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In addition to the opportunities below, we offer opportunities in our Mental Health Services department for graduate students looking to become clinicians as well as other internships and field placement opportunities for a variety of fields which relate to human services and non-profit management. For more information on these opportunities, please click here.



Linkage to Care Counselor/Advocacy Coordinator

POSTED: 10/27/14

Manager of Human Resources

POSTED: 10/22/14

Receptionist

POSTED: 10/22/14

Youth Health Educator

POSTED: 10/21/14

Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator

POSTED: 10/21/14

Health Educator

POSTED: 10/20/14

Coordinator of Youth Programs

POSTED: 10/20/14

Culinary Arts Chef Coordinator

POSTED: 10/07/14

Senior Services Manager

POSTED: 10/06/14

Operations Coordinator

POSTED: 09/19/14


Position Title:  Linkage to Care Counselor/Advocacy Coordinator
Department:  HIV/AIDS & STD Services
Reports to: Director, HIV/AIDS/STD Hotline and HIV Testing & Prevention
Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt

Essential Functions: This position coordinates linkage to HIV medical care (LTC) services for newly diagnosed and lost-to-care HIV-positive clients. The individual in this position must possess the knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality health-related information, referrals, and strengths-based counseling for a diverse clientele. The Advocacy Coordinator works primarily with men who have sex with men and transgender women in the Chicagoland area, including youth ages 12-24.

As part of the HIV Services Department at Center on Halsted, the Advocacy Coordinator provides health information and education over the phone through the State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline, provides HIV counseling and testing services, conducts outreach activities, and may serve on the front desk reception. This position also requires assisting in the training of other health educators.

This position requires extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS and STDs. This position requires the ability to provide outreach services and to work late nights and weekends. Access to reliable transportation is highly desirable. Prior experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young adults is desirable. Certification on the following trainings is highly desirable: Fundamentals of HIV Testing, Counseling and Referral and Partner Services held by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and/or Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), as well as Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services (CRCS) and Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS).

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Describe what it would be like for you to give a HIV testing client a positive test result.
  2. Describe your understanding of why, when compared to other populations, young men of color who have sex with other men (YMSM) have a higher HIV prevalence rate than other groups.
  3. Describe how you would encourage a young person to address her/his HIV medical care needs when he/she is also facing other competing life priorities such as housing instability?
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Manager of Human Resources
Department:  Administration
Reports to: CEO
Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt

Essential Functions: Maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices; directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources of the organization.

Major Responsibilities:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Preferred Education and Experience:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Masters degree in Organizational Management, or equivalent work experience
  2. Three or more years’ experience in a nonprofit profit organization’s human resource department preferred
  3. Microsoft Office proficiency required
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Receptionist
Department:  Administration
Reports to: Receptionist Manager
Classification status: Part-Time; Non-Exempt

Essential Functions: Receptionists provide crucial support to the Center. The top priority is for reception staff to welcome all patrons and clients when entering the building and to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for all. Reception staff also manage the reception desk, ensure lobby cleanliness and organization, answer and route incoming phone calls, process client payments, provide referrals, and complete other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Why do you think that you would be successful in this position?
  2. Describe a time when you had to juggle multiple projects and how you organized yourself.
  3. What do you believe to be the biggest challenge for receptionists and how would you overcome this challenge?
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Youth Health Educator
Department:  HIV/AIDS & STD Services
Reports to: Youth Mpowerment Director
Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt

Essential Functions: This position coordinates and implements HIV counseling and testing services focusing on young men of color who have sex with men ages 16 to 29. The individual in this position must possess the knowledge and skills to provide high quality health-related education and counseling to a diverse clientele, and to coordinate the implementation of various outreach and recruitment strategies. These strategies include: the use of a medical mobile unit to conduct outreach HIV testing, conducting online outreach on geosocial mobile applications, implementing a social networks strategy, conducting late night street and club outreach, as well as walk-in testing in high-prevalence locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

Job Duties: Program Coordination Duties: Service Provision Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Describe your experience and/or understanding of confidential and client-centered HIV testing, HIV pre-test counseling, and HIV post-test counseling.
  2. Describe what it would be like for you to give a HIV testing client a positive test result.
  3. Describe your understanding of why, when compared to other populations, young men who have sex with other men (YMSM) of color have a high rate of testing positive for HIV.
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator
Department:  Youth Services
Reports to: Youth Mpowerment Director
Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt

Essential Functions: This position implements the Youth Mentorship Program at Center on Halsted and conducts outreach HIV testing and counseling services focusing on young men of color who have sex with men ages 16 to 29. The individual in this position must possess the knowledge and skills to provide high quality health-related education and counseling to a diverse clientele, and to coordinate the implementation of a volunteer-based mentorship program. HIV testing and counseling strategies include: the use of a medical mobile unit to conduct outreach HIV testing, conducting online outreach on geosocial mobile applications, implementing a social networks strategy, conducting late night street and club outreach, as well as walk-in testing in high-prevalence locations throughout the Chicagoland area. The Youth Mentorship Program provides training and oversight to volunteers who coach program participants regarding goal-setting and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Job Duties: Program Coordination Duties: Service Provision Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Describe your experience and/or understanding of evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral techniques.
  2. Describe what it would be like for you to give a HIV testing client a positive test result.
  3. Describe your understanding of why, when compared to other populations, young men who have sex with other men (YMSM) of color have a high rate of testing positive for HIV.
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Health Educator
Department:  HIV/AIDS & STD Services
Reports to: Keep It Up! & CDPH Projects Manager
Classification status: Temporary; Part-Time or Full-Time

