The main purpose of this position is to provide community-level decision support to the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services and our partners, by presenting analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, such as economic and social factors, human resources, population trends, incidence of disease, or determination of need. The HIV Planner prepares reports which address the orderly and controlled development, redevelopment, expansion, or reallocation of local, regional, or state HIV resources. The HIV Planner will also establish protocols to ensure programmatic plans are enacted and assist in creating demand for change processes. Specifically this position manages the state HIV planning processes resulting in Needs Assessment activities for HIV prevention and health services including those activities mandated by funding bodies. Working with partner local, regional, state and federal agencies and administrations, private institutions, and planning bodies, the HIV Planner will coordinate all information gathering activities including program specific statewide and local meetings, learning communities, and town halls. The HIV Planner will participate in grant reporting, response to funder requests, and community engagement. In response to the fourth goal of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Achieve a more coordinated response – and to actualize the HIV Informed Systems of Care strategy of the Maryland Five-year HIV Plan, the HIV Planner will be housed in the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD). The Planner will bear primary responsibility for convening a group of funded community health educators housed in MHHD, the Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention, and the Office of Immigrant Health working to create interdisciplinary collaboration among programs.