Community Outreach Coordinator: Job Posting
Planned Parenthood Ottawa has provided pro-choice sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for over 50 years. We seek a creative and motivated Outreach Coordinator to strengthen community partnerships and to expand our reach and capacity to serve populations that face barriers to SRH services.
SRH outreach services include sexual health education and promotion, counselling and referrals. The purpose is to reduce unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), to enhance health outcomes and to promote healthy decision-making regarding sexual choices and relationships.
Strengthen, support and coordinate a diverse network of community partners and volunteers
Assist organizations in identifying priorities for SRH support in their communities
Recruit and train SRH leaders and volunteers in target communities
Work with leaders to adapt PPO materials for specific populations
Foster knowledge exchange among populations
Provide ongoing training, mentoring and support for partners, PPO staff and volunteers to serve diverse populations.
Ideal candidates have exemplary intercultural and interpersonal communication skills, are energetic, collaborative and self-starters. They should have 2-3 years experience working in community development, ideally with non-profit organizations in Ottawa that serve people who face barriers to health care. They must be multitaskers, creative problem-solvers and pro-choice.
Candidates must be fully conversant in the social determinants of health and preferably have worked or volunteered in SRH, sexuality or gender-based services. They should be empathetic, non-judgmental and adept at engaging with a broad spectrum of personalities in an inclusive environment. We’re looking for a skilled and organized facilitator who demonstrates professionalism while working with a variety of stakeholders who have diverse interests and backgrounds.
Planned Parenthood Ottawa is committed to diversifying its staff to ensure that a variety of life experiences are represented and that it is reflective of the different communities in the Ottawa area. This includes but is not limited to: LGBTQ+ communities; racialized communities; Indigenous/First Nations communities; people living with invisible and visible disabilities and/or individuals living with intersecting marginalization(s).
Full time: 37.5 hours/week with a flexible schedule
To apply, please submit your resume with a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 22, 2016.