The Associate Director of Community Health oversees and is responsible for program planning, hire, supervision and quality management for health education and community health interventions. Directly oversees and supervises the Community Education and Intervention Manager regarding all aspects of PrEP navigation and HIV testing programs. In partnership with the Director, collects and analyzes county, regional and state epidemiological reports and Desert AIDS Project epidemiological data. Identifies trends and helps in targeting interventions to epidemics.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s in Public Health, Nursing or related Master’s degree;
Must have previous professional experience working in HIV/STI/HCV prevention or care and/or delivering sexual health education. This experience must include past supervision of staff directly providing these services to high risk populations.
Must have at least five years of experience supervising and managing public health, population or community level health interventions. Proven experience tracking and analyzing health and disease conditions affecting populations and tailoring interventions and strategies based on analysis is required.
Masters level epidemiology education;
Experience ensuring public health intervention quality management;
Understanding of how related chronic and infectious diseases are transmitted and prevented as well as familiarity with Pre-Exposure and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP);
Experience in medical or health-related fields; social work, counseling, nursing, public health or other health education;
Experience in working with the substance abuse community, African-American, Latino/a, LGBT communities, health care workers, youth and/or seniors;
State of California Certification and experience as an HIV tester preferred by not required;
Preferred Education and Experience
Experience with health education curriculum development;
Verbal and written fluency in English, Spanish preferred.
Who we are—from humble beginnings
Founded in 1984 by a group of community volunteers in the face of the AIDS crisis, Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) has been the Coachella Valley’s primary not-for-profit resource for those living with, affected by, or at-risk for HIV or AIDS.
Today, we are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with the goal of improving the overall health of our entire commu...nity, especially the disenfranchised. D.A.P. provides comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary and preventative health care services including; primary medical care, HIV and Hepatitis specialty care, dentistry, behavioral health and social services all-under-one-roof.
We have never lost touch with our volunteer roots, nor our expertise and dedication to combating the AIDS/HIV epidemic. In fact, our donors and volunteers are essential to our growth and expanded capacity to meet the needs of those facing economic disadvantage. As D.A.P. continues to strive to become fiscally self-sustaining, we are so grateful to more than 400 volunteers who contribute over 60,000 hours of service annually – the equivalent of almost 30 full-time employees. In fact, two volunteers each worked 2,000 hours in the last year alone! Our volunteers receive neither a paycheck nor other paid benefits.