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Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative Outreach Coordinator - AIDS Committee of Durham Region

Sep 18, 2019
Oshawa, Ontario

Job Title: Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative: WHAI Coordinator             Department: Education

Supervisor: Manager, Education Services                                          Salary: $ 39,500 – 40,785


Job Function:

Under the direction of the Manager Education Services, The Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative: WHAI Coordinator works with designated local communities to build local community capacity to respond to women’s HIV/AIDS-related needs, and to improve the quality of life for women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.  The incumbent works with diverse agencies, organizations, and groups that serve women, to advance the provincial Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative. The successful candidate will also develop, recommend and implement a work-plan and a budget for the delivery of the program, monitoring progress throughout the year and taking corrective action. Is an active Member of the Staff Team involved in prevention and testing campaign development and the overall strategic direction of ACDR and its programs.  The incumbent is expected to maintain and upgrade multiple websites and use social media effectively.  As an active member of the Provincial Ontario Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative the incumbent is expected to represent ACDR and Durham Region at provincial level meetings and have a strong understanding of social justice and equality issues. 



Community Development

  • Identifies local community organizations and groups that serve women within the geographic boundary served by your agency. (For some programs the geographical boundary will be determined by the AIDS Bureau.)
  • Acts as a liaison between AIDS Service Organizations and local community organizations in advancing women and HIV/AIDS-related initiatives.
  • Establishes, facilitates, and maintains collaborative partnership opportunities with local community organizations and groups that serve women.
  • Participates in local community planning initiatives related to women’s issues and promote integration of HIV/AIDS into programs, services, and policies-procedures.


Community Education & Training

  • Delivers educational training and workshop modules to local agencies and groups that serve women, with the aim of increasing their capacity to integrate HIV/AIDS prevention services.
  • Makes presentations on a broad range of HIV-related issues impacting women, including safer sex, safer drug use, harm reduction, and HIV Poz prevention.
  • Evaluates and modifies training modules and workshops to ensure the goals of the program are achieved and the needs of those requesting training are met.


Research & Program Evaluation

  • Gathers and documents accurate data to complete reports required by the AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care. (for example, the Ontario Community HIV/AIDS Reporting Tool (OCHART).
  • Monitors and evaluates program activities to ensure optimal quality of service delivery to local communities.
  • Identifies and responds to emerging issues related to HIV/AIDS and women’s health by engaging in community-based research and/or needs assessments, as required.


Resource Development & Distribution

  • Maintains and distributes current resource materials and other HIV/AIDS and harm reduction tools (e.g. female condoms) to community partners, as required.


Other Duties

  • Advances the values, principles, and priorities of related provincial strategies, including the Strategy on HIV/AIDS for African and Caribbean Communities in Ontario and the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy, as appropriate.
  • Respond to requests to provide consultation and advice to local community agencies’ clients living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and facilitate linkages with local AIDS Service Organizations for care, treatment and support.
  • Participate as an active member of the agency’s staff team, including participation in program planning, coordination and collaboration with other staff
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned by management and within the guidelines approved by the AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.



  • Demonstrated experience working in health promotion or community development; post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline.
  • Thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS, safer sex, and harm reduction principles and practices.
  • Strong knowledge of women’s health and gender equity issues.
  • They must understand the inter-sectional issues and systemic barriers that put women at greater risk for HIV.
  • Strong program management, delivery, and evaluation, community mobilization or development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to sexual and reproductive rights.
  • Self-directed, willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, sex positivity, and feminist principles.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs and desktop publishing software.
  • Proven understanding and/or experience using web site management and social media.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking.
  • Knowledge of Durham Region community services
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, board and diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience supervising volunteers
  • Experience with OCASE software an asset.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


A competitive salary and excellent benefit package is offered. Tell us more about your suitability for this role along by submitting your resume and cover letter by:

Wednesday September 18, 2019, @ 4:00 p.m. to Adrian Betts, Executive Director via e-mail at .  

Please indicate in the cover line:

Application for Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative; WHAI Coordinator

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