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Health Educator of Indigenous Programs – South Dakota

Planned Parenthood North Central States Sioux Falls, SD

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Planned Parenthood North Central States


Health Educator of Indigenous Programs – South Dakota

Starting salary for candidate who meets minimum requirements (Experience will be compensated): $20+

Typical Schedule: 40 hours/week


About Us:

At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom, and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote, and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care, and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Click here to learn more: Our Mission

What to expect:

The Health Educator II facilitates youth leadership and/or peer education programming that increases access to sex education to Indigenous communities in South Dakota.  Fulfills leadership role within assigned team by taking on additional responsibilities such as peer mentorship, administrative tasks, and contributing to curriculum and program development. Delivers human sexuality education to diverse learners and promote reproductive health services to meet the goals of the Education Department and support the mission of Planned Parenthood North Central States, under direct supervision from the Manager of Indigenous Initiatives of Education. Health Educators are advocates in implementing our mission “To affirm the right to reproductive and sexual health and freedom for all by providing excellent care, trusted education, and fierce advocacy”.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-5pm. Occasional weekend and evening hours. During programing it will be 1 evening a week for several months, typically programming happens twice a year. Travel will be required. 


This position will impact us with the following contributions:

  • Deliver existing research-based sexuality education curricula to diverse youth audiences on topics including but not limited to contraception, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS prevention, safer sex practices, puberty to diverse audiences (typically K-12) and in person, virtually or both.
  • Plan and deliver high-quality, research-based, and culturally specific programming, including content design and development, lesson planning using appropriate methodology for learning audience delivering the information in person, virtually or both.
  • Develop and sustain community and education partnerships where programming takes place.
  • Perform duties related to education programs, including but not limited to, preparing education meeting space, managing database of participant volunteer hours and peer education contracts, arranging guest speakers, developing creative teaching strategies and activities, providing mentorship to program participants, and providing transportation for program participants when necessary.
  • Adapt existing curricula to meet needs of audience(s).
  • Maintain data to support program evaluation process.
  • Participate in outreach events in the community that offer education to community members about various sexual health topics and services available through Planned Parenthood.
  • Complete internal documentation, including but not limited to timesheets, program reporting and outreach documentation within the expected timeframe.
  • Collaborate and engage with team members and partners to support continuous learning, program quality, and team efficacy
  • Deeper dive into needs analysis, adapting existing curricula, peer education programs (smaller group interventions) with learning outcomes. Creation of content, culturally specific programming.
  • Implement peer education programs, typically smaller group interventions, with specific learning outcomes articulated and validated.
  • Provide oversite for program budgets under guidance and supervision of Regional Manager.
  • Work independently, and in conjunction with supervisor, staff in CEE, other departments, and with volunteers.
  • Collect, record, and manage outreach and education program process and outcome data.
  • Participate in appropriate professional meetings and work groups to build coalitions with other community groups on educational programming; and build and maintain professional relationships.
  • Participate in appropriate departmental and agency meetings and events.
  • Dedicate time to professional skill development around Diversity Equity and Inclusion work. At least 10% of time or 4 hours per week for a 40 hour work week.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Indigenous communities and other culturally and racially diverse populations
  • LGBTQ+ community experience
  • At least one-year experience in youth development, health education, public health, or related area
  • Familiarity with the network of organizations and agencies serving Native and Indigenous communities throughout South Dakota.
  • MS Office proficiency - ability to produce PowerPoint presentations and Word documents, and create Excel spreadsheets for data recording
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance.



This position is eligible for:

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision With equity-based premium tiers
      • NICE HEALTHCARE – free, virtual primary care for entire household (in-home available for qualifying locations) Services include: 80 free labs, free x-rays, and physical tests, live, virtual physical therapy, 550+ free medications
    • Flex Spending Account
    • Life insurance
    • Eligibility for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
    • PTO, Float holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays
    • 403(b)
    • Eight weeks paid Parental Leave
    • One Week Paid COVID leave, if necessary
    • Pet Insurance

Please note:

We require all PPNCS employees, volunteers, interns, and fellows to have a current, up-to date, COVID vaccine (Exemptions may be provided for medical, disability (ADA) or religious reasons.)


Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures. We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom. 

Planned Parenthood is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status, or status regarding public assistance. Planned Parenthood is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity as well as providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Planned Parenthood is dedicated to an equitable and inclusive work environment and encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of initial skill set.


Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.

Questions? Contact for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Date Posted May 24, 2023
Date Closes July 8, 2023
Start Date March 7, 2023
Located In Sioux Falls, SD
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 11-9111.00 Medical and Health Services Managers
Zipcode 57106
Name Ekaette Umana

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

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