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.






Job Description: Volunteer Coordinator and Grassroots Organizer


Reports to:  Public Affairs Director



Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania (PPWP) is currently seeking a full-time Volunteer Coordinator and Grassroots Organizer to manage the affiliate’s outreach and volunteer activities. The Volunteer Coordinator and Grassroots Organizer (VCGO) reports to the Public Affairs Director.


Volunteer Coordinator: The VCGO will develop and implement volunteer program policies, procedures and strategies including: recruiting, interviewing and matching volunteers and interns within the agency. This involves proactive volunteer recruitment activities as well as responding to inquires received through social media and email. Volunteers are an important part of the overall functioning of PPWP and are placed in every department including health centers, administration, outreach, education, and public affairs.  The VCGO will spend approximately 3 days a week managing and implementing our volunteer program.


Grassroots Organizer: The VCGO will engage PPWP activists and volunteers by spearheading exciting grassroots activities and will strengthen and enhance PPWP’s existing grassroots capacity and infrastructure. This VCGO is an integral part of the Public Affairs team, working with the state organization (Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates and PAC) on matters of public policy, advocacy, and electoral work particularly around volunteer activities in targeted candidate districts and issue-based political campaigns. The VCGO will spend approximately 2 days a week working on public policy and grassroots organizing.


Essential Responsibilities:

-          Develop and implement volunteer program policies, procedures and strategies

-          Recruit, interview and match volunteers and interns with volunteer positions within PPWP

-          Schedule volunteer hours within all departments of the agency

-          Evaluate volunteer program with attention to benefits accrued by both the agency and volunteers through participation in the volunteer program

-          Maintain a system of volunteer screening, evaluation, and termination

-          Provide support and staff training necessary to properly utilize and supervise volunteers

-          Develop and adhere to a volunteer program budget

-          Participate in local, statewide and national volunteer management committees and groups

-          Organized and coordinate participation in agency-approved health fairs, community outreach, concerts, and other public events

-          Maintain volunteer program and individual records, prepare requisite in-house reports and grant related reports when requested

-          Oversee PPWP volunteer groups and projects, including Cocktails for a Cause, Student Groups, and grassroots advocacy groups.

-          Serve as lead grassroots organizer: identify, track and mobilize base of supporters for different campaigns as they arise

-          Plan and participate field plan for WPA

-          Plan and participate in rallies and community awareness events as needed

-          Plan and participate in grassroots activities including canvasses and phonebanks

-          Assist with public affairs responsibilities and perform all other duties as assigned

-          Manage and update databases including VAN and e-mail lists

Minimum Qualifications:

-          Excellent written and oral communications skills

-          Fluency in Microsoft Office programs

-          Knowledge of or desire to learn about the state-wide and national policy-making process

-          Knowledge of local and statewide politics

-          Must have access to a reliable vehicle to travel to health fairs and community events in and around southwestern Pennsylvania

-          Highly motivated, outgoing, creative person with demonstrated ability to take initiative

-          Ability to manage, engage, and inspire community members, clients, staff, and volunteers around issues of reproductive rights and health

-          Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds

-          Comfort with grassroots organizing skills including phonebanking and canvassing

-          Comfort training and leading discussions

-          Ability to work independently and as a team member.

-          Some supervisory experience preferred

-          Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Aleigha Cavalier at




Position Title: Health Care Assistant

Reports To: Family Planning Services Supervisor

Hours: Part time

Location: Moon/Bridgeville or Greensburg




Planned Parenthood of Western PA is seeking a part time Health Care Assistant.  Essential Responsibilities:


    • Providing patient education.
    • Appointment scheduling.
    • Register clients in patient management software and generate charge-tickets.
    • Conduct patient interviews to include vital signs, LMP, PMP, and patient needs assessment.
    • Perform basic lab duties to include pregnancy testing, urinalyses, hemocue, venipuncture, injections and preparing lab specimens for transport to respective laboratories.
    • Perform assigned maintenance, calibration, and quality control on equipment.
    • Set up, maintain, and clean exam rooms.
    • Clean instruments and sterilize as indicated.


Minimum Qualifications:

-          Excellent written and oral communications skills

-          Highly motivated, outgoing, creative person with demonstrated ability to take initiative

-          Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds

-          Ability to work independently and as a team member.

-          High school Diploma or GED

-       Medical Assistant Preferred


Planned Parenthood of Western PA is an equal opportunity employer.  Interested candidates should send a resume & cover letter to Alicia Romano at

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