Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC is looking to fill a position of Program Manager in research to improve testing for sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI)
Salary Range: $42,000
The HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action & Harm Reduction Program Coordinator will be responsible for leading the implementation of our HIV/STBBI community research program focused on the ACB community across the lower mainland and other regions province wide. The HIV/STBBI Program Coordinator will utilize our GIPA/MEPA curriculum and other culturally-inclusive educational resources and strategies to address stigma, taboo and other challenges regarding sexual health.
They will be responsible for recruiting and engaging with Community Health Workers, community leaders/advocates and other outreach partners from the lower mainland to coordinate HIV/STBBI testing’s, community workshops and other relevant events. This work also includes building relationships with local clinics that provide HIV/STBBI prevention and treatment resources in order to make referrals for community members.
• Create and manage project plans and schedules, individual work plans and timelines and expenditures
• Assist in the development of HIV/STBBI Action Plan
• Organize, attend and participate in HIV/STBBI partner meetings and events
• Collaborate with HIV team to develop and implement project strategies for community engagement
• Build and maintain community partnerships and relationships
• Recruit, train, manage and acknowledge partners and volunteers
• Coordinate HIV/STBBI research and co-facilitate community workshops
• Participate in HIV/STBBI trainings
• Collect and track data via our Nvivo data base and other tracking methods
• Other activities and/or projects as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in health, education, social work, or related field
• Bilingual in English and French with the ability to communicate effectively in any of the African languages, both orally and in writing
• Minimum of two years of experience in research and/or coordinating HIV/STBBI health education outreach or working with HIV/STBBI patients in the Latino community
• Ability to work with communities from diverse backgrounds and commitment to equity and inclusion
• Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
• Creative, organized, and ability to plan the logistics for meetings and workshops
• Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation that is insured
• Occasional work on evenings and weekends and travel to research locations is required
• Employment dependent on passing a background check
• Ability to lift 10-20 lbs.
• Frequent use of keyboard, monitor, mouse, telephone and/or headset
Employment contingent on passing a background check, proof of vaccination against COVID- 19 and eligible employment documentation.
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