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Program Specialist Outreach & Community Engagement 




The HIV/AIDS epidemic is not over, especially in Black communities. Would you like to be a part of the solution? The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is looking for multiple passionate and self-motivated Program Specialists to help us end the HIV epidemic among Black Angelinos. BAI’s Program Specialists are the face of the organization’s programming in Los Angeles and work with clients and communities to promote HIV awareness, access to HIV services, and delivery of high quality and culturally affirming HIV programming. BAI’s Program Specialists have four distinct focus areas which include:


  • Social Support Services
  • HIV Testing, Linkage and Case Management
  • HIV Testing, Biomedical Prevention, and Case Management
  • Outreach and Community Engagement


Program Specialists are an essential part of an innovative team that works collaboratively to provide testing, client navigation, and social support programming for Black people in LA. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work; strong work ethic; passion for achieving health equity; and thrive in an unapologetically Black work environment.


Black people, LGBTQ+ people, and people living with HIV or on PrEP are highly encouraged to apply.


Job Location: Los Angeles, California


Reporting Relationship: Outreach Coordinator


Supervisory Relationship: None



  • Regular supervisory meetings
  • Weekly team meetings
  • Periodic participation in internal and external trainings
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities


Agency-wide Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the mission, vision, and values of the Black AIDS Institute
  • Complying with all organizational policies and procedures, including, but not limited to:
    • Using Asana, a web-based project management system
    • Maintaining client and organizational confidentiality
  • Participating in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency


Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


HIV Testing and Case Management


  • HIV Testing
    • Support coordinators in management and maintenance of BAI’s testing program
    • Conduct client-centered culturally affirming HIV counseling and testing
    • Contribute to establishment and implementation of protocols in support of optimal client experience
    • Ensure all clients are served with the appropriate referrals and linkage through wrap around and red-carpet services
    • Ensure the successful operation of BAI’s clinic and testing days


  • Linkage, Case Management, & Client Navigation
    • Provide all clients with education/ information about HIV transmission (HIV neutral)
    • Coordinate services for newly and previously diagnosed clients living with HIV and clients who are on PrEP or other biomedical services
    • Coordinate and link clients living with HIV to medical care, biomedical services (ART) BAI support services, and other services as needed
Position Requirements

Professional Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience in any of the following fields:
    • Data and Administrative Support
    • HIV Testing
    • Case Management
  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, a comparable area or a combination of education and experience is acceptable
  • High level HIV prevention knowledge preferred
  • Experience working with Black communities
  • An understanding of the southern California HIV landscape and communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the structural and cultural issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention and care among Black people, people living with HIV, women, gay and bisexual men, trans folks, and their intersections.
  • Demonstrated commitment, in one’s personal or professional life, to social and racial justice
  • High level proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to maintain a friendly demeanor in person and on the phone
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts and always maintain confidentiality
  • Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks using independent judgment and discretion
  • Ability to work independently and accurately in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to work under pressure while exercising discretionary judgment; make decisions when necessary with minimal direct supervision
  • Flexibility to perform other duties and responsibilities as needed
  • Reliable transportation required


Other Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20-pound boxes or equipment in office or at events
  • Time will be split between Crenshaw and MacArthur Park offices
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Bi-lingual Spanish desirable
  • Certified HIV Test Counselor highly desirable
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Adequate internet access to facilitate working from home as necessary

Submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.  Initial screening will begin Tuesday, December 2, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  No phone calls or emails, please.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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