We are hiring for a new GBTQ2SMSM’s Health Project Coordinator right now! Apply today
Terms of Employment: Full-Time
Anticipated Start Date: May, 2017
Languages: English (French is an asset)
Education: Post-secondary degree (encouraged), experience will be taken into consideration.
Experience: 2 years minimum of experience designing, implementing, managing HIV (or other STBBI) outreach programming; 2 years of volunteer coordination minimum; Also experience and/or knowledge working with gay, bi, queer, men who have sex with men (between the ages of 16-24); community outreach and mobilization; peer-to-peer intervention; conference/event planning; office administration; report writing and inter-departmental communication are required.
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: fast paced environment; work under pressure; attention to detail; large and fluctuating workload; ability to travel; multi-disciplinary; and collaborative
Background & Mandate of the Organization: The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give the tools to wider populations in building allyship. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccgsd-ccdgs.org.
The CCGSD strongly believes in equitable practices, and as such, strongly recommend that individuals of gender, ethnic and sexual minorities apply.
Summary of Position
The CCGSD is seeking a GBTQ2SMSM’s Health Project Coordinator with strong understanding of LGBTQ+ communities, HIV combination prevention techniques, and a passion for social justice. The Coordinator will be responsible for managing a project with three major parts:
- Organizing the CCGSD’s national LGBTQ+ Service Provider’s Summit to facilitate national collaboration between organizations and identify service gaps in HIV prevention outreach and opportunities for growth;
- Pilot a peer-to-peer HIV combination prevention program directed at young GBTQ2SMSM and their allies;
- Reaching out to and collaborating with a network of community organizations, both nationally and locally, to support, share resources, and offer train on the best practices of working with LGBTQ+ youth.
GBTQ2SMSM’s Health Project Coordinator Responsibilities
- Prepares a work plan with timelines, goals and activities, and monitors the progress throughout the duration of the program;
- Prepares, monitors, and maintains a transparent budget for the program;
- Help conduct an environmental scan of the HIV preventions services offered and resources available to GBTQ2SMSM;
- Responsible for logistics pertaining to the organizing and execution of a national service provider’s summit (ex. promotion, registration, booking venue, confirming speakers);
- Networking, cold-calling, and building relationships with LGBTQ+ service providers across Canada to promote the Service Provider’s Summit;
- Create tools and surveys to identify the current work being done and the services already available for GBTQ2SMSM in these LGBTQ+ organizations with regards to HIV education, prevention, and service navigation;
- Creating, tailoring content, and facilitating workshops on HIV prevention strategies and how to improve outreach to young GBTQ2SMSM for LGBTQ+ service provider spaces across Canada;
- Monitor, track, evaluate and report on the progress of the program to the senior management team, staff and the CCGSD Board;
- Liaise between the CCGSD and the Public Health Agency of Canada to provide updates on progress of project through multiple reporting tools and submission of a written report;
- Liaise between the CCGSD and coalition/networks of LGBTQ+ service providers, to offer training, support, resources etc.;
- Represents the CCGSD at sport inclusion partnerships, suppliers’ organizations, events and committees;
- Research, develop, and disseminate education tools to be used by young GBTQ2SMSM and their allies to help facilitate knowledge transfer, resource sharing, and uptake of various HIV prevention strategies;
- Engage previous participants of CCGSD’s DTSO program (ie. “Health Ambassadors”) by training and piloting a brand new peer-based intervention program for young GBTQ2SMSM and their allies to promote the uptake of HIV combination prevention strategies and tracking their progress through regular check-ins;
- Collaborate with coalition of community organizations to develop and launch a social marketing campaign promoting comprehensive HIV prevention strategies for young GBTQ2SMSM;
- In addition, the successful candidate can expect to take on a range of other related duties as necessary, and to participate fully in the meetings and activities in the office as required by the Director and Senior Management Staff.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, continuous proactive skill and/or abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the tasks required for the job.
Skills & Abilities
- Proficiency in French is an asset;
- Ability to write reports, correspondence, procedure manuals and proposals;
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from youth and service providers;
- Knowledge of a variety of software programs and online platforms, which can include Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, teleconferencing, webinar etc. (training using these programs will be part of the orientation process);
- Manage basic audio-visual and multi-media, as needed for workshops and program;
- A willingness to learn new software and programs is a must.
- LGBTQ+ personal experience;
- Self-motivation and monitoring;
- The ability to work with a variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds;
- Strong communication skills;
- A driver’s license would be an asset;
- ASIST training and any support work credentials/experience are an asset;
- Anti-oppression training would be an asset.
Please send cover letter, resume and portfolio of past events to Natasha, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 25, 2017. Interviews will take place April 27 & 28, 2017. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered and only successful applicants will be contacted.