CAPTC Director / Academic Program Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Summary

The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) Director (Academic Program Manager) is a dynamic partner in high-level local, state, and national capacity-building partnerships, with active participation in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ (CDC’s) National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC), national capacity building coalitions, and collaborative state partnerships. CAPTC state-funded programs provide training and capacity building assistance in sexual health (i.e. HIV, STD, family planning) for CA providers and program staff funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) STD Control Branch, Office of AIDS, and California Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS) Office of Family Planning (OFP) Family Planning Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) program. CAPTC is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of approximately 25 medical, program, finance, and administrative staff.

The CAPTC Director, in conjunction with the faculty principal investigator (PI), uses their highly specialized research and academic expertise to independently manage this complex, high-visibility research and training program. The Director is responsible for the overall vision, direction, and operation of CAPTC oversight of all programming, budget development and fiscal management, staff hiring and supervision, and program policies and procedures. This individual oversees all strategic elements of program design and administration. Key responsibilities include working in collaboration with the PI to ensure current funding levels and increase opportunities for future funding and Center sustainability and growth. The Director ensures that funded programs achieve targeted objectives and support national and/or statewide initiatives coinciding with funding requirements, including national and state Ending the Epidemics (ETE) strategies and the National STI Plan, CDC STD Treatment Guidelines and STI Clinical Quality Practice Guidelines, Program Operation Guidelines for Partner Services staff, and Family PACT Provider Policy and Billing Instructions (PPBI). Responsibilities also include development of innovative, cost-effective, and cutting-edge programs to bridge science and practice, and improving evidence-based programming in sexual health areas to meet the capacity-building needs of HIV, STD, and reproductive health programs nationwide. The CAPTC Director reports to the CAPTC Principal Investigator and directly supervises five senior program and administrative staff and indirectly supervises the approximately 20 staff who report to those individuals.

The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) is a national training and technical assistance (TA) center, with a mission to strengthen local, state, and national workforce capacity in sexual health for medical and non-medical providers working in health departments, health care organizations, and community-based organizations. The center accomplishes this through product development, training, and technical assistance in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV, reproductive health and family planning, and related sexual health areas. CAPTC generates and administers approximately $5-6 million annually in federal (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]) and state funding (California Department of Public Health [CDPH]; California Department of Health Care Services [CDHCS]). CAPTC’s central office, housed in UCSF’s Department Obstetrics, Gynecology (OB/GYN), Bixby Center for International Global Reproductive Health, is located in San Francisco, CA, with a satellite office in Long Beach, CA.

CDC-funded cooperative agreements include both national and multi-state training and technical assistance programs including: a) Disease Intervention Training Center (DISTC), b) Capacity-Building Assistance (CBA) program for integrated HIV activities and structural interventions, and c) STD clinical Prevention Training Center (PTC). The STD clinical PTC is part of the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC).

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

• Advanced degree in related area (e.g., public health, social science, epidemiology) and/or equivalent experience/training
• At least seven years of experience with primary responsibility of managing public health or related programs
• Academic or research background and recognized expertise in leading HIV, STD, or sexual or reproductive health programs
• Significant experience leading academic and/or government agency programs, and ability to translate public health principles into practice
• Demonstrated expertise in program management within an academic institution or public health program and with administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices
• Managerial experience and proven success in managing a complex research or academic program(s)
• Proven track record leading and preparing all aspects of grant application and submissions
• Strong negotiation skills and verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff. Experience implementing multi-faceted programs with multidisciplinary staff and working in a fast-paced environment
• Expert oral and written communication skills, and organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities
• Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff, government, and community partners

Preferred Qualifications

• Terminal degree in a related field (PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
• Demonstrated expertise in building collaborations between academia institutions and governmental agencies
• Knowledge and experience in HIV, STDs or related training and technical assistance program planning, implementation, management and evaluation, including use of education technology
• Experience leading pre and post award activities strongly desired

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