Associate Director of Capacity Building

Chicago, Illinois
Aug 12, 2019
Sep 11, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level


San Francisco Community Health Center is seeking an Associate Director of Capacity Building to spearhead the agency’s HIV prevention technical assistance (TA) program in the Midwest, out of a new Chicago-based office.


San Francisco Community Health Center (formerly known as API Wellness) is a federally qualified health center that provides culturally competent, high-quality medical care, health services, education and outreach. We transform lives by advancing health, wellness and equality. We work in solidarity with underserved communities—of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations and immigration statuses— toward justice and health equity.

Founded in 1987 as an all-volunteer, community-based response to the AIDS crisis among communities of color, we are an anchor-organization for San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and also lead regional, statewide and national programming.

We believe that everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care.


San Francisco Community Health Center has over 25 years of history providing HIV-related capacity building assistance (CBA) services in the United States, Pacific Islands and US territories rooted in over three decades of providing HIV prevention programming in our local communities.

The organization’s new Regional HIV Prevention Technical Assistance Program, based out of Chicago, provides tailored support to CDC-funded health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Midwest in the areas of clinical HIV testing and prevention for persons with HIV. The program is part of a CDC-funded effort to achieve the nation’s HIV prevention goals by enabling the HIV prevention workforce to optimally plan, integrate, implement and sustain comprehensive programs and services.

SFCHC’s Regional HIV Prevention Technical Assistance Program in Chicago will be led by the Associate Director of Capacity Building, with support from the Director of Capacity Building and Organizational Learning in San Francisco.


The Associate Director is responsible for opening SFCHC’s new Chicago-based, regional technical assistance office. The Associate Director will supervise a team of staff to design, develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate technical assistance activities, primarily for CDC-funded health departments and CBOs in the Midwest, as part of a five-year cooperative agreement. In addition, the Associate Director will work closely with 16 other CDC-funded capacity building assistance programs as part of a national Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network. The Associate Director will serve as a representative of the agency when convening with community partners and funders. In doing so, this role will protect and steward the integrity and reputation of San Francisco Community Health Center and its mission, vision, core values and culture.


  1. Develop, implement and monitor program goals and strategies to ensure high-quality and timely delivery of services and reporting, in line with grant deliverables.
  2. Recruit, train, supervise, coach and evaluate program staff and consultants.
  3. Partner with finance staff to ensure accurate allocations of costs, support invoicing and program budget planning and forecasting.
  4. Represent the agency at external collaborations, networks, coalitions and events.
  5. Partner with other Midwest technical assistance partners and national capacity building providers to plan and implement delivery of technical assistance services.
  6. Lead and/or support other agency projects as needed.


  1. Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field. A combination of experience, education and training will be considered.
  2. Typically, five years of experience providing HIV-related technical assistance to staff at health departments, community-based organizations and/or other healthcare organizations.
  3. Proven skills related to program planning and deployment of HIV-related effective interventions and/or public health strategies, particularly in the areas of clinical HIV testing and prevention for persons with HIV.
  4. At least five years of experience providing leadership and supervision to a diverse team of staff members at a director level.
  5. At least five years of experience with budget, contract and program management.
  6. Superior interpersonal skills and proven track record of building strategic relationships with individuals, groups and organizations.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Sensitivity to HIV-positive individuals; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations; and culturally diverse populations
  9. Demonstrated success and results in deploying analytical and critical thinking skills in service of long-term strategy.


  • Familiarity and experience working with key HIV prevention stakeholders at health departments, community-based organizations and/or other healthcare organizations in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and/or Wisconsin).