Case Management/Social Services, Executive/Senior Management, Marketing/Outreach/PR
4 Year Degree
The primary responsibility of the Director of Prevent is to oversee the success of all programs within the department. These include outreach, HIV/STI testing, and PrEP services. Within Project Vida’s small-agency structure, the Director works hands-on as the agency’s senior community engagement coordinator and outreach specialist to meet operational demands. This includes direct service to clients, staff supervision, and team mentorship. The Director is a senior staff member who works with both the Executive Director and Director of Care Services to ensure agency productivity and sustainability.
Develops cross-sector and inter-agency relationships with local schools, community organizations, medical facilities and community partners
Assists in resource development to support agency programming, including grant writing and other fundraising
Partner with senior staff on agency-wide projects as needed
Oversees development and implementation of departmental strategic plans with program staff
Manages fiscal and programmatic operations of all department programs, including outreach, HIV testing, STI testing, Prevention with PLWHIV and Prevention with negatives
Recruit, hire, and supervise department personnel
Enforces professional culture centered on quality care, cultural competency, and client service
Evaluates department programs based on goals/objectives, personnel performance reviews, and other relevant metrics and scopes
Collaborate and facilitates services within the Better Together Network Partnership (B2GN), Project SALSA and IDPH Region 8.
Submits substantive reports internally to Executive Director and externally to funding institutions (e.g. Centers for Disease Control, Esperanza, Howard Brown Health Center, CDPH and IDPH) in accordance with established deadlines
Supports event planning and support group facilitation as needed
Attends required internal and external meetings, training and conferences.
Conducts outreach (street, club, online, etc.) with target population.
Provides direct services to clients in HIV/STI testing, risk/harm reduction counseling, sex education, providing internal/external referrals
Facilitate group level sessions providing focused sessions on risk counseling, health education and healthy relationships
Advocates for client, with information on relevant policies, services, and events which can improve quality of life
Supports outreach, client recruitment, intake processes, and linkage to care as needed
Other duties as assigned
BS/BA degree with at least 5 years of experience in prevention and outreach.
Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience.
Certifications/licensure: IDPH certified HIV tester and counselor (required), CDC approved High Impact Interventions (PCC, CHTC, ARTAS, etc.), current phlebotomy certification
Knowledge of HIV care and supportive services strongly preferred
Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
Cultural sensitivity to African American, Latino, and LGBT populations required
Word processing/computer skills required
Organizational and time management skills required
Project VIDA was founded in 1992 to address the urgent needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Initially, the organization provided HIV education through street outreach services to area youth. Now Project VIDA has expanded its community scope by initiating a variety of programs: direct services for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and various prevention and health education programs.
Roughly half of our Direct Services clients are between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four (46%), live at or below the federal poverty level (57%), and are receiving some form of public aid (43%) or are uninsured (42%). Nearly four fifths of our Direct Services clients are Latino (78%), and roughly half of these speak only Spanish. One-fifth (20%) of these clients are African American. Most are male (80%), followed by female (18%), and transgender (2%).