Health Education Coordinator – Positive Link
Minnesota AIDS Project (www.mnaidsproject.org) seeks a full-time Health Education Coordinator for our Positive Link Program. Positive Link fosters a community of gay, queer, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men who are living with HIV. The program provides innovative HIV education and support services that empower health-promoting choices for HIV-positive gay, queer, bisexual men and other men. The Health Education Coordinator provides a mix of activities for individuals and groups to empower program participants to be engaged in health care and risk reduction strategies to maximize their health and the health of the larger community. The Health Education Coordinator understands HIV prevention, care and related issues and has the capacity to deliver and lead creative, peer-based learning experiences.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Deliver and lead peer based activities that combine community, group and individual level health education and risk reduction strategies.
- Organize and deliver support activities designed to reduce isolation and stigma among gay, queer, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men who are living with HIV.
- Provide public health education, social networking and marketing using innovative techniques designed to reach the targeted community.
- Maintain a thorough understanding of HIV disease, transmission and services.
- Maintain a thorough understanding of the intersection of mental health concerns and health management.
- Maintain an understanding of program eligibility criteria, verification processes and documentation standards.
- Collaborate with agency and community HIV professionals and stakeholders.
- Work with computers and electronic databases.
- Demonstrated capacity to work with HIV-positive people in individual and group settings. Individuals from this target population encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated comfort and skill in addressing Gay/Bi/MSM/Queer and Transgender health issues. Individuals from these communities are encouraged to apply.
- Experience working with diverse communities who are disproportionately impacted by HIV including communities of color. Individuals from these communities are encouraged to apply.
- High school diploma required. College level course work or bachelors level degree in community health, social work, human services or other related areas is preferred.
- Knowledge and comfort working with topics including: HIV health, mental health and chemical health.
- Comfort and skill being a peer leader, spokesperson and mentor with community members.
- Comfort and skill in upholding and supporting clear boundaries with program participants and in peer-based settings.
- Knowledge of current innovative HIV health education strategies
- Excellent verbal and written communication, problem solving and organizational skills.
The Minnesota AIDS Project is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from all interested persons, including women, people of color, persons with disabilities and GLBTQ persons.