Job Posting 94313

Facilitator – Indigenous Communities
HIV Edmonton
Edmonton area
9702 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton AB T5G 0B1
closed 2 days ago (Tue, 30 May)
full time  •  $46,000 to $49,000 per annum with health benefits package plus RRSP contribution.

 Facilitator – Indigenous Communities

Full-time (35 hrs/wk), Funding for this position renews March 2027


HIV Edmonton is an inclusive and dynamic community-based organization devoted to working with diverse communities in amiskwaciswâskahikan and across Treaty 6 territory. We aim to build awareness of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI), prevent new transmissions, help people living with HIV and other STBBI to live longer, healthier lives, and support community members without judgement, stigma, or discrimination.

Communities that experience racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, substance use and sex work stigmas, and other forms of systemic discrimination experience unequal access to health care systems, resulting in higher rates of STBBI. Our goal is an equitable health system, where everyone can access health services without judgement or shame. Our Prevention & Education team primarily works within and alongside three communities disproportionately affected by HIV and other STBBI: Indigenous people, 2SLGBTQ+ people, and African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) people. We develop responsive, community-driven approaches to promote STBBI prevention, testing, and treatment.

The workplace culture of HIV Edmonton is supportive and team-oriented. We value lived experience and encourage each other to show up as our whole selves. Although our work is separated into distinct teams (Prevention & Education, Support & Outreach, Public Engagement, and Administration & Operations), we collaborate to ensure we’re providing services in an integrated way that makes use of our collective strengths. Anti-oppression is important to us – our health equity perspective focuses on ways that we may contribute to eliminating health barriers within our work. This is particularly relevant to our work with Indigenous peoples. Using the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s seven calls to action related to health as our guide, we have a duty to provide culturally-appropriate care and services to Indigenous community members and to promote antiracism and trauma-informed care on Treaty 6 territory.

We’re currently recruiting a new team member to guide our work with Indigenous Communities. This includes but is not limited to;

  • Developing and facilitating culturally-relevant knowledge exchange and community engagement activities for urban and rural Indigenous communities, incorporating Circle and Ceremony where appropriate
  • Building relationships with Indigenous-led human service organizations to develop partnerships that strengthen our collective capacity to provide STBBI prevention and support initiatives for Indigenous people in and around the Edmonton zone
  • Attending community events on behalf of the agency and doing outreach where community naturally gathersAdditional responsibilities include collaborating with the Prevention & Education team to support overall program goals and development of new initiatives, coordinating with Elders and Support & Outreach to facilitate Indigenous cultural connections, and providing harm reduction and safer sex supplies to community members at our office. This position reports to the Prevention & Education Lead and is one of 9 staff team members addressing the diverse support, outreach and educational needs of communities in the Edmonton area.  This position may appeal to a candidate in the HIV Edmonton community or someone identifying from a disproportionally affected community.  People living with HIV and those who are First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit are invited to apply.


  • Degree or diploma in a human services or related field (Indigenous studies, education, social work, counselling, community engagement, public health, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Experience providing community education workshops and group facilitation
  • Experience working with Indigenous community members and an interest in promoting traditional healing practices
  • Ability to build relationships, strong verbal and written skills, focus on best and strength-based practices, a desire to connect with community to engage people about STBBI and a strong ability to generate positive opportunities are all essential to making this position meaningful
  • Competency in computer software/databases including Access, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint is preferred
  • Access to a vehicle is preferred

Salary:  $46,000 to $49,000 per annum with health benefits package plus RRSP contribution. 

Closing Date:  May 30, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is selected

To apply, forward resume and cover letter to:     

Catherine Broomfield, Executive Director

9702 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0B1



Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.    


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