Outreach Coordinator

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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 a highly skilled and self-motivated Outreach Coordinator to help us end HIV and AIDS. The Outreach Coordinator is a part of an innovative team that works collaboratively to run the Black AIDS Institute’s (BAI) HIV clinical and behavioral services to serve Black Angelinos in South LA.  The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for supporting BAI’s HIV clinical and behavioral programs through managing and implementing BAI’s social support programming and the recruitment of and engagement with Black people in LA.

The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work that fights for the core values of social justice and equity; strong work ethic; demonstrated success in program planning and implementation; and thrive in an unapologetically Black work environment.

Job Location:                         Los Angeles, California

Reporting Relationship:       Prevention & Care Manager

Supervisory Relationship:    Program Specialists

Agency-wide Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of the Black AIDS Institute
  • Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures
  • Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting:
    • Initiative and ownership of work
    • Individual maturity
    • Respect for others
    • A team-centered and asset-based approach
    • Maintenance of confidential information
  • Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency

Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Build strategic relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities, and recruit and retain clients for various BAI programs
  • Plan and conduct a diverse array of outreach and recruitment efforts targeted to Black Angelinos at high risk of acquiring HIV
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate outreach plan and strategies
  • Attend relevant community meetings; participate in relevant councils, roundtables, and committees
  • Develop and maintain relationships with collaborative partners and cultivate new relationships as appropriate
  • Assist in HIV testing, linkage to care, and retention in care activities for BAI and partners
  • Lead and supervise the Program Specialists’ outreach activities


  • Develop and maintain an annual outreach and recruitment calendar
  • Adjust recruitment strategies as needed
  • Supervise and implement public BAI events, meetings, and open house information sessions
  • Manage recruitment strategies such as: canvassing; social media and networking strategies; event & venue-based, etc.
  • Provide recruitment team members (staff, volunteers, contractors, partners, etc.) with the positive leadership culture, resources, guidance, training and technical support required to succeed in the desired recruitment goals
  • Manage recruitment team of volunteers, staff, contractors, partners, etc. to implement recruitment strategies
  • Develop recruitment goals, in partnership with programmatic leads, in alignment with client and program goals and deliverables
  • Develop outreach and recruitment materials in collaboration with appropriate parties
  • Monitor and evaluate recruitment efforts and incorporate results into strategy improvement


  • Outreach, organize, attend, and present at schools, non-profits, public and private spaces, and neighborhood community meetings, regarding BAI programs and their impact
  • Attend and participate in relevant community meetings, councils, roundtables, and committees
  • Develop 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
  • Represent BAI at community events
  • Plan monthly events to reach and support cis and trans Black gay and bisexual men, cis and trans Black women, and other communities of Black people
  • Lead 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.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies or a related field plus 2 years of relevant employment in program planning and implementation; community organizing; outreach and recruitment; HIV/AIDS-related work or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • High level proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated 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 among Black people
  • Demonstrated commitment, in one’s personal and/or professional life, 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 and care knowledge preferred
  • Reliable transportation required

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20-pound boxes or equipment in office or at events
  • Up to 50% of time will be spent in community settings outside of the office
  • Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours required
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@blackaids.org. Email subject line should read “Outreach Coordinator.” Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Black folks, LGBTQ+ people, People Living With HIV, and people who hold more than one of these identities are highly encouraged to apply. Initial screening will begin on June 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

About the Black AIDS Institute

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 epidemic 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 inclusive Black centered primary health care; 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 www.blackaids.org.