Director of Learning and Accessible Programming

NYC and Nassau County /
Equity and Engagement – Education and Training /
Full Time
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is seeking a Director of Inclusive Programming to join our Education and Training team. This position will be based at 26 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10012

The Director is responsible for overseeing internal and external professional development (face to face and virtual), organizational capacity building, curriculum development and replication initiatives. The Director sets the vision and provides guidance and oversight to learning and practice programming and supports department training needs and program design efforts. The Director will be responsible for developing partnerships, driving our innovation practice in SRH and new program initiatives consistent with an equity and reproductive rights and justice lens.
As a part of our equity strategy, the Director will be responsible for developing and managing efforts to align programming with our commitment to equity principles by integrating sexuality education programming for people with developmental disabilities into all Education and Training programs and supporting an array of educational programming. The Director will be responsible for building a strategy, organizing and maintaining an advisory body, building key partnerships, providing staff training, and when needed, guiding and providing direct education to youth and adults with developmental disabilities and the parents/guardians and professionals who support them.
The Director will collaborate with other Education and Community Engagement programs as well as various departments, including Research and Evaluation, Project Street Beat and External Affairs to advance the work of the department and the mission of PPGNY in community. This is a full-time position based in New York City, and involves travel within New York State about 15% of the time. 
This is an exciting and important time at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. We are building on our strength with dynamic new leadership, talented staff members, engaged donors and activists, and amazing community partners.  We are determined to thrive and grow in these times of transition and resistance.  
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) stands strong as a trusted provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care, an accurate source of sexual health information, and a steadfast partner in the ongoing fight to achieve sexual and reproductive justice, especially health and racial equity. Working at PPGNY is more than a job. It is an opportunity to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care and evidence-based education programming so they can lead healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. We approach our work through a reproductive justice lens, seeking to break down the barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the health care and information they need and deserve.

What the Director of Inclusive Programming does:

    •  Program Development and Management: Lead broader capacity building, professional development, learning and practice initiatives of PPGNY’s Education and Training Department and ensure all programs are inclusive; including curriculum development, program design, and implementation strategies to meet emerging educational needs in the sexual and reproductive health/rights/justice field. 
    • Implement new and innovative approaches for reaching community members with sex education programming, and adapt existing programs to remain responsive to community needs and to ensure accessible sex ed.
    • Community Partnerships and Collaboration: Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with local organizations to build and support community and promote PPGNY’s programs and other educational initiatives, for example, at community consortiums and coalitions. 
    • Training and Coaching: Hire, supervise, train, support, observe, and develop Learning and Practice staff to ensure all program staff is well equipped to deliver high-quality programming.
    • Special Projects: Represent the agency on local and state committees/coalitions and at conferences to promote Education and Engagement programs and issues related to sexuality education, access, and justice for youth, adults, and those with developmental disabilities.


    • Bachelors’ Degree
    • 5+ years of work experience in program development and management for youth education and/or sexual and reproductive health and justice.
    • 5+ years of work experience in organizations leading teams.
    • Demonstrated success in developing new programs.
    • Experience in program planning, curriculum development/instructional design, and training and facilitation and demonstrated strong conceptual thinking skills in order to build cohesive and complimentary programs.  
    • Extensive experience working with communities with developmental disabilities.
    • Experience with communities impacted by adverse health outcomes, knowledge of systemic barriers to sexual reproductive health and wellbeing faced by marginalized communities especially women, LGBTQ, poor/working class and communities of color.
    • Analytical skills and experience leveraging data to shape their perspective and resulting programs and strategies.  
    • Business development experience including identifying prospective partners and drafting project budgets and work plans.  
    • Skilled communicator who can connect with young people, adult community members, administrators, funders, etc. 
    • Strengths in cultural responsiveness, strategic communication, problem-solving, and team development.
    • History of collaborating with diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve ambitious outcomes.
    • Excellent listening and relationship building skills across difference.
    • Familiarity and commitment to race and gender equity leadership practices.
    • Analysis of how systemic oppression and racism impacts communities of color.  
    • Ability to complete all responsibilities according to established protocols, policies and standard practices in the area of customer service, ADA and regulatory compliance programs such as HIPPA. 
    • You have a demonstrated understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society and its impact on healthcare systems and institutions, and consistently integrate your deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects.
    • You have a demonstrated understanding of how race dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, clinical service delivery, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work, and can demonstrate a history of successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening a racial equity approach within an organization, team, service, program, or campaign.
PPGNY's benefits package includes:
Generous PTO and holiday schedule
Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds
Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D
401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment
All positions at PPGNY require:
Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.