Job Openings at WORLD

Join the WORLD team and make a difference in the lives of many! WORLD is currently looking for qualified applications for the following positions:

 

 Associate Executive Director

Outreach & Linkage Specialist

Mental Health Clinician

Peer Advocate


 

Associate Executive Director

FLSA Status: Exempt   –    Full Time

Position: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Executive Director (AED) will be responsible for enhancing the internal organization processes, infrastructure and resources that will allow WORLD to continue to grow and fulfill its mission.

To apply, send Resume, a Writing Sample,  and Cover Letter to WORLD, Attention: Executive Director at grobinson@womenhiv.org, or submit an application at https://www.aidshealth.org/#/about/careers/

The AED will oversee the following functions:

Development

  • Research, recommend and implement the annual fund development strategy for WORLD in partnership with the ED, with support from the management team.
  • Identification of major new funding opportunities for WORLD and management of processes to respond, leading on proposal/bid development or major funding relationships where appropriate.
  • Management of the Development Strategy: Implement fundraising plan, and work to develop, monitor and evaluate a set of fundraising objectives that advance WORLD’s strategic aims.
  • Support Development consultant and ED in prioritizing major donor income streams for analysis, and contribute to this analysis where appropriate.
  • Research the feasibility of consultancy, fee for service and federal government service contract funding as an income stream for WORLD.
  • Identify staffing skills sets needed to increase organization-wide fundraising and project development capacity and design and deliver a training program to support this.
  • Monitor and carry out risk assessment on proposed new revenue diversification and fund development strategy and the annual business development plan.

Financial Management and Oversight

Working with the Executive Director and Finance consultant, in consultation with AHF Finance Department, oversee all financial and business planning activities, including:

  • Financial oversight and monitoring of program and project budgets
  • Review and analyze financial reports as assigned
  • Support organizational budgeting process
  • Oversee reporting and monitoring of organizational performance metrics.
  • Oversee business policies and accounting practices
  • Ensure that relevant financial data is presented to the ED and management team.

Operations

  • Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreements
  • Business insurance: procurement, monitoring and management
  • Information technology – working with Operations Manager and in consultation with AHF information technology, ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware, software, and ASP applications
  • Organizational reporting and monitoring: provide guidance and leadership through management of WORLD metrics and measurement reporting process
  • Board of directors – working with the ED, provide staff support to the WORLD fiduciary and advisory boards and act as staff liaison to relevant board committees

Human Resources

Working with the Operations Manager and in consultation with AHF Human Resources, oversee the human resource function for WORLD, including:

  • Oversight of human resource and benefits management policy and implementation in consultation with AHF HR department and the Operations Manager.
  • Professional training and development, including new employee orientation
  • Retention strategies
  • Regulatory oversight and legal compliance

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA preferred
  • Strong operational experience: ideally has worked in a senior management role for 10+ years in a socially responsible organization with progressive experience leading to at least three years experience in executive level operational/administrative management and direct staff supervision
  • Demonstrated experience in business and financial planning and analysis with previous experience overseeing program services, human resources, information technology, and legal
  • Skills should include organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning; demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of WORLD
  • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within a dynamic, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems

To be considered, please send a resume, writing sample and cover letter that tells us about your passion for and commitment to our mission to grobinson@womenhiv.org. Search open until filled. No phone calls please.

WORLD is an Equal Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people living with HIV, women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBT communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

 

Outreach & Linkage Specialist

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is a diverse organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS. WORLD improves the lives and health of women, girls, families and communities affected by HIV through peer-based education, wellness services, advocacy, and leadership development. We envision a world where women, girls, and families affected by HIV and AIDS have the tools, support and knowledge to live healthy and productive lives with dignity. Our vision is rooted in a commitment to human rights and wellness with the understanding that this includes freedom from violence; access to housing; quality healthcare; food security; physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing; education and economic justice.

WORLD, in affiliation with AHF, is seeking a full-time Outreach and Linkage Specialist to join the team at the WORLD office located in Oakland, California.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities [Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.]

  • Conducts outreach in various settings and to diverse populations in Alameda County and other local areas.
  • Provides transportation to clients.
  • Refers clients to WORLD’s Peer Advocate Program and local health care providers.
  • Helps clients access services by providing referrals, accompanying to appointments, and engaging with providers.
  • Provides non-directive information to clients about HIV, treatments, stress reduction and self-care strategies.
  • Provides non-directive information to clients about substance use and harm reduction.
  • Reminds clients of medical and other supportive appointments, and follow-up after appointments.
  • Provides support and referrals for dealing with difficult issues (disclosure, adherence, parenting, relationships, pregnancy and HIV, substance use).
  • Advocates for clients by bringing concerns to attention of providers.
  • Completes written documentation in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Completes all weekly client contact as per project assignment and document accurately and accordingly.

Participation in Meetings/Committees

  • Attends meetings as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school degree or equivalent; strong experience in conducting outreach (street-level, venue-based, direct outreach etc). Experience in working in human service provision at community agencies, healthcare settings, and functional knowledge related to HIV/AIDS is plus. Familiarity with service options available to support and empower women living with HIV/AIDS. Knowledge of harm reduction, healthy coping, and steps for networking with providers preferred. Knowledge of criminal justice systems and community re-entry procedures preferred.

Computer/Software Skills & Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to Management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Basic Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Individual must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as a team. Ability to successfully clear health screenings and background checks.

Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications

  • Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently and follow established protocols.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural and lifestyle issues.
  • Strong organizational/prioritizing skills in a rapidly changing environment.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Valid California Driver’s License and Vehicle required.
  • Proof of liability insurance required.

