The Chief of Education and Community Partnerships is directly responsible to the President/CEO for planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the affiliate’s education programs, as well as for ensuring that PPSO is the expert resource for community partners to access information on sexual and reproductive health. This position will focus on strengthening PPSO brand awareness through marketing, media and community engagement. This position also participates in external work groups and other collaborative environments that provide strategic value to PPSO. Additionally, this position focuses on developing new education initiatives and goals, establishing new grant resources, and promoting a strong link to the communities we serve.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Engage the community in areas we serve to broaden PPSO’s reach.
Connect and partner with underrepresented populations (Latinx, LGBTQ, and youth) to inform PPSO services and programming.
Seek and establish relationships with traditional and nontraditional partners to broaden our reach.
Coordinate and manage strategic and targeted community education initiatives in our core service areas.
Work with PPSO education teams to develop program goals, objectives and priorities that reflect community and agency needs.
Oversee curriculum development and implementation of programming.
Obtain and analyze updated vital statistics and related information to assess community needs.
Consult with CEO to evaluate affiliate priorities, needs and constraints.
Develop annual program plan which reflects short- and long-term goals of the education and community training program.
Work with PPSO education teams to plan, develop, implement and evaluate individual projects within the framework of the program annual plan.
Track (and modify when necessary) priorities, intermediate program objectives, and resource allocations to better meet community and affiliate needs.
Maintain reporting system, including monthly and year-end reports, to analyze and evaluate program performance.
Work with education team to provide community outreach programs.
Develop and provide professional in-service training and workshops.
Develop and promote family sex education programs and resources for parents.
Develop special projects to enhance PPSO’s effectiveness in the community.
Oversee selection of pamphlets, periodicals, books, videos and other educational materials needed to meet education and training goals.
Coordinate advertising efforts to attract clients.
Evaluate, promote, and disseminate accurate and current information and curricula relating to sexuality.
Communicate and implement the affiliate’s strategy externally so that all partners, suppliers, and contractors understand the affiliate-wide strategic plan and how it carries out the overall goals.
Leverage business relationships and best practices to develop community partnerships.
Oversee communications and media strategies to ensure a unified message throughout the affiliate, to include branding materials, social media accounts, and other communications chains.
Serve as core member of the Leadership Team to ensure that all education activities and outreach projects are aligned with those of the organization in a way that achieves the collective goals and mission.
Build relationships with PPFA National Office personnel, other Planned Parenthood affiliates, school districts, community health care providers, health systems and related community service organizations in a collaborative fashion to advance PPSO strategic goals.
Develop entrepreneurial vision around the education and outreach efforts of the affiliate, to include a focus on financial viability of programs.
Oversee external affairs for the affiliate.
Responsible for coordinating the affiliate’s grant programs and working with the appropriate departments, to include developing, monitoring and managing grant applications and allocation of funds.
Budget development and oversight for all functional areas under the supervision of this position.
Work collaboratively with community agencies, organizations, groups, etc.
Take part in community coalitions and task forces.
Develop and maintain community contacts to increase program outreach.
Develop grant proposals to support education.
Establish income generating programs to help support education and training.
Work cooperatively with the CEO, board and staff.
Operate within the policies and procedures of PPSO.
Attend staff meetings.
Provide board of directors with education and training updates as well as information and support during annual fundraising drive.
Responsibilities to the organization:
Model leadership that fosters an environment of trust, collaboration, and teamwork through demonstrated clear communication and transparency.
Demonstrate agency-wide use of continuous improvement and innovation processes.
Work cooperatively and constructively with co-workers, supervisors, volunteers and other representatives within the organization as well as external customers.
Exhibit flexibility and adapt well to change.
Demonstrate accountability and initiative with work assignments and work relationships.
Operate within the policies and procedures of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon.
Directs behavior to emphasize the achievement of organization goals and core values.
Model leadership communication and individual accountability values that demonstrate and lift up positive and direct communication and problem-solving over indirect communication and problem-sharing.
Support the mission and philosophy of Planned Parenthood.
Deliver services in a manner that provides objectivity and supports the entirety of services provided by Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon.
This position is supervisory in nature. In addition, as the principal Project Manager of various business initiatives, supervisory skills of committee members are necessary including goal setting, accountability, feedback and direction.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in education, business, healthcare administration, public health, public administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of eight to ten years of senior level administrative experience, including program planning, preferably in a healthcare setting.
Specific Job Requirements
Commitment to the mission, goals and philosophy of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon.
Demonstrated experience overseeing multiple and diverse working groups and departments.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.
Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, media, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents of varying levels of technical detail, including various grant-related documents.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.
Willingness to travel throughout Southwestern Oregon.
Must be knowledgeable in business development and project planning from a strategic perspective. Must be current in health care trends and policies.
Strong verbal communication and active listening skills.
Excellent written communication skills. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence for various audiences.
Must be a team builder and possess good interpersonal skills, including the ability to persuade others to change their minds or behavior and effectively work with all levels of staff.
Should immediately be recognizable as a leader, must be self-directed, thorough and committed to a team approach. Must possess solid analytical skills and be able to make quick, effective decisions under pressure.
Ability to build consultative relationships with senior management, becoming a trusted partner for thinking strategically.
Must have high energy and the capacity to successfully manage many projects/responsibilities simultaneously.
Strong resource management skills, including the ability to successfully manage one’s time, finances, materials/facilities and personnel.
Must possess personal and professional values such as integrity, honesty, and loyalty.
Recognized excellence in interpersonal and relationship-building, project management and staff management skills.
Exhibit high levels of discretion and flexibility.
Also requires use of negotiation skills, independent judgment, and ability to work effectively under pressure due to competing job demands.
Advanced computer skills with proficiency in many application systems such as Microsoft Office products. Adaptive technology user who embraces the role technology plays in advancing the organization.
During peak activity periods work in excess of 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week. Job will involve evening hours and possibly weekend hours, early morning meetings and frequent interruptions.
This position may have periodic contact with hazardous materials.
Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computer.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with people and use telephone system with headset.
Speaking: Must be able to verbally communicate information in person and via telephone system.
Fingering/ Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, 10-key, type, manipulate a mouse and use telephone system.
Climbing/Stooping/ Kneeling/ Bending
Lifting weight up to 25 lbs
Pulling/ Pushing/ Reaching
About Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon is part of the nation’s largest and most trusted sexual and reproductive health care organization.
For 50 years, PPSO has been a foundation in Oregon communities, providing essential reproductive services and empowering individuals and families to make their own informed and responsible health care decisions. And as the number one provider of sexuality education in Oregon, our award-winning education and training program catalyzed a shift to redesign Oregon’s plan around adolescent sexual health, the first of its kind in the nation.
Join our dedicated and mission driven team as we work to serve more than 30,000 individuals a year.