Colorado Nonprofit Association

School Advocate

Job Title: School Advocate



Please prepare a resume and cover letter outlining your interest, readiness, and qualifications for the position. Position open until filled, for priority consideration please apply before July 17. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Job Description Overview

This position works in partnership with the Outreach and Advocacy Department and community stakeholders to coordinate and grow efforts of the Pikes Peak Safe @ Schools Coalition (PPSASC), intentionally seeks youth and young adult participation in PPSASC, individually supports LGBTQIA2+ youth and their families, educators, and other adults in schools, and connects educators, public health officials, parents and adults to support LGBTQIA2+ youth.

 Administrative Details



Additional Duties as assigned.


Safe @ Schools Coalition and Youth Advocacy                                                                          


School and Community Support                                                                                                        


Required Education and Experience


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities




Typical Work Environment

Office setting with occasional work outside the community center, both at external venues and outdoors with some work at a computer station and some work that requires movement around the community center. Position requires the ability to occasionally stand for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls and observance of safety.

About Us

Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 1990 to build acces, equity, and power with LGBTQIA2+ youth of the Pikes Peak region. We are the primary LGBTQIA2+ nonprofit community serving LGBTQIA2+ youth (ages 13-24) in El Paso County. We provide a safe space for gender and sexuality diverse youth and young adults to grow their identities, learn leadership skills and develop the tools needed to both thrive personally and to act as agents of change in their communities. We also provide outreach education throughout the region to create a supportive climate for LGBTQIA2+ youth. IOYS accomplishes these goals through our weekly programming, targeted leadership development opportunities, community partnerships, and through educational outreach to local school systems, healthcare agencies, and other groups providing education and care to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults.

Our Team and What We Value

At IOYS, all staff members are expected to exemplify established team values that include but are not limited to collegiality, respect, accountability, collaboration, and adaptability. In doing so, we model the behaviors and attitudes we ask of our young people, essential to creating a welcoming, radically inclusive, safe and brave space where all people can learn and grow. We are representatives of Inside Out in all we do and say—wherever we are—and it is therefore of utmost importance that all team members exhibit maturity and good judgement through their words and actions. A community center environment is fast paced where priorities and needs rapidly shift and evolve based on the needs of the agency and the young people we serve. Therefore, all staff are expected to own their mindset, adapt to change swiftly, and contribute to a positive and powerful team environment.