Adolescent Health Educator
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Adolescent Health Educator
State Role Title
Education Support Specialist II
Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
526161 - JMU PREP AWARD #3 - YEAR 2
Specify Range or Amount
$37,000 - $40,425
Is this a JMU Only position?
Is this a grant-funded position?
Yes. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon
Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position?
Position Summary Information
We seek an Adolescent Health Educator to support JMU and Institute
for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)'s mission and
vision to provide outreach programs to the community and provide
quality experiential learning opportunities to JMU students.
The James Madison University Personal Responsibility Education
Program is a broadly targeted effort based on the principles of
positive youth development and optimal health for the young people
of the Shenandoah Valley. The project's design includes the
replication of evidence-based programs, the implementation of
effective programs, and the integration of innovative components to
reduce teen pregnancy in Harrisonburg City, Rockingham County and
Page County, Virginia.
The evidence-based programs replicated with the PREP project are
ETR's Draw the Line/ Respect the Line (DTL/RTL)and Safer Choices
and Advocates for Youth's Rights, Respect, Responsibility (3R's)
program. SexEdVA aims to ensure that young people across Virginia
have access to sexual health information that is positive,
inclusive, evidence-based, and medically accurate in order to make
informed decisions regarding their health. SexEdVA seeks to advance
health and education equity by addressing social determinants of
health through comprehensive programming for youth and quality
training for the adults who work with them. SexEdVA's mission is to
support adolescent sexual health in Virginia communities through
training and technical assistance, curriculum development,
research, and advocacy. Go to sexedva.org for more information.
SexEdVA operates according to the following sexual health
- We believe that youth have the right to holistic sexual health
information that takes into account their whole beings - their
physical, mental, emotional, and relational needs. Sexual health
education should integrate medically accurate and evidence-informed
content, and be driven by youth voices and input. It should be
culturally sensitive and responsive to the communities it
- We believe in the liberating and transformative power of sexual
health education. Youth are empowered and can make better decisions
for themselves when they understand their agency and bodily
autonomy and have the tools to communicate their wants and
- We believe in inclusive education that uplifts all students.
This is possible only when the needs and experiences of
marginalized youth are centered, considered, and listened to at
every point in the educational process. This means cultivating
safe, non-judgmental spaces where their identities feel validated
and all students are seen and affirmed for who they are.
- We believe that policy, communities, schools, and service
providers should affirm youths' identities, desires, curiosities,
This project is funded by the Family Youth Services Bureau
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the
planning, coordination and implementation of the Personal
Responsibility Education Program (PREP), funded by the Family Youth
Services Bureau. The JMU PREP initiative is a collaborative effort
that emphasizes principles of positive youth development and
optimal health emphasizing both abstinence and contraception and
addressing the adulthood preparation subjects of healthy
relationships, parent-child communication, educational and career
success, healthy life skills, and adolescent development in order
to significantly reduce the number of teen pregnancies in the
Harrisonburg, Rockingham and Page County area of Virginia.
Key Duties Responsibilities:
- Program planning and preparation; including knowledge of Safer
Choices, Draw the Line and 3Rs curriculums, presentation slides and
lesson outlines, preparing handout and gathering materials for
activities. Completing training, research and professional
development opportunities regarding subject matters to stay current
- Engaging facilitation of evidence-based and evidence-informed
curriculums; Safer Choices, Draw the Line and 3Rs: Rights, Respect,
Responsibility, in Harrisonburg City and Page County middle and
high schools and Rockingham County high schools.
- Collect and report participant data and performance measures
data as required by the program and funder. Staff will assist in
data entry as needed. Program fidelity will be recorded for each
- Assist the Program Coordinator with the development of new
project ideas and creation of outreach materials. Brainstorm
innovative parent and community resources and communication to
build healthy, trusted relationships and conversation with
- Demonstrate experience/ability in working with adolescents
and/or facilitating adolescent programming.
- Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with
- Experience with youth development and outreach.
- Ability to compose reports and organize presentations.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Must possess good oratory, organizational, administrative and
- General computer skills required and proficiency in Microsoft
Office and Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
- Candidates should be ready to succeed in an independent work
environment and excel at taking initiative.
- Bachelor's degree (in Health Science, Public Health, Health
Education, or related field) or equivalent experience
- Experience in sexuality education and teen pregnancy
- Experience planning effective public health education
- Experience delivering prevention programming.
Condition(s) of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
criminal background check.
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to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity
and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison
University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work
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