HIV Services Program Assistant

PURPOSE:  To provide client services, volunteer coordination, community outreach and assistance and support to other program staff in order to facilitate the daily operation of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Services.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume by 4 p.m. on January 18 by email to, fax to (503) 223-7007, or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239.

LOCATION:  EMO’s HIV Day Center program site and other sites as assigned.

HOURS: Full-time 40 hours weekly (non-exempt). Typical hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.  Some nights and weekends required.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the President and his/her delegates.

REPORTS TO:   HIV Services Program Manager

DIRECT REPORTS:  HIV Services volunteers, janitorial staff

SALARY: $16 per hour.

BENEFITS:  All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, employee assistance program, and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions that are at least 0.50 FTE or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical, dental, disability and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.


  1. Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO.
  2. Willingness and ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation.
  3. Valid Driver’s License and evidence of insurability.
  4. Experience recruiting, training and supervising volunteers.
  5. Current food handler’s permit.
  6. High-level organization and prioritization skills and ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor.
  7. The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  8. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  9. Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  10. High tolerance for ambiguity and change.
  11. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows tools and applications.


  1. Spanish language proficiency.
  2. Working knowledge of HIV disease and HIV related issues, including mental health concerns.
  3. Certified as a community health worker, peer support specialist, or substance abuse counselor, (if in recovery, 2 years of abstinence from substances)
  4. Prior experience working with individuals impacted by trauma or serving populations experiencing homelessness and other underserved or marginalized communities.
  5. Experience in event planning and/or community outreach.


  1. Encourage a spirit of hospitality, organization and community within the HIV Day Center.
  2. Recruit, train, supervise and manage all HIV Day Center volunteers.
  3. Ensure the safety of clients, staff and volunteers by developing, maintaining and enforcing client compliance with the HIV Day Center’s policies and procedures, and serve as EMO Safety Committee Liaison.
  4. Assist Program Manager with community outreach and events.
  5. Help prepare the Center to receive clients each morning.
  6. Track and order office supplies.
  7. Manage in kind donations.
  8. Provide psychosocial support to Day Center clients.
  9. Drive an EMO vehicle to transport clients on field trips.
  10. Manage and promote EMO HIV Day Center social media sites, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  11. Other duties as assigned


Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.