HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) is looking for a confident, outgoing and organized Two-Spirit, Gay, Bi-sexual or Pan-Sexual cis or trans-person to coordinate, develop, and deliver HIV prevention education, interventions, campaigns and programs for Two-Spirit, Gay, Bi-sexual and MSM (men who have sex with men) in South-Eastern Ontario.

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Job Title: M4M Sexual Health Coordinator                                                           

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $40,000/year based on a 35-hour workweek

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Men-4-Men (M4M) Sexual Health Coordinator leads and coordinates the design and delivery of M4M Education/Prevention programs to diverse communities of Two-Spirit, Gay, Bi-sexual and MSM (men who have sex with men) within the catchment of HARS (Belleville to the West, Brockville to the East and North to Sharbot Lake). 

A large part of this role is community development, working with people identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ and community partners to promote the sexual health of guys who are into guys with a strong understanding of the social justice and equality issues involved.

In addition to compliance with all organization policies and procedures, as a member of the HARS team, they will contribute to the day-to-day operations of the organization. The M4M Sexual Health Coordinator is expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment as well as confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.

Responsibilities:

The role features components of Community & Program Development, Outreach, and Administration.  Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Executive Director:

  • Develop strategic partnerships with agencies, groups, clubs and businesses in order to promote the health of gay, bi, and other men who have sex with men.
  • Liaise with representatives of Public Health and social service agencies providing HIV prevention/health promotion education to coordinate efforts, improve understanding of current issues and reduce the spread of HIV, including issues around access to HIV/STBBI testing and sexual health strategies, including PrEP.
  • Actively participate in the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) and other relevant networks and coalitions serving Two-Spirit, Gay, Bi and other men who have sex with men.  
  • Work with the entire 2SLGBTQ+ population to build community and capacity surrounding social justice and equality issues in the HARS catchment area, including issues of homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism, and challenging HIV/AIDS stigma.
  • Identify and respond to emerging needs/trends through the development of innovative outreach educating, health promotion and community development programs.
  • Develop and deliver workshops, training, online outreach, education opportunities and networking events relevant to gay men’s sexual health, tailored to the needs of the various HARS communities (i.e. mix of rural and small/medium towns).

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Post –secondary education in adult education, health promotion or related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Ideally one-year or more experience in the field of education/prevention.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking and strong group facilitation skills.
  • Ideally one or more years’ experience working in the AIDS Service field and/or comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS and the issues of people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Excellent understanding of issues and concerns of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfort with speaking freely and openly about the sexual practices of men who have sex with men.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; understanding of web site management and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, board members and diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience delivering Motivational Interviewing is an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle with appropriate liability insurance.
  • Must be flexible to work evening and weekends, and be able to work in a variety of settings.

Two-Spirit, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans-men are particularly encouraged to apply, although all resumes are welcome.

In accordance with GIPA principles, qualified people living with HIV/AIDS are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter outlining how your qualifications meet the needs of this position, along with your resume to Gilles Charette, Executive Director at edhars@kingston.net, with the subject line: “APPLICANT NAME_M4M Sexual Health”.  All applications must be received at HARS by 4pm Thursday, July 11th, 2019.

No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for applying, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.