Youth Advisory Board - California Region

Community Partnerships · Los Angeles, California
Department Community Partnerships
Employment Type Temporary
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15.00 per hour

Youth Advisory Board Member

Start Date: January 2022

Job Locations: Los Angeles, CA and Bay Area, CA


Organization description

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that builds healthier communities with young people. Together we create education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy choices. Since 2003, we have trained more than 15,000 college students to deliver in-person health education to over 188,000 high school-aged young people in communities across the country. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we re-designed our in-person programming to be delivered virtually and partnered with high school students to understand their mental health needs. Following that collaboration, we launched our app for young people ages 13 – 18. In the past year, we’ve expanded from two in-person program models to five in-person and digital program offerings and we are continuing to grow! Our mission is critical, our team is diverse, and our work is vibrant. Check us out on TikTok (@peerhealthexchange)!


About this opportunity!

PHE’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will promote and increase the leadership, involvement, and decision-making of high school aged students in advancing PHE’s health equity work. PHE's Youth Advisory Board is an opportunity for young people to be advisors to PHE and impact the health education of young people nationwide.  Youth Advisory Boards will meet virtually and in-person (we're exploring providing transportation where needed) at least 2 times per month on Saturdays for 1-2 hours throughout the 2022 Spring semester.  Youth Advisory Boards will collaborate with PHE staff to complete group-selected projects.  


Time Commitment

  • 8-10 hours per month January through September to:
    • Attend virtual and in-person meetings with PHE co-workers to complete group-selected projects
    • Communicate and prepare for upcoming meetings
    • Participate in Youth Advisory Board Orientation (2 hours) and 2-4 professional development trainings
      • Trainings will be virtual
  • All YAB members will have the option to renew for the following school year (2022-2023)

Job Responsibilities

  • Give your input into the PHE’s youth-focused programming, examples: co-design program content and share your ideas for improving program implementation in schools
  • Collaborate with PHE co-workers to design YAB purpose statement, membership recruitment and selection, and meeting schedules and content
  • Balance PHE as a priority with other academic, professional, and personal commitments
  • Commit to joining and participating in scheduled meetings (current plan is bi-weekly; we’re open to adjusting exact meeting times based on group preferences) 

Job Qualifications

High School students grades 9-12, who:

  • Are committed to the PHE’s vision and mission of health equity and racial justice
  • Are looking to develop and/or enhance their communication and leadership skills
  • Will commit 8-10 hours per month January through September 2022


Benefits for you! (Students)

  • Pay: $15.00 per hour
    • Get paid, either as employees of PHE in most cities or as a paid scholarship opportunity (undocumented student participants are eligible to participate)​
  • Join a local and national network of young people passionate about transforming their communities while advocating for meaningful social change​
  • Career and skill development opportunities, including: learn to write a resume and prepare for interviews, leadership development in community engagement, curriculum creation (education and nonprofit career pathway), and/or social media content creation (marketing/creative career pathway)

Are you interested in being a Peer Health Exchange Youth Advisory Board Member?

We want to learn more about you! Please complete the job application by Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:00pm to be considered.


  • Complete the application online OR Submit your completed paper application and parental consent form (DOWNLOAD IT HERE) to:
  • If submitting your application online, please upload your parental consent form in the area marked “Resume”.
  • Please share your answers to application questions #1-6 below in 2-4 sentences.


Peer Health Exchange prioritizes diversity in knowledge, experience, and identity and alignment with our community partners in all of our positions. We actively encourage Black and Latinx folks, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, folks with disabilities, folks from low-income backgrounds, folks who are multilingual, and folks with ties to the local communities that we serve to apply.

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  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Department
    Community Partnerships
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $15.00 per hour