Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Job Opportunity: Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Program Coordinator


Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Program Coordinator

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The Work Unit

The Prevention Services Division works with public and private partners across Colorado to improve the health of all Coloradans. Division professionals develop, review, implement and evaluate public health interventions proven to promote healthy living, prevent chronic disease, protect against injury and ensure access to health care and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. The Division is committed to the professional development, collaborative effort and sustained wellness of its workforce.
The Violence and Injury Prevention - Mental Health Promotion (VIP-MHP) Branch exists to coordinate state and local efforts toward mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and the prevention of death and disability in Colorado due to unintentional and intentional injuries through health policy, legislation, public awareness and education, training, assessments, and intervention programs.
 We are aware that many kinds of injury and violence share the same systemic causes: poverty and economic instability; lack of substance use treatment and mental health services; social norms related to violence; and a lack of social connectedness that affects us all and leaves too many youth unconnected or unsafe at school. As we seek to address these crucial issues, we commit to being responsive to the reality that structural racism intensifies each of them. The VIP-MHP Branch recognizes that racism is a public health crisis and is committed to improving racial and other forms of equity through all of its programs.
These systemic injustices and additional risk and protective factors are shared across many of the outcomes we address. Our work will continue until all Coloradans have the opportunity to live and have healthy lives, in a way that celebrates intersectional identities including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, education level, age, language, religion, ability, and geographic location. Collectively we all can work to achieve this goal by improving racial justice and other forms of equity through all of our programs and practices.

The Position

The purpose of this position is to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Grant Program by overseeing contracts with implementing schools and school districts, providing technical assistance and support to implementing schools, and building relationships with schools and comprehensive human sexuality education content experts. This position will also provide support to the oversight entity including taking notes, coordinating meetings, and building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. This position will actively participate in statewide and national work groups and/or coalitions related to comprehensive human sexuality education. In addition, the position will lead meetings and give presentations to diverse partners. This position will support the development of an annual legislative report and identify metrics and outcomes related to program implementation. This position requires strong communication skills and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships at community, state, and federal levels in order to support implementation and evaluation. Additionally, this position will collaborate with other VIP-MHP Branch programs as needed to further the goals of the branch.