Advocacy Coordinator

Overview

Date Posted:
9/14/2020
Location:
165 Calle Diego Zalduondo Altos
City:
Fajardo,
State:
PR
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Administrative and Support

Description

 

Intercambios Puerto Rico is a non-profit community-based organization that promotes the social integration of marginalized groups, including drug users, homeless, and sex workers. We work from a scientific perspective of Harm Reduction through service provision, education, advocacy, and research. We envision a Puerto Rico where marginalized populations have access to all opportunities for individual and collective development that makes it possible for them to attain a decent life and contribute to society. Intercambios Puerto Rico is an affiliate of Housing Works, Inc., the nation’s largest community-based AIDS service organization as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS organization. The Advocacy Coordinator will assist the program director and program coordinators with all public relations and social change tasks related to the provision of services to people who use drugs (PWUD), experiencing homelessness and/or co-occurring mental health disorders.

• Assist the program director and program coordinators with all public relations and social change tasks related to the provision of services to people who use drugs (PWUD), experiencing homelessness and/or co-occurring mental health disorders • Create advocacy work plan for Drug User’s Health Clinic and assist in the creation of agency-wide plan • Coordinate with contractors all media efforts • Set, along with program director and coordinators, policy priorities • Effectively communicate policy priorities to relevant stakeholders (e.g., related NGOs, government officials) • Push for access to quality health services of PWUD and who experience homelessness and co-occurring disorders • Effectively create and execute community mobilization plans • Educate both at internal organizational level and external about the rights of PWUD and homeless individuals • Work with various community institutions and stakeholders regarding education and advocacy goals • Coordinate advocacy efforts with other community-based organization and partners • Assist in coordination of outreach sites and plans • Assist in the program integration with other agency services • Assist in accurate and detailed documentation of all program services • Represent program and agency in different forums

Minimum Requirements

 

• Experience with people who use drugs, that have experienced homelessness and/or co-occurring disorders • Experience with creating advocacy project • Proficient and efficient with multiple computer software programs • Meticulous at maintaining records and confidentiality protocols • Highly motivated to work with people who experience homelessness, substance use, and/or co-occurring disorders in an outreach setting • Able to work closely with others in outreach team and office setting (team player) • Capable of executing a plan based on facts and scientific knowledge and work plans • Good written and verbal communications skills (in both Spanish and English a plus) • Outreach experience a plus • GED (General Education Diploma) or higher, background in health education, media, journalism or related fields (Work experience within the social service field will be taken into consideration)

Housing Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Housing Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Housing Works also does not request prior salary information during the hiring process. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

****The duration of the position is based upon the continuity of funding