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:

 

Outreach & Linkage Specialist

Policy and Advocacy Manager

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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

Policy and Advocacy Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt 

 

The Policy and Advocacy Manager is responsible for projecting and integrating the Mission and Core Values of the organization as well as the Management Philosophy in the leadership within and outside of the WORLD Department.

Summary

The Policy and Advocacy Manager is responsible for the coordination, development and execution of the agency’s policy and advocacy strategies. This includes; training HIV positive women to speak publically concerning their unique experience in living with HIV/AIDS. Advocating publically for gender-focused policies, services, and programs that can positively impact their health and lives, as well their peers living with and at risk of HIV. The policy and Advocacy Manager works to shape and strengthen the agency’s advocacy platform by expanding the presence in national women’s coalitions and building alliances beyond the field of HIV by working closely with local, regionals, and national women’s health, human rights, social justice and women in HIV networks and organizations.

 

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

  • Supports WORLD’s policy, advocacy and community organizing efforts at the local, state and national level.
  • Develops and spearheads strategies that effectively utilizes WORLD’s direct service experience to inform development of it’s advocacy platform.
  • Plays a leadership role in integrating the work of the policy and advocacy strategy across all programs and work of the agency.
  • Provides specific support to a local and national-level “Rise Above HIV” project designed to raise awareness and engage women.
  • Organizes and supervises15-20 HIV positive women leaders and volunteers to serve as public advocates in the fight to eradicate HIV related stigma and coordinates activities for Multimedia Fellows.
  • Organizes and supports a Bay Area HIV-positive women’s presence at the 2016 IAC in South Africa.
  • Trains, develops, and guides women living with HIV on how to use social media and grassroots fundraising strategies to solicit sponsors and raise the money needed to support their travel to attend the 2016 IAC.
  • Creates Oakland/Bay Area Satellite Hub during 2016 IAC to increase local public awareness about HIV and gender-focused policies, services and programs.
  • Conducts monthly interviews with Multimedia Fellows regarding CREW and advocacy topics for the “What’s New at WORLD” newsletter.
  • Creates greater public awareness about HIV and gender-focused policies, services and programs.
  • Manages WORLD’s Speaker’s Bureau, tabling activities and community visibility activities.
  • Represents organization at advocacy-related meetings.
  • Assists with organizational outreach, including social media, related to advocacy activities and community engagement.
  • Supports local advocacy, policy education, and organizing efforts for WORLD, including ensuring representation in local relevant prevention and care bodies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Participation in Meetings/Committees

  • Attends meetings as assigned and/or needed.
  • Participates in community committees and represents WORLD adequately.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities of other employees, however the Policy and Advocacy Manager oversees the organization of all community volunteers.

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; college degree preferred; first hand knowledge related to HIV/AIDS issues is a plus. Knowledge of women’s health issues and policies, social change and justice theory and steps for networking with ASO/CBO’s and community organizing 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. Familiarity with Web 2.0 platforms, social networking (facebook, blogs, twitter) is required.

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.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Individual must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as a team

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.
  • Experience in coordinating community events, training sessions and logistics of volunteers is required.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

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

 

Application Procedure:

Email resume and cover letter to: grobinson@womenhiv.org  with the title “Front Office Assistant” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

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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