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Getting To Zero Project Assistant 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.
 
Position Getting To Zero Project Assistant  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

Function:
Reporting to the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, the Getting To Zero Project Assistant will be responsible for planning and executing projects for the Getting To Zero program. This will include coalition building, designing materials, recruiting activists, developing a curriculum, planning events, providing support, structure and deadlines for participants in projects, and designing a World AIDS Day event in December to showcase the year's work.

  1. Oversee Getting To Zero grant projects
  2. Develop recruitment, marketing and educational material for a diverse and multi-lingual audience in collaboration with Fenway Health's Communications department
  3. Elaborate and build on the project plans and curriculum outlined by the Government and Community Relations team
  4. Track and manage project budgets
  5. Provide support for the internal Getting To Zero taskforce
  6. Engage existing Getting To Zero coalition members by organizing regular meetings, keeping members informed of project progress and needs
  7. Recruit and build coalition membership
  8. Perform outreach in the LGBTQ and HIV community to engage stakeholders to participate in Getting To Zero projects and initiatives
  9. Plan events that convene the larger coalition and community members to inform the public of our projects' goals and progress
  10. Meets Agency Participatory Expectations
  • Suggests and participates in continuing quality improvement efforts
  • Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
  • Attends all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Attends all regularly scheduled research meetings, trainings, forums and pertinent Fenway Health staff meetings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested
  1. Performs other related duties as required

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

 
Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements

Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Two years of experience in public policy, legislative advocacy, or community organizing
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and experience
    • Working with diverse communities, particularly communities of color, LGBTQ communities and people living with HIV/AIDS
    • With issues related to social and economic inequalities, including issues related to HIV/AIDS, PrEP, substance use, homelessness, and mental health
  • Working knowledge of HIV/AIDS community trends, harm reduction, and at-risk populations
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities; excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong administrative, budget management, report writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge of and facility in new social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); experience using social media for education or business a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-directed, motivated and flexible with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends on occasion
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Experience running an educational campaign a plus

Physical Requirements:
Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Ability to travel, potentially attend meetings outside of Boston and Massachusetts
  • Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:
    • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time
    • Ability to keyboard for extended periods of time
 
Category Community Relations  
Number Filled 1  
Location AAC - Government Relations  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number COM-19-00002  

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