Call for CoE National Advisory Board Member Applicants


Call for CoE National Advisory Board Member Applicants  

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) combines the unique strengths and resources of a nationally renowned training and capacity-building institution, the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), and an internationally recognized leader in HIV prevention research, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), both of which are housed at the University of California San Francisco.


The ultimate CoE goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. An essential part of the CoE’s success is continued programmatic guidance from people with expertise in transgender health and or HIV.  This guidance takes shape through a National Advisory Board (NAB), which provides input throughout the program development process and shares in decision-making, prioritizing prevention needs, reviewing materials, and disseminating information about the CoE to their own local communities.


The CoE is seeking six highly qualified and diverse pool of candidates for a two year NAB service term.


Ideal NAB Candidates

  • Must have a good understanding of and a commitment to the mission, goals and objectives of the CoE.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts, based on one’s individual financial capacity and one’s network of community resources.
  • Has professional and/or personal skills and expertise that are considered an asset to the NAB.
  • Is willing to represent the CoE in the broader community and to speak in support of the mission of the CoE.
  • Can sustain and demonstrate commitment to the CoE on a regular basis.
  • Will contribute in a positive way with enthusiasm and excitement about the CoE.
  • Is willing to attend trainings and meetings and, in general, commit to being part of this evolving agency.
  • Has the ability to monitor and to analyze public policy developments and participate in advocacy efforts when necessary.
  • Understands the cultural, social, and policy trends impacting trans people.
  • Be available to initiate, lead and participate in NAB initiatives and committee work.
  • Be reasonably accessible by phone or in person to CoE NAB and center leadership.
  • Must possess relationship management skills and a natural affinity for collaborative works and demonstrated ability for engaging, persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals. 

Time Requirements of NAB Members

As an estimate, active NAB participation requires a commitment of not more than four hours monthly for NAB meetings, committee meetings, conferences, and telephone calls. NAB leadership, which includes a NAB Chair, Vice-Chair and Committee Chairs, will have additional responsibilities that will require up to an additional four hours monthly.


Applications Process

The CoE invites those interested in becoming a NAB member to submit a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, cover letter stating interest and specific skills contribution as a potential advisory member. All NAB applicants will be reviewed by an internal review committee. Selected final candidates will be contacted individually for an interview by CoE staff and/or the internal review committee.


All applications must be submitted via email to Angel Ventura at no later than October 1st, 2014. Feel free to contact Angel with any questions related to the application process.


We look forward to reviewing your applications!



JoAnne Keatley, MSW

Director and Co-Principal Investigator

CoE for Transgender Health






About Susan Forrest, co-founder Los Angeles, County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force, chair Los Angeles, County HIV Mental Health Task Force, secretary
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