Provides support to the Virginia Community HIV Planning Group, ensuring the development and implementation of a quality Virginia HIV Jurisdictional Plan in accordance with federal guidelines. Coordinates orientation, provides training and technical assistance, and assigns mentors for new members; ensures program objectives are achieved; conducts community needs assessments; collects and analyzes data; develops planning policies and procedures; conducts research and assembles information; and prepares planning reports to communicate strategies, plans and outcomes. Interprets and incorporates federal policies for community planning into the planning process. Coordinates and prepares grant applications and reports. Collaborates with health care services staff on integrated care/prevention planning and to ensure linkages between HIV prevention and care services. Provides HIV policy development and analysis support.
Knowledge of behavioral science research; public health principles and practices; group dynamics, facilitation, decision making and conflict resolution principles; research and evaluation methodology; communicable diseases including HIV/STD; short- and long-term planning principles; and federal planning and grants management guidelines. Strong problem solving, planning, oral and written communication, and computer skills. Ability to analyze and interpret data, specifically related to epidemiologic and research data; work with diverse populations; conduct needs assessments and make recommendations to address identified needs; develop and implement an effective HIV prevention plan; prepare grant applications and reports; conduct training; provide technical assistance; develop policies and procedures; and evaluate the work of others. Bachelor's degree in public health, health education, health planning, or the behavioral sciences and/or equivalent experience and training. Experience conducting community programming or health planning activities. Must be willing to travel and possess a valid drivers license.
Experience developing linkages between HIV Prevention and Care activities and working with HIV and STD program operations, and a Master's degree in a related field.
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