Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community compassionate healthcare. Learn more about us at http://www.cascadeaids.org/.
CAP is currently hiring an Older Adults Program Coordinator to work with the staff and management of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) to develop and build CAP staff’s capacity to effectively serve HIV positive individuals aged 50 years and over. This position will strengthen CAPs efficacy working with aging adults by identifying client needs and barriers, assessing the existing network of local resources and building capacity in CAP staff. The position will work towards three main objectives: 1) Produce collateral documents, including information and resources, to guide both clients and staff 2) Train CAP frontline and managerial staff and 3) Identify community gap for service, information and resources.
In order to accomplish these objectives, the Older Adults Program Coordinator will:
• Develop improved understanding of the aging with HIV experience through existing clients
• Leverage community partner organizations’ clients to further improve agency knowledge of the aging with HIV experience
• Research and consolidate leading industry information on aging HIV populations
• Develop a HIV and Aging training for frontline and managerial staff
The person in this position is stationed in the CAP Davis Street Office but will travel throughout the six-county service area for meetings and presentations. Evening and weekend work may occasionally be required. This is a non-management, union-represented position. This is a half-time (.5FTE) one-year position.
• Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field or equivalent experience
• A minimum of two years’ experience working in a human/social services or related field
• Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software and working knowledge of the internet
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage a detail-oriented process, prioritize work projects, and meet deadlines
• Strong initiative & self-starter with the ability to effectively solve problems
• Ability to work independently or within a team with accountability and exercise sound judgment, discretion and professionalism at all times
• Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders and internal team members
• Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience conducting trainings to small groups of people
• Able to travel throughout the service area on a frequent basis
• Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
• Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
• Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations
• Previous professional or volunteer experience working with People Living with HIV and/or the LGBTQ+ community
• Previous experience in research and program development
• Previous experience conducting interviews and focus groups
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Participate in the planning and coordination CAP’s Older Adults & HIV Programming.
2. Network with community providers, healthcare facilities and social service organizations and develop potential avenues for resources and partnerships.
3. Conduct interviews and focus groups with community providers, staff and clients.
4. Develop and facilitate trainings for staff on HIV & Aging.
5. Conduct research on services and leading industry information for aging HIV+ clients.
6. Develop collateral documents for both clients and staff on services and relevant topics concerning aging HIV+ clients.
7. Participate in appropriate community, department and agency meetings as assigned.
8. Assist with reporting requirements.
9. Other duties as assigned.
Compensation: $20,150 annually (.5 FTE, 20 hours), based on the union contract; employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.
NOTE: This is a union represented position.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
To apply for this position, mail, email, fax, or deliver the following three documents:
1) a complete cover letter (attached as Word or pdf) that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for,
2) your resume, and
3) a completed CAP Employment application (available at http://www.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/) to:
Cascade AIDS Project
Older Adults Program coordinator
520 NW Davis St., Suite 215
Portland, Oregon 97209
Or by email to:
Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.