Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or a related field OR four years’ experience working in the HIV prevention and/or health related disparities with Transgender Persons. Experience in providing staff supervision as well as the development and maintenance of a program budget. Experience with health education/health promotion and program development. Experience in conducting outreach and community organizing among Transgender Persons. Familiarity with the harm reduction model. Experience in a nonprofit ASO environment preferred. Strong oral and written skills required.
Health disparities (including HIV); health education and behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance abuse, STDs, and health education behavior change principles and strategies; social networks; motivational interviewing; training strategies and curriculum development; available community services; cultural and linguistic competence; effective communication skills; prevention theory and techniques; psychosocial and mental health factors affecting quality of life; data management; issues related to health disparities; general computer knowledge; community resources; instructional design principles; health and social concerns of diverse populations within the Transgender community; risk reduction theory and principles of social marketing.
Work independently; work effectively with diverse staff, volunteers and professionals; work effectively with diverse community stakeholders who may hold a wide range of opinions on a controversial subject (e.g., substance use); organize stakeholders and engage community building and establish linkages between stakeholders; identify particular goals and objectives with respect to harm reduction; meet frequent, sometimes conflicting deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; act as liaison to local prevention planning body; work with researchers in the substance use field; respond with sensitivity to social inequities and diverse ethnic groups; design and implement program process and outcome evaluation; maintain confidentiality.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper. Local and out-of-state travel required.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.