Interested in being a ZIP Coalition Coach?
Community Solutions is seeking five consultants to serve as Coaches to support the work of regional ZIP Coalitions to engage people with lived experience in regional efforts to end HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) in their communities. Our current systems do not ensure equal access to services and programs that diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond to HIV and HCV. Coaches will collaborate with ZIP Coalition leadership teams to ensure that people living with HIV and/or HCV and people from historically and systematically marginalized communities are meaningfully engaged in coalition work. Coaches will help the Coalitions create a welcoming environment for PWLE and provide encouragement and connection to tools, resources, and strategies for reaching into the community to invite people to the table.
In addition to having personal experience with HIV and/or HCV, strong coach candidates will have experience with coaching, community organizing, coalition or community building, and/or advocacy. They will also be passionate champions for people impacted by HIV and HCV in Indiana. People living with HIV, HCV, and people who identify with historically and systematically oppressed communities, such as people of color, people who have a history of drug use, people who have been impacted by the legal system, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Community Solutions will support coaches in their coaching journey with tools, resources, peer learning opportunities, and partnerships.
Role and Expectations of ZIP-IN Coach
Each Coach will support two ZIP Coalitions in a variety of ways to help those regions increase authentic engagement for people living with HIV and HCV and PWLE who are not well-represented or served by traditional prevention and intervention programs and services and programs.
Coaches will serve as a collaborator and advisor to assist ZIP Coalition leaders in:
Engagement and retention
Building the coalition's capacity to serve people with lived experience
Coaches will provide an average of 11 hours/month of coaching support.
Developing relationships with Coalitions based on outlined values and be a key partner to ensure the values, approach, and learnings of the Coalitions are incorporated consistently and with integrity.
Attending the Quarterly Coalition Meeting of each of assigned ZIP Coalition.
Checking in with leaders from both assigned Coalitions each month to provide a listening ear, feedback, input to assist in meeting any challenges, and encouragement.
Supporting and encouraging Coalition leaders to work through problems as they arise, asking probing questions, providing thought partnership and guidance, and helping to make connections.
Meeting monthly with Community Solutions staff and other coaches to provide progress updates and share any feedback that would enhance how the Coalitions are supported once per month.
Serving as the primary liaison between ZIP Coalition leaders and members of the ZIP-IN Plan Implementation Team (Community Solutions, IDOH Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis, other key partners).
Contracting and Compensation
Community Solutions will execute contracts with all coaches that outline the scope of services, invoicing, and compensation. Coaches will be compensated as consultants at the rate of $75 per hour for up to 100 hours from July 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024.
Applications are being accepted through July 6. Coaches will be contracted and onboarded in July 2023 and will start attending Zip Coalition Q3 meetings immediately. The first meeting of all coaches and CSI staff will occur in August 2023. Coaches will be contracted through the end of year three, which is March 31, 2024.
The job description and application will be posted to the ZIP-IN website and can be shared directly with people with whom Coalitions, consultants, or IDOH have worked previously and/or believe may be interested. People interested in being considered as a ZIP-IN Coach will need to complete the ZIP-IN Coach Interest Form. Community Solutions staff will review applications, schedule interviews with applicants, and make hiring decisions internally. After coaches have been selected, virtual meet-and-greets will be scheduled to give Coalitions the opportunity to meet the coaches followed by an opportunity to share their preferences for their assigned coach.