Prevention Outreach Specialist

Prevention Columbus, Ohio


The Prevention Outreach Specialist is responsible for coordinating community outreach efforts. They will accomplish coordinating day-to-day activities by working with program staff, and supervising volunteers and interns. The individual holding this position will also manage support groups for peer advocates geared towards priority populations and will assist with providing HIV/STI testing and counselling services as needed in clinical and community-based settings.



  • Plan activities for volunteers and interns to reach the target population, including the management and facilitation of the Brothers in Unity/Brothers Who Brunch support group.
  • Provide HIV and STI testing when assigned by program managers in clinical and community-based settings.
  • Work with Program Manager to schedule HIV testing and outreach events in community and at office sites in conjunction with existing testing efforts
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups with staff and community members to understand barriers to HIV prevention and other key information and assessing the target population
  • Train and motivate volunteers and interns to conduct informal and formal outreach.
  • Implement a social marketing plan
  • Provide ongoing supervision to volunteers and interns
  • Participate in quality improvement efforts and technical assistance
  • Collect, analyze, and report data on program activities, including ensuring data is entered timely and accurately into the necessary data systems
  • Review and recommend potential resources which are culturally sensitive to the targeted community.
  • Provide input and support to the program.
  • Stay informed about current HIV/AIDS trends, developments, as well as state-of-the-art prevention efforts and strategies.
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
  • Continuously grow and develop cultural competency, exhibiting an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating unconditional positive regard to all Equitas Health employees, interns, etc. with an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Two years of community-based work experience, preferred
  • Demonstrated success in volunteer recruitment, training, and program management preferred
  • Experience with public speaking and facilitating presentations required
  • Experience managing social media and community networking preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills a must
  • Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and other computer applications required 
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid Ohio driver’s license.



Background and reference checks will be conducted. In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered.  Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload.  Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment.  Completing the application does not guarantee employment. EOE/AA