APIAHF seeks a full-time Capacity Building Specialist for its national HIV capacity building program. The successful candidate will have expertise in at least 1 of 2 content areas: A) clinical performance improvement and/or B) data to care.
Title: Capacity Building Specialist
Location: Oakland, CA
Reports to: Capacity Building Manager
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Compensation: Competitive Salary, commensurate with experience; excellent benefits
APIAHF’s Capacity for Health (C4H) Program conducts consulting, training, and coaching with nonprofits and health departments, to align their activities with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and CDC’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) initiative. The program operates throughout the U.S. and U.S. affiliated jurisdictions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has funded APIAHF for more than 25 years to provide HIV-related capacity building assistance (CBA).
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) populations. Founded in 1986, APIAHF advocates on issues critical to the health and well-being of our diverse and vibrant communities. We approach our work with the philosophy of coalition-building and developing capacity for AAs and NHPIs and other, diverse racial/ethnic communities. APIAHF is based in Oakland, CA and has an office in Washington, DC, which primarily focuses on policy and communications.
The Capacity Building Specialist is part of a team of 5 specialists, responsible for engaging and working with CBOs, health departments and CDC staff to plan, coordinate, and deliver a CBA activities in a variety of formats, including training, coaching, technical consultation—in-person, as well as via email, telephone, and web-based platforms. The position also develops related materials, tools, and special projects.
C4H is seeking 1 full-time Capacity Building Specialist with expertise in at least one (1) of the following content areas.
A. Clinical Performance Improvement. C4H is seeking a candidate who has demonstrated experience in process improvement, information technology, and organization change in health care settings. Candidate should have experience in the following:
- Leading teams responsible for complex process improvement.
- Assessing data and clinic workflows to identify opportunities for practice improvement, and implementing best practices and applications to drive the improvement.
- Strong working knowledge of performance improvement methodologies, including Lean, Six Sigma, and Change Management.
B. Data to Care. C4H is seeking a candidate who has demonstrated experience in the collection, analysis, and reporting of HIV Continuum of Care data in various health care settings and systems. Successful candidates should have experience in the following:
- Experience in having primary responsibility for HIV/STD surveillance data handling, maintenance activities, and data reports for tracking individual and aggregate patient outcome information.
- Experience in conducting quality assurance activities to improve management and documentation of data.
- Demonstrated knowledge of National HIV Surveillance System Evaluation Standards.
- Experience and resourcefulness in navigating various local and national datasets, including ADAP, CareWare, National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation data, Social Security Death Index, State Medicaid, State STD/Hepatitis/TB Surveillance Databases, ancillary surveillance databases , and other local databases.
- Comprehensive knowledge of legal and ethical standards of data security and confidentiality.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Health Department HIV prevention strategies, HIV testing in clinical and non-clinical settings, partner services, HIV prevention for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and structural interventions.
General Duties and Responsibilities
- Work individually and/or as a team to provide client-centered capacity building services to CBOs and health departments in the areas of 1) organizational development and management, 2) HIV testing, 3) prevention with positives, and/or 4) policy. Note that applicants are not required to have experience in all 4 areas.
- Facilitate in-person and web-based meetings, workshops, and trainings.
- Assist CBOs and health departments in the development and implementation of strategic plans focused on CDC’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) initiative.
- Coordinate, monitor, and track national CBA program objectives and activities.
- Coordinate program activities with subcontractors, consultants, and other CDC-funded national CBA partners.
- Coordinate data collection and analysis from focus groups, surveys, and other data collection methods.
- Document and track activities in a timely manner.
- Collect and analyze relevant literature.
- Participate as team member in the HIV capacity-building assistance program, including sharing summaries, reflections on and promising practices gleaned from one’s work.
- Attend and assist with all agency and branch meetings, events, and functions as required.
- Travel within the U.S. and U.S. affiliated jurisdictions for work-related activities, meetings, and events as necessary.
- Attend related trainings and/or webinars as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in at least 1 content areas described above (Clinical Performance Improvement or Data to Care).
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in providing capacity building assistance or technical assistance
- Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and internet applications in a Windows environment.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Ability to work under pressure with deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability working effectively in team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with staff, board members, and supporters of culturally diverse nonprofits, hospitals, health clinics, health departments, and/or coalitions.
- Understanding of adult learning theory with meeting/training facilitation and consulting skills
- Ability to effectively represent APIAHF in the community, to outside agencies, clients, and funders.
- Understanding of program monitoring and evaluation.
- Resourcefulness, in terms of locating new and drawing from existing professional networks as resource for meeting client CBA needs.
- Master’s degree or equivalent experience in health administration, public health, public administration, nonprofit management, or related field.
- Expertise in both Clinical Performance Improvement and Data to Care.
- Experience working in or with state health departments or clinical care providers.
- Strong initiative and creativity.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
To apply, please use the Subject Line: “Capacity Building Specialist Posting” and submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Open until filled.