Application Procedure

Email resume and cover letter to Kristina Wong at kwong@womenhiv.org with the title “Outreach and Linkage Specialist” in the subject line of your email, or mail to WORLD, 389 30th Street, Oakland, CA 94609. Questions can be emailed to kwong@womenhiv.org. No phone calls please.

WORLD is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff which reflect the diversity of the community we serve. HIV+ persons, women, transgender individuals, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

 

Mental Health Clinician (Consultant)

Hours: 8 hours per week (estimated), hourly

Pay: Compensation for this position is competitive, DOE, and subject to grant funding

Reports To: Program Services Director

Founded in 1991, Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD) is recognized as a national leader in developing and promoting leadership and advocacy among HIV-positive women. The mission of WORLD is to connect HIV-positive women, their allies, families, and communities to one another through peer-based health advocacy services, education, support and leadership development. WORLD is a diverse organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS. For more information, please go to www.womenhiv.org.

Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Group Facilitation: Work collaboratively with WORLD Peer Advocate(s) assigned to co-facilitate support groups for HIV-positive women, including transgender women. Conduct an estimated two support groups at WORLD per week. Serve as ally and guide with Peer Advocate(s) co-facilitator. Provide “real-time” assistance to Peer Advocate co-facilitator(s) in the management of client emotional and/or psychological crises that may arise during support group. Assist in referral and resource provision as needed to ensure ongoing client support beyond the support group. Facilitate bridges across cultural and interpersonal diversity in ways that increase group cohesion, health, and functioning. Be available to serve in this capacity on a set schedule involving both daytime and evening hours. Develop support group format and/or curriculum consistent with peer-led psychosocial support. Supply documentation of tracking of grant deliverables to supervisor with accuracy and in a timely fashion.       Complete clinical documentation as required. Approximately 80% of work.
  • Communication: Work collaboratively with WORLD Peer Advocate(s) assigned to co-facilitate support groups to determine support group topics and focus, and for group preparation and debrief. Meet with WORLD Program Services Director as needed to discuss group dynamics, approach, process, strengths, and challenges. Approximately 20% of work.

Requirements

  • Master of Social Work/Social Welfare (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with clinical experience minimum, or equivalent
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred, possibly required
  • Registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, preferably approaching LCSW licensure
  • Solid experience as support group facilitator and co-facilitator
  • Ability to perform with self-awareness, professionalism, integrity, and consistency
  • Awareness of the impact of chronic and life-threatening disease on individuals and groups
  • Knowledge of interventions and treatments involving health, substance abuse, mental health, and psychosocial issues
  • Knowledge and experience upholding agency and community mandates related to mental health, health, suspected/actual abuse, and safety
  • Knowledge of documentation standards in mental health and psychosocial settings
  • Ability to intervene with individuals in crisis with compassion and skills consistent with community standards of care
  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, especially working with culturally diverse communities
  • Desire to collaborate with WORLD Peer Advocate support group co-facilitator(s)
  • Collaborative self-starter that will use initiative but also work well in a team
  • Interest in empowerment of women, especially women of color and other marginalized communities
  • Commitment to working in HIV/AIDS, women’s issues, health, and social justice
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, email, and internet usage
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to successfully complete health clearances and background check as necessary

Send resume and cover letter to Carla Dillard Smith at cdsmith@womenhiv.org. Please reference “Mental Health Clinician” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Open until filled.
 

Peer Advocate

FLSA Status: Exempt – Full Time

 WORLD peer advocates mentor women living with HIV/AIDS. WORLD peer advocates are a part of the WORLD staff and they work in partnership with health care providers who are a part of the Alameda County Family Care Network. By providing information, practical assistance, and emotional support, peer advocates build allied relationships with clients, promoting an ongoing dialogue about HIV-related issues and living with HIV. In addition, peer advocates support clients’ efforts to reduce stress and increase quality of life. A peer advocate supports clients’ ability to make informed healthcare decisions. Peer Advocates share knowledge about HIV in a non-directive manner, they offer resources and attend appointments with clients to role modeling active communication with physicians. The peer advocate keeps up to date information of current trends to best serve the changing needs of WORLD clients. Under the direct supervision of the Peer Advocate Program Manager, the Peer Advocate will work in cooperation with the peer advocate team and other WORLD staff as needed.

Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Co-facilitates WORLD client support groups as needed.
  • Completes written documentation in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provides one-on-one peer counseling at WORLD and other designated sites.
  • Helps clients’ access services by providing referrals, accompanying to appointments or arranging for transportation.
  • Provides non-directive information to clients about HIV disease, treatments, clinical trials, stress reduction and self-care strategies.
  • Reminds clients of appointments and follow up after appointments to discuss concerns.
  • Provides support and referrals for dealing with difficult issues (disclosure, parenting issues, relationship problems, pregnancy and HIV, substance use, adherence).
  • Advocates for clients by bringing concerns to attention of their providers.
  • Helps clients identify risk reduction strategies (safer sex, drug treatment, needle exchange, etc.).

Participation in Meetings/Committees

• Attends meetings as assigned and/or needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school degree or equivalent; first hand knowledge related to HIV/AIDS issues is a plus. Knowledge of harm reduction, healthy coping, and steps for networking with providers preferred.

Computer/Software Skills & Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to Management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Bilingual Spanish/English; Bicultural preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications

  • Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently and follow established protocols.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural and lifestyle issues.
  • Strong organizational/prioritizing skills in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction, health coping, and steps for networking with providers preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Valid California Driver’s License and Vehicle mandatory.
• Proof of liability insurance.

Application Procedure

Email resume and cover letter to djones@womenhiv.org with the title “Peer Advocate Position” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

WORLD is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff which reflect the diversity of the community we serve. HIV+ women, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

 This position is based in Oakland, CA. WORLD is Equal Opportunity Employers. Women of color, transgender women, and people living with HIV strongly encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

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