Outreach Coordinator

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 23-Feb-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR25249

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Providing timely education and resources to clients.

  • Providing linkage to HIV/STI testing & treatment options.

  • Establishes and manages all CCHE external partnerships & MOUâ™s including community applications for monetary support.

  • Manages and develops internal outreach/client centered programming at the Village and the hospital location including but not limited to established drop-in programing, the annual AIDS run/walk fundraising efforts, and other events as assigned.

  • Manages community applications for Village space reservations alongside the admin team

  • Coordinates the monthly Community Advisory Board (CAB) & quarterly Executive Community Advisory Board (ECAB) applications, member selection, meeting management, meeting minutes, and member compensation.

  • Supports youth-focused outreach projects, ballroom-focused outreach projects, and club-focused outreach projects.

  • Conducts outreach and builds close relationships with employers, temporary staffing agencies, and other employment and career development agencies to support clients in need of employment assistance.

  • Remain aware of current employment and career development services in the community.

  • Secures formal and informal memoranda of agreement with various stakeholders.

  • Completes proper documentation for all Outreach encounters; this includes service delivery, compensation, referral documentation, etc.

  • Pre-screens community members for supportive service needs that community members may have. For example, housing, employment, and mental health, and referring to Supportive Services when community members are in crisis.

  • Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits under supervision or following specific protocol procedures.

  • Participates in center related documentation, such as protocol development, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.

  • Supports weekend and evening activities as needed.

  • Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • May assist recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in public health, social work or communications.


  • Experience working with and/or providing care to BLGBQ and BTGNC populations.

  • Experience providing HIV/STI testing and counseling.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated community organizing and management.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and teaching skills.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong knowledge of Chicago social service resources.

  • Strong knowledge of program subject matter.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Flexibility.

  • Creativity.

  • Manage stressful situations.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.

  • Perform rapid HIV testing.

  • Work on multiple projects.

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.

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