Company Name:
HIV Community Link
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Mandy Pepper

Team Lead, Prevention and Education

Role Description                                                                                                                                               

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Team Lead, Prevention & Education is responsible for research and policy work, knowledge translation, and the supervision and coordination of the Prevention and Education Team. The Team Lead, Prevention & Education is a member of the Programs Team, and works collaboratively with other HIV Community Link programs and community stakeholders to reduce the stigma and discrimination of HIV, Hepatitis C and Sex Work, and to implement system change and capacity building initiatives through a community development framework.


Key Accountabilities                                                                                                                                        


  • Participate as an active member of the Leadership and Programs Team.
  • In collaboration with the Leadership and Programs Team,
    • develop program policies and procedures in alignment with organizational policies.
    • implement evidence based and promising program practices in alignment with the strategic plan.
    • facilitate inter-program collaboration and coordination in service provision.

 Program Delivery

  • Provide leadership and support to the Prevention and Education team members, including the HEAT Program Coordinator, African Communities Program Coordinator, Brooks Program Coordinator and Strong Voices Program Coordinator.
  • Creates, implements, monitors and evaluates HIVCL’s population specific Prevention & Education programs.
  • Implement annual work plans with direct reports to ensure achievement of outputs and outcomes.
  • Recruits and selects staff in consultation with the Director of Programs, including performing duties such as screening applicants, establishing interview panels, development of interview questions and making hiring recommendations.

 Community Development

  • Ensures the meaningful engagement of service users, stakeholders, and community members in program design and implementation, in accordance with GIPA/MIPA and community development principles.
  • Enhances HIVCL’s community development initiatives through ongoing evaluation and improvement of our education and prevention programs.
  • Participates on a number of municipal, provincial and national committees working on issues that align with the organizations strategic goals.
  • Determines and develops new strategic partners to enhance our communities’ knowledge of HIV and Sex Work related issues, and to educate others of the realities of HIV and Sex Work in our community.
  • Increases community presence through enhancement of prevention programs, education and committee involvement.


Policy, Research and Knowledge Translation

  • Research, develop and deliver training workshops for community partners and service providers regarding HIV, Harm Reduction and Sex Work related issues.
  • Participates in Provincial and National research as a representative of the organization.
  • Identifies and develops research partnerships in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Monitors the environment for emerging information, shifting trends and best practices.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, liaises with municipal and provincial government policy makers to ensure our agency objectives are on their policy agendas.
  • Works with municipal and provincial stakeholders, and raise public awareness about HIV, hepatitis C, Harm Reduction and Sex Work related public policy, legislation, basic social needs, legal, ethical and human rights concerns.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to be shared with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Acts as organizational media representative on HIV, hepatitis C, harm reduction and sex work topics as requested.

Financial Management

  • Develops and monitors program budgets.

Reporting and Evaluation

  • Compiles qualitative and quantitative statistics and reports throughout the year.
  • Ensures qualitative and quantitative statistics and reports are completed by team members.
  • Develops and refines evaluation tools.
  • Completes monthly internal agency reports, and regular funder reports as per funder timelines.


Qualifications /Key Competencies                                                                                                                 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in public health, human services, social work or a related field;
  • 3 years direct work experience including supervision of staff.
  • Thorough understanding of harm reduction, social determinants of health, and related issues.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and community development skills.
  • Experience and competence working with diverse topics and populations.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
  • Experience developing and delivering evidence-based trainings and workshops.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Provision of a criminal security check with vulnerable sector search every three years.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Application Details

This position will remain open until Nov 29, 2017. Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectation to [email protected] quoting job reference HIVCL-C01.

You must be eligible to work in Alberta and be available for in-person interviews. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.