Position Title: African, Caribbean, Black Community Outreach Coordinator
In this role, the successful candidate will be reporting to the Director of Education & Outreach.
POSITION & PROGRAM SUMMARY:
The African, Caribbean Black (ACB) Community Outreach Coordinator contributes to the program’s goal of reducing the incidence of HIV among ACB people within Windsor-Essex, and improving the quality of life for ACB community members living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The program seeks to accomplish the following:
- Strengthen the capacity of ACB people to understand HIV-related issues, to have healthy sexual lives and relationships, to feel safe and included, and to have non-stigmatizing attitudes regarding HIV and sexual diversity;
- Improve environments in the community most frequented by ACB community members in order to have a healthy impact on HIV-related attitudes and practices;
- Inform, analyze and enhance provincial policies through research activities to improve HIV-related services and quality of life for ACB people vulnerable to or living with HIV.
JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES:
- Implement the annual work plan and budget in line with the agency’s strategic plan and Ministry of Health objectives;
- Represent the agency during provincial face-to-face meetings and annual symposium;
- Establish, facilitate, and maintain collaborative partnerships with local community stakeholders, religious organizations and groups that serve the ACB community;
- Deliver educational training and workshop modules to local agencies and groups that serve this target audience, with the aim of helping to address stigma and isolation;
- Develop and implement forums and presentations geared towards ACB community members;
- Develop and manage volunteers to enhance the capacity of the program;
- Gather and maintain statistics with regards to education and outreach activities and submit reports to funders;
- Manage annual program budget;
- Participate fully in ACW hosted fundraising activities;
- Work with Director to build rapport with funders- government, corporate, private (e.g. foundations) and individuals.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
- Knowledge of and connection to ACB communities in Windsor-Essex and local community organizations that work with them;
- Knowledge of issues impacting people living with HIV, particularly ACB persons living with HIV considered an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, board members and diverse stakeholders;
- Strong presentation skills with experience in public speaking;
- Advanced level including proficiency of various presentation tools such as Prezi;
- Proven ability to network, build and maintain collaborative partnerships;
- Proven organizational and strong project management skills;
- Proficient program development and implementation skills;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Proficient computer and social medial skills;
- Self-directed and able to take initiative;
- Ability to work with and be inclusive of diverse populations and groups;
- Excellent understanding of HIV/AIDS considered an asset;
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR DESIGNATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Must possess a post-secondary degree, with 1-2 years’ work experience in the social services field preferred.
- A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work related duties;
Submission Deadline: Friday September 1, 2017