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Director, Prevention Capacity Building

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Director, Prevention Capacity Building
Chicago,  IL 60606
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The AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. Our work focuses on advancing health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, being a bold voice for change and strengthening our organizational excellence.


We are seeking an individual to serve as our Director of Prevention Capacity Building. The Prevention Capacity Building Director’s primary responsibility will be to provide leadership and project oversight in the area of organizational capacity building for community-based organizations (CBOs), community health centers (CHC), federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and key vulnerable populations that are participants in AFC-related programs. AFC leads several Capacity Building programs that provide financial, leadership, management, quality improvement and technical support to various HIV and related service organizations in the Chicago area. The Director of Prevention Capacity Building will oversee or support three related but separate projects that provide technical assistance (TA) and creative programmatic support to local organizations.  

The Director will provide direction, support, and oversight around many of AFC’s HIV workforce education efforts, including conferences, workshops, and trainings. The Director of Prevention Capacity Building will pay special attention to HIV prevention, care, and treatment gaps with a focus on priority populations including Black gay and bisexual men, transgender women of color, Black women living in high-incidence areas and Latinx gay and bisexual men. The Director will play a leading role in the development and implementation of HIV social marketing and community mobilization campaigns. The Director of Prevention Capacity Building will support AFC projects that seek to understand and appropriately communicate complex HIV prevention, treatment, and cure science for different constituencies, internally and externally.

The position will operate under the leadership of the Prevention Advocacy and Prevention Community Partnership management team.

Principle functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:

Program Leadership- Learning Circle Collaboratives

  • Provide oversight, implementation, and definition of organizational capacity building project activities;
  • Co-lead Learning Collaborative groups to share best practices and encourage ongoing learning;
  • Work with team members to meet the logistical needs of the Learning Collaborative meetings;
  • Work with team members to conduct organizational readiness assessments from community-based organizations;
  • Set benchmarks for Learning Collaborative partners to demonstrate increased organizational management, governance, communication, financial management, and/or technical capacity;
  • Determine when local organizations are ready for further funding or transition to a direct award;
  • Identify and recruit subject matter expert consultants to create training materials and presentations through a contractual process;
  • Support Learning Circle Collaborative participants and other local providers to meet programmatic and administrative compliance requirements;
  • Conduct trainings for Learning Collaborative partners continuing training/education;
  • Provide customized support for Learning Collaborative partners based on their specific needs;
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of strategies at micro and macro levels in collaboration with AFC’s Research and Evaluation team and change course as needed;
  • Report successes, lessons learned, and challenges in implementation, project activities and results to the project funders;
  • Generate quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested;
  • Maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for organizational capacity building.

HIV workforce trainings and conferences

  • Provide direction and oversight in support of AFC’s HIV workforce education efforts, locally, regionally, and nationally;
  • Develop and/or update training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, as well supervisory systems needed to build the capacity of local organizations and enable them to meet the needs of government, private and corporate funders;

Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • Establish and implement a system to ensure the quality of local organizational capacity building activities;
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders and implementing partners, including funders, FQHC, CHC, and Black-led community-based organizations to ensure that all activities conform to the prevention requirements and regulations.

Team Leadership/Strategic Planning

  • Serve on internal and external committees, including cross-departmental work groups;
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise;
  • Lead the development and achievement of capacity building team goals and related strategic plan items.


  • Provide direction and oversight in support of AFC’s social marketing and community mobilization campaigns;
  • Support efforts around AFC’s work in research advocacy;
  • Ensure Prevention Team remain informed regarding emergent best practices in the field;
  • Actively participate in relevant advisory/working groups and professional forums representing AFC;
  • Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and others;
  • Maintain and update job knowledge by participating in training and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations;
  • Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in the Human Services field (i.e., Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, Social Work) AND 4 years of experience.

OR 5 years or more experience in social services, health care, or related field, including experience in both direct service delivery and program administration required.

2 or more years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in organizational capacity-building.

3 or more years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance of organizational projects and in the design and implementation of HIV health projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Business or in the Human Services field (i.e., Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, Social Work) AND 2 or more years of experience.

Experience developing and implementing educational trainings for the HIV workforce.

Experience developing and implementing social marketing and community mobilization campaigns for HIV-vulnerable and HIV-positives populations.

Experience providing capacity-building assistance at individual and organizational levels.


Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with presentation skills and the ability to develop budgets and superb project management and grant writing skills.

Solid ability to prioritize, plan, and coordinate work activities, and manage resources so that work objectives are accomplished efficiently, in addition to having strong time management skills.

Strong attention to detail and the ability to make reasoned judgments that are logical and well thought out.

Solid administrative skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or other database programs.

Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability and willingness to respect and value the differences and perceptions of different groups/individuals to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships internally and externally.

Strong Coaching and Developing skills including the ability to train, coach, and develop employees.

Empathy, active listening and adaptability, flexibility and dependability are necessary skills.


Please reference position PRG DPCB 401

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.


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