Monday, March 30, 2009

PHE Position

Los Angeles Executive Director
Peer Health Exchange
Los Angeles, CA United States

Operating Budget: $0 - $4.9 million
Job Type: Administration/Management/Operations, Education & Training, Executive Management, Fundraising, Health & Medical
This is an executive level position.
Mission Type: Education/Academia, Health/Medicine

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 1,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to 15,000 public high school students in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area. By 2012, our goal is to have trained 10,000 college students to reach 100,000 public high school students across eight cities, empowering these teens to make healthy decisions and building a strong base for future growth.

Position Description:
The primary responsibility of the PHE Los Angeles Executive Director is to launch and lead PHE in Los Angeles. The PHE Los Angeles Executive Director will do this by launching, developing, managing, growing, and evaluating the PHE Los Angeles Program, raising funds, managing and growing the Los Angeles Board of Overseers, and providing fiscal and organizational oversight for the PHE Los Angeles site. The Los Angeles Executive Director reports primarily to the National Chief Operating Officer as well as the National Executive Director.

This is a full-time, management position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

The PHE Los Angeles Executive Director will:
• Launch, develop, manage, grow, and evaluate PHE Los Angeles College Sites by:
o Developing PHE sites at Los Angeles colleges
o Supervising volunteer recruitment and selection
o Leading the training of college students in leadership skills (managing a peer group), teaching skills (public speaking, facilitation, and classroom management skills and health information
o Managing college student leaders on an ongoing basis
o Evaluating volunteer performance
o Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data for program evaluation
o Maintaining a network of administrative, faculty, and student leader contacts
• Launch, develop, manage, grow, and evaluate PHE Los Angeles High School Partner Sites by:
o Developing partnerships with Los Angeles public high schools
o Supervising the scheduling and implementation of PHE workshops in Partner High Schools
o Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data for program evaluation
o Maintaining a network of high school administrator, principal, and teacher contacts
• Raise funds for the PHE Los Angeles Site by:
o Developing and managing relationships with individual, corporation, foundation, and public funders
o Writing grant proposals and reports for funders
o Soliciting individual donations through the annual giving campaign and major gift requests
o Planning fundraising events
• Develop and manage the PHE Los Angeles Board of Overseers
• Provide fiscal oversight for the PHE Los Angeles Site by:
o Developing and implementing PHE budgets
o Managing and reporting PHE assets, revenue, and expenditures
• Provide organizational oversight for the PHE Los Angeles Site by:
o Overseeing PHE office systems and technology
o Overseeing PHE legal and insurance policies
• Assist with the development of PHE strategic plans

Peer Health Exchange is looking for a dynamic, driven individual who:
• Is committed to the Peer Health Exchange mission
• Has leadership experience supervising, managing, and training others
• Has a Bachelors degree or further degree
• Has strong verbal communication skills in order to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies including college students, high school partners, board members, supporters, and community members
• Has excellent public speaking, writing, and editing skills
• Is comfortable in a fast-paced, high-energy, entrepreneurial environment

How To Apply:
Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample (your best writing, non-fiction, 3 pages or less) to the following email address:
Resumes without cover letters and writing samples will not be considered.

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