Positive Link Program Assistant
Minnesota AIDS Project (www.mnaidsproject.org) seeks a part-time Positive Link Program Assistant. The assistant is part of a peer-based, mission-driven team dedicated to working with gay and bisexual men living with HIV to reduce stigma and improve healthy living choices. The assistant provides administrative support to assure efficient functioning of the Positive Link program. The assistant supports the delivery of innovative HIV education and support services that empower health-promoting choices for HIV-positive gay, queer, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. This position also supports programing with a target population of young (18-29) African American or multiracial gay/bisexual/queer men and other men who have sex with men. An ability to gain the trust and confidence of individuals within the target populations is essential to success in this position and those with lived experiences within the target populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
· Manage program forms and record keeping.
· Support program staff and leadership in meeting government contract requirements including data collection and reporting deadlines.
· Assist with online and in-person outreach efforts to raise awareness of program services with target populations.
· Assist with communicating Undetectable=Untransmittable and the importance of treatment adherence as an effective risk reduction strategy to eliminate HIV transmission.
· Assist program staff to maintain current, accurate data collection.
· Assist the Positive Link Health Education Coordinator in the delivery of group services such as support group and social outings.
· Facilitate program follow-through by making reminder contacts with clients and participants.
· Assist with tracking and distribution of program incentives.
· Assist with note taking and record keeping for community advisory board and team meetings.
· Maintain understanding of HIV disease, transmission and services.
· Collaborate with agency and community HIV professionals and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated comfort in addressing Gay/Bi/MSM/Queer/Transgender health issues as well as African American and multi-racial communities who are disproportionately impacted by HIV. Individuals from these communities are encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated capacity to work with HIV-positive people, and those engaged in risk behaviors for HIV in individual and group settings. Individuals from this target population encouraged to apply.
- Comfort working with topics including: HIV health, chemical health, mental health and sexual health from a harm-reduction perspective.
- High School Diploma or equivalent plus one year administrative work experience. Work experience in nonprofit or human service settings preferred.
- Candidates with knowledge of wellness topics including nutrition, personal fitness, stress management, goal-setting, aging and HIV, relaxation techniques preferred.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) and comfortable using other electronic recording systems.
- Strong verbal and written communication, problem solving and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated capacity for detail orientation.
Part-time, averaging 16 hours weekly, programming requires a mixture of day, evening and weekend hours.
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.