Essential Functions: Provide rapid and confirmatory HIV testing, pre and post-test counseling (CTR–Counseling Testing & Referral), Linkage to Care (LTC) assistance, and referrals to clients at Center on Halsted and throughout the city of Chicago for the Center’s HIV Testing & Prevention Program. Provide and recruit clients for Individual Level Intervention - One-on-One Counseling/Risk Assessment Sessions with individuals at high risk of HIV acquisition and/or transmission. Emphasis will be on adult White and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chicago’s highly impacted neighborhoods and zip codes. In depth knowledge of HIV/AIDS/STDs and non-profits required.

This position requires the ability to provide services and to work nights and weekends.

NOTE: This is a temporary position that will end on December 31, 2014.

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Describe your experience and/or understanding of confidential client-centered services, especially as related to HIV testing and counseling.
  2. Describe your understanding of why MSM in Chicago neighborhoods Lakeview, Uptown, Edgewater, and Rogers Park have a high positivity rate compared to other areas.
  3. How would you navigate recruiting men to participate in services we offer at late night venues such as bars, clubs, bathhouses, & sex clubs? What experience do you have in this arena if any?
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Coordinator of Youth Programs
Department:  Youth Services
Reports to: Director of Youth Services
Classification status: Part-Time; Non-Exempt

Essential Functions: Youth Programming at Center on Halsted is constantly working to secure a nurturing and supportive environment in which youth and young adults can thrive. Through a variety of programs and services, including cultural and event programming, case management, collaboration with LGBTQ youth serving agencies, and leadership development we are committed to supporting LGBTQ youth and young adults in a holistic manner. The position of Program Coordinator requires active participation and leadership in all of the areas mentioned above.

Coordination of Youth Space Program and Schedule Duties:

Support and Facilitate Youth Program Activities Duties:

General Support for Youth Program Participants Duties:

Other Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. What do believe to be the most powerful skills for a youth worker to have and why?
  2. Describe how you like to be managed?
  3. Describe your preferred learning style?
  4. What successful strategies have you used when problem solving in a work environment?
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Culinary Arts Chef Coordinator
Department:  Community and Cultural Programs
Reports to: Culinary Arts Chef Instructor & Culinary Arts Manager
Classification status: Part-Time; Non-Exempt

Essential Functions:

The Culinary Arts Chef Coordinator will deliver training and participate in the participant selection process of the Silver Fork Culinary Job Training Program for adults 18 and over at a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community center in Chicago. Must be available during program hours which are generally weekdays (afternoon to early evening). Work with the Program Manager to develop outlines and curriculum. Promote a positive and interactive learning environment with academic lectures and hands-on learning to culinary students.

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Please explain what roles you have played in the Culinary Arts Field
  2. Please explain how you have worked with marginalized populations. What was the biggest challenge and how did you handle it?
  3. Please explain what kind of teaching experience you would bring to this role.
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Senior Services Manager
Department:  Senior Services
Reports to: Director of Senior Services
Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt

Essential Functions:

Manage program activities, outreach and growth for the Senior Programs based on a holistic wellness model. Provide referrals and case management to patrons as needed. Support the design, implementation and evaluation of the department work plans, including but not limited to, Senior Service Work Plan and departmental Logic Models all to support the COH overall Strategic Plan.

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. What aging challenges are unique to LGBTQ older adults and what special considerations should be made when working with this population?
  2. The Senior Program at Center on Halsted serves a very diverse group of older adults. What methods would you use to engage this diverse group and to ensure a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all participants?
  3. How would you describe your personal management style and how do you like to be managed?
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Operations Coordinator
Department:  Operations
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Classification status: Part-Time; 14-28 Hours Weekly

Essential Functions:

Be a proactive member of the operations team at Center on Halsted (COH), the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Community Center in the Midwest. Ensure that the daily activities, events and meetings of the Center run smoothly. Identify, resolve and effectively communicate foreseeable operational problems, particularly infrastructural issues. Assist with the setup of events, including assisting with arranging furniture, checking out equipment and setting up AV systems. Respond to hostile clients and emergencies. Demonstrate cultural competency when interacting with members of the LGBTQ community. When needed, effectively converse with other staff in order to ensure that programs and services are successful. Monitor the performance of and coach the contracted cleaning company, reception, and contracted security. Promptly complete assigned daily activities and directives. Prioritize projects. As needed, complete required paperwork.

Building Maintenance and Routine Duties:

Communication Duties:

Duties Related to Responding to Critical Incidents:

Work Week:

  • This part time position offers between 14 and 28 hours a week. Normally shifts are 7 hours in length, either opening from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or closing from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. but may vary depending on our needs. Flexibility is critical as we have needs for daytime, nighttime, and weekend shifts. This position is generally scheduled for 2 to 4 days weekly, contingent on needs. Weekend availability required.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Tell me about a time when you successfully dealt with feelings of stress at work.
  2. What is your approach to engaging individuals that are not following the rules?
  3. Please describe a time when you took a proactive approach and led a successful big or small project.
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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