Planned Parenthood

Western Pennsylvania


Position Title: Education Specialist

Reports To: Vice President for Education

FLSA Status:  Exempt


Planned Parenthood of Western PA is currently seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Community Educator to report to the VP for Education in our Pittsburgh location.

The Community Educator is responsible for independently providing sexuality education programming in school- and community-based settings; maintaining existing relationships with organizations and cultivating new ones; and working collaboratively with the other members of the Education Department to grow programming and find new and better ways to serve the community.

Education and/or youth development experience a must. Knowledge of and dedication to principles of comprehensive sexuality education preferred, but willing to do on-the-job training with an excellent candidate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creates and coordinates youth and parent programs on human sexuality and family living.
  • Implements several comprehensive sexuality education curricula in participating schools and community organizations in accordance with goals outlined by the education department annual work plan and funding sources.
  • Works with VP for Education to coordinate speakers, times and dates for program requests.
  • Networks within the community to create new programming and outreach opportunities.
  • Attends agency and community meetings as required.
  • Responsible for representing Planned Parenthood at health fairs and community exhibits that take place in the community.
  • Reads and stays current on all information concerning reproductive health care and sexuality education.
  • Assists VP for Education in completing annual department work plan by carrying out other duties as requested.
  • Knowledge of and participation in the PPWP Quality and Risk Management Program.

Performance Criteria:

  • Accurate and timely completion of tasks.
  • Cooperative effort to assist in accomplishing education goals.
  • Satisfactory completion of programming based on education goals.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in an effective, timely manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Bachelor level degree and/or comparable training and job experience.
  • Ability to travel independently, and maintain valid PA drivers license and insurance.
  • Able to obtain/maintain Act 33 and 34 clearances.
  • Ability to use telecommunications.
  • Ability to type and be computer literate.
  • Ability to verbally communicate publicly in a professional, effective manner.
  • Ability to establish rapport and communicate effectively with adults and young people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Must work collaboratively with diverse staff.
  • Actively demonstrate commitment to diversity goals.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to the VP for Education (

Planned Parenthood of Western PA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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