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Director of HIV Prevention Program Planning, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

Director of HIV Prevention Program Planning, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

Posted on: 01/25/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


HIV Programs

$103,026.00 – $127,682.00

Job Description

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.

Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

Program and Job Description:

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) 's Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BHHS) oversees the City's response to viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The Bureau's mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by ending transmission, illness, stigma, and inequities related to viral hepatitis, HIV, and STIs. BHHS's work includes testing initiatives; prevention, care, and treatment programming; epidemiology and surveillance; training and technical assistance; community engagement; social marketing; policy advocacy; and racial equity and social justice initiatives. BHHS's HIV Prevention Program oversees the Bureau's HIV prevention initiatives. It promotes and funds community-based organizations and healthcare facilities to provide HIV prevention services. The Program Planning unit supports the Prevention Program in the planning and procuring services in support of NYC's Integrated Plan for Ending the HIV Epidemic. The HIV Prevention Program seeks to hire the Director of HIV Prevention Program Planning to oversee program planning activities and ensure that principles and frameworks of health equity and social justice are integrated into program design.

Direct the review of clinical and public health research, guidance documents, and recommendations to inform the creation and updating of program models for HIV prevention services.
Review HIV prevention research, guidance, and recommendations to assist in program development, planning, modification, and implementation of community-guided, data-informed, and evidence-based service delivery models and initiatives.
Collaborate with the HIV Prevention Research and Evalution staff to obtain pertinent data to inform the planning process.
Direct the development of requests for proposals (RFPs)/solicitations to procure HIV prevention services.
Collaborate with the HIV Prevention Research and Evaluation staff and program implementation teams in the development of RFPs and related implementation and evaluation tools.
In consultation with other HIV Prevention and BHHS teams, integrate the addressing of social determinants of health, promotion of racial equity and social justice issues, and latest clinical guidelines into planning activities.
Direct the development, operationalization, and management of HIV prevention pilot projects.
Support grant writing, application submission, and grant reporting efforts related to funding of HIV Prevention program activities in NYC.
Support the Director of HIV Prevention's work with other units/programs within BHHS and other Bureaus to obtain needed data for the planning process.
Collaborate with the Director of HIV Prevention Partnership on engaging with the HIV Planning Group (HPG) and other community planning and advisory bodies to inform all aspects of HIV prevention program planning.
Develop and conduct presentation to NYC DOHMH's HPG as needed.
Draft and submit abstracts to national and local conferences and manuscripts to peer review journals, as appropriate.
Direct the Program Planning team and supervise team members, providing quality performance management, mentorship, and a supportive environment.
Represent the HIV Prevention Program and BHHS at meetings as needed.

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
- A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

- Current Resume

- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.


Minimum Qualifications

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

Extensive experience in designing and operationalizing public health programs, interventions, service delivery models and requests for proposals, specifically in HIV prevention, sexual health, and for individuals who identify as part of NYC's priority populations for HIV prevention Extensive experience with research and grant-writing and/or Request for Proposal-writing, especially public health Experience providing high quality supervision, mentorship and quality management to team members Experience with project management, implementation and operationalization Experience with institutional processes that occur in clinical setting Able to handle multiple fast-paced projects at one time Knowledge of ambulatory health care systems in general and biomedical HIV prevention activities in particular Knowledge of how systems of oppression contribute to health inequities Ability to work with multiple constituencies and a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies Ability to understand and interpret clinical and public health data Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills Experience working in a hospital or clinical setting and extensive knowledge of these settings, how they implement programs and how various systems within these settings interact Relevant computer skills Knowledge of health system strengthening, human-centered design, systems thinking, and other public health and social justice frameworks. NOTE: This position may be eligible for remote work up to two days per week, pursuant to the Remote Work Pilot Program agreed to between the City and DC37.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Director of HIV Prevention Program Planning, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

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42-09 28th Street

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