Community Engagement Coordinator

Position: Community Engagement Coordinator
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)
Reports to: HIV Program Manager

For the last 35 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the HIV/AIDS service delivery gaps for Native American and other marginalized communities across the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, based on indigenous values and ways of knowing. Since 1987, our programs and services have grown to include services that drive a return to first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth, and natural resource healing and reclamation.

Job Summary

Working collaboratively, this position cofacilitates and leads community and individual level sexual health education and awareness activities. Guided by project strategies, this work prioritizes HIV and STI screening, testing, and referral services for Native Americans across the Twin Cities metro and beyond. Through partnerships with internal teams, other CBOs, and government agencies, the Community Engagement Coordinator helps new and recently diagnosed People Living with HIV (PLWH) navigate HIV care and treatment systems and promotes medical adherence.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, coordination, and facilitation of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infection education and prevention promotion session, at our offices and locations across the Twin Cities metro
  • Plan and lead training sessions, as necessary, for HIV and other STI counseling, testing, and referral services
  • Plan and conduct HIV and other STI counseling, testing, and referral sessions utilizing best practices and cultural strategies that prioritize Indigenous values and ways of knowing.
  • Maintain the efficiency and accuracy of the counseling, testing, and referral process by ensuring testing personnel understand and adhere to the CDC, MDH, and IPTF protocols and best practices
  • Conduct periodic review and quality assurance checks of testing technology to identify and remedy deficiencies
  • Ensure the integrity of the counseling, testing, and referral processes through the maintenance and periodic review of the quality control log
  • Work collaboratively with linkage to care and medical case management staff to ensure clients with preliminary positive HIV and those out of care reengaged into medical care and treatment
  • Collaborate with Minnesota Department of Health’s HIV surveillance and Partner Services Units to ensure time and efficient incident reporting and contract tracing and treatment follow ups are completed
  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of client information by adhering to IPTF and HIPP protocols and best practices
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate community and group level sexual health education sessions with Sexual Health Educators
  • Participate agency wide project and initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • 3+ years of demonstrable understanding of HIV: its modes of transmission, lifecycle, risk factors, risk reduction strategies, and the impact of HIV on Indigenous communities
  • Working knowledge of National and Minnesota HIV and STI strategies
  • Minnesota certification to conduct HIV and other STI counseling, testing, and referral sessions
  • Experience providing services through culturally specific frameworks for Indigenous Communities
  • Working knowledge HIV and other STI test technology
  • Knowledge of the intersection of substance use disorder, infectious disease risks, and treatment adherence
  • Knowledge of and experiencing in diverse communities and LGBTQ+
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in any of the following: Biology, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, or other relevant fields.
  • 5+ years of experience providing HIV and other STI counseling, testing, and referral services
  • Understanding of HIV and other STI surveillance and epidemiological trends in Minnesota and nationally

Salary ranges between $45,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Indigenous Peoples Task Force offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, Program Manager at calvinh@indigenouspeoplestf.org by 5pm, January 05, 2023.  

Non-Medical Case Manager and Benefits Counselor

Non-Medical Case Manager and Benefits Counselor

Position: Non-Medical Case Manager and Benefits Counselor
Department: HIV Prevention and Care
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: $35,000 to $45,000, annually
Duration: Permanent, Full-time
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)
Reports to: HIV Program Manager

For 34 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the health equity gap for Native American and other marginalized communities impacted by HIV/AIDS across the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Based on Indigenous values and ways of knowing, our programs have grown to include services that promote integral role of and return to the centrality of first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth development, and programs that foster food security in ways that reconnect Indigenous and other peoples to the land and waters.

Job Summary

Working independently the non-medical case manager and benefits counselor collaborates with clients to provide short to medium term services that address negative impact of social determinants of health for people living with HIV: including but not limited to housing, employment, and financial assistance and benefits program. Using evidence-based interventions, psychosocial techniques, and an integrated approach to HIV care and treatment, the non-medical case manager and benefits counselor enhances each clients’ ability to sustain HIV medical care and treatment. Builds and actively maintains a caseload of 30 clients.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree with a working knowledge of HIV and STI modes of transmission, lifecycles, risk factors, harm reduction strategies and best practices. Two to five years of proven experience managing a dynamic caseload through application of case management and other social service best practices.

knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture. And experience collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, sociology, psychology, social work, or any other closely related field(s).
  • knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture
  • Knowledge of the National Ending the Epidemic, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and the Ending HIV MN strategies
  • Working knowledge of state and federal benefits systems including but not limited to SSI, SSDI, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Familiarity with Ryan White Services systems, processes, and standards
  • Working knowledge of and experience with navigating the HIV care continuum
  • Experience providing HIV linkage to care services
  • Experience collaborating with Partners Services to reengage People Living with HIV in care and treatment
  • Certified to provide HIV counseling, testing, and referrals services in Minnesota
  • Experience with group facilitation and dynamics
  • Experience with social media networking and outreach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suit and database management
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Salary ranges between $35,000 to $45,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Indigenous Peoples Task Force offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Banks Kupcho, Donor Relations & Grants Manager at rachelbk@indigenouspeoplestf.org. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Youth Liaison Coordinator

Position: Youth Liaison Coordinator
Department: Youth Programs
Salary: Depending on qualifications
Part-time: 32 hours
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Reports to: First Medicines Program Director

Over the last 36 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the HIV/AIDS service delivery gaps for Native American and other marginalized communities across the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, based on indigenous values and ways of knowing. Since 1987, our programs and services have grown to include services that drive a return to first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth, and natural resource healing and reclamation.  

Job Summary: 

Working collaboratively, in this position to coordinate youth programing activities, events and theatrical plays to educate on the harms of commercial tobacco use and reclaiming traditional tobacco (Asemaa) Through theatre, art, advocacy skills, gardening and harvesting cultural foods to reduce diabetes, and create sustainability among our communities. Return to our values, creating healthy communities, that promotes positive youth development by supporting active participation of young people in the planning process and decision-making within the community & national partners to increase advocacy skills address the gaps in disparities, promote leadership skills in health, art, and theater. 

Youth Program Assistant and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with activities, meetings
  • Coordinate and help with planning events
  • Assist with administration duties
  • Ability to work well in collaborative team environment with both internal and external partners
  • The ability to network and develop community partners
  • Providing guidance and support to youth
  • Attending regular development training opportunities
  • Traveling to various locations for events or meetings
  • Adhere to confidentiality obligations and boundaries

Minimum Qualifications: 

bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral science, and or related field and 2-5 years working knowledge of youth programing, arts and or theatre.

Job Requirements:

  • 2 or more years’ experience working with youth
  • Experience working with Native Americans or community of color
  • Good Communication skills, both written and oral
  • Event planning experience
  • Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel
  • Creative Art skills a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Driver license
  • Flexible
  • Want to make difference and create a safe environment

Must pass background, drug test, and have a valid driver license.

Close date: February 10th, 2023

Report to Program Director: Suzanne Nash,

Send resume and cover letter to suzannen@indigenouspeoplestf.org