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Knowledge Facilitator, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 4, 2015

About the GMSH: 

The mission of the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) is to foster a systematic, evidence-informed, skilled, consistent and effective response to the sexual health needs of Ontario’s diverse communities of gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men (MSM), in order to reduce the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and improve our overall health and well-being of gay, bisexual and other MSM.  The GMSH is a provincial program funded by the AIDS Bureau/Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is housed at the Ontario AIDS Network.

About the Ontario AIDS Network: The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) is a province-wide coalition of diverse community-based organizations. Together with our membership, the OAN forms a collective voice to raise awareness and increase visibility of health and social justice issues in developing an effective provincial response to HIV/AIDS. The OAN aims to strengthen and support the work of our membership by providing education, skills and capacity building, conferences and information dissemination, and by facilitating community-based research.

Purpose of position: The Knowledge Facilitator is responsible for supporting the planning, development, and implementation of knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) activities and the development, distribution, and evaluation of campaigns/resources to strengthen and support front-line gay men’s HIV prevention and sexual health programs across Ontario.

Under the direction of the Manager of Health Promotion, the Knowledge Facilitator will:

  • Support and implement skills building and capacity building activities for gay men’s sexual health positions at AIDS Service Organizations (GMSH network partners) throughout Ontario
  • Lead the development of key KTE activities such as: webinars, research briefs, fact sheets, presentations and other trainings as needed/requested
  • Support the dissemination of resources related to campaigns developed by the GMSH
  • Support the development and delivery of annual Skills building symposium
  • Research and coordinate language translation for various content/products/resources
  • Support local dissemination of good practice research to partners
  • Work with GMSH working groups to support the development of relevant knowledge transfer and exchange
  • Develop website and campaign/resource content
  • Implement GMSH social media strategy (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, blogs) to promote campaigns and related messages, including managing regular updates on different social media platforms
  • Expand network of social media content contributors including gay and queer bloggers, writers and community leaders through writer/blogger recruitment, editorial development and relationship management
  • Comply with GMSH and OAN policies and procedures
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the GMSH Director


  • Appreciation of the unique life experiences and challenges, related to sexual health, encountered by a diversity of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, including men living with HIV and men at high-risk of acquiring HIV
  • Excellent project coordination skills, with proven ability to coordinate multiple tasks and set priorities amidst important but competing deadlines
  • Superb written, verbal and visual communications skills.
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to connect to a wide variety of audiences
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills in order to foster and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders involved in the GMSH or for whom the GMSH will need to partner as it develops.
  • Commitment to the values and principles that support the sexual health of gay men, including working from an anti-oppression perspective, positioning HIV prevention within a sexual health framework, and addressing the social and systemic factors that impact on HIV risk.
  • Experience working with networks or coalitions
  • Understanding of organizational development approaches
  • Superior computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Prior experience coordinating conferences and campaign/resource development
  • Knowledge of HIV research pertaining to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Knowledge of good practices in gay men’s sexual health promotion
  • Knowledge of good practices in adult learning

Minimum Education and Work Experience

The position requires:

  • Knowledge of gay men’s sexual and overall health, including HIV prevention
  • Experience in development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of trainings, workshops, webinars and other KTE activities
  • Experience in developing campaigns/resources (development, dissemination, evaluation)
  • A degree from an accredited college or university is desirable or equivalent work experience with an emphasis on education, research and health promotion

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to travel overnight
  • Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to work in a variety of settings
  • 37.5 hour work week, overtime compensated by time off in lieu.

Vacation:  3 weeks per year

This is a full time position with benefits and subject to a 6 month probationary period and annual performance appraisals.

Application process:

The GMSH is committed to employment equity and encourages gay men (HIV positive and negative), especially gay men from diverse ethno-racial backgrounds, identities and dis/abilities to apply and self-identify and/or advise others of this opportunity.  

This is a concurrent internal and external recruitment process. Interested applicants can also visit our websites via:,, or

To apply online, please visit

Application Deadline: 12/04/2015