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WHAI - Resource Development & Social Media Coordinator


Title: Resource Development & Social Media Coordinator

Position type: Full time (37.5 hours/ week), 1 year contract with possible move to  permanent>

Location: Ontario

Salary: $46,000 - $58,000 (plus $1,500 in lieu of benefits)

The Women and HIV / AIDS Initiative (WHAI) is currently seeking an experienced Resource  Development Coordinator to join our team. We are looking for someone with strong  project management skills, who can establish strong processes to ensure WHAI resources are engaging and respond to community and epidemiological identified needs. This work  will primarily focus on resource development and social media.

About the Women and HIV / AIDS Initiative (WHAI) 

The Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) is a community-based response to HIV and  AIDS among cis and Trans Women, 2-Spirit and Non-Binary people in Ontario. Through a  network of 17 Coordinators located in 16 AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) throughout  Ontario, WHAI aims to: 

  • Reduce HIV risk for women disproportionately affected by HIV. 
  • Enhance local community capacity to address HIV. 
  • Build safe environments to support women’s HIV-related needs.1 

WHAI’s work across Ontario is rooted in the principles of community development and  collective impact. Community development values the ability of community members to  affect change in their lives, in ways that are most relevant to them. Coordinators work as  liaison between community groups and organizations to collectively develop relevant  strategies to further women’s HIV-related care. The WHAI Network uses a Collective Impact  approach to move our work forward. Collective impact refers to intentional ways of  working together and sharing information to solve complex problems. This work is typically  framed through a common agenda, shared measurements of progress, mutually  reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and strong backbone supports.

Position Summary  

This position will oversee WHAI resource development and social media. Under the  leadership of the Evaluation and Knowledge Translation Lead, the Resource Development  Coordinator will create and oversee detailed project workplans for resource development and social media including, where needed, establishing advisory committees or working  group, booking and facilitating meetings, managing project tasks, liaising with key stakeholders to facilitate copy editing, French translation, design, print, and oversee  inventory and distribution of resources and social media to the WHAI network. In  collaboration with the Evaluation and Knowledge Translation Lead, this role will also  support the development of an implementation strategy and evaluation plan for key  resources and social media campaigns.

Key Responsibilities 

Resource Development

  • Liaise with the Evaluations and Knowledge Translation Lead to develop a workplan  and project management framework for the creation of key WHAI resources
  • Coordinate working groups and advisory committees, including scheduling and  facilitating meetings, note-taking, and managing project tasks
  • Facilitate copy editing, French translation, design, print and distribution of resources with internal and external staff and vendors
  • Oversee resource inventory and distribution
  • Work with WHAI team to establish resource implementation, training and evaluation  strategy

Social Media 

  • Under the leadership of the Evaluation and Knowledge Translation Lead, identify a  social media plan and content to support WHAI work, in alignment with WHAI goals  and objectives
  • Take a lead at both designing social media content and liaising with contractors to  facilitate design in alignment with WHAI work 

Other tasks as needed

Qualifications 

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
  • Have a strong foundation in project management with a focus on public health, HIV  in Ontario and globally, the social determinants of health and health equity • Experience managing project timelines with external vendors, designers,  contractors, consultants and other key stakeholders
  • Have experience in social media design and content development • Be knowledgeable about HIV prevention, care, and support
  • Be knowledgeable about inclusive education and knowledge translation practices as these pertain to design
  • Willingness to learn and apply the key principles of community development and  collective impact 
  • Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative skills
  • Be committed to principles of GIPA/MEPA and Nothing About Us Without Us • Have a strong working knowledge and skill in integrating principles of equity,  diversity, and social justice
  • Have a university degree in a related area of study and relevant experience

PERKS 

  • Supportive and creative work environment with a small provincial team • Opportunity to accommodate hybrid and / or remote work schedule, depending on  candidates’ location within Ontario
  • $1,500 in lieu of benefits paid in two $750 installments
  • Vacation paid at 6% on bi-weekly payroll

Equity 

WHAI is committed to upholding values of equity. We enthusiastically encourage  applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity,  including, but not limited to:

  • Black, Brown, Indigenous, and newcomer people 
  • Trans, 2-Spirit and Non-Binary people, 
  • people who use drugs, 
  • people who have been incarcerated
  • People living with HIV
  • People with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities. • Other members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race,  ancestry, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; and

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity  and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are  committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Hiring  Committee at mbannerman@whai.ca.