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Gay Men’s Online Outreach Coordinator, ACT

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 13, 2017

Posting Date: Monday January 2, 2017
Closing Date: Friday, January 13, 2017 At 5:00pm
Status: Part-Time Permanent (30 hours per week)
Bargaining Unit, Category 2 ($45,029-49,577, pro-rated)

Job Description

The Gay Men’s Online Outreach Coordinator Develops and delivers HIV/STI education (including Poz prevention) and health promotion online outreach activities targeted to diverse communities of gay, bisexual and queer men who have sex with men, including trans men, via social and sexual networking sites (SNS). Specific duties and responsibilities will also include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities

Community Development

  • Develops and steward’s strategic partnerships with website and mobile app administrators, and community agencies, in order to promote the health of gay, bisexual, and queer men who have sex with men, including trans men (GBQ-MSM).
  • Actively participates in GBQ-MSM-serving online networks, other relevant networks and coalitions including the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH).
  • Identifies opportunities for, and participates in research relating to GBQ-MSM and online hook-up culture.
  • Identifies and responds to emerging community issues in HIV and sexual health, including Poz prevention, through the development of innovative online outreach education, health promotion and community development campaigns.
  • Liaises with representatives of other relevant agencies to provide online and mobile app outreach training and KTE, support resource development and build partnership opportunities.

Program Development

  • Develops new outreach initiatives to respond to emerging issues in sexual health and harm reduction, through the development of innovative education opportunities and the use of dynamic online platforms.
  • Maintains a current list of available online resources on a variety of sexual health and harm reduction topics, to make available to GBQ-MSM during online and mobile app outreach.
  • Coordinates and implements sexual health and harm reduction outreach in a variety of online venues, including sexual networking websites and mobile apps.
  • Works with the Communications Coordinator to develop and implement the GBQ-MSM online strategy, to deliver sexual health messaging and outreach on GBQ-MSM-specific media, including hook-up websites and mobile apps.
  • Collaborates with GMCO to coordinate the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of joint programming and maintenance of monthly outreach schedule and ACT’s gay men’s web pages.
  • Contributes to prevention campaigns and resource development including dissemination.
  • Evaluates programs to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.

Volunteer Management and Outreach Coordination

  • In collaboration with the Volunteer Resources Coordinator, recruits, and interviews prospective volunteers for online/mobile app outreach.
  • Maintains volunteer training materials to ensure that content features up-to-date information and is relevant to current trends.
  • Develops, coordinates and delivers volunteer training and orientation that is specific to online and mobile app outreach.
  • Provides direction, scheduling, supervision, motivation, performance evaluations and skills development, including in-service training and regular huddles to program volunteers.
  • Ensures that volunteers have the requisite capacity to maintain agency and program standards while conducting online and mobile app outreach.
  • Creates communications to ensure volunteers have the information and resources to provide current online information and referral services.
  • Designs and implements volunteer feedback/evaluation strategy.
  • Delivers HIV prevention, sexual health and harm reduction information and referral services within online venues to web-based as well as local health resources.

Administration and General Duties

  • Ensures that program output and volunteer databases are kept up to date.
  • Collects and maintains data on outreach contacts and conversations, and volunteer hours.
  • Responds appropriately to external inquiries and provides information as required.
  • Participates on teams and internal and external committees to share knowledge, expand learning, and achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Provides regular updates to agency outreach profiles online.
  • Develops, drafts, implements and maintains program work plans and budgets.
  • Regularly reviews ACT web content for accuracy and currency. Works with Communications Coordinator to update and develop new content.
  • In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in
  • building relationships.
  • Performs other tasks as identified by management.

Qualifications

  • Up to date knowledge of HIV and AIDS, STIs, hepatitis c, safer sex, risk and harm reduction principles and practices.
  • Post-secondary education relevant to the position and/or at least one (1) year practical or related experience (ie. health promotion, adult education, or community development).
  • Experience with program planning along with demonstrated understanding of internet based venues frequented by gay and bisexual men including queer trans men.
  • Demonstrated sex positive, non-judgmental approach and comfort with online ‘cruising culture’ in which gay and bisexual men including queer trans men, network for sex online.
  • Expert skills in real-time chat rooms, instant messaging/email formats, personal Ads/Profiles, Bulletin Boards and other online social networking sites (SNS) formats, such as Facebook, and sexual networking sites such as Grindr, Adam4Adam, Gay.com, Squirt.org, Bear411, BarebackRT and others.
  • Understanding of the diverse communities of gay and bisexual men and related issues.
  • Two years of direct experience (work or volunteer) within a queer community.
  • Demonstrates awareness, sensitivity, and commitment to issues of diversity.
  • Effective communication (verbal, written, and visual), presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Effective organizational, project planning and problems solving skills.
  • Proven experience recruiting, training, motivating, supervising, and retaining volunteers.

Application Process

Please forward a current resume, with covering letter detailing how your qualifications match this opportunity, to the address noted below:

Careers
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
543 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5
Email: careers@actoronto.org
Fax: 416.340.8224

Please visit our website for more information: http://www.actoronto.org.

We thank all candidates for their interest in the work of ACT; but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

The AIDS Committee of Toronto is committed to employment equity and encourages people living with HIV and AIDS, visible minorities, and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds to apply and self-identify.