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Director of Drug User Health Programs 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.

Position Director of Drug User Health Programs  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Under the supervision of the Vice President, Public Health Division, and member of AAC Executive Team, the Director provides strategic direction and management oversight to the Drug User Health Program of Fenway Health. Key responsibilities include the implementation of integrated community based and clinic based services for people who inject drugs, with a focus on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, navigation support and linkage to clinical care, behavioral health, substance use treatment, and other supportive services. The Director will lead the development of a mobile outreach strategy utilizing a van, and incorporating clinical services within two drop in centers located in the community (Boston and Cambridge). The Director represents Fenway Health in various coalitions, interfaces with the media, and works closely with Fenway Health’s VP of Government Relations and Community Affairs.

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field, and/or clinical degree required
  • At least 5 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
  • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C trends, needle exchange programing, harm reduction, and at-risk populations. Commitment and experience to delivering low-threshold, easily accessible service.
  • 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 (Cambridge)  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number PRE-19-00016  

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