Position Available: National Totally Outright Coordinator

Since its launch in 2005, Totally Outright has seen unprecedented uptake and popularity across the country from young gay, bi and queer men. Totally Outright (TO) is a health leadership program for young gay men – a forty hour intensive experience that motivates bonding, self efficacy, solidarity and self determination while raising knowledge and building capacity for gay men’s health leadership. In partnership with OHTN’s CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS, the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) is undertaking an evaluation of the program to determine the extent to which it has impacted young gay men, and to develop new and updated resources to support groups running Totally Outright across Canada.

The Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health is looking for a National Coordinator to provide assistance to the evaluation team and to develop a hub of online resources. This is a great opportunity to get involved in an important health program for young gay, bi, queer and trans men. The preferred location for this position is Vancouver.

Duties

  • Provide support to the Totally Outright (TO) evaluation team -- REACH evaluators and the TO evaluation steering committee
  • Collaborate with organizations who run Totally Outright to contact and recruit past graduates into the evaluation survey and interview
  • Establish a data base of participants from sites across the country interested in the project
  • Assist with evaluation questionnaire construction and dissemination
  • Schedule interviews between evaluators and participants
  • Assess the program and coordination resource needs of organizations who run Totally Outright
  • Develop a TO website for participants and organizations that will facilitate communication, resource development and knowledge exchange
  • Assist with the development and dissemination of reports
  • Maintain files, documents
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for teleconferences and meetings
  • Respond to email & telephone correspondence
  • Respond to resource requests; maintain resource distribution systems
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Provide other duties as required

Skills & Qualifications

  • Passion for gay men’s health; interest in young gay men’s HIV/STBBI prevention
  • Graduation from the Totally Outright program is a definite asset
  • Experience in project management, community-based research and evaluation
  • Experience in website and online resource development
  • Knowledge of website management systems (drupal & wordpress) a definite asset
  • Bachelor degree in social sciences or equivalent
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize
  • Bilingual: English and French is a definite asset
  • Ability to exercise discretion and keep confidentiality
  • Appreciation & sensitivity for the diverse experiences of gay, bisexual, two spirit and trans men
  • Excellent computer skills; Experience using Word, Excel, Powerpoint, other programs

This is a part time contract position beginning April 2017 to March 2018 with the task of completing the evaluation and website development within that time. Create your own hours with this freelance position. This position reports to CBRC’s Managing Director.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume to Rick Marchand: rick@cbrc.net

Application deadline: Tuesday March 28, 2017.

About CBRC

Incorporated in 1999, the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) is a health promotion charitable organization aiming to improve the lives of sexual minority men through research, learning and leadership development. CBRC’s vision – A Better World for Gay Men. CBRC has enabled gay, bisexual, two spirit and trans men to work together through challenging and forward reaching activities like our national Sex Now survey and annual Gay Men’s Health Summit. Our prevention focus has been on using a gay men’s health perspective to develop programs for young gay men such as Totally Outright, the Investigaytors, and Resist Stigma. Totally Outright (TO) was developed by CBRC in 2004 and launch in 2005 in Vancouver. Since that time, the program has spread to cities across the country.

CBRC is committed to employment equity and encourages HIV positive and HIV negative men from diverse cultural backgrounds, identities and abilities to apply.