Advocacy Institute Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/7/2020

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    1 to 2 years
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Job Description

Health Promotion Council is in need of a full-time Coordinator to manage the Advocacy Institute. The Advocacy Institute (AI) is a twelve-session youth empowerment and training program operated out of Health Promotion Council that works as an engine for both individual and community empowerment. Youth are empowered to identify issues in their community in need of change and are taught a variety of public health advocacy skills, such as policy-development, media advocacy, and community mapping to address them. Before graduation, teens acquire the experiences, skills and values needed to complete an “action project.” This project utilizes their new-found confidence and knowledge, and the support of the AI community, to create sustainable change in their community. As graduates, our youth become members of the Advocacy Institute Alumni Network which provides ongoing training and support to continue their youth-led advocacy work.

The Advocacy Institute Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Advocacy Institute Program Manager to plan and facilitate cohorts of the Advocacy Institute, and will assist the Program Manager to provide resources, organize events and engage the AI Alumni in the AI Alumni Network in a sustainable way.


  • Work with AI Manager to plan various AI cohorts and Alumni Network events.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for AI and AI Alumni Network youth participants
  • Facilitate classes of the AI, as well as some AI Alumni Network professional development days.
  • Assess needs of AI and AI Alumni Network youth participants to further develop strategic plan for Advocacy Institute programming
  • Work with AI team to track and update all AI Alumni Contacts and relevant personal information (birthday, school, grade, current job, etc.)
  • Work with AI team to create email and/or text listserv(s) for all AI Alumni members in order to distribute relevant information in a reliable, consistent and concise method
  • Create email and text alerts with resources pertaining to scholarship opportunities, job postings, AI Alumni activities, and volunteer and professional development opportunities, etc.
  • Work with AI Program Manager to create a monthly Alumni Network calendar for all AI activities, and relevant Alumni events (i.e volunteer opportunities, college and job fairs, professional development workshops, AI cohort orientations and graduations, etc.)
  • Recruit #RealTalkTobacco, Kensington Youth First and other cohort Alumni as ambassadors and steering committee members for the annual Rise & Dream Philly Teen Conference, in partnership with Youth Services Inc.
  • Recruit AI Alumni Members as volunteers and participants for the Rise & Dream Philly Teen Conference
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of AI youth-driven media campaigns
  • Work closely with the Advocacy Institute Program Manager to promote all related program events, projects and campaigns through AI Alumni
  • Supervise AI Teaching Assistants, Peer Coaches, and Interns
  • Work with HPC tobacco team members to pilot new AI cohorts and train the trainer models in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Assist with activities to build the capacity of the AI initiatives, which will include researching grant opportunities and assisting in grant submission and toolkit development


  • Expert knowledge of PowerPoint, MS Suite, G Suite, YouTube, and other potential multi-media platforms for developing and conducting online presentations.
  • Expert knowledge of formatting appearance and function of Excel spreadsheets.
  • Expert knowledge of various social media platforms and tools
  • Excellent technical/computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills


  • 1-2 years of experience working with youth
  • Passion for Youth-led and project-oriented work.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Communications and/or related field.