Community Organizing and Recruitment Coordinator

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The Community Organizing and Recruitment Coordinator will be part of an innovative team that works collaboratively to run the Black AIDS Institute’s (BAI) HIV clinical and behavioral services to serve all Black Angelinos.  The Community Organizing and Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for supporting BAI’s HIV clinical and behavioral programs through the recruitment of and engagement with Black people in LA.

Job Location:                         Los Angeles, CA

Reporting Relationship:       Prevention and Care Manager

Supervisory Relationship:   None


  • Regular supervisory meetings with the Prevention and Care Team Lead
  • 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:
    • Working under the organizing strategy of Holacracy
    • 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:

  • Recruitment
    • Supporting BAI to meet its client goals for clinical and behavioral services
    • Developing and maintaining an annual outreach and recruitment calendar; leading the adjustment of strategies as need
    • Overseeing and implementing public BAI events, meetings, and open house information sessions
  • Managing recruitment strategies such as canvassing; social media and networking strategies; event & venue-based, etc.
  • Providing recruitment team members (staff, volunteer, contractors, partners, etc) with the positive leadership culture, resources, guidance, training and technical support required to succeed in the desired recruitment goals
  • Managing recruitment team of volunteers, staff, contractors, partners, etc. to implement recruitment strategies
  • Developing recruitment goals, in partnership with programmatic leads, in alignment with client and program goals and deliverables
  • Developing outreach and recruitment materials in collaboration with appropriate parties
  • Monitoring and evaluating recruitment efforts and incorporating results into strategy improvement
  • Community Organizing
    • Organizing, attending, and presenting at schools, non-profits, public and private spaces, and neighborhood community meetings, regarding BAI programs and their impact
  • Attending and participating in relevant community meetings, councils, roundtables, and committees
    • Developing mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals to holistically address the needs of and better serve Black communities in Los Angeles; including the fostering of formal referral relationships
  • Representing BAI at community events
  • Event Planning
    • Planning monthly events to reach and support cis and trans Black gay and bi-sexual men, cis and trans Black women, and other communities of Black people
    • Leading logistical planning for programs including, but not limited to: securing venues, securing food, preparing material for events, recruiting attendees, managing event teams, planning event agendas, securing speakers, etc.
  • Behavioral Programs
    • Periodically contributing to behavioral programs as needed including facilitation of groups, suggestions for outcome improvement, and lesson plan creation

Professional Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant employment in community organizing, outreach, recruitment or a related position; a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for 1 year of experience
  • High level proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience in project planning, meeting facilitation and consensus building, program evaluation, leading trainings, coalition building, and curriculum development, specifically for adult-learners
  • 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, transgender people, and their intersections.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice
  • 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
  • High level HIV prevention knowledge preferred
  • Reliable transportation required

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English (Bi-lingual Spanish a plus)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with staff, stakeholders, and vendors
  • Ability to lift and/or move boxes or equipment in office or at events
  • Up to 75% of time will be spent in community settings outside of the office
  • Some travel required
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Email subject line should read “Community Organizing and Recruitment Coordinator.” Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

About the Black AIDS Institute

Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: “OUR PEOPLE, OUR PROBLEM, OUR SOLUTION.”

Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions, and individuals, in efforts to confront HIV. BAI disseminates information; advocates for sound, inclusive, culturally responsive public and private sector health policies; offers training and capacity building; provides health screening for HIV/STI/Hep C and other chronic and/or infectious diseases, and linkage to comprehensive: and conducts advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

The Black AIDS Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about the Black AIDS Institute visit

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