The Client

Established in 1993, Metro Inclusive Health (METRO) 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 LGBTQ 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, 188 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.


The Position

The Vice President of HIV Programs is responsible for the leadership, management, and operations of all HIV Programs, granted by multiple federal, state, and private funders. Reporting to the Chief Operating & Programs Officer, this position provides administrative and strategic programmatic direction, which includes management, planning development, implementation, and monitoring of all aspects and services related to HIV Prevention and Medical Care Management. A member of the Executive Team, the Vice President has responsibility for 45 staff, including four direct reports, and a $3.1 million annual budget. Essential responsibilities include:



  • Create an environment that promotes teamwork, including integration of the different facets of HIV programs with the rest of the organization’s programming and initiatives, individual accountability, staff development, and staff satisfaction.
  • Actively model and communicate METRO’s mission and vision, and support a culture of empowerment, team development, and open communication.
  • Model the philosophy of continuous performance improvement within HIV programs and METRO, ensuring continuous quality improvement.
  • Manage all personnel actions for all HIV Programs including but not limited to interviewing, hiring, corrective actions, training, managing and evaluating staff performance.


Administration and Operations

  • Oversight of medical case management, HIV and substance abuse prevention divisions, 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, HHS Office of Minority Health, and pharmaceutical company and private funders.
  • Directly oversee Division Directors and Managers to provide programmatic and administrative leadership for each department.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of new strategies, procedures and protocols to ensure effective delivery of prevention and case management services to clients.
  • Accountable for each department’s performance and outcomes, including all quantitative and qualitative service delivery measures.
  • Develop, revise and implement program specific policies and procedures as needed to streamline processes and procedures and address barriers to achieving outcomes and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensure program compliance with contracts, state, and federal regulations and accreditation standards as applicable. Ensure programs comply 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; responsible for writing and/or review of reports required by funders.
  • Direct and assist in the development of program promotion activities to ensure the growth and viability of programs.
  • Ensure ongoing communication with funders and contract managers; collaborate with other community organizations to enhance partnerships to benefit METRO’s clients and advance its mission.


Communications and Outreach

  • Serve as an expert resource on HIV/AIDS to staff and other community agencies.
  • Identify community need for existing and new services; implement program modifications, new strategies and approaches to service delivery, or enhancements as needed.


Professional Requirements

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 nonprofit healthcare organization with complex government funding streams. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ direct management and oversight of HIV Prevention programs and knowledge of Medical Case Management in a senior/executive level position at an organization providing similar services.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in various facets of HIV programs is required. Demonstrated progressive leadership, administrative management and experience in public health, federally qualified health center and/or community-based health care or social services organization is preferred.
  • Experience overseeing and managing multiple grants concurrently is required. Experience with grants from HHS, Ryan White, SAMHSA/CSAP, CDC, and State Department of Health is preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.


Personal Requirements

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.
  • Ability to condense complicated material to a simple summary that can be understood by a variety of staff.
  • 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, and a data driven approach to program development and refinement.
  • Ability to think strategically to enhance programming, manage growth, and ensure sustainability.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to coaching individuals to increase capacity.
  • 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.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate personnel and programs; develop effective budgets, plans and goals; evaluate and maintain standards of quality and safety; and to prepare and administer grant proposals.
  • Critical thinking and recall ability for high level planning, analysis, and problem solving.
  • A passion and commitment to support METRO’s mission, growth, and sustainability planning.
  • Microsoft Office suite and data systems proficiency is required; Electronic Medical Records proficiency is ideal.
  • A reliable and accessible automobile, valid Florida driver’s license, and proof of insurance are required.



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 the 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 completion of the headquarters’ multi-million renovation at the end of 2018 and anticipated approval of its FQHC/FQHC LookALike status, 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 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 of HV Programs will work out of the St. Petersburg Center primarily 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 LGBTQ 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 thoughtful cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:


Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner


1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599       

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Please note that your education, dates of employment and other

information will be verified prior to an offer.


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