JOB TITLE:            TGNC Youth HIV Prevention Manager
DEPARTMENT:    HIV/STI Prevention, Youth Services
REPORTS TO:       Director, Broadway Youth Center
FLSA STATUS:      Exempt; Full-time 

POSITION SUMMARY:
The CDC Youth TGNC Project Manager at Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) will be the primary liaison with the CDC for the PS1704 and ultimately responsible for the initial and continued programmatic success of the $1.75M, five-year project, in Year One (April 2017 – March 2018) and beyond.  The Project Manager will have supervisory responsibility, will perform or oversee critical grants management functions related to this award, will lead monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance/improvement efforts, will frequently lead meetings at HBHC and larger meetings that include Partners and stakeholders, and will seek out, nurture and improve crucial relationships with persons who enable HBHC and the Partners to continue and better reach underserved, highly vulnerable members of the target populations: transgender persons of color and men who have sex with men.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate a profound understanding of, and knowledge of working with, underserved, highly vulnerable (“at-risk”) members of the target populations; demonstrate thorough understanding of the HIV prevention needs of, and considerable experience providing HIV prevention services to, underserved, highly vulnerable (“at-risk”) members of the target populations; demonstrate the ability to speak to and affect a wide variety of audiences related to the health and wellness, and HIV prevention needs of the target populations; demonstrate the ability to connect with, and provide a variety of HIV prevention services and interventions to, the target populations.
  • Serve as primary liaison with CDC 1704 Project Officer and other Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention staff; ensure information from CDC is appropriately disseminated in a timely fashion, within HBHC and to Partners; attend all grantee meetings and phone calls as required by funder; ensure HBHC and Partners are satisfying the grant compliance requirements of the funding.
  1. Serve as primary liaison with Project Partners; help to ensure the success of Project Partners and seek to understand challenges and barriers to improved performance by clearly and consistently communicating expectations related to performance and reporting, and also by providing or obtaining technical assistance or necessary support for Partners if performance expectations are not met/exceeded.
  • Routinely monitor HBHC programmatic performance, in conjunction with direct service staff and program managers at HBHC, and, when necessary, devise and implement “SMART” goals to improve performance and quality; ensure scopes of service allocated to HBHC are met or exceeded.
  • In conjunction with progress toward deliverables of each individual site, routinely monitor overall programmatic performance of the Partnership on all scopes of service; disseminate timely information related to the partnership’s performance to all appropriate HBHC and Partner staff; in conjunction with CDC, take appropriate steps to ensure overall programmatic goals and reporting obligations are successfully achieved.
  • Help to plan, provide feedback for, and monitor, each Partner’s activities on all required strategies, which include:  targeted HIV testing (both “streamlined” and “comprehensive” strategies), HIV prevention with HIV-positive persons (including linkage to care and partner services), HIV prevention with high-risk HIV negative persons, HIV prevention with positives, integrated (STI/Hep) screening, condom distribution, and program promotion, outreach, and recruitment.
  • Successfully submit, or ensure the successful submission of, accurate, complete progress reports and data to the funder, on or before deadlines; ensure submission of accurate, thorough progress reports and aggregate data to HBHC from the Partners, well in advance of due dates for Annual and Interim Performance Reporting to CDC.
  • Plan and implement routine meetings or check-ins with key personnel at HBHC and Partners, and, at times, “All-Partner” large meetings; develop agendas; demonstrate appropriate leadership and proficient public speaking abilities and crowd command; ensure meeting notes, outcomes, and action steps are well-prepared and quickly, appropriately disseminated.
  • Oversee, in partnership with the grants management and finance team at HBHC,  contract and subrecipient agreement execution and renewals, with CDC and with Partners.
  • On behalf of the partnership, request necessary Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) from CDC; ensure adequate provisions are made for successful delivery of CBA.
  • Oversee and manage recruitment and onboarding of the LGBTQ youth targeted by project onto Community Advisory Board (CAB), and work with an appropriate designee to support youth CAB activities including; manage and facilitate routine meetings of project CAB and ensure good attendance; manage, distribute and appropriately document dispersal of youth CAB member stipends.
  • Through prior or requested trainings in HIV Prevention Effective Behavioral Interventions (EBIs) utilized by the project, demonstrate comprehensive familiarity with EBIs utilized by the project – Community PROMISE, Willow, Couples-based HIV Testing and Counseling, Social Network Strategy, Condom Distribution, Partnership for Health – Medication Adherence, Partnership for Health – Safer Sex, Health Navigation and Personalized Cognitive Counseling; ensure fidelity to EBIs utilized by all three partners through training and quality assurance processes conducted regularly.
  • Work with evaluator to ensure the intended outcome findings of the project are achieved.
  • Recruit, hire, onboard, supervise, mentor and monitor the performance of direct reports; have regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with each employee directly supervised.
  • Represent HBHC and the Partnership/Project at meetings with CDC, community stakeholders, venue owners, event organizers, and other partners
  • Routinely attend trainings and updates; participate in ongoing continuing education and maintain current knowledge of HIV/STI prevention and care, sexual health, and health needs of and disparities experienced by sexual minority males and transgender persons; attend conferences and trainings as approved by supervisor.
  • Maintain highest level of client confidentiality and professionalism; follow HIPAA regulations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED:

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency required.
  • At minimum, three years of previous experience providing HIV/STI Prevention (or related) programs and services to MSM and transgender persons – in particular, Black and Latino/Latina MSM and transgender women,  and highly vulnerable young persons.
  • Significant prior experience providing HIV testing, HIV test counseling, rapid HIV test results and service navigation, and promoting/distributing safer sex materials, to members of the target populations.
  • Thorough and up-to-date familiarity with HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, Treatment-as-Prevention, and other high-impact and biomedical HIV prevention interventions; ability to effectively communicate information related to these interventions in one-on-one and group formats to persons with low or high health literacy.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and organization skills.
  • At minimum, two years previous supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure programmatic success through prior work experience.
  • Current understanding of and familiarity with venues, places, parties and events in the Chicago-land area (South, West and North) where members of the target populations interact and socialize, including internet sites/applications popular locally.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends when necessary; ability to travel to successfully attend required meetings and conferences, both local and out-of-town.

 

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Public Health, Health Communication, or related field.
  • Experience working with government-funded grants in a community-based setting.
  • Bilingual-English/Spanish.
  • Experience providing STI screening and phlebotomy/venipuncture; experience collecting and transporting STI specimens.
  • Access to personal transportation.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively.
  • Requires ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment.
  • Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • May require occasional bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • May require periodic travel.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work setting in a healthcare environment
  • Office space is shared for maximizing office space

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please start the application process using the link below.  Applicants should submit both their cover letter and resume into our ADP system for consideration

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Howard Brown are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.