Cardea WISE Project - So Cal Consultant

Through our Working to Institutionalize Sexuality Education (WISE) project, Cardea provides support to school districts in the implementation of comprehensive sexual health education that is in compliance with the California Healthy Youth Act. Cardea’s WISE projects currently partners with local County Offices of Education to support school districts in Alameda, Contra Costa,  Los Angeles, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz and offers assistance to Orange County Office of Education.

Our work centers around the development of county level Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Networks that are convened in partnership with county offices of education (COE). These networks bring together district level administrators to provide information, strategies, best practices, capacity building and peer support in the development and implementation of sexual health education programs.  These networks are ideally coordinated by local stakeholders and district and COE representatives that form a planning committee, with the support of Cardea staff. 
In addition to the CSE Networks, Cardea also works to establish systems to provide districts with individualized technical assistance. In the Bay Area TA is provided by Cardea staff, and in So Cal we are looking at different models to provide support in this area with less direct staffing. 
Cardea also has a fee-for-service training catalog consisting of the skill based training, Foundations, curricula trainings such as Positive Prevention Plus, Puberty the Wonder Years, 3Rs (Rights, Respect, Responsibility) and trainings on a range of related topics such as LGBT issues, trauma-informed approach and others.
We are seeking a consultant to provide up to 100 hours per month with the ability to expand to more hours in the future.
Ideal candidate:
Able to work independently 
Solid content and policy knowledge around sexual health education
Experience delivering sexuality education in the classroom
Familiar with the education system and functions
Able to coordinate complex projects
Facilitate meetings for district level policy makers
Clear communication skills 
Skilled trainer on wide range of topics related to sexual health education
Comfortable training variety of adult professionals including, teachers, health educators, directors, managers and superintendents.
CSE Networks
Recruiting and supporting Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Networks.  Existing networks include LA and Orange County, with interest in developing additional networks in two to three of the following counties: San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego. 
·       Establishing partnerships in the County Offices of Education
·       Recruiting stake holders to participate on a CSE Network planning committee
·       Share experiences and strategies to develop effective networks
·       Recruit participating districts
·       Establish meeting dates and agendas through committee
·       Facilitate, co-facilitate and or support meetings
·       Work with local partners to develop an infrastructure to support district level technical assistance and training resources
·       Monitor implementation changes at a district level
·       Evaluate network and network meetings
Community Engagement:
Participating in key collaboratives and stakeholder meetings
Provide fee-for-services trainings on a range of curricula and topics, including: LGBT, Trauma, CA Healthy Youth Act,
If you are interested,  please send a resume and cover letter to: Ameila Hamiter at
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