LATINO INITIATIVE FELLOW

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
LATINO INITIATIVE FELLOW
PART-TIME PAID POSITION AT NATIONAL NON-PROFIT
APRIL 2008
About the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a national
nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1996 whose mission is to
promote values, behavior and policies that reduce both teen pregnancy and
unplanned pregnancy among young adults. By increasing the proportion of
children born into welcoming, intact families who are prepared to take on the
demanding task of raising the next generation, our efforts will improve the
well-being of children and strengthen the nation.
Latino Initiative Background
Through a highly-focused Latino Initiative, the National Campaign seeks to help
the Latino community address the problem of teen pregnancy. Despite progress,
51% of Latina teens get pregnant at least once before turning 20, and the
Latina teen pregnancy rate is declining at half the speed of the national rate.
For more information on the National Campaign’s Latino Initiative, go to
http://www.teenpregnancy.org/espanol/initiative.asp.
Position Background
The National Campaign has an opening for a Latino Initiative Fellow. The Latino
Initiative is multi-disciplinary in nature and the ideal candidate will be
flexible, hard-working, culturally-competent, and eager to develop and/or use a
variety of skills in the areas of partnership development, technical assistance,
fundraising, media outreach, advocacy, and research. The candidate will
preferably have a degree in public health, communications, or a related field.
This paid fellowship is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to gain
broad-based experience in a national non-profit organization. This is a
part-time hourly position of no more than 25 hours per week.
The Latino Initiative Fellow will be responsible for assisting with key Latino
Initiative projects covering a range of functional areas. The ideal candidate
will have strong verbal and written skills in both English and Spanish. The
fellow will also have solid research experience and will be able to review,
analyze, develop, and update research materials. This will include conducting
background research and analyses for Latino Initiative projects and tracking
and summarizing major developments in research and current events.
In addition, the Fellow will spend a substantial amount of time communicating
with our existing partners, including Latino Initiative Advisory Group members,
community organizations, and media contacts; and helping to develop new media
partners, including social networking sites.
Duties will also include, but are not limited to: assisting with meeting and
conference preparations; helping with responses to press inquiries and
interviews; conducting outreach to current and new partners; providing
technical assistance; reviewing the website and collaborating with staff to
update and enhance the content in English and Spanish; participating in
meetings; arranging out-of-town travel; updating contact information in the
database; drafting correspondence; assisting with mailings and filing; and
updating Power Point presentations.
The Fellow will report to the Latino Initiative Senior Manager. He/She will
also work closely with other staff at the National Campaign to ensure that our
work helping the Latino community reduce teen pregnancy is integrated across
National Campaign programs such as Research, Media Programs, Public Policy,
State and Local Action, and Partnerships.
Qualifications
We are looking for someone who can work 20-25 hours per week, from April through
August 2008. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of professional
experience in a related field are required—advanced education may substitute
for work experience. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Experience
working with Latino health issues, Latino non-profit organizations, and/or
Latino teens/parents is preferred.
The ideal candidate learns quickly and is able to manage multiple projects
simultaneously with minimal supervision. The candidate should have strong
organizational and computer skills. Experience using Microsoft Word, Access,
Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher strongly recommended.
The candidate will possess a friendly and professional manner, and be
comfortable interacting with the National Campaign’s many partner organizations
and media outlets, including Spanish-language media. Strong verbal and written
skills in both English and Spanish are essential.
Compensation: $15/hour
To Apply
Closing date: March 17, 2008
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Latino Initiative Fellowship Search
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
recruitment@thenc.org
No phone calls please.

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