Title: Project Director: HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STIs                    

Reports to: Senior Director of Capacity Building

Application Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021


This position will be responsible for leading the coordination, delivery/facilitation, and implementation of Capacity Building Assistance (CBA), Training and Technical Assistance (TA) services to support the public health workforce, including infectious disease specialists and general practitioners and providers of HIV, viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV) and sexually transmitted disease and infection (STD and STI) health services. The Project Director will lead a team of seven staff members in the implementation of eLearning, in-person trainings, and specialized CBA services to strengthen the public health workforce’s competency and coordination in achieving the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic. 

The Project Director will lead the management of activities aiming to address the ongoing and unmet capacitation needs of the publicly and privately funded infectious disease and primary care workforce. The activities will be a part of a larger nationwide effort to end the syndemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and STis as well as to mitigate behavioral and ecological factors impacting risk for disease acquisition, such as past or current drug use. In addition to leading the development and implementation of CBA/TA plans and materials, the Project Director will lead the delivery and/or coordination of individualized consultation and training to build the capacity of the public health workforce as part of an overall knowledge management strategy, including creating and curating relevant content for online and/or classroom purposes. They will lead the day-to-day implementation of CBA programs and oversee CBA Managers to ensure program deliverables are error-free, high-quality, and meet deadlines. This Project Director also is responsible for leading the planning, facilitation and/or delivery of in-person and online training and education activities, including managing the development of competency-based curricula that advances knowledge and skills of HealthHIV’s various communities of learners (e.g. clinical and nonclinical providers, public health workforce, and health service clients), The Director further holds their team responsible for implementation of measurable impact on all capacity building activity. Specialization in generational health, health equity, social justice, racial and ethnic minority health, and LGBTQ+ health is strongly desired. The Project Director also will support relevant research and evaluation activities, including reviewing and interpreting national and local data and needs assessments and implementing continuous quality improvement activities.


Applicants must hold a BA or BS degree in public health, health administration, behavioral health, or a related field. An MPH or MS degree is preferred. Also required: at least 7 years of related work experience combined with the ability to demonstrate the necessary skills and abilities for this position. Candidates must have at least 7 years of experience leading CBA, TA, and/or training activities to local or state public health departments; community-based organizations; and/or health organizations that improved the programmatic, clinical, and/or administrative capacity of the organizations to provide services to individuals living with or at risk for HIV, viral hepatitis, and/or STIs. Strong competencies and experience addressing harm reduction, health equity, social justice, and the social determinants of health in the areas of HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual and behavioral health, and related support services, such as housing, are necessary. Applicants should possess experience in opioid use disorder and opioid misuse prevention/treatment, substance use prevention/treatment, HIV and viral hepatitis prevention/treatment, LGBTQ health equity, and minority health equity, access, and engagement issues.

This full-time position is based at HealthHIV’s Washington, DC office, and therefore preferred that the employee live in or be willing to relocate to Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.

Skills and Abilities Needed:

  • Possess strong project, staff, and team leadership and management skills.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Balance multiple responsibilities and function well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee projects and meet or exceed deadlines.
  • Deliver quality customer service and work products.
  • Work effectively independently as well as part of a team with diverse staff.
  • Strong group and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Possess strong competencies in the topics of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention/treatment, opioid use disorder prevention and treatment, sexual and behavioral health, and support services, including prevention, housing, care, and treatment.
  • Be skilled in computer use especially in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Be skilled with virtual learning and web meeting platforms (e.g. Zoom).
  • Experienced in addressing harm reduction, health equity, social justice, and the social determinants vis-a-vis HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual and behavioral health, and related support services, including prevention, housing, care, and treatment.

Key Functions:

  • Lead the development, delivery and coordination CBA/TA and training to priority audiences with a focus on improving the programmatic, clinical, and administrative capacity of the organizations’ provider services to individuals with HIV or viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV), in addition to those at-risk for or acquisition of HIV, HCV and STIs.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other partnering agencies, providers and stakeholders in implementing and actualizing more effective linkage to care and (treatment as) prevention strategies for HIV, viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV), and STI community services.
  • Lead the development and delivery of online E-learning modules to train clinical providers in HIV, viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV), and STI competencies.
  • Expand inter-professional and collaborative/integrated care models.
  • Deliver status-neutral CBA, TA and training to support the public health workforce, including infectious disease specialists and general practitioners and providers.
  • Ensure that the delivery of CBA/TA is cost‐effective, consistent, efficient, and meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Support the creation of qualitative and quantitative CBA needs assessment instruments and conduct CBA needs assessments with recipient organizations.
  • Facilitate group-level trainings, workshops, community forms, and individual consultations.
  • Deliver trainings in various formats, when necessary, using relevant training materials such as electronic handouts, texts, class exercises or assessment tools.
  • Actively seek ways to improve instruction using principles of adult learning.
  • Maintain accurate records, including CBA and training schedules, participant rosters, engagement notes, etc.
  • Effectively lead the management of consultants and subcontractors by developing and monitoring contracts and scopes of work.
  • Lead development of written reports and other materials to document delivery of quality services.
  • Lead organizational, project, and client meetings.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
  • Travel up to 20% required, post COVID-19 restrictions.


  • Comprehensive health benefits (Domestic Partners are eligible for coverage).
  • Retirement benefits (eligible to join the 403b plan after three-month introductory period).
  • Twenty-three days (minimum) of paid personal leave (accrual begins on start date at 7.19 hours per pay period).
  • Federal holidays observed.

How to Apply:

Resumes must include a cover letter and should be submitted to jobs@healthhiv.org with “Project Director” in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Deadline for applications is Friday, February 26, 2021.

NOTE: Applicants must only apply for the one position in which they are most qualified and interested. Applicants who submit multiple applications will not be considered.

Employer’s Rights:

This job description is not inclusive of all responsibilities or duties related to the position and may be revised at any time. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required by the project or the organization. Employment with HealthHIV is at-will, and as such, the employment relationship may be terminated at any time, with or without cause.