CLOSED - HIV Prevention Specialist – Communities of Color

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Cascade AIDS Project
position summary:

Description: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the leading provider of HIV prevention, education, housing, advocacy and support services in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are seeking a full time HIV Prevention Specialist to conduct HIV counseling and testing, outreach and recruitment, HIV prevention programming, and community organizing with primarily African American/Black men who have sex with men. This position reports to the Manager of Education Services.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s Degree in human/social services field (social work, public or community health, psychology) or related field or 2 years of experience working in human services  Experience conducting outreach and/or community organizing with MSM of color and other hard to reach communities  Demonstrated computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet including internet chat rooms  Excellent written and verbal communication skills  Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations  Strong understanding of gay/bi men’s issues and how they affect or influence service delivery  Strong understanding of African American/Black MSM culture and issues and how they affect or influence HIV prevention efforts  Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders  Ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment and discretion  Must be available to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

 Previous professional or volunteer experience working in HIV prevention  Previous experience conducting HIV counseling and testing  Knowledge of behavioral health models  Previous experience implementing the Mpowerment intervention  Previous experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers

Closing Date: Monday, January 11th, 2010 – 5:00pm

NOTE: This is a union represented position.

To apply for this position, mail, email or deliver the following three documents; your resume, a cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum qualifications, and a completed CAP Employment application (available at to: Cascade AIDS Project HIV Prevention Specialist Position 208 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 800 Portland, Oregon 97204 Or [email protected]

Cascade AIDS Project is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Salary / Pay Rate:$29,101 - $36,709 annually (1.0 FTE) depending on experience; employer-paid health, dental, vision, 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.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer