Position Title: Health Education Coordinator
Service: Knowledge Exchange
Reports to: Director, Education and Capacity Building
Position(s) Supervised: None
Location: Canada – Remote (CATIE office is located in Toronto)
Posting Date: December 18, 2020
CATIE is Canada’s source for accessible, evidence-based information about HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, care and treatment and support. CATIE strengthens the national response to HIV and hepatitis C by fostering collaboration and capacity among people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C and other affected populations, frontline service providers and researchers to reduce transmission and improve health and well-being.
The Health Education Coordinator develops and delivers an educational program for frontline service providers working with people living with or affected by HIV or hepatitis C. This position focuses on the Pacific region, but works across the country to facilitate education and capacity building opportunities in HIV and hepatitis C in both English and French.
The role includes partnership development and maintenance with key local, regional, and national organizations involved in the response to HIV or hepatitis C, including community-based sexual health, harm reduction, and public health organizations. This position also works across the organization to: develop and execute strategies for virtual and in-person education delivery; develop and leverage opportunities for virtual and in-person capacity building in partnership with local and regional service providers; and, maintain and implement CATIE’s Knowledge Management Strategy. This full-time position is supervised by the Director, Education and Capacity Building and is based remotely in Canada. Ability and willingness to travel within Canada will be determined when COVID-19 public health guidelines outline that it is reasonable to do so.
Job Responsibility #1: Planning and delivery of education and capacity building programs on HIV and hepatitis C core biomedical content and implications for frontline practice (50%).
1. Facilitates virtual courses (eLearning modules, discussion boards, and virtual synchronous meetings) and virtual and in-person workshops on HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, and treatment.
2. Plans creative, engaging, and regional/population-based customized synchronous educational and capacity building sessions to support the uptake of core biomedical HIV and hepatitis C knowledge into frontline practice.
3. Identifies new opportunities for HIV and hepatitis C capacity building and curates sessions for local, regional, and national audiences.
4. Collects appropriate evaluation data on educational programs in a confidential manner, including timely and accurate entries into CATIE’s key performance indicator database.
5. Provides support to other Health Education Coordinators in the delivery of programs.
Job Responsibility #2: Development of organizational partnerships (25%).
1. Supports the development of provincial educational partner strategies each fiscal year; leads the roll-out of educational activities as per an assigned strategy.
2. Maintains a strong understanding of the response to HIV and hepatitis C in assigned regions, actively shares information internally, and acts as a resource for the region for CATIE staff on key organizations, programs, activities and contacts.
3. Develops and maintains partnerships for CATIE with organizations working with populations affected by HIV and hepatitis C.
4. Leads regional outreach activities to increase awareness of CATIE’s services (e.g., digital and print publications).
5. Maintains provincial profiles for assigned region(s).
6. Represents CATIE on external committees as required.
Job Responsibility #3: Development of content for educational and capacity building programs in HIV and hepatitis C (20%).
1. Updates and revises content annually or when new information warrants in assigned area.
2. Develops content of educational curricula with an interdepartmental team.
3. Develops content for online meetings on various topics related to HIV and hepatitis C.
4. Supports other Health Education Coordinators in content development.
Job Responsibility #4: Participates in the Knowledge Management Strategy at CATIE (5%).
1. Participates in organizational information-sharing opportunities within CATIE, including, acting as a knowledge hub as per CATIE’s Knowledge Management Strategy, and joining and contributing to internal committees as required.
2. Keeps up to date on broad range of HIV and hepatitis C topics including biomedical HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment and related co-morbidities through familiarity with the CATIE website and other sources.
Knowledge and Skills Required
1. Knowledge of adult learning theory and adult education methodologies to develop, present during, and facilitate workshops to diverse audiences virtually and in-person.
2. Demonstrated ability to design and execute creative, engaging, and useful virtual and in-person educational and capacity building initiatives.
3. In-depth knowledge of HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, and care information.
4. Understanding of HIV and hepatitis C related resources and services at the regional, provincial and national levels in Canada.
5. Superior written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate in an empathetic manner using clear, simple and sensitive language; superior presentation and group facilitation skills.
6. Motivated, strategic thinking and skill at anticipating and resolving stakeholder relation issues.
7. Experience building relationships with strategic partners at regional, provincial and national levels to inform and implement projects; ability to develop and coordinate complex partnerships and networks.
8. Ability to multitask and prioritize projects efficiently; project management experience an asset.
9. Experience working with communities affected by HIV or hepatitis C within a culturally safe and health equity framework.
10. Post-secondary education in adult education, health sciences, public health, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
11. Bilingualism (French/English) is required.
12. Ability and willingness to work occasional weekend and evening hours.
13. Ability and willingness to travel within Canada when COVID-19 public health guidelines outline that it is reasonable to do so.
“CATIE is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people that are Black, Indigenous or persons of colour, people with culturally diverse backgrounds, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities. CATIE recognizes the need for experience, knowledge, and guidance from communities disproportionately impacted by HIV and hepatitis C, including those with lived experience or living with HIV or hepatitis C. Additionally, accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the interviewing process.”
Interested applicants should visit our website at www.catie.ca.
E-mail applications preferred. No phone calls, please. We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Submit applications to: [email protected]
NOTE: To reduce the number of “spam” responses to this posting, respondents must include the following text in the subject line of your e-mail: CATIE 2340.