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8 Sep 2023

Full-Time Director of Sexual Health and Wellness

TheCenterPC – Posted by TheCenterPC San Diego, California, United States

Job Description


Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows that they are welcomed, valued, and supported. As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center currently has over 100 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.


As of 04/01/2023, the Center has relaxed its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employment. New employees are encouraged but not required to be vaccinated. The Centre reserves the right to amend this requirement based on health concerns and/or governmental recommendations to protect the well-being of our community. If this requirement changes, employees will have 30 days to comply.



Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the Director of Sexual Health and Wellness provides day-to-day oversight of all sexual health prevention, education, and linkage to care services at The Center and supervises a team of three to six staff. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing HIV, HCV, and STI screening and education activities; sexual health team scheduling and supervision; intervention and study participation coordination and implementation; overseeing contract budgets and expenditures; accurate completion of various internal and external program reports; ensuring the program is compliant with all licensing and certification requirements; ensuring accurate client and service data is input into various program databases, and all client files are complete to meet contract requirements; overseeing program training and outreach activities; and representing The Center at various community meetings/events.


The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and research skills, budgeting experience, project management skills, data analysis skills, achieving contract and grant deliverables, and experience creating outcomes and logic models. They will be highly organized and detail-oriented strategic thinker with the ability to meet deadlines. They will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Duties for the Director of Sexual Health and Wellness will include managing the day-to-day execution of logistical and administrative functions of The Center’s Sexual Health and Wellness testing programs, budget management, program management, meeting logistics, records management, assuring data quality, office communications, personnel onboarding, and supervising the Sexual Health and Wellness Managers and Community Health Educators.



A. Program/Impact Area Management, Implementation, and Outcomes

    • Collaborate with the Senior Director/Chief to develop, implement, and monitor the Plan of Action (POA) and meet all goals, objectives, and work processes for this area to ensure achievement. As needed, train staff/teams.
    • Develop, implement, and own all departmental work plans, processes, and workflows needed to achieve and meet all goals and objectives.
    • Ensure adequate and appropriate supplies and materials are ordered timely as needed for the
    • Review and update written policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of care for services
    • Maintain client records using approved forms and procedures, ensuring compliance with HIPAA best practices
    • If a certified test counselor, conduct HIV, HCV, and STI testing and counseling. Serve as a backup test counselor to ensure coverage as needed
    • If a phlebotomist, serve as a backup to test counselors to ensure coverage as needed
    • Assist the team with crisis management and de-escalation as needed
    • Ensure clients are linked to primary medical care, substance recovery-oriented services, and other essential support services
    • Participate in required department, inter-departmental, and agency-wide meetings, training, and activities, which may include some evening and weekend hours


B. Program Evaluation, Reporting, and Grant Support

    • Monitor program performance at a minimum of monthly to ensure programs are on target to achieve deliverables or timely adjustments are made to support achieving deliverables.
    • Review data collection, data entry, maintenance, and timely submission of documents for monthly reports and track client enrollment/activities and contractual program documentation and reporting
    • Monitor program performance monthly, present data to Center Leadership, and develop all external reports to stakeholders.
    • Serve as Principal Investigator and or Program Director for Federal, State, County, and other funded contract and grant


C. Team Development & Mentorship

    • Manage day-to-day operations of the Sexual Health and Wellness Department, which includes management of direct reports, testing calendar, outreach events, objective achievement, and coordination and overall oversight of the program.
    • Oversee the job performance and achievement of well-defined goals from work plans, navigate complex problem-solving, and address any program and staff-related issues.
    • Serve as a mentor to staff by embodying The Center’s core values of dignity, inclusion, compassion, respect, equity, and equality.
    • Oversee and assist in the hiring, supervising, and training of assigned staff.
    • Mentor staff in attaining personal and professional goals.
    • In collaboration with the Senior Director/Chief, provide guidance and direction to managers and staff regarding employee issues, development, and interpretation of personnel policies.
    • Conducts annual performance evaluations of managers and ensures that performance evaluations are completed for staff under this position’s line of services.
    • Facilitate and guide staff through planning outreach events. Increase the participation of individuals from priority populations through targeted in-reach and outreach

D. Fiscal/Budget Management

    • In collaboration with the Senior Director/Chief, create and oversee assigned budgets.
  • Review budget to actual spreadsheets monthly and provide recommendations about spending and budget revisions to ensure contracts are appropriately spent according to grant/contract guidelines.
  • Collaborate with the accounting, contracts, and compliance teams regularly to ensure teams are aligned with the fiscal aspects of the department’s services.
  • Review and approve spending requests.



  • Demonstrate administrative and leadership acumen in the following areas: finance, budgeting, information systems utilization, and grievance/complaint resolution.
  • Promote, model, and ensure fairness and equity for everyone in all interactions.
  • Promote the agency’s Welcoming Culture in all program interactions, processes, and functions.
  • Supervise/mentor all assigned staff.
  • Provide guidance/direction in the development and execution of any work plans and projects,
  • Provide guidance/direction for career planning, performance challenges, and evaluations.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including funders, partners, and subcontractors. Serve as the primary point of contact for all inquiries related to contract and grant awards.
  • Represent The Center at meetings with program stakeholders, funders, or community members.
  • Attend and successfully complete all required training programs; participate in ongoing conference calls, webinars, and other professional development opportunities.



  1. Education and/or Experience: A minimum of 7 years of HIV prevention experience.
  2. Leadership: 3 – 5 years of team
  3. Computer Skills: Must be comfortable working in PC/Windows-based environments. Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Outlook, and
  4. Other Skills: Must demonstrate competence in working with various populations. Must demonstrate a client-centered, sex-positive, non-judgmental attitude about sexual health. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities. Those with lived experience as a member of a historically under-served community (i.e., low-income, communities of color, LGBT communities, immigrant communities, etc.) are strongly encouraged to
  5. Language Skills: Fluency in English is


  1. Education and/or Experience: Experience with HIV Research; Certification as a California HIV test counselor; California licensed Phlebotomist (CPTI); Ability to conduct and determine rapid HIV test.
  2. Leadership: 5 – 7 years of team
  3. Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Experience with data validation, data management, SPARS, LEO, or using electronic health records is
  4. Language Skills: Fluency in Spanish is



  • Compensation: The pay range for this position is $75,000.00 to $85,000.00 and is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time Regular Exempt
  • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Group Term Life Insurance, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation, and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement


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Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: people@thecentersd.org Subject line: To include the job title you are applying to "Director of Sexual Health & Wellness position." 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $75000-$85000. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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