Associate Director of Prevention

Prevention Columbus, Ohio



The Associate Director of Prevention is responsible for assisting with the overall coordination and implementation of HIV and LGBTQ health prevention activities in the Equitas Health service area.  The ADP also acts as a regional supervisor for the Akron and Toledo prevention teams. 




  • Assist Director of Prevention with leading and coordinating the prevention work of the organization throughout the state
  • Acts as regional supervisor to staff throughout state in areas including, but not limited to, Columbus, Toledo, Lima, Akron, Youngstown, Dayton, Portsmouth & Athens
  • Build supportive relationship with direct reports, allowing for professional development and understanding
  • Work in conjunction with Equitas Health committees related to appropriate client and community needs and services, including participation in peer reviews/audits, CQI committee, all improvement efforts, leadership team meetings, and department meetings.
  • Anticipate and interpret client needs and program challenges to align operational priorities, strategies and tactics.
  • Lead implementation of Quality Management Plan focusing on collecting data, data analysis and report on Prevention activities to Equitas Health’s Chief Operating Officer, ODH, other funders and collaborating agencies.
  • Ensure equitable and timely assignment of workloads and streamline systems for client referrals, linkages, access to services, and record-keeping.
  • Recognize personnel development needs and capability gaps in Prevention, create challenging roles and responsibilities within specific projects/assignments to address needs and fill gaps.
  • Suggest program improvements based on operational knowledge or best practices to ensure high levels of client satisfaction.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and agency policies and procedures.
  • Continuous growth and development of Cultural Competency exhibiting an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating unconditional positive regard to all Equitas Health employees, interns, etc. that includes an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
  • Work collaboratively with internal/external groups including volunteers to achieve program results, integrating the diverse perspectives of individuals of different backgrounds; coach others in the dynamics of teamwork.
  • Keep informed about current HIV and LGBTQ health research and trends.
  • Assist with directing staff to achieve department, cross-functional and agency wide goals.
  • Administrative supervision of staff which includes performance evaluations, monitoring Key Performance Indicators, punctuality and reliability, and job performance.
  • Provide support and training to staff related to learning health record systems and other software, Prevention procedures and program specific eligibility. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.  Ensure that action items and updates are provided to staff proactively.  Capture feedback from clients, staff, and community partners and communicate the information to the appropriate persons. 
  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership by anticipating and problem solving service interruptions for clients, staff transitions, and procedural changes.  
  • Updates and develops policies, procedures, and staff handbooks to ensure provide clear guidelines regarding various programmatic processes.  Provide training and supervision to ensure that all policies, procedures, and processes are being followed and maintained appropriately.
  • Ensures timely reporting on multiple data points for internal and external review.  Reports are generally due monthly and quarterly, and may be requested at other times. 
  • Works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Represents organization by engaging the community and service providers around awareness regarding HIV/AIDS or LGBTQ health prevention in the primary care continuum.
  • Works collaboratively with Grant Writers, including providing reporting, updated staff information, and other site specific details required by the funder. 
  • Completes performance appraisals at 90 days and annually, develop performance improvement plans as needed, and maintain supervision records. 
  • Attend monthly, quarterly, and as needed meetings in-person at multiple agency sites and community partner locations. 
  • Utilize email, Skype, phone, and other telecommunication options to participate in meetings across sites.
  • Conduct interviews and participate in onboarding processes for new employees.
  • Other duties as assigned related to this position by supervisor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent years of work experience required
  • Two to five years of direct-service experience required, preferably in a community-based health-care setting
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience required 
  • Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, chemical dependency and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community. 
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and other computer applications required. 
  • Must have valid Ohio driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Must have knowledge and adherence to social work standards and ethics.



The application deadline for this position is Friday, January 11. Please submit all materials by that date. Background and reference checks will be conducted.  Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload.  Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment.  Completing the application does not guarantee employment.  In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered.  EOE/AA



It is the policy of Equitas Health that no employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, HIV status, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, union activity, military, veteran, and economic status, or any other characteristic protected in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all phases of its personnel activity including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, separation, recall, compensation, benefits, education, recreation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.

Equitas Health values diversity and welcomes applicants from a broad array of backgrounds.