Health & Wellness Program Director

Website Pride Center of Vermont

Title: Health and Wellness Program Director
Status: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Coverage, and Generous Allotment of Time Off
Compensation: $50,000 annually
Reports To: Executive Director

Organizational Summary & Primary Functions

Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is the region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters. PCVT celebrates, affirms, and enhances the lives, well being, and liberation of LGBTQ People in Vermont through community building, advocacy, and education.

The Health and Wellness Director leads a team of coordinators to create programming that addresses LGBTQIA+ health disparities. The Health and Wellness Director is responsible for meeting the grant deliverables included in the HIV Prevention, Tobacco, and Cancer grants provided through the Vermont Department of Health. This includes producing HIV prevention and testing programs, primarily focused on the Centers for Disease Control’s mPowerment Program (GLAM), Social Networks Testing Program, HIV Testing, Referral and Linkage to Care with embedded PrEP Navigation, the Vermont Diversity Health Project (VDHP), QTPOC Programming (THRIVE), Women’s Programming (GLOW), and training facilitation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative
The position will maintain all administrative duties to keep the program in compliance with the Vermont Department of Health regulations and with any external audits and organization requirements. These duties include:

  • Collect and maintain data and track progress on grant and program goals.
  • Track use of program budgets and collect receipts for program expenses.
  • Monitor project success and report progress via quarterly and reports to the Vermont Department of Health and monthly reports to the PCVT Board of Directors.
  • Write grant requests for proposals (RFP) to maintain or increase funding for Health & Wellness programs.
  • Support maintaining a friendly and welcoming environment at PCVT by sharing ‘front desk’ and other duties with staff (drop-in support, outreach, blogging, etc).

Training
The position will facilitate ‘LGBTQ+ Best Practice’ trainings in accordance with grant requirements and community needs. These duties include:

  • Utilize, update, and offer introductory, intersectional presentations to help define identities on sexuality and gender identity—for various healthcare, human services, and helping professional audiences in need of increased LGBTQ+ competency.
  • Innovate ways of making introductory trainings accessible to a diverse range of audiences.

Program Design and Implementation

  • Oversee the mPowerment Project (GLAM), Women’s Programming (GLOW), and QTPOC Programming (THRIVE) ensuring that their different facets, such as outreach events, publicity and M-groups, are carried out successfully.
  • Create educational outreach materials and blog posts on health inequities for LGBTQ+ Vermonters and healthcare providers.
  • Plan, promote, implement and facilitate events for GLAM, GLOW, and Thrive, as well as other community outreach opportunities.
  • Recruit, train, retain, and reward volunteers on all levels of the Health and Wellness Programs.
  • Network and collaborate with appropriate organizations to build support, participation and partnerships.
  • Update, promote and innovate the Vermont Diversity Health Project (VDHP) to connect community members to safe & affirming healthcare providers across the state.
  • Provide HIV counseling, testing, and referrals through PCVT’s confidential HIV testing program after participating in certification with Vermont Department of Health.
  • Attend and participate in HIV Community Action Group meetings, Social Connectedness meetings, and Community Advisory Board of UVM Cancer Center.
  • Collaborate with national initiatives, such as Pride Study, to encourage LGBTQ+ Vermonter participation is longitudinal health studies or research.

Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualities and Skills

PCVT is looking for an energetic, team-oriented individual to help lead the Health and Wellness Program. This person must have exceptional time management skills and follow through. This person must also be highly personable and enthusiastic about working with the diverse LGBTQ+ communities in Vermont. Knowledge of LGBTQ+ health issues and inequities in Vermont is preferred. Previous experience with the mPowerment model and certification in HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral are a plus. Working knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, and Word preferred. Strong communication skills are a must. Program activities take place primarily in the evenings and on weekends, therefore the candidates schedule must be flexible.

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to employment@pridecentervt.org by Sunday, November 28th.

Pride Center of Vermont values the leadership of People of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@pridecentervt.org