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Director of Prevention, Sexual Health Programs 

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About the Organization AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, advocating at the city, state, and federal levels for fair and effective AIDS policies, conducting cutting edge HIV prevention programs, and providing health and wellness services to people already living with HIV. Our work - in conjunction with partners around the state - has given Massachusetts one of the best track records in tackling this epidemic. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action is New England's largest AIDS service organization.  
Position Director of Prevention, Sexual Health Programs  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Public Health Programs, the Director of Prevention has responsibility for development, oversight, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of the HIV/STD and Hepatitis C prevention and screening programs of Fenway Health ('Fenway') that are primarily directed to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and transgender persons.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direction, management, and overall leadership for the following projects:
    • Publically funded HIV, STI, Hepatitis C clinic-based and community-based counseling and testing services, targeted to gay/bisexual/MSM and transgender communities, including services at Fenway's new low-threshold, walk-in STI clinic targeted to men who have sex with men and transgender persons.
    • Navigation and high-impact prevention services to assure that HIV-positive clients are linked to, and retained in, medical care and essential support services.
    • Navigation and high-impact prevention servcies for gay/bisexual/MSM and transgender persons, especially those at high-risk for HIV infection.
    • Associated community education and program promotion activities including educational campaigns; social marketing and service promotion; event- and venue-based outreach and condom distribution; and community forums and other group health education programs on medication adherence, PEP, PrEP and other prevention topics.
  2. Maintain and promote program stability and growth
    • Stay abreast of the latest developments in public health science related to HIV/AIDS and LGBT health.
    • Maintain regular communication with related Fenway Health departments, including the research and policy arms of The Fenway Institute, to monitor new developments and opportunities for applying scientific findings or replicating promising programs, procedures and practices;
    • Build and maintain relationships with collaborating agencies with which Fenway Health has or could have subcontracts, service agreements, or referral arrangements related to HIV Prevention Programs, with a focus on agencies that extend Fenway Health's ability to serve hard-to-reach or disparately impacted sub-populations such as younger MSM and transgender individuals, people of color, those who are foreign-born, and those who use IV drugs or other substances;
    • Establish and maintain referral and outreach agreements for events and venues where outreach and promotion activities occur, including settings that extend Fenway Health's ability to serve hard-to-reach or disparately impacted sub-populations such as younger MSM and transgender individuals, people of color, those who are foreign-born, and those who use IV drugs or other substances;
    • Monitor and respond to new funding opportunities, developing programs and writing grant proposals as needed to sustain and enhance prevention, education and screening services;
    • Manage program budgets and subcontracts.
  3. Utilize written and oral communication skills to make a compelling case for the community's need for HIV prevention services and to prepare and submit progress reports to funders.
    • Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Public Health Programs, coordinate grant-related monitoring communications with funders of HIV prevention and screening programs, including the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the US Centers for Control and Prevention;
    • Manage program evaluation and data collection activities of all program staff and serve as liaison with staff of the Data and Evaluation teams of The Fenway Institute;
    • Prepare required reports for funders as well as monthly internal reports summarizing activity and outcome data to evaluate program performance and inform continuous improvement strategies;
    • Assist in preparation of program promotional materials, press releases, Board reports, newsletter articles, and/or blog entries;
    • Monitor and pursue opportunities to disseminate best practices and program successes to local, state and national audiences of professional colleagues through written communication and distance-learning or conference presentations.
  4. Personnel Management

    • Supervise, directly or through direct reports, a team of full-time employees, hourly outreach staff, interns, and volunteers as needed;
    • Develop work plans and convene regular meetings of staff and/or teams as needed to assure progress against program deliverables.
Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field, and/or clinical degree required
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in public health/health care/human services required, including at least three (3) years with responsibility for program development, program management, and staff supervision.
  • Strong project planning, leadership, negotiation and presentation skills as well as an ability to contribute creative yet practical solutions to problems
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, paying attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work within a team-based environment
  • Ability to forge cross-functional working relationships with internal teams and external project partners
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience managing variety of grants and contracts, and overseeing budgets strongly preferred
  • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environments preferred
  • Experience with health promotion/prevention, communities of color, the LGBT community, HIV/AIDS and substance use issues strongly preferred.
Category Prevention  
Number Filled 0  
Location AAC - Prevention (Boston)  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number PRE-18-00015  

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