ACT NOW: END AIDS is a national coalition of community-based organizations, health departments, and national organizations committed to ending AIDS as an epidemic in the United States. The coalition hosts learning collaboratives; shares key practices; works to have Ending the Epidemic (EtE) become part of the national discourse with key decision makers; and supports city, state, and county health departments across the country with technical assistance in the writing and implementation of EtE plans and processes.
The ANEA Coalition Director position is funded through ANEA membership contributions and partially through a Positive Action Community Grant from ViiV Pharmaceuticals. This position reports to the designated management leadership at TAG and Housing Works, works in conjunction with the ANEA Steering Committee Co-chairs, and regularly reports activities to the ANEA Steering Committee.
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity; social justice; and liberation, fighting to end HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C (HCV). At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well as valuing diversity of experience, in our employment practices. We encourage people living with HIV and other conditions; Black, indigenous and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.
Summary of the Position:
The Coalition Director provides planning, operational, administrative, and communications support for ANEA to foster community leadership in the re-launched National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the existing Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. The Director also oversees the drafting and implementation of the new iterations and additions to Ending the Epidemic Roadmap: a community drafted plan to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.. This position requires facilitation of all regular in-person and web-based ANEA activities and regular supervision of consultants. The strongest applicants will be self-starters who will be able to show leadership with minimal supervision.
People living with HIV and individuals from geographic regions and communities heavily impacted by HIV – including Black, Latinx, and First Nation people, transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals, and sexual minorities – are strongly encouraged to apply. Required travel will vary based upon ANEA’s evolving needs, public health guidance, in accord with TAG’s policies and plans.
- Provide administrative direction, oversight and support of the ANEA Coalition
- Provide ongoing communications support for the Coalition, such as development and management of social media and website updates, basic flier creation, drafting of position statement, and circulating meeting summaries
- Serve as liaison between the ANEA Steering Committee and ANEA membership base
- Work with the ANEA Steering Committee to mobilize new resources for the Coalition and its priorities
- Lead fundraising efforts to support ANEA programming and staffing needs, via recruitment and engagment of new ANEA Coalition members through a dues-paying structure, as well as through grant applications and other fundraising mechanisms.
- Implement Standard Operating Procedures for ANEA, including but not limited to: new member recruitment; applying ANEA’s membership structure and Terms of Reference (i.e., mission, vision statements, policies and procedures); and executing a slide scale membership dues system
- Recruit, hire, and oversee independent consultants to advance high-level coalition work as necessary and approved by TAG and the ANEA Steering Committee
- Implement community engagement activities to elevate innovative EtE work across the country, including execution of “EtE University” a pilot program to train and mobilize community stakeholders engaged in achieving goals of the federal Ending the Epidemic initiative and the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy
- Lead the coordination, planning, content, invitations, and all other aspects of ANEA meetings, webinars, workshops, and conference presentations
- Engage key stakeholders and non-traditional partners in meetings/committee work
- Provide technical support to ANEA activities within each respective working committee
- Provide regular and timely updates on ANEA activities to the Steering Committee and other TAG staff and leadership
- Maintain project database and other project records/archives
- Maintain online ANEA resources including an e-mail listserve, website, social media, and support activities with minimal design content
- Collaborate with TAG’s Policy and Communications teams as necessary to advance ANEA programming and policy work
- Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Experience, Competencies, and Skillsets:
- Demonstrated track record of meaningfully collaborating with community partners and coalitions
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues and issues related to health equity, and social justice, structural interventions and social determinants of health
- Lived experience working with or on behalf of the most disproportionately HIV-impacted and historically underserved populations is highly valued and factored into experience
- Strong commitment to racial equity, social justice and human rights, particularly the rights of those most affected by the HIV epidemic and related syndemics
- Excellent prioritization and project management skills, and follow-through
- Strong understanding of the HIV/AIDS policy landscape including but not limited to the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative, National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of these initiatives to reach populations that are heavily affected by HIV.
- Ability to manage details while focusing on “big picture” issues
- Creative, collaborative mindset with the ability to think outside of the box in managing multiple internal and external relationships
- Strong community organizing and communication skills including media communications, writing, editing, public speaking, presentation skills, group facilitation and planning. TAG Directors are responsible for ensuring that reports and communications reflect TAG’s high standards for evidence-based writing and analysis
- Experience in non-profit development, fundraising, and event planning
- Passion for community-led health improvement
- Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
- Flexibility with regard to work hours
Compensation & Benefits:
The annual compensation will be $80,000-$84,000 for the one-year contract, commensurate with experience and skills. TAG offers a competitive benefits package that includes fully-employer paid health insurance and generous paid vacation (starting at four weeks, plus additional paid sick leave and holidays). TAG also provides professional development opportunities and a flexible work environment.
Location and Hours:
TAG does not require employees to work from our New York City headquarters office at this time and is open to candidates based anywhere in the U.S. who are able to work during TAG’s office hours (10am-6pm ET). Candidates outside the New York City area should have a demonstrated history of working successfully and long-term in a remote position. This is a full-time, exempt position; work on evenings and weekends may be required.
TAG does not have the capacity to provide visa support. Only candidates with existing authorization to work in the U.S. will be eligible.
How to Apply:
Please send a one-page cover letter, current resume (two-page maximum), two samples of either: a) writing, b) project implementation plan, or c) video recording of a training, presentation or webinar, along with 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Director, ANEA Coalition” in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.