Organizational Summary

San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV. Ultimately, we strive for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and HIV transmission is eliminated.

Our mission is to promote health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and partnership.

Our strategic plan includes an articulation of its five key values, which are the foundation for its work and its employees:  Justice, Dignity, Courage, Leadership and Excellence. We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and practitioners of racial justice to join our fight.


Director, Substance Health Equity will lead efforts to center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in its continuum of substance health services with the goal of increasing access for BIPOC who use drugs, and are at risk for HIV, hepatitis C and accidental overdose. Scope of responsibility will include creation of services for and by BIPOC; engaging partner organizations and other stakeholders; and developing a BIPOC-centered community engagement mechanism that elicits and responds to feedback through culturally appropriate means.

This role is situated within SFAF’s substance use treatment program, Stonewall Project, and will intersect with other programs and services across the organization. Requires a strong foundation in race equity work, harm reduction, and understanding of substance use, and the needs of communities most impacted by hepatitis C and HIV. 


Program Development: Using a race equity lens and in collaboration with the program leadership team, responsible for leading development and implementation of BIPOC-centering substance use treatment programming. Works to identify and remove structural barriers and systemic biases that inhibit access, service utilization, and retention of BIPOC participants. 

Program Management: Provides oversight of programmatic day-to-day activities. Supervises staff to ensure attainment of program objectives in accordance with programmatic, staff developed Racial Justice Working Plan and SFAF organizational strategic plan, and in compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. Involved in all aspects of program management including determining program vision, contract management, compliance, participant support, personnel matters and stakeholder engagement.

Staffing/Personnel: In collaboration with program leadership and Human Resources department, will be involved in staffing and personnel management, including hiring, onboarding, training, development and performance assessment. Will lead plan development and training to increase diversity and team capacity around culturally appropriate, BIPOC-centering services provision. 

Administrative/Program Analysis: Provides program analysis in line with the programmatic vision and objectives, and agency strategic plan to further develop and refine goals and objectives. Monitors contracts and implements programmatic shifts to respond to contract performance. Reviews program data and develops quality improvement processes and outcomes.

Clinical & Administrative Leadership: Uses a race equity lens to assess and inform further development of policies, protocols and practices supporting BIPOC engagement with services. Leads the program’s Racial Justice Workgroup and serves on the Director teams for Stonewall Project and Programs & Services Department. 

Services Integration, Collaboration, & Coordination: Develops and fortifies partnerships across the organization, with program participants, and other community partners. Implements solutions to address structural barriers that limit access to, and retention in substance use treatment services for BIPOC. Participates in efforts to ensure language justice for our clients who speak English as a second language.

Group and Individual Health Education, Coaching & Counseling: As needed may provide limited individual and group counseling services and back-up coverage for programmatic services and operations. Will conduct program screening and assist participants and community members navigate and successfully access available services. 

  • Certification as a Substance Use Counselor from an accreditation agency acceptable to the State of California to provide substance use counseling. 
  • Demonstrable experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in regard to race, class, age, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and harm reduction with familiarity of programs offered by organizations serving SFAF’s priority communities.
  • Experience supervising other staff and leading teams in clinical, administrative, and operational duties in a non-profit healthcare and/or social services setting. 
  • Experience designing and implementing new service programs.  


Skill operating equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system.  Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, and reaching. Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The person holding this position may have exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents.


This position is primarily located at 1035 Market Street, San Francisco, however it may occasionally require traveling to other office locations or off-site meetings as required by the job. Schedule may include evening and weekend shifts.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified. 


The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ individuals and people of color.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 


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