Social Health Association


Position: Adolescent Health Educator (Full-Time, Exempt Position)

Brief Description: Teaching SHA approved health education programs to students ages 9-15 throughout Indiana.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of one-year teaching experience or youth services.

Accountability: Report to Director of Programs and Evaluation

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Abbe Shapiro, Director of Programs & Evaluation

Core Responsibilities

Program and Program Evaluation

  • Facilitate social health programs to target population in a professional and engaging manner, incorporating interactivity as outlined in lesson plans, in schools or other program sites.
  • Track and compile evaluation metrics, testimonials, and in-kind donations.
  • Educate all youth clients to achieve optimal positive outcomes and impact.
  • Prepare teaching aids and materials to ensure clients receive organized, timely and well-prepared programs.
  • Utilize technology as a tool for teaching.
  • Ensure all SHA programs are delivered as the curricula are designed to be delivered. Provide consistency and accuracy in program delivery.
  • Utilize facilitation and presentation skills to adapt and relate to students while maintaining integrity of the curriculum to be taught.
  • Plan and deliver programs that provide wrap-around education and services to achieve a holistic, family-centered approach taking into account students’ physical, mental, and social well-being and self-sufficiency.
  • Collect and submit student, parent and teacher evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Research and participate in training to continually learn about youth health needs, especially topics related to SHA’s programs and populations served.
  • Provide high-quality customer service to clients and partners to position SHA as an expert leader in the field of youth health education as a professional organization addressing critical needs.
  • Assist with the development of curriculum, program evaluation and other pertinent areas of programs.
  • Make referrals to other school specialists and community service providers for more intensive case management or health services as needed by students.
  • Arrive to all schools, camps, and other program sites at least 30 minutes prior to program start time and prepared to present the assigned programs.
  • Have a working knowledge of all topics taught in SHA programs, with an expert-level knowledge of material covered in educator’s specialty area (bullying prevention, human growth and development, pregnancy and STD prevention, and/or cultivation of healthy relationships).
  • Accurately and appropriately respond to student questions in the classroom, camp, or other community setting. Defer questions to other adults when appropriate.
  • Possess ability to relate to students of various ages, genders, races, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations, and tailor the message of the program appropriately.


  • Advocate for SHA within schools and connect with school nurses, social workers, teachers, principals and superintendents when possible to ensure they know that SHA values their partnership.
  • Promote all SHA program options to school contacts and encourage additional programming, when applicable.
  • Refer agency/school personnel to Manager of Scheduling & Client Relations to schedule programs and/or add more programs at location.
  • Engage with current/potential community partners by participating in key community meetings as assigned to ensure SHA is at the table for important community efforts. Keep Director of Development informed of community meeting results, partner organizational updates, and potential program or funding partner ideas.
  • Support Parents as Partners™ as needed to provide and encourage parent education related to SHA’s programs


  • Serve as a professional representative of SHA at all times throughout the communities served by SHA.
  • Promote and support marketing activities of SHA to advocate for the mission and programs.
  • Publicly support and speak favorably of SHA, clients, staff, Board, partners, donors, etc. (including social media).


  • Work in the SHA office except when teaching or performing other assigned duties.
  • Submit accurate and completed timesheets, activity sheets, expense reports, program stories/testimonials by due dates.
  • Communicate needs for materials/supplies to Office Manager or Director of Programs & Evaluation.
  • Utilize technology for completion of required work assignments (e.g. email, databases, writing, timesheets and reports).
  • Travel statewide as needed for program deliver and/or other SHA duties (must have own vehicle).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO and Director of Programs and Evaluation.


  • Participate in and support SHA fundraising efforts (e.g. provide success stories, work at events, and promote donation solicitations to others).
  • Be cognizant of funding opportunities and/or partnerships, when possible, and share ideas with the CEO.


  • Respect and embrace diversity of all staff and clients.
  • Participate in professional development trainings, all-staff meetings, strategic SHA workgroups, program team meetings, and other events/activities related to the position.
  • Assume responsibility for individual professional development.
  • Strive to be well versed in issues relevant to work responsibilities.
  • Be a role model to the youth and families served by SHA.
  • Support SHA advocacy efforts as needed.
  • Offer solutions, ideas, and a positive attitude to help SHA thrive and be competitive as an employer and youth serving nonprofit agency.


Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Public Health, Education, Social Work or a related field with a minimum of one year teaching experience or youth services. Certified Health Education Specialist certification preferred. Must be able to pass Department of Child and Family Services (DCS) background check. Must have valid Indiana Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and current car insurance.


Educator must be a strong public speaker; program and curriculum development with particular emphasis on health education; community relations; have high-level cultural competency and conflict resolution skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; able to utilize technology to strengthen classroom experience; experience with Microsoft Office products. Must be an energetic self-starter who is able to function comfortably in a team environment or independently and relates well to co-workers and the public. This position requires flexibility and the ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little supervision. Overnight hotel stays are required for some rural communities served.


SHA employees may have access to or be required, as part of the duties of this job, to view, use, and/or be aware of certain protected information or other facts about individuals that are of a highly personal and confidential nature. Employees must follow and adhere to all confidentiality and privacy policies and practices. Employees may also be required to follow additional confidentially policies or practices required by certain programs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel assigned to this position. Other duties may be assigned by the CEO or Director of Programs and Evaluation.


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