Job Title: Director of Health Department Initiatives
Supervisor: Executive Director
Designation: Salary, Exempt
Pay Range: $67,000 – $72,000 (commensurate with experience)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position Closing date: May 22, 2020
Organization Overview: The mission of the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) is to end the HIV epidemic and
other health disparities in the South. We are a non-partisan coalition of government, community, and
business organizations and leaders working to prevent new HIV transmissions and build a healthier South
for people living with HIV and those at high risk for HIV transmission. We do this through (1) public health
advocacy; (2) capacity building assistance and education; (3) leadership development and resiliency
building for PLWHIV; (4) research and evaluation; (5) addressing stigma; and (6) strategic grantmaking.
We envision a South where every person has access to high-quality health care and essential support
services (including safe, decent, affordable housing), free from stigma and discrimination. We also
envision a South where every person understands their risk for HIV transmission, receives routine
screening, and has immediate access to a full range of treatment options or prevention interventions and
harm reduction services. We finally envision a South which leads the nation in health outcomes.
Position Overview: This grant funded position will oversee the engagement and technical assistance
support SAC provides to health departments in the southern United States, with a focus on Ryan White
funded health departments and activities that advance their ability to achieve the goals of their
jurisdictional plans for Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE).
Duties and Responsibilities: Essential duties of this position include:
• Coordinate the Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-IN) project including
the administrative functions related to health department engagement, including TAP-IN
services, management of deliverables, reporting and contract monitoring as appropriate.
• Provide direct supervision and performance evaluation of TAP-IN Capacity Building Associate
• Provide oversight, communication, and management of program consultant contracts.
• Represent SAC on Leadership Council and other groups to ensure optimal collaboration with
TAP-IN partners and stakeholders.
• Oversee development of technical assistance tools and trainings for health departments
• Provide technical assistance to state health department related to effective implementation of
their jurisdictional plans under the EHE
• Identify appropriate faculty to implement technical assistance plans
• Represent SAC and its positions at meetings, briefings, and consultations related to state
department HIV health care programs.
• Provide timely support to, and interaction with, SAC’s membership through responsive and
innovative messaging, mentoring, networking and technical assistance activities.
• Provide on-site/remote guidance to the program team, as needed.
• Assist and evaluate staff leadership and program development activities related to training and
• Work with Executive Director to identify additional resources and opportunities for expansion
• Work with Executive Director, Communications team, and Advocacy Department to increase
health department coalition membership
• Provide logistical support on project activities as needed.
• Other duties as requested by the Executive Director.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess either:
A. A Master’s degree in public health, health administration, public administration or some other related discipline and at least 3 years relevant leadership/supervisory experience with a Ryan White funded local or state health department or multi-service Ryan White funded clinic/service agency; or
B. A Bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration, public administration or some other related discipline and at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible leadership/supervisory experience with a Ryan White funded local or state health department or multi-service Ryan White funded clinic/service agency.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong desire to work with communities that are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in the
South, including gay, bi, same-gender loving and other men-who-have-sex-with-men,transgender
or gender non-conforming persons, Latinx persons, cisgender Black women, and persons
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, particularly Part B and ADAP
• Demonstrated knowledge of the inner workings of state and local health departments
• Skillful in developing and executing new projects
• The ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team
• Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload
priorities, and meet deadlines;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to edit/proofread
• Ability to take initiative, set goals, and execute tasks with limited direct supervision;
• Ability to travel frequently and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as part of a
flexible work schedule;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and desired experience with database management
• Demonstrated experience with developing and delivering health-focused trainings/workshops
and materials for adult learners.
Location: It is strongly encouraged that applicants either be from the South or have solid experiential
knowledge of life in the South. Reasonable relocation assistance is available for a chosen candidate who
lives more than 50 miles outside of Atlanta. Up to 1/3 of work days may be remote.
Apply: Please complete the application and submit a resume to [email protected]. Please
note the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Note: only those candidates under
consideration will be contacted. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
The Southern AIDS Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of
actual or perceived HIV status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We are committed to recruiting,
employing, and promoting qualified people living with HIV as well as members of populations most
disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic in the South including gay, bi, same-gender loving and
other men-who-have-sex-with-men, Transgender or gender non-conforming persons, Latinx persons,
cisgender Black women, and persons experiencing poverty.