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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Program Services & Advocacy Director in Oakland, California

Amazing opportunity at WORLD!

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, WORLD is the place for you!

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is a diverse organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS. WORLD improves the lives and health of women, girls, families and communities affected by HIV through peer-based education, wellness services, advocacy, and leadership development. We envision a world where women, girls, and families affected by HIV and AIDS have the tools, support and knowledge to live healthy and productive lives with dignity. Our vision is rooted in a commitment to human rights and wellness with the understanding that this includes freedom from violence; access to housing; quality healthcare; food security; physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing; education and economic justice.

Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include program development, implementation, and administration; data tracking and reporting, and continuous quality improvement services.

  • Assist with organizing, and coordinating the programmatic, administrative, and operational activities in support of direct services.

  • Promoting, coordinating, and participating in collaborative activities and projects.

  • Help spearhead outreach and recruitment to increase client census.

  • Direct outreach staff and identify partner organizations to conduct services and activities related to outreach and client engagement both in and outside of the office

  • Supervise upwards of 10 or more direct service staff and provide professional development and coaching

  • Review and make budget recommendations to the Executive Director and assist in creating budget modifications for agency contracts

  • Monitor contract performance and create and submit timely monthly reports to submit for funders including federal, local and private contracts.

  • Support WORLD’s policy, advocacy and community organizing efforts at the local, state and national level

  • Develop and spearhead strategies that effectively utilize WORLD’s direct service experience to inform development of its advocacy platform

  • Play a leadership role in integrating the work policy and advocacy strategy across all programs and work of the agency Provide specific support to local and national-level project designed to raise awareness and engage women.

  • Organize and supervise 15-20 HIV positive women leaders and volunteers to serve as public advocates in the fight to eradicate HIV related stigma and coordinate activities for Multimedia Fellows.

  • Assist with organizational outreach, including social media, related to advocacy activities and community engagement

  • Represent organization at meetings

  • Assist with proposal development to grow agency resources


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of social work or public health; a combination of education, experience, knowledge, and abilities to successfully perform the duties assigned to the position. Demonstrated coordination and management skills within a social service program. Demonstrated non-profit finance knowledge. Able to maintain professional standards, efficient consultation, and supervision skills. Must be well organized and detail oriented. Excellent planning skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations. Experience in contract program management, service evaluation. Ability to interpret contracts and develop policies and procedures accordingly. Ability to plan, organizes, and activities. Ability to assess quality performance and implement effective strategies to improve and ensure quality service.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of social, emotional, behavioral, and economic implications of chronic disease, as well as death and loss. Extensive demonstrated knowledge of social and emotional problems associated with HIV/AIDS. Demonstrated expertise in formulating, implementing, and adjusting psychosocial treatment based on a sound integration of theory and practice. Thorough knowledge of HIPAA and ability to respect confidentiality and professional judgment to interpret, clarify, and report information to patients, family members, and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver services in an ethical, nonjudgmental, culturally competent, and nondiscriminatory manner. Demonstrated experience communicating and working effectively with a multidisciplinary team.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and co-workers, respecting confidentiality and exercising tact, flexibility, and diplomacy.

Must be able to work independently, set priorities, organize and complete multiple tasks and projects efficiently. Ability to initiate, develop and maintain effective linkages and partnership with community-based agencies. Demonstrated experience using computer software to collect data and to prepare reports. Demonstrated experience using personal computer programs including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Must be willing and able to travel to community meetings, and occasional out-of-town conferences. As this position requires driving duties, employees must possess a valid California Driver's License with access to reliable personal transportation as well as proof of current vehicle insurance in good standing.


Administrative experience in a health or human service agency, including at least five years of supervisory responsibility.

Participation in Meetings/Committees

  • Attends meetings as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has supervisory responsibilities.

We at WORLD/AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

Req No: 2021-13988

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Street: 389 30th Street