Job Opportunity: Gay Men’s Wellness Program Coordinator

POSITION TITLE: Coordinator, Gay Men’s Wellness Program

Program Coordinator 1 – GRID 10, $21.13/hr start. (BCGEU)

Hours and days per week are negotiable up to 37.5 per week.

This position could be based out of Victoria, Nanaimo, or elsewhere on Vancouver Island.  Travel will be required.

Contract to end of March 2017, with extension pending funding.

Full benefits after 3 month probationary period.

Start date TBD.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday May 31, 2016

Please send cover letter, resume, and proposal for work hours, days, and which community you would ideally be based out of to: Hermione Jefferis, Manager of Health Promotion and Community Development.


Fax: 250-380-9411

Mail: 713 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1M8.


Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Health Promotion and Community Development, the Gay Men’s Wellness Program Coordinator develops and implements HIV prevention, health promotion and community development initiatives targeting Gay, Bisexual, Two-spirit, Transgender and Queer-identified men, including youth, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and creates supportive environments for those who are HIV+ and/or at risk of infection.


  • A university degree in health or social sciences, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience working with Gay, Bi, Two-Spirit, Transgender and/or MSM men in a community development, prevention and support capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, promoting and delivering public education and community development activities and events, such as conferences, forums and workshops.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for work use preferred.
  • Note: Employment subject to criminal record check for working with children and vulnerable adults.


  • Holistic understanding of HIV/AIDS, STI’S and hepatitis C, sexual health, substance use and harm reduction, sexualized violence and homophobia/heterosexism/transphobia prevention, and anti-oppression work, population health, and health promotion strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong experience in public speaking and group facilitation.
  • Strong project management skills, including: working independently, time management, organizational skills, and knowledge of evaluation tools.
  • Strong community development skills and ability to promote and sustain healthy community partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively with volunteers, co-workers and community partners.
  • Strong computer skills, including relational databases, word processing, desktop design, web management.

AVI is an equal opportunity employer. This position is open to male-identified applicants who identify as Gay, Bisexual, Two-spirit, Transgender and/or Queer, including but not limited to men of colour, Indigenous men, and men with disabilities, and those living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C.