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NORTHERN COLORADO AIDS PROJECT POSITION ANNCOUNCEMENT

Job Description

 

POSITION:                                           Prevention Coordinator

LOCATION:                                         Fort Collins, Colorado (occasional in-state travel required)

REPORTS TO:                                      Prevention Services Lead and Director of Regional Programs

PURPOSE:                                           To facilitate HIV/HCV testing and offer individualized risk reduction counseling services, implement and coordinate Mpower Colorado Program, outreach to high risk heterosexual communities, and provide educational trainings and social events.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:


  • Provides HIV and HCV testing and risk reduction counseling.

  • Facilitates educational presentations in the community and facilitates educational groups, including individual and group level interventions, outreach, health communication and public information.

  • Represents the organization at community events and collaborative meetings as needed.

  • Maintains current understanding of HIV and HCV prevention issues and trends, participates in additional trainings when offered.

  • Facilitates MPower Colorado Program.

  • Participates in development and marketing of prevention programming that serve people living with HIV/AIDS, gay/bisexual rural men, people who inject drugs, syringe exchange services, incarcerated persons, and HIV/Hepatitis C education and counseling, testing and referral.

  • Participates in the recruitment of high risk heterosexuals and people who inject for testing services in our region.

  • Participates in the implementation of focus groups with clients of our syringe exchange program.

  • Provides monthly reports of program activities and accurately documents intervention activities within the prevention database.

  • Maintains and develops referral network of HIV/AIDS support and prevention services.

  • Participates in departmental and agency retreats and meetings.

  • Works days and evenings as needed, some evenings and weekends required.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills are a must.  Must show initiative and work independently as necessary.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary.  Data entry, word processing and spread sheet proficiency are required.  Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.  Understanding of and proficiency with using social media services (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) strongly preferred. Must be able to work effectively and sensitively with people of diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. Experience working in the LGBTQ community, especially with gay & bisexual men strongly preferred.  Understanding of HIV prevention trends and theories of motivational interviewing and harm reduction preferred.  Dependable vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance required for frequent local travel.

     

    EDUCATION & SKILLS PREFERRED:

    Bachelor degree or equivalent experience required.  Education and experience with HIV, sexuality and sexual health, and drug using behaviors preferred.  Training in cultural competency/sensitivity and ethics; excellent organizational and time management skills; team player; knowledge of program reporting and budgeting; computer skills including MS Word, Power Point, and MS Excel.

     

    IF SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW:

    Interview will require a presentation highlighting candidate’s plans for coordinating our region’s Mpower Colorado Program. Mpower Colorado is social and educational group level intervention for 18-29 year old gay & bisexual men focused on decreasing the spread of HIV within this age group. Successful coordination of this program will require the ability to recruit and maintain a core group of volunteers who will assist in the planning of group activates and outreach events, as well as the ability to recruit and maintain participants for social and education events from the community of young gay and bisexual men in Northern Colorado.  

     

    Please email a cover letter and resume (subject line must be “Prevention Coordinator”) to Lori Daigle, Director of Regional Programs at: lori.daigle@coloradohealthnetwork.org or by fax (970) 484-4497.  Application deadline is 5 PM on November 7, 2014.

    Equal Opportunity Employer