Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
  • Amsterdam, NY, USA
  • 28.29

medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403B life retirement, pay time off


Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Director of Centro Civico, the Director of Community Services provides leadership, builds community cooperation, and increases awareness of efforts being implemented in NYS in serving underserved populations and addressing the ending of the HIV epidemic. This position focuses on health disparities, social determinants of health, and the needs of low-income populations; those most vulnerable, those in the Black Diasporic and Latin@ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) who are victims of domestic and sexual assault; those who are highly impacted by HIV, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and viral hepatitis. Coverage area is the City of Amsterdam, and Albany and Schenectady counties, with an initial focus on the city of Amsterdam and some activities in the City of Albany.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides oversight to the Community Mobilization Program (CMP) and Project Needle Smart (PNS) in partnership with the AIDS Institute.
  • Provides leadership oversight with support to outreach and services to Underserved Program under the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) grant in partnership with "In Our Own Voices. Inc."
  • Designs, plans, and implements community mobilization and engagement activities that increase awareness of HIV and HIV testing, promote sexual health, and build community support among our target populations - Latinx youth, LGBTQ, refugees and immigrants, and intravenous drug users.
  • Designs, plans, and implements events for outreach opportunities onsite and within the outlined geographic areas of reach where domestic violence and sexual assault services can be promoted.
  • Develops work plans, monitors progress, data entry for AIRES report, and accomplishments in meeting related program goals/objectives. -
  • Responsible for data collection, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting related information/data on local demographics; statistics, trends, and other information that contribute to developing Centro Civico's community needs assessment. -
  • Responsible for all program documentation, monitoring and reporting requirements. -
  • Maintains and secures consumer's program data for use in reporting program progress. -
  • Completes and submits required reports, log sheets, and other statistical information that confirms outcomes. -
  • Adheres to all contractual obligations and policies. -
  • Establish strategic partnerships with other agencies to ensure the effective implementation of these activities. In conjunction partners with other agencies leadership teams to develop, implement and evaluate programs for target populations based on data review and collection. -
  • Serves as an advocate for Centro Civico a division of the IBERO-American Action League, is responsible for developing agency and consumer's voice. Facilitates and develops opportunities for increased community lead advocacy efforts, collaborations, and fosters healthy relationships with outside partner organizations. -
  • Provides advanced and culturally relevant training on Sexual Assault, domestic violence, LGBT Inclusion, and engage in case conferencing with mutual partners when appropriate. -
  • Organize and participate in all event including prevention events throughout the year. -
  • Develop, with partner agencies, a prevention program for youth and IDU's. -
  • Give presentations on cultural competency in the coverage area as requested. -
  • Develop, organize, implement and execute in partnership with the marketing department all events, social media campaigns and written outreach materials. -
  • Network and coordinate programs with other agencies and schools in the community that serve LGBT+, youth, and individuals living with HIV.
  • Preparation of identified grant proposals, acquire resources and potential funding opportunities for programs. -
  • Submit timely monthly reports to funders. -
  • Supervise CMP Coordinator and Project Needle Smart Assistant. -
  • Any other duties as assigned by Regional Director of Centro Civico.

Authority: This position holds a relatively high degree of independence within the framework of the agency's policies and procedures. The individual must be resourceful and able to display initiative and understanding of management systems and interpersonal relations.

Position Qualifications: Competency Statement(s): -Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem -Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly -Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures -Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task -Developing Others-Ability to teach or foster the development of others, giving constructive feedback and reassurance after problems -Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, religion, health care needs or job type -Ethical - Ability to demonstrate professionalism conforming to a set of values and accepted standards -Interpersonal-Ability/desire to understand others' attitudes/interests/needs/nonverbal behavior, listening skills, and understanding strengths/limitations of others -Leadership- Ability to Motivate, influence, and support others to accomplish team and organizational goals -Training & Presentation Skills, ability to relate to the public -Relationship Building-Ability to build/maintain friendly relationships/networks with people who might be useful in achieving work-related goals -Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy -Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word -Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely

Skills and Abilities: -Bachelor's Degree in Community Health, Health Science, Political Science, Human Services, Communication, Social Science, or related field -Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience required working in a leadership role in healthcare/community education, public health, human service field or comparable setting, preferably in a not for profit/community-based organization -Direct work experience in community mobilization, health and/or wellness required -Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory/management experience required -Experience working with diverse populations -Bilingual in English and Spanish (must have skill) -Knowledge of the grant writing process. -Valid NYS license and access to own transportation

Physical Demands: The position does require occasional standing, squatting, lifting of up to approximately 20 lbs. and frequent sitting.

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