Vice President of HIV Programs

Metro Health, Wellness and Community
Mission Statement: 

THE CLIENT Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in Florida’s Tampa Bay community. Metro is one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBT community centers.  With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, the centers provide premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing. Operating with an annual budget of over $21 million, 155 employees and offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa and New Port Richey, Metro strives to promote a healthy environment for all and to foster diversity within the community as a whole, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status. 

Position Description: 

THE POSITION This position is responsible for the management and operations of HIV Programs, granted by multiple federal, state and private funders. Under the supervision of the Chief Operating & Programs Officer, this position provides administrative and program direction, which includes management, planning, development, implementation and monitoring of all aspects and services related to HIV Prevention, Linkage to Care and Medical Case Management Programming. With responsibility for 45 staff, including four direct reports, and a $3.1 million annual budget, the Vice President’s essential responsibilities include: Leadership

  • Create an environment that promotes individual accountability, staff development and staff satisfaction with work environment;
  • Actively model and communicate Metro’s mission and vision and support a culture of empowerment, team development, open communication;
  • Model the philosophy of continuous performance improvement within Metro and ensure the continuous quality assurance/improvement needs of the programs are supported;
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, disciplining, training, managing and evaluating performance of program services and staff;  
  • Actively participate in communication and team building activities.

 Administration and Operations

  • Manage HIV medical case management, HIV and substance abuse prevention and linkage to care programs funded through the Ryan White program (Part A, B, D and General Revenue funds), CDC, SAMHSA/CSAP, Florida Department of Health, Florida Office of Minority Health and other pharmaceutical company and private funders;
  • Directly oversee the program department’s Director and provide programmatic and administrative leadership for each department;
  • Monitor the implementation of procedure and protocol manuals for program staff to ensure effective delivery of prevention and linkage to care services and minimum standards of care;
  • Accountable for each department’s performance and outcomes, including all quantitative and qualitative service delivery measures;
  • Develop, implement and revise program specific policies and procedures as needed;
  • Streamline processes and procedures for maximum efficacy and best service delivery;
  • Ensure program compliance with contracts, state and federal regulations and accreditation standards as are applicable; 
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with grant funder’s requirements;
  • Ensure competency of staff within the scope of community health principles and specific practice acts.


  • Participate in grant development and writing as needed;
  • Direct and assist in the development of grant proposals and other program promotion activities to ensure the growth and viability of programs.

 Communications and Outreach

  • Serve as an expert resource on HIV/AIDS to staff and other community agencies;
  • Collaborate with other community organizations to enhance services to people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Network within the community and keep current on local, state and national issues and activities related to HIV/AIDS funding, treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and relevant research;
  • Identify community needs related to existing and new services; implement program modifications or enhancements. 



PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS Metro is seeking a strategic leader to manage their rapidly expanding comprehensive HIV care and prevention programs. The ideal candidate will be adept at handling the administrative challenges of a growing multi-faceted non-profit healthcare organization with complex government funding streams. The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • A minimum of seven years’ professional experience, in positions of increased responsibility, in public health and/or community-based health care or social services organizations;
  • At least five years’ experience managing senior-level HIV Prevention and Medical Case Management staff;
  • Experience managing government funded programs including tracking and reporting grants from HHS, Ryan White, SAMHSA/CSAP, CDC and State Departments of Health;
  • Extensive knowledge of HIV prevention and harm reduction strategies, HIV supportive services including medical case management, and a strong understanding of integrated medical home models of care;
  • A Bachelor’s degree.

 PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS We are seeking a seasoned healthcare professional with a passion for Metro’s work and its commitment to provide quality health and wellness services to the diverse people of the Tampa Bay area. The VP of HIV Programs will have: 

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise good judgment with minimal supervision;
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service and working in a team environment;
  • High degree of professionalism and attention to detail;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop effective budgets, plans and goals; to evaluate and maintain standards of quality and safety; and to prepare and administer grant proposals;
  • Ability to think strategically to enhance programming, manage growth and ensure sustainability;
  • Knowledge of the history and issues facing LGBTQ, HIV-infected and affected, minority and high risk youth populations, and other underserved communities;
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences;
  • Critical thinking and recall ability for high level planning, analysis and problem solving;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership for staff and to develop and maintain a wide variety of internal and external working relationships;
  • Microsoft Office Suite and data systems proficiency, including Electronic Medical Records.


Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Application Instructions: 

CONTACT Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to: Joseph McCormack, PartnerMichelle Kristel, Managing PartnerMcCormack + Kristel1745 Broadway, 17th floorNew York, NY 10019T: 212.531.5003F: 212.203.9599E: search [at] mccormackkristel.comW: 

Position Level: 
Michelle Kristel
Country/US Territory: 
United States