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Dear Colleague Letter: CDC Job Opportunity Notice

Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)

October 29, 2013

The CDC seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). As a leader at CDC, the Division Director will serve a key leadership role in the prevention and control of HIV and AIDS in the United States. The DHAP Division Director is responsible for CDC’s HIV mission to prevent HIV infection and reduce the incidence of HIV-related illness and death, in collaboration with community, state, national and international partners.

DHAP’s prevention priorities are to 1) reduce new infections; 2) increase knowledge of serostatus; 3) increase linkage to prevention, care, and treatment services; and 4) increase capacity to monitor the epidemic, develop and implement interventions, and evaluate programs and activities. DHAP provides funding and technical assistance that enables state, local and community-based agencies to deliver HIV and STD prevention programs that are scientifically sound and grounded in the latest research on effectiveness.

The DHAP Director will have broad operating authority and plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Division. The Director will participate in the overall management planning sessions in which the program direction, feasibility of program changes and expansions, and allocation of funds are considered. The successful candidate will evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations in relation to objectives and in relation to legislative, budgetary and program planning, collaborating with other HIV/AIDS prevention leaders throughout the country on the development and implementation of long-range plans and their budget impact. The Director will provide subordinate supervisors and staff with direction and advice regarding policies, procedures, and guidelines. The Director will establish and review systems for the organization that make certain government needs are met and validated and that economy and quality of operations are maintained or improved.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD, MD or equivalent degree
  • Expertise in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention or other related public health fields
  • Extensive, proven experience leading a nationally recognized public health organization