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Mpowerment Peer Co-Facilitator

North Jersey Community Research Initiative Newark, NJ
  • Expired: 9 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Mpowerment (PEER) Co- Facilitator will work closely with the Mpowerment Coordinator & Navigation Specialist, supporting the existing prevention programming of Project WOW , including program maintenance, development and logistics. The Mpowerment Co-Facilitator representing Project WOW, will outreach, recruit and promote Project WOW & The Mpowerment Program to YMSM MSM, community members and local LGBT organizations , recruiting new members from Project WOW, referral sites, and other appropriate sources

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Meet program goals related to engagement and retention for the Mpowerment Intervention
  • Represent The PRIDE Project at various gatherings (meetings and conferences) while presenting on lessons learned and cultural-nuances, unique to YMSM of color, that increase risk for the acquisition or transmission of HIV;
  • Enroll participants in Project WOW Mpowerment Program, including screening and assessment.
  • Conduct outreach at community events, social media and untraditional high risk sites
  • In collaboration with The LGBT service team, administer the delivery of individual and group-level interventions.
  • Research, identify and develop new event prospects while expanding upon The Project WOW current constituent base.
  • Schedule, set up and break down Community Advisory Board meetings
  • Attend required program meetings, including grant and other meetings with NJ Dept of Health, D.A.S etc.
  • Participate in WOW staff meetings and other supervisory and program planning meetings.
  • Assist in curating and executing Project WOW array of LGBT and allied speakers, artists, authors, performers, and filmmakers.
  • Aid marketing, creating web content and other aspects of WOWME Media production.
  • Attend NJ/ NYC cultural events on behalf of The PRIDE Project to increase awareness about Center cultural programming, as well as to understand the city's LGBT cultural landscape.
  • Log and catalog results of program participant questionnaires and program attendee demographics.
  • Assist with special projects and perform other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • As a PEER experience working with LGBT populations, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues.
  • Schedule flexibility; evening and weekend availability strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing, verbal and public speaking skills (bilingual a plus).
  • Highly organized; able to handle multiple tasks at once; knowledge of electronic medical recordkeeping a plus.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of NJCRI & the Project WOW Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center.
  • Computer proficiency, including experience with MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously while remaining extremely organized.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
  • Proven experience in customer service.
  • Schedule flexibility, i.e. ability to work days, evenings, weekends.
  • -Ability to perform light lifting (10 – 25 lbs.).
  • Knowledge and understanding of LGBT history, communities and their issues/interests.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of The PRIDE Project & The Project WOW Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Job Type: Full-time

North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Why Work Here?

Great Workplace Perks, Health Benefits, 401K, Generous Time Off and Paid Holidays, Fulfilling Work

The North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI) is one of New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS community-based organization. Our mission is to "empower our clients by reducing social and health disparities in the greater Newark area.” NJCRI distinguishes itself by its 30 year history of providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment to individuals in Northern New Jersey. We are a strong integrated team between all our departments and our full service model, makes NJCRI unique and a welcome oasis for our community. We will continue to adapt and support our clients with essential and innovative services.


393 central ave newark, nj 07103
Newark, NJ