The Capacity Building Specialist is responsible for delivering client and/or community-informed capacity building assistance (CBA) services to community-based organizations, health departments, and other stakeholders nationwide. Delivery of CBA services includes, but is not limited to, the assessment of technical assistance (TA) needs; cultivation of professional and community relationships; the development of tailored training, workshops, webinars, and materials/tools to address the identified need(s); and collaboration with additional CBA providers and consultants. This work may be done individually or in collaboration with other AIDS United CBA team members. The Capacity Building Specialist will be the lead person responsible for the design and facilitation of virtual and in-person technical assistance experiences; and will integrate the latest research and best practices in the areas of integrated HIV planning, structural interventions for addressing the HIV epidemic, trauma-informed care, and management, social justice, racial justice, and sexual and reproductive health.
Technical Assistance Development and Delivery
Research, design, and implement in-person and virtual capacity-building assistance services in response to requests from the HIV prevention and care workforce and their partners, ranging from community-based organizations to health departments to stakeholders and funders.
Lead assessment and planning call to develop individualized capacity-building action plans that are positioned to address identified needs.
Contribute to the development of fee-for-service and health promotion materials (including fact sheets, webinars, toolkits, educational activities, etc.) that respond to community HIV needs and are culturally humble.
Plan and facilitate virtual and in-person workshops, webinars, sessions, and one-on-one technical assistance deliveries using best practices in community-based service delivery and adult learning principles.
Lead regional institute or cross-jurisdictional technical assistance request planning.
Demonstrate or develop proficiencies in key areas including HIV prevention, care, and treatment; integrated HIV planning; structural interventions for addressing the HIV epidemic; trauma-informed care and management; social justice; racial justice; LGBTQ community health; sexual and reproductive health; harm reduction/syringe services programs; LGBTQ community health; and organizational development, among others.
Nurture and manage collaborative efforts, including content development, logistics, marketing, community engagement, and follow-up.
Manage partnerships and key stakeholder relationships with clear and timely written and verbal communication.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with funding, consultant, sub-awardee partners, internal colleagues, capacity-building provider partners, and community stakeholders.
Represent AIDS United in workgroups and collaborative spaces, and at local, regional, and national events.
Participate in and contribute to the team, department, and organization-wide meetings, reporting, development, internal working groups, and expansion activities.
Ensure timely and correct documentation and record-keeping, where relevant. Other duties as assigned related to program monitoring and evaluation.
REQUIRED AND DESIRED SKILLS
Outstanding written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.
Detail-oriented with exceptional project and time management skills, and the ability to be proactive in both independent and collaborative work.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and desired experience with Qualtrics, learning management systems, and Salesforce.
Demonstrated experience with developing and delivering health-focused training/workshops and materials for adult learners.
Ability to integrate current research, health behavior theories, best practices, adult learning principles, and instructional design throughout all products.
AIDS United is a non-profit organization that works to end the HIV epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmaking, technical assistance and capacity building services, policy and advocacy. AIDS United’s Public Policy Council (PPC) of 53 HIV service organizations, national and regional coalitions is the largest and longest-running community-based HIV domestic policy coalition in the country. AIDS United additionally represents more than 200 grantee and subgrantee organizations serving people living with and vulnerable to HIV throughout the United States.
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