JOB TITLE: TGNC Youth HIV Prevention Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: HIV/STI Prevention, Youth Services
REPORTS TO: TGNC Youth HIV Prevention Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt; Full-time
The CDC 1704 Program Coordinator at Howard Brown Health (HBH) will be the primary liaison with the CDC and responsible for the coordination of an outcome monitoring and evaluation project that will take place from October 2017 through March 2022. The Program Coordinator will have supervisory responsibility, will perform or oversee critical intervention activities for targeted population at HBH and outreach locations, will frequently lead meetings at HBH and larger meetings that include Partners and stakeholders, and will seek out, nurture and improve crucial relationships with persons who enable HBH and the Partners to continue and better reach underserved, highly vulnerable members of the target populations: transgender people of color under 30 and men who have sex with men.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Demonstrate a profound understanding of, and knowledge of working with, underserved, highly vulnerable (“at-risk”) members of the target populations; demonstrate thorough understanding of the HIV prevention needs of, and considerable experience providing HIV prevention services to, underserved, highly vulnerable (“at-risk”) members of the target populations; demonstrate the ability to speak to and affect a wide variety of audiences related to the health and wellness, and HIV prevention needs of the target populations; demonstrate the ability to connect with, and provide a variety of HIV prevention services and interventions to, the target populations.
- Support CDC 1704 Project Manager in ensuring information from CDC is appropriately disseminated in a timely fashion, within HBHC and to Partners; attend all grantee meetings and phone calls as required by funder; ensure HBHC and Partners are satisfying the grant compliance requirements of the funding.
- Develop and implement Community PROMISE and WILLOW interventions in collaboration with the Peer Advocates and TYRA programs including curriculum development and program facilitation on site at Broadway Youth Center.
- Supervise a Health Education/Recruitment and Retention Specialist and routinely monitor programmatic performance, and, when necessary, devise and implement “SMART” goals to improve performance and quality; ensure scopes of service allocated to HBHC are met or exceeded.
- Supplement recruitment and retention efforts of the outcome monitoring and evaluation project by planning project special events to engage transgender/gender non-conforming people of color and MSM, participating in BYC walk-in clinic and CDC outreach based activities and providing HIV/STI counseling, testing, and referral services as-needed.
- Help to plan, provide feedback for, and monitor, each Partner’s activities for recruitment and retention of clients.
- Support the successful collection, entry, and submission of, accurate, complete progress reports and aggregate data to the funder and HBHC from the Partners, well in advance of due dates to CDC.
- On behalf of the partnership, request necessary Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) from CDC; ensure adequate provisions are made for successful delivery of CBA.
- Work with the CDC 1704 Project Manager and Evaluator to ensure the intended outcome findings of the project are achieved.
- Recruit, hire, onboard, supervise, mentor and monitor the performance of direct reports; have regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with each employee/intern directly supervised.
- Represent HBHC and the Partnership/Project at meetings with CDC, community stakeholders, event organizers, and other partners.
- Routinely attend trainings and updates; participate in ongoing continuing education and maintain current knowledge of HIV/STI prevention and care, sexual health, and health needs of and disparities experienced by sexual minority males and transgender persons; attend conferences and trainings as approved by supervisor.
- Maintain highest level of client confidentiality and professionalism; follow HIPAA regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED:
- High school diploma or GED equivalency required.
- At minimum, three years of previous experience providing HIV/STI Prevention (or related) programs and services to transgender persons – in particular, Black and Latinx transgender populations, MSM, and highly vulnerable young persons.
- Significant prior experience providing HIV testing, HIV test counseling, rapid HIV test results and service navigation, and promoting/distributing safer sex materials, to members of the target populations.
- Thorough and up-to-date familiarity with HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, Treatment-as-Prevention, and other high-impact and biomedical HIV prevention interventions; ability to effectively communicate information related to these interventions in one-on-one and group formats to persons with low or high health literacy.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and organization skills.
- At minimum, two years previous supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated ability to ensure programmatic success through prior work experience.
- Current understanding of and familiarity with venues, places, parties and events in the Chicago-land area (South, West and North) where members of the target populations interact and socialize, including internet sites/applications popular locally.
- Ability to work evenings and/or weekends when necessary; ability to travel to successfully attend required meetings and conferences, both local and out-of-town.
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Public Health, Health Communication, or related field.
- Experience working with government-funded grants in a community-based setting.
- Experience providing STI screening and phlebotomy/venipuncture; experience collecting and transporting STI specimens.
- Access to personal transportation.
- Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively.
- Requires ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment.
- Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time.
- May require occasional bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.
- May require periodic travel.
- Work setting in a healthcare environment
- Office space is shared for maximizing office space
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please start the application process using the link below. Applicants should submit both their cover letter and resume into our ADP system for consideration
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Howard Brown are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.