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Voices for Healthy Kids Is Looking for an Advocacy Trainer!

Voices for a Healthy Kids is working to improve the health of all children by supporting public policies that increase access to healthy foods, safe places for physical activity, reduce the consumption of sugary beverages and eliminate junk food marketing for children. We focus on policy priorities that research shows will have the greatest effect on communities and populations at most risk - and we need your help! Our Advocacy Trainer is key to making a healthier generation a reality.


Position Summary

The Advocacy Trainer is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the Voices for Healthy Kids strategic training plan which is designed to educate grantees, applicants, affiliate advocacy staff and key collaborators on Voices for Healthy Kids advocacy issue priorities, campaigns, and practices.

Essential job duties:

  • Ensures coordination of the Voices for Healthy Kids training plan with the broader training plan of the Office of State Advocacy and other partners.
  • Handles the development of the training needs assessment, training plan and the timeline for implementation.
  • Completes an annual update of the plan to include recommendations for future evolution and efficiencies, factoring in adult learning styles.
  • Facilitates and coordinates agenda development, content creation and speaker engagement. Works closely with key staff and consultants for online and in-person events.
  • Plans, executes and handles all logistics for training, convenings and related meetings. Leads evaluation of training for both in-person and online trainings.
  • Maintains a virtual training library and inventory including periodic updates to existing content and the replacement of outdated content.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, law, journalism, adult education, training or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a training environment with at least three (3) of those working in a local, state and/or federal policy organization.
  • Understanding of advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.
  • Experience in/understanding of health equity and a dedication to building equitable communities.
  • Ability to travel overnight approx. 10% of the time.

Learn more and apply here.