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Vice President of Education and Outreach - Saint Paul, MN - Des Moines, IA – Omaha or Lincoln, NE

Planned Parenthood North Central States • Des Moines, IA

Posted 15 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 6 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Health Care, Admin - Clerical, Nonprofit - Social Services
Relocation - No

Job Description

Planned Parenthood North Central States

Vice President of Education and Outreach   

Saint Paul, MN - Des Moines, IA – Omaha or Lincoln, NE


Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) is seeking a Vice President of Education and

Outreach to join our team. The successful candidate may office out of any of the following sites:  Saint Paul, MN, Des Moines, IA, Omaha or Lincoln, NE. Under the general supervision of the Executive Vice President of External Affairs, this position is responsible for all activities of the Department of Education and Outreach. The VP of Education and Outreach (E&O) is responsible for PPNCS strategy for community learning programs and outreach activities. This includes development of scalable comprehensive sex education programs for delivery across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska; and nationally that improve sexual health. The VP of E&O aligns departmental strategy with the organization’s overall strategic plan and ensures external sex education programs have impact. Perform other related duties to support clinical operations. The VP of Education and Outreach is an advocate in implementing our mission of “Affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom.” 

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:


·         Develop visionary goals for PPNCS’ work related to sex education with a focus on achieving equity across communities that experience health inequities and other forms of structural oppression.

·         As a senior organizational leader, provide strategic direction for PPNCS and serve as a liaison to the E&O Department.

·         Provide leadership to the Education Department team which currently consists of over 40 full-time professionals and a budget of at least $3 million annually. Develop the annual plan and budget for the E&O Department in support of the overall strategic plan.

·         Recruit, train, orient, mentor and supervise education and outreach staff. Supervise hiring of consultants and per diem staff as required. Ensure that programs and staff represent the diversity of the community that the department and PPNCS serve.

·         Demonstrate deep familiarity with the field of comprehensive sex education and the ability to use evidence-based data for program and curriculum development.

·         Lead high quality evaluation efforts of PPNCS’ education work, engaging outside partners as warranted. Design an evaluation strategy that improves programs and ensures program quality across the affiliate.

·         Advocate strategically for policies that support sex education at the federal, state, and local level including working with PPFA to leverage its resources to address harmful policies and support proactive policies related to sex education.

·         Develop and foster community partnerships through strategic collaborations with other organizations, state agencies and academic institutions. Maintain current community relationships and facilitate new, strong relationships with key organizations to ensure coordination between PPNCS and organizations and stakeholders that work on sex education and related issues in the 5-state region.

·         Participate in external reproductive, sexual health, sexuality and health equity networks. Ensure that PPNCS is represented in local, regional and national taskforces, committees and in community-based coalitions.

·         Develop and maintain relationships with other affiliate education departments, through such networks as Planned Parenthood Education Heads of Education meetings, and the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (APPLE).

·         Serve as a public speaker and media spokesperson for PPNCS on sex education, adolescent sexual health, parent-child communication, and/or related topics.

·         Assess community needs, develop and implement new programs consistent with general principles for promoting sexual health and accomplishes the goals set out in PPNCS’ Strategic Plan.

·         Partner with the Grants and the Development departments to acquire funding for the E&O Department programs. This may include developing proposals, meeting with foundations and individual donors, and participating in fundraising events. Work with Development and Grants Departments to monitor and report on grant-funded activities. Maximize department’s reimbursable and fee-for-service services.

·         Ensure that PPNCS’ education work is highlighted at key conferences and meetings; featured in regional media; and, when appropriate, relevant findings are submitted for publication in academic journals.

·         Lead and oversee creation and implementation of the department strategic plan and related work plans.

·         Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures.

·         Work with Clinic Operations and Public Affairs staff to integrate Planned Parenthood’s three direct services: education, clinical services and advocacy.

Work Hours:  Full-time salaried position.

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), extended illness leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Job Requirements

·         At least six years of leadership and management experience in the fields of public health, education, or youth development OR master’s degree and four years of above experience.

·         BA/BS preferred, relevant work experience will be considered.

·         Master’s Degree a plus.

·         Departmental budget and financial management experience.

·         Background check required for employment.

Desired Qualifications:


·         Sex education professional with background in public health, health equity and/or related fields.

·         Strong leadership and good organizational skills.

·         Experience with strategic planning.

·         Strong advocate for comprehensive sex education.

·         Creative thinker.

·         Candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with diverse groups of health professionals.

·         Professional connections with the academia educational community and with communities experiencing health inequities, including communities of color, encouraged.

·         Demonstrated competence in acquiring funding.

·         Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

·         A commitment to diversity in the workplace.




Planned Parenthood is a tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy that individuals will be treated equally in consideration for and during employment regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, income or political affiliation except where a characteristic is a bona fide occupational qualification.

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