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Baton Rouge Coordinator, Framework for Dialogue – Louisiana (Contractor Position)

Baton Rouge Coordinator, Framework for Dialogue - Louisiana (Contractor Position)

Organization Summary

LPHI, founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be health. For more information, visit www.lphi.org.

The Framework for Dialogue (FFD) is a tool designed to strengthen responses from faith communities, religious leaders, and networks or communities of people living with HIV that more effectively address the key concerns, experiences, and needs of people living with HIV, especially in terms of reducing and eliminating HIV-related stigma and discrimination. FFD has been developed through a partnership of UNAIDS, the Global Network of People Living with HIV, the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and INERELA+, the international network of religious leaders living with and personally affected by HIV. LPHI is working with partners at the United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network to implement FFD in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. For more information, visit http://www.frameworkfordialogue.net/about/index.html.

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The Baton Rouge Coordinator is a contracted position and has the duty of coordinating the activities of the Framework for Dialogue – Louisiana (FFD LA) between Religious Leaders and People Living with HIV (PLWH) in the Baton Rouge area.

The Baton Rouge Coordinator works to ensure:

  •  progress toward the realization of the Framework for Dialogue’s goals and objectives
  •  established priorities, budget parameters, and timelines are being honored;

The Baton Rouge Coordinator interacts and creates liaison with people living with HIV, religious leaders, People Living with HIV Stigma Index leaders, houses of worship, research partners, funders, community agencies and related individual and organizations in order to promote and realize program objectives.
The People Living with HIV Stigma Index provides a tool that measures and detects changing trends in relation to stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV. In the initiative, the process is just as important as the product. It aims to address stigma relating to HIV while also advocating on the key barriers and issues perpetuating stigma - a key obstacle to HIV treatment, prevention, care and support. www.stigmaindex.org

This position is a part-time, contractor position through 12/31/2020 (72 hours per month).

Minimum Qualifications

  • A combination of education and experience that is relevant to the responsibilities of the position. Minimum of high school diploma or GED required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and function independently.
  • Track record of consensus building and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders across sectors.
  • Experience in community organizing.
  • Experience translating information to diverse audiences.
  • Availability to work 18 hours per week, including evening (and possibly weekend) as required.
  • Must by based in Baton Rouge.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time; Must possess a valid driver license and have access to an insured, reliable vehicle for required travel.
  • Experience working with interfaith communities and people living with HIV in the South.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Knowledge of HIV and stigma.
  • Track record of building and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders across sectors.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the activities of the FFD.
  • Convene, host, and facilitate regular meetings as needed.
  • Work with local/regional interfaith communities, PLWH, and other organizations to create local/regional planning teams for implementing the FFD in Baton Rouge.
  • Develop work plans and timelines in accordance with program goals and objectives.
  • Oversee everyday operations and coordination of the activities of the program.
  • Coordinate activities of the program, ensuring optimum efficiency and also complying with all applicable policies, procedures and laws.
  • Promote and create awareness of the FFD, its mission and activities.
  • Create communication materials for newsletters, flyers, social media, etc.

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