ACCM offers by and for programming, and therefore encourages people living with or affected by HIV or hepatitis C to apply for this position. We also encourage people who are queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of colour and/or living with a disability to apply, to represent the many communities that we serve and to ensure diverse perspectives and practices. ACCM staff, members and volunteers will be prioritized, as well as people living with HIV
AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) is looking for an Education for Prevention Coordinator to join our team! ACCM is the only English-speaking community organization that offers prevention and support services to people living with or affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C in Quebec. We work in collaboration with our many communities to build a compassionate and caring response to HIV and hepatitis C and do education work that equips people with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions around their sexual health.
The main objectives of the Education for Prevention Coordinator are:
- To increase knowledge on HIV, hepatitis C, and STBBI prevention among vulnerable groups as well as professionals who work with them (e.g., teachers, community workers)
- To increase people’s capacity to prevent transmission and improve their health outcomes.
The Education for Prevention Coordinator will reach these goals by developing and delivering educational activities using a harm reduction framework.
The Education for PreventionCoordinator will:
- Ensure the development, promotion, facilitation, and revision of activities relating to the prevention of HIV, hepatitis C and other STBBIs through educational workshops, kiosks, the Teacher’s Sex Ed Toolkit (TTK), sex trivia nights, and other outreach activities;
- Ensure the maintenance, updating and production of educational materials (e.g. workshop manuals, kiosk games, TTK lesson plans, outreach materials, volunteer training content);
- Facilitate and/or coordinate sexual health workshops and kiosks (approx. 100 per year) in diverse contexts. This will require travel and transportation of materials;
- In collaboration with Volunteer Coordinator, train, supervise and support a group of volunteers (approx. 10-20 per year) who help with the development and delivery of Education for Prevention activities;
- Respond to requests for information on HIV and STBBI transmission risk, PrEP, PEP, and testing;
- Distribute safer sex materials to schools and community groups;
- Maintain the Teacher’s Sex Ed Toolkit website and its content;
- Assist the SextEd Coordinator with coverage of the SextEd texting line (about one day per week);
- Participate in training, research and skills building opportunities related to job duties;
- Create and maintain project statistics and fulfil reporting requirements;
- Represent and promote ACCM externally to other organizations and committees appropriate to the position and during workshops/kiosks;
- Promote Education for Prevention services by creating and distributing promotional materials to youth populations;
- Engage in general Education for Prevention (E4P) Department activities and meetings;
- Collaborate with other ACCM departments on joint projects and activities;
- Engage in the ACCM Drop-In life by assisting with staff coverage, including answering phone calls and welcoming members;
- Work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
Our ideal candidate has all or a combination of the qualities and experiences below:
- Excellent sexual health knowledge and and keen to research and be on top of the most up to date information;
- Knowledge of and/or connections to the Montreal landscape of resources related to sexual health and school systems (high schools, CEGEPs, universities);
- A degree in sexology, education, social work or public health is an asset;
- Excellent communication and workshop facilitation skills and knowledge on how to talk about sexual health with various audiences (e.g., youth, teachers);
- Experience in training, scheduling, and supervising volunteers;
- Experience in scheduling and booking workshops/engagements with outside stakeholders;
- Knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion;
- Excellent spoken and written English;
- Intermediate spoken and written French;
- Comfortable with using platforms such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, WordPress, and Slack.
ACCM is open Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. For this position however, the Education for Prevention Coordinator should be available to work a flexible schedule with occasional evening/weekend/early morning work. The starting pay rate for this position is $20.95 per hour, 32h per week, and includes 3 weeks of vacation (on top of 2 weeks over the end of year break), 10 sick days per year, as well as a group health insurance plan.
How to apply?
Please submit a cover letter and CV to William Neath (He/Him) at firstname.lastname@example.org with “E4P Coordinator” in the subject line by midnight Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Please also provide two references. We will review applications on a rolling basis and might stop the hiring process if we find our ideal candidate, so please do not wait to apply! Interviews will take place no earlier than September 14th and 15th, and no later than September 28th and 29th. Only successfully screened applicants will be contacted for an interview.