Prevention and Wellness Coordinator (Si a la Vida)

Instituto Familiar de la Raza – San Francisco, CA


Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. is a multi-service community health and social service agency with emphasis in serving the Chicano/Latino community in San Francisco with a special focus on the diverse needs of the Mission District. Services include a wide range of mental health, HIV related services, and social services including health promotion, education, prevention, early intervention, case management, and clinical and artistic mentoring services, psychological and psychiatric interventions as well as cultural/social and spiritual re-enforcement. The agency serves children, youth, adults and families. It has a rich history of working collaboratively with other agencies to meet the needs of the diverse Chicano/Latino communities and other cultural/racial communities in San Francisco.


Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Prevention and Wellness Coordinator oversees implementation of HIV prevention, linkage, and wellness services for the Latino MSM (men who have sex with men) and transgender and gender non-conforming community. These services are provided by a team of health educators and include: HIV testing, individual risk reduction counseling, prevention case management, community awareness activities and group interventions. The Coordinator works closely within a team and collaboratively with partner organizations and programs.

Si a la Vida Integrated HIV Services offers a continuum of HIV services to diverse Latino communities in San Francisco, including HIV prevention and mental health services. Our goals are to support Latinos in reducing their risk of HIV infection and transmission; to improve the quality of life of those living with and at risk of HIV; and to reduce stigma related to HIV, sexual orientation and gender identity. We accomplish this through client-centered, nonjudgmental, culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

The SF Department of Public Health, through a multi-year contract, funds this position.

Essential Job Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the implementation of holistic HIV prevention and LGBT wellness services
  • Supervise and lead a team of health educators and community outreach workers
  • Work closely with the Program Manager on program design and implementation
  • Lead planning of HIV testing and community awareness events
  • Co-lead collaborative partnerships with other HIV and social service agencies in San Francisco
  • Provide back-up coverage for individual risk reduction sessions, HIV testing, service navigation, and groups activities as needed
  • Oversee prevention data management and prepare monthly reports, enter data as needed
  • Attend and actively participate in supervision, agency-wide meetings, and represent the program and agency professionally
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Maintain the highest level of client confidentiality; follow HIPPA regulations
  • Other tasks as assigned by Program Manager

Required Skills:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in HIV prevention and/or LGBT health or social services
  • Minimum 1 year of experience directly supervising staff or volunteers in similar field
  • Experience working with people living with HIV, MSM, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, immigrant communities, and socially and economically disadvantaged Latino communities
  • Demonstrated competence in creating spaces that are affirming of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expression
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation of groups and workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative, as well as foster team work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bicultural competency

Preferred Skills but not required:

  • Knowledge of the San Francisco Latino community, HIV prevention & LGBT wellness services
  • Certification in HIV Test Counseling or motivational interviewing
  • Experience monitoring expenditures and creating spreadsheets
  • Familiar with social media and social marketing
  • Experience with curriculum development and program evaluation
  • Bachelors of Arts Degree in Public Health, Health Education or related field


  • Associate Arts Degree in Health Education or Public Health, or other related subject required
  • Must pass and maintain annual Tuberculosis Test
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening
  • Complete annual recurrent on-line training

The salary range is $50,760 $55,760 annually ($27.89 - $30.64 hourly equivalent) depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time exempt position with benefits.All full time positions at IFR are 35 hours per week and are eligible to participate in medical health benefit plans including dental, vision, 403(b) plan, earn vacation, sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, and on-going opportunities for learning.

How to Apply:
To apply, please submit your application to Your application should include a resume and thoughtful cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position and professional experience with community-based organizations. Please title your email as Prevention Coordinator SLV; resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

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