HIV Services Long-Term Survivors Program Coordinator

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to; or mail to EMO, 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; or fax to (503) 223-7007. Position closes Sept. 18, 2020.

PURPOSE: To develop and implement a comprehensive, holistic educational program to assist HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors (LTS) in developing personalized self-care programs to manage the impacts of their medications and medical history on their physical, mental and emotional well-being for all LTS clients of EMO’s HIV Day Center and DBX program as well as referrals. The ultimate goal is to promote quality of life and care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their support system, incorporating the values of community, respect and service.

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 their delegates.

REPORTS TO: HIV Services Program Manager


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

CLASSIFICATION: Full time, non-exempt.

BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $19.00 hourly. All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee trainings.  Employees in exempt positions or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical, dental, disability and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.


  1. Responsible for conducting research into best practices for chronic disease self-management.
  2. Develop curriculum for three sets of educational tracts that reflect sub-groups of LTS experience.
  3. Ensure that each set of curriculum complies with Ryan White program standards and any other governing agencies as well as integrate into HIV Services programming and service provision.
  4. Maintain strong connections with partnering organizations and provide referrals to clients as needed.
  5. Recruit class participants from both HIV Services and partnering organizations.
  6. Facilitate all class sessions, including recruitment of special speakers, field trips, technology and instruction when required. Ensure presence of translators and accessibility for disabled participants, including blind and hard of hearing clients.
  7. Ensure the safety of clients, staff and volunteers by developing, maintaining and enforcing client compliance with the HIV Day Center’s policies and procedures.
  8. Work collaboratively with other AIDS service organizations, HIV Services CAB members, EMO programs and other social service agencies.
  9. Serve as a task supervisor for an MSW Intern.
  10. Track data, including pre and post-class self-evaluations and provide data for federal and county reports.
  11. Coordinate and participate in one year evaluation of program.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.

SKILLS: Ability to maintain a confident, calm and empathetic demeanor in the face of conflict and escalated individuals; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; Excellent oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to and affirm people from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances; Treat all individuals with respect and dignity.

EFFORT: High-level organization and prioritization skills and ability to maintain a calm, confident, professional demeanor; Must possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

RESPONSIBILITY: Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation; High tolerance for ambiguity and change.


KNOWLEDGE:  Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in social services or related field required; Supervision experience; Familiarity with Microsoft Windows tools and applications and using computer-based client databases including CareWare; Knowledge about the lived experience of living with HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance use issues, and willingness to mindfully share those experiences.

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.