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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.