Case Management/Social Services, Marketing/Outreach/PR
4 Year Degree
The primary responsibility of the Prevention Coordinator is to oversee the success of all programs housed within the Prevention Services department. These include outreach, HIV/STI testing, and PrEP services. Within Project Vida’s small-agency structure, the Project Coordinator works hands-on as the agency’s senior community engagement coordinator and outreach specialist to meet operational demands. This includes direct service to clients, program management and team mentorship. The Prevention Coordinator is also considered a senior staff member who works directly with the Executive Director and Clinical Supervisor of Care Services to ensure agency productivity and sustainability.
Develops cross-sector and inter-agency relationships with local schools, community organizations, medical facilities and community partners.
Assists in resource development and light fiscal management to support agency programming- which includes, but is not limited to, (1) fundraising, (2) entry-level bookkeeping and (3) inventory/supply management.
Partners with senior staff on agency-wide projects, as needed.
Oversees development and implementation of departmental strategic plans with program staff.
Manages programmatic operations of all Prevention Services programs, including outreach, HIV/STI testing and target-specific evidence-based interventions.
Reinforces professional culture centered on quality care, cultural competence/sensitivity and client-centered service.
Evaluates departmental programs based on stated goals, objectives and relevant metrics/scopes.
Submits required reports internally to Executive Director and externally to funding institutions in accordance with established deadlines (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annually).
Assists with event planning and support group facilitation, as needed.
Attends required internal and external meetings, trainings and conferences.
Conducts community outreach (street, club, online, etc.) within the target population.
Provides direct services to clients in HIV/STI testing, risk/harm reduction counseling, sex education, providing internal/external referrals.
Advocates for clients with information on relevant policies, services, and events which can improve quality of life.
Supports outreach, client recruitment, intake processes, and linkage to care, as needed.
Other duties as assigned
About Project Vida
Our mission is to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services. Project VIDA was founded in 1992 to address the urgent needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Initially, the organization provided HIV education through street outreach services to area youth. Today, we have expanded our community scope by initiating a variety of programs: direct services for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and various prevention and health education programs.
Entry-level candidate with BA/BS degree; must possess a working knowledge of HIV, understand general Public Health concepts and demonstrate measured success in accessing supportive services.
Certifications/licensure: IDPH certified HIV tester and counselor (required), current phlebotomy certification (strongly preferred).
Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
Cultural sensitivity to African American, Latino, and LGBT populations required.
Word processing/computer skills required (e.g., Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite).
Personal and organizational time management skills required.
Presentation/group facilitation skills required.
Reliable transportation required.
Additional Salary Information: Full Benefits
About Project Vida Inc.
Project VIDA was founded in 1992 to address the urgent needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Initially, the organization provided HIV education through street outreach services to area youth. Now Project VIDA has expanded its community scope by initiating a variety of programs: direct services for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and various prevention and health education programs.
Roughly half of our Direct Services clients are between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four (46%), live at or below the federal poverty level (57%), and are receiving some form of public aid (43%) or are uninsured (42%). Nearly four fifths of our Direct Services clients are Latino (78%), and roughly half of these speak only Spanish. One-fifth (20%) of these clients are African American. Most are male (80%), followed by female (18%), and transgender (2%).