighborhood level. PM-NOLA is focused on youth educational policy change to reduce dropping-out, as high school education completion rates are associated with increased long-term health, increased financial success and lower incarceration rates.  PM-NOLA is interested in a robust community dialogue around these issues and is seeking an ambitious student to manage the social media activities to support this agenda.

Job Location: The intern will be housed at Loyola University.

Supervisor:     Dr. Charles Corprew, Psychological Science, Loyola University

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to PM-NOLA website redesign and content.
  2. Monitor and post on all online platforms (blogs, forums, social networks and website.
  3. Conduct online outreach and promotions.
  4. Facilitate PM-NOLA website and social media optimization.
  5. Conduct and establish key word analysis to enhance user search.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. University student majoring in political science, marketing, English, or communications,
  2. Marketing or business administration with substantial or proven experience on the web and effective use of social media at the organizational level.
  3. Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  4. Genuine sensitivity to the needs of all children and commitment to youth education.
  5. Professional attitude and manner that reflects the high standards of the PM-NOLA initiative.

 

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Effective verbal and listening communication skills & ability to communicate effectively.
  2. A solid understanding of policy and education issues affecting youth in New Orleans.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to translate and direct ideas and posts into positive dialogue.
  4. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  5. Strong attention to detail.
  6. Ability to think proactively and function independently
  7. Personal Attributes: honest, trustworthy, and respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, demonstrate sound work ethics.
  8. Should possess basic knowledge of the Place Matters initiative and be able to articulate program goals.

Compensation: Interns will be expected to log 15-20 hours per week during their tenure and compensated at $10 per hour.

Posting Date:  Opens August 26, 2012 and closes September 16, 2013.

Application Instructions: E-Mail questions, cover sheets and resumes to OrleansPlaceMatters@gmail.com

September 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Place Matters, New Orleans: Student Administrative Intern

Position Summary:

Place Matters New Orleans (PM-NOLA) is seeking an ambitious, well-organized intern to set-up and manage the PM-NOLA office.  PM-NOLA is a social justice initiative that is aimed at re-shaping policies that impact the health and disparate life-expectancy of New Orleans residents at the neighborhood level. PM-NOLA is focused on youth educational policy change to reduce dropping-out, as high school education completion rates are associated with increased long-term health, increased financial success and lower incarceration rates.  PM-NOLA is interested in a robust community dialogue around these issues and is seeking an ambitious student to manage the office including routing phone calls, maintaining and organizing meetings, keeping minutes, scheduling events, etc.

Location: This intern will housed at Loyola University in an office space to be determined.

Supervisor:     Dr. Charles Corprew, Psychological Science, Loyola University

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Organize the PM-NOLA office.
  2. Manage and follow-up on phone calls and route callers to the appropriate PM-NOLA Team.
  3. Coordinate PM-NOLA Team meetings.
  4. Maintain meeting notes and facilitate follow-up on meeting and program activities.
  5. Assist with organizing PM-NOLA press releases, publications, issue briefs etc.
  6. Assist with routine programmatic research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. University student majoring in business administration, public administration or general studies.
  2. Proven experience with effective administration in non-profit or with a university program.
  3. Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  4. Genuine sensitivity to the needs of all children and commitment to youth education.
  5. Professional attitude and manner that reflects the high standards of the PM-NOLA initiative.

 

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Effective verbal and listening communication skills & ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to translate and direct ideas and posts into positive dialogue.
  3. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  4. Strong attention to detail.
  5. Ability to think proactively and function independently.
  6. Personal Attributes: honest, trustworthy, and respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, demonstrate sound work ethics.

Compensation: Interns will be expected to log 15-20 hours per week during their tenure and compensated at $10 per hour.

Posting Date:  Opens August 26, 2012 and closes September 16, 2013.

Application Instructions: E-Mail questions, cover sheets and resumes to OrleansPlaceMatters@gmail.com.

September 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

KidsWalk Coalition Breakfast Roundtable

Active and Ready to Learn: Transportation’s Role in Creating Healthy and Academic Ready Students

Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives and KidsWalk Coalition at the Tulane Prevention Research Center are proud to co-sponsor a free breakfast roundtable discussion about the role transportation plays in the health and academic readiness of New Orleans’ school age children.

Please join us for breakfast and to contribute to an important conversation about creating social change through transportation for better health and academic readiness outcomes for our city’s youth.

*Space is limited. Free breakfast will be served. RSVP required by Noon Monday, July 29, 2013 via eventbrite or phone at 504-658-8045.

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Where: Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, 2035 Washington Avenue, Suite 105, New Orleans, LA 70125

Speakers:

  • Kathryn Parker, MPH, Ph.D., Director, KidsWalk Coalition at the Tulane Prevention Research Center
  • Debra Vaughan, Director of Research, Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
  • Shalanda Cole, MBA, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • Mark Jernigan, P.E., PMP, LTC. (Ret.), Director, Department of Public Works, City of New Orleans
  • Cyndi Nguyen, Executive Director, Vietnamese Initiatives for Economic Training
  • Sophia Griffies, Development Specialist, Audubon Charter School

RVSP via Eventbrite:
http://nolaschoolsandtransportation.eventbrite.com/

Special thanks to Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation for the use of its space.

This event is possible through generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Active Living by Design Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program.

July 23, 2013 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Practicum: Surveying and Evaluating Louisiana Sex Education Policy and Advocacy

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of Louisiana is seeking a Health Education & Communication or Maternal & Child Health master’s degree candidate for a local, fall semester practicum in surveying and evaluating the policy and advocacy of sex education programming.

All practicum activities have the potential to influence statewide sex education legislation by aiding the real-time work of the Louisiana House Committee Resolution (HCR) 90 Task Force, which aims “to study and evaluate the effectiveness of sexual health education programs used throughout the state and other states.”

Practicum activities include, but are not limited to:

1.      Literature review and policy research, sufficient to give rise to a full public health analysis (PHA).

2.      Survey design, evaluation, and implementation.

3.      Developing policy briefs and summative recommendations for the HCR 90 Task Force.

4.      Collaborative work with representatives from two local public health partners of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of Louisiana.

5.      Developing an innovative summary tool combining incidence rate, needs assessment, and existent education programming data.

Completed coursework related to survey methodology, data analysis, and policy & advocacy is highly preferred. Applicants must be able to devote a minimum of 15 hours per week during traditional working hours during the fall semester. To apply, please send CV, cover letter, and contact information to Norine Schmidt nschmid1@tulane.edu.

Application Deadline: AUGUST 15, 2013 4:00PM

July 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment


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