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Vice President of HIV Programs, Metro Wellness & Community


Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in Florida’s Tampa Bay community.

Metro is one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBT community centers.  With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, the centers provide premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing.

Operating with an annual budget of over $21 million, 155 employees and offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa and New Port Richey, Metro strives to promote a healthy environment for all and to foster diversity within the community as a whole, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status.


This position is responsible for the management and operations of HIV Programs, granted by multiple federal, state and private funders. Under the supervision of the Chief Operating & Programs Officer, this position provides administrative and program direction, which includes management, planning, development, implementation and monitoring of all aspects and services related to HIV Prevention, Linkage to Care and Medical Case Management Programming. With responsibility for 45 staff, including four direct reports, and a $3.1 million annual budget, the Vice President’s essential responsibilities include:


  • Create an environment that promotes individual accountability, staff development and staff satisfaction with work environment;
  • Actively model and communicate Metro’s mission and vision and support a culture of empowerment, team development, open communication;
  • Model the philosophy of continuous performance improvement within Metro and ensure the continuous quality assurance/improvement needs of the programs are supported;
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, disciplining, training, managing and evaluating performance of program services and staff;
  • Actively participate in communication and team building activities.

Administration and Operations

  • Manage HIV medical case management, HIV and substance abuse prevention and linkage to care programs funded through the Ryan White program (Part A, B, D and General Revenue funds), CDC, SAMHSA/CSAP, Florida Department of Health, Florida Office of Minority Health and other pharmaceutical company and private funders;
  • Directly oversee the program department’s Director and provide programmatic and administrative leadership for each department;
  • Monitor the implementation of procedure and protocol manuals for program staff to ensure effective delivery of prevention and linkage to care services and minimum standards of care;
  • Accountable for each department’s performance and outcomes, including all quantitative and qualitative service delivery measures;
  • Develop, implement and revise program specific policies and procedures as needed;
  • Streamline processes and procedures for maximum efficacy and best service delivery;
  • Ensure program compliance with contracts, state and federal regulations and accreditation standards as are applicable;
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with grant funder’s requirements;
  • Ensure competency of staff within the scope of community health principles and specific practice acts.


  • Participate in grant development and writing as needed;
  • Direct and assist in the development of grant proposals and other program promotion activities to ensure the growth and viability of programs.

Communications and Outreach

  • Serve as an expert resource on HIV/AIDS to staff and other community agencies;
  • Collaborate with other community organizations to enhance services to people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Network within the community and keep current on local, state and national issues and activities related to HIV/AIDS funding, treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and relevant research;
  • Identify community needs related to existing and new services; implement program modifications or enhancements.


Metro is seeking a strategic leader to manage their rapidly expanding comprehensive HIV care and prevention programs. The ideal candidate will be adept at handling the administrative challenges of a growing multi-faceted non-profit healthcare organization with complex government funding streams. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of seven years’ professional experience, in positions of increased responsibility, in public health and/or community-based health care or social services organizations;
  • At least five years’ experience managing senior-level HIV Prevention and Medical Case Management staff;
  • Experience managing government funded programs including tracking and reporting grants from HHS, Ryan White, SAMHSA/CSAP, CDC and State Departments of Health;
  • Extensive knowledge of HIV prevention and harm reduction strategies, HIV supportive services including medical case management, and a strong understanding of integrated medical home models of care;
  • A Bachelor’s degree.


We are seeking a seasoned healthcare professional with a passion for Metro’s work and its commitment to provide quality health and wellness services to the diverse people of the Tampa Bay area. The VP of HIV Programs will have:

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise good judgment with minimal supervision;
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service and working in a team environment;
  • High degree of professionalism and attention to detail;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills to develop effective budgets, plans and goals; to evaluate and maintain standards of quality and safety; and to prepare and administer grant proposals;
  • Ability to think strategically to enhance programming, manage growth and ensure sustainability;
  • Knowledge of the history and issues facing LGBTQ, HIV-infected and affected, minority and high risk youth populations, and other underserved communities;
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences;
  • Critical thinking and recall ability for high level planning, analysis and problem solving;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership for staff and to develop and maintain a wide variety of internal and external working relationships;
  • Microsoft Office Suite and data systems proficiency, including Electronic Medical Records.


Metro is proud of its supportive culture in which organizational leaders and policies foster care for Metro’s staff so that they can provide best in class care for Metro’s clients. In keeping with this prerogative, our client is offering a competitive salary for this position, along with a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include health, dental, life and LTD insurance as well as elective vision and short term disability plans.  Metro’s 403b retirement plan includes a 5% match in years 0-5, and a 7% match in year 10 and beyond. In addition to generous PTO and sick time policies, Metro offers tuition reimbursement, professional development, stipends toward gym membership or day care, discounts on pet insurance, discounts at the Metro thrift Store and reimbursement on Metro branded clothing.


This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative healthcare professional to integrate and expand Metro’s core prevention programs and case management services. With the imminent completion of the headquarters’ multi-million renovation and anticipated approval of its FQHC application, Metro is poised for continued growth and increased impact. The VP of HIV Programs will play an integral role in planning for the future of this pioneering and vital community resource.


Metro Wellness & Community provides services at centers in St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey and Clearwater. Additionally, Metro operates a Thrift Store and LGBT Welcome Center in St. Petersburg. The VP, HIV Programs will work out of the St. Petersburg Center and will travel regularly to the other locations.

St. Petersburg is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Home to some of the country’s finest beaches, world-class museums, and an array of entertainment and professional sporting events, the “Burg” is a vibrant city with something for everyone. A bourgeoning foodie scene combined with boutiques, bike shops, art galleries, breweries and coffee houses has attracted visitors and new residents alike. The city’s thriving business, entrepreneurial and arts sectors have sparked its growth and helped propel its economy.

The sunniest city in America, holding the record for 768 consecutive sunny days, is also a big, hip small-town. The St. Petersburg lifestyle, defined by sunshine, diversity and a dynamic arts scene, is enhanced by its location in a zero income tax state.

Although St. Petersburg’s population is little more than 260,000, this big small town is home to Florida’s largest LGBT Pride celebration. In recent years, more than 200,000 people have attended St. Pete Pride. The city employs a full-time LGBT liaison to the mayor’s office and police department, and in 2016 received a perfect score on HRC’s Municipal Quality Index.

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Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Joseph McCormack, Partner
Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner
McCormack + Kristel
1745 Broadway, 17th floor
New York, NY 10019
T: 212.531.5003
F: 212.203.9599

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided will be verified prior to employment. 

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers.  People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.