· Leads knowledge exchange and sharing of information, materials and resources related to HIV prevention initiatives and best practices for men who have sex with men (MSM);
· Develops and promotes community forums and targeted testing and awareness blitzes
· Engages and develops peer-led, community based programming;
· Develops and maintains the program’s social media and online outreach sites including blog, Facebook page, and web-based apps and other website venues;
· Develops and leads education and training sessions and initiatives;
· Provides one to one education services both in person at outreach sites, including regular bathhouse outreach, and through online outreach;
· Participates in community development activities, events and networks both locally and provincially;
· Develops and maintains unstaffed resource and information sites at key outreach locations.
· Monitors, evaluates and reports on the activities of the program to ensure accountability.
· Post-secondary degree or diploma in related field, or combined equivalent related training and experience;
· Knowledge of HIV and AIDS with focus on health promotion strategies within the current context and social determinants of health;
· Previous experience organizing and leading education events geared to social service agencies, community partners, etc. and community discussion forums;
· Demonstrated experience of implementing community development models and peer-based programming connected to sexual health education and/or behaviour change focused awareness initiatives;
· Knowledge of and connection to the LGBTQ+ communities in the Hamilton, Halton, Brant and Haldimand-Norfolk regions;
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
· In-depth knowledge and ability to manage social media and engage in online and face to face community outreach;
· Flexible to challenges as they arise and the ability to remain calm under pressure
· Ability to handle confidential/ sensitive information with discretion and maturity
· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in conflict and other situations that may require tact, diplomacy and discretion
· Demonstrated proficiency with computer systems, (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook)
· Possession of a valid G Class driver’s license with access to and use of an automobile is preferred
· Able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed.
If this opportunity resonates with your previous work, education and qualifications then we want to meet you to discuss this exciting opportunity! For more information on The AIDS Network and the Men4Men program, please visit www.aidsnetwork.ca and www.men4mentalk.org.
Please forward your electronic resume and covering letter clearly explaining your interest in the position and outlining what skills and knowledge you bring to the position by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you please not send your application by fax or surface mail. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling, ongoing basis until the position is successfully filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in the position however only individuals invited for interview will be contacted.
The AIDS Network values inclusion and diversity and promotes access and equity using an anti racism, anti oppression framework. Persons living with HIV are encouraged to apply.