Capacity Building Manager, Black Health

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470 Castro St. San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Preston Vargas
Sr. Director, Community Partnerships & Engagement


San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) envisions a future where health justice
is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV. Ultimately, we
strive for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance
use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and
HIV transmission is eliminated.

Our mission is to promote health, wellness, and social justice for
communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use
services, advocacy, and partnership.

Our strategic plan includes an articulation of its five key values, which are
the foundation for its work and its employees: Justice, Dignity, Courage,
Leadership and Excellence. We need passionate agents of social change,
vanguards of public health, and practitioners of racial justice to join our


Rafiki Coalition and San Francisco AIDS Foundation have partnered to bring
experienced partners, local resources and providers, and community members to
inform and generate innovative, creative, and holistic approaches to address
sexual health disparities and related health and social issues within San
Francisco’s Black and African American communities. The Capacity Building
Manager, Black Health uses a Black Queer wellness framework to establish a
multi-year strategy for increasing access points to sexual health services
for Black and African community members. The Coordinator will ensure that
efforts are community driven, holistic, accessible, welcoming, sex-positive,
trauma informed and culturally resonant with the goal of establishing a
comprehensive range of linked, integrated sexual health services for and by
Black and African American communities.

The Manager will work extensively with community partners to adapt successful
models and create one-stop shop models, within African American culturally
resonant frameworks, providing holistically integrated HIV, STD, and HIV
testing; linkage and navigation to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and
post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), HIV care, HCV and STD treatment, primary
care, safer sex supply distribution, education and behavioral health

The Manager will work extensively with SFAF and Rafiki leadership to create
safe and thriving new community gathering spaces that apply a
multi-generational approach to supporting and promoting individual, family,
and community wellness by harnessing the inherent creativity, strength,
pride, and fellowship that exists in San Francisco’s Black and African
American communities.


Program Development: Responsible for supporting Rafiki’s efforts to
establish sexual health services for and by Black and African American
communites. Includes adapting effective service models, proposing
implementation options, and establishing protocols and handbooks. Make
appropriate adjustments to meet contract goals as set by SFDPH, SFAF, Rafiki,
and collaborating partners.

Project Management: Provides project management support to SFAF, Rafiki
Coalition, and collaborating partners to ensure that work plan deliverables
and milestones are achieved. Assists with meeting facilitation,
documentation, and project-related research. Manages consultant

Collaboration: Maintains and supports partnership between SFAF, Rafiki
Coalition, and emerging partners. Partners with Clinical Assistants Manager
and ensures the community health worker pipeline is integrated into the
project model.

Evaluation: Collaborate with the Senior Director of Community Partnerships &
Engagement to establish an evaluation strategy. Develop and implement program
specific process and outcome evaluations.

Collegial Teamwork: Develop and maintain relationships with current and
potential partners; focusing on regular collaborations and interagency
services dovetailing. Support SFAF and Rafiki colleagues in all efforts to
achieve new and innovative sexual health service access points for Black and
African American communities.

Other Duties as Assigned


African American Community Engagement: Extensive participation in the lived
experiences and cultural contexts of African American communities, Queer and
Transgender People of Color (QTPOC), and African American same-gender loving

Project Management and Supervisory Skills: Ability to manage multiple
projects at one time. Ability to organize projects by relevance and urgency.
Ability to keep moving projects forward. Keeping project teams organized and
cohesive. Help coordinate team meetings,agendas, and next steps to further
the team’s work. Experience facilitating trainings and/or meetings,
navigating group dynamics and difficult conversations.

HIV services: Knowledge of HIV services in San Francisco and the Bay Area as
wellas systems of care and current methodologies. Maintain knowledge of
current local andnational epidemiologic and social sciences data related to
health navigation/case management, social support, benefits and housing
related to HIV.

Public Health: Knowledge and experience in the arena of public health,
ideally related to HIV and/or other communicable diseases. Excitement to
create systems and structures to support the overall Capacity Building team.

Communication: Utilizes communication skills to facilitate decision-making,
relationship-building and capacity building processes. Excellent written and
verbal intercultural communication skills. Ability to lead and facilitate
meetings. Ability to clearly and empathetically communicate with a wide range
of people

Knowledge: Possesses technical knowledge required to do the job. Awareness &
sensitivity to health disparities/stigma related to SFAF’s priority

Judgment: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; can clearly explain reasoning
for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process;
demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in work duties and organizational structure.

Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works
with others to solve complex problems. Ability to discuss, negotiate, and
strategically disagree within a diverse and highly collaborative work

Customer Service: Ability to work comfortably with many different communities
and stakeholders; exhibits sensitivity to issues concerning HIV. Responds
efficiently and cordially to requests for service and assistance.

Professionalism: Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and
consideration; follows through on commitments.

Dependability: Completes tasks on time; takes responsibility for own actions;
reliable. Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and
consideration; follows through on

Self-Directed: Must be Independent and self-directed, but able to work
collaboratively and lead creative individuals.

Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google G Suite.

Professional Expectations: Demonstrated ability to fulfill the Foundation’s
professional expectations of accountability, active collaboration,
commitment, communication, and professionalism.



Skill in operating equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and
telephone system.  Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting,
and reaching. The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The
position may have exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Minimum 2 years of experience in a community based organization or nonprofit
Experience utilizing complementary and alternative treatment methods with
clinical health models to address whole-person wellness in manners that are
culturally responsive to the diverse lived experiences in African American
Minimum two years experience coordinating projects and competing priorities
Experience working on projects to shift systems, policies, and practices in
ways that advance equity

This position will have access to protected health information (PHI) and may
only access, use or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform
their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless
of the extent of access provided.


This position is primarily located at 1035 Market Street and 470 Castro, San
Francisco, however it may occasionally require traveling to other office
locations or off-site meetings as required by the job. The Coordinator will
also regularly engage at Rafiki Coalition, 601 Cesar Chavez Street. Role may
include evening meetings.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They
are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.


SFAF is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time
employees. These include:

Vacation + Leave
20 days of combined Paid Time Off/Sick Time Off for the first two years of
25 days of Paid Time Off/Sick Time Off after two years of employment
Pro-Rated Health & Wellness Hours (subject to change yearly)
14 paid holidays per year

403(b) Plan – SFAF matches employee contributions (1 to 1) up to 3% of

Health Coverage
Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for
unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
Medical insurance - premium fully/partially paid by SFAF for employee (Kaiser
Permanente HMO, Sutter Health Plus HMO)
Vision insurance – premium fully paid by SFAF for employee (VSP)
Dental insurance – premiums fully/partially paid by SFAF for the employee
(Guardian Insurance)

Employee Sponsored Care
Plume - Gender Affirming Care – Family care benefits

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave
Life Insurance and AD&D insurance – Employer Paid: 100% of salary, up to
$100K (Guardian)
Long term disability insurance (Guardian)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA),
Pregnancy-Related Disability Leave (PDL), as applicable


The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We
actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, people with
disabilities, women, LGBTQ individuals and people of color.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for
employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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