About the Position
Treatment Action Group (TAG) seeks a dynamic, motivated, and skilled individual to become its HIV community engagement manager, supporting the organization as it continues to grow. This position will report to TAG’s HIV project director, and is a full-time, salaried role.
The HIV community engagement manager will focus on supporting the HIV project, overseeing community engagement activities for a portfolio of projects focused on basic science towards development of HIV vaccines; HIV cure-focused research; HIV prevention, COVID-19 and emerging disease outbreaks (e.g., mpox); and will contribute toward TAG’s leadership and engagement in the ACT NOW: END AIDS (ANEA) Coalition. The HIV community engagement manager will be responsible for ensuring that programming pursued by TAG is informed by and driven by the community and will be responsible for developing and facilitating relationships between TAG, partner organizations, and community leaders, members, and stakeholders.
Key Duties & Responsibilities Include:
- Community Engagement
- Identify partners and key stakeholders to build partnerships and collaborate with, in support of programmatic goals;
- Partner with community organizations involved in HIV research and engagement;
- Host webinars and other educational programs on key topics related to HIV, and develop educational materials for members of partner organizations and the broader community;
- Facilitate trainings with partner organizations (e.g., HIV Vaccine Trials Network; the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination Office of the NIH [HANC];
- Participate in HIV community advisory boards and working groups, as-needed.
- Support TAG’s work strengthening community engagement with HIV prevention and related research and clinical trials networks and consortia;
- Develop research materials (e.g., surveys; interview guides) to study community perspectives on the current state of HIV (e.g., HIV vaccine research);
- Disseminate results from research via webinars, reports, working papers, etc.;
- Draft op-eds in collaboration with TAG’s Communications and Policy teams and with external partners about research findings.
- Support TAG’s Policy and Communications teams with developing responses to ongoing issues and topics related to HIV;
- Assist in developing social marketing campaigns on various platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Webinars;
- Provide insight and feedback on policy issues related to HIV treatment and prevention access;
- Participate in Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP) and the FAPP Research Working Group (RWG) meetings as needed to ensure community needs are represented.
- Background and Experience
- Non-profit community development, community organizing foundation, or government setting;
- Knowledge of current relevant theories and best practices in community building, outreach, community relations, capacity building, convening and meeting facilitation;
- Excellent research, oral communication, and writing skills, with grant writing experience prioritized;
- A solid understanding of, or direct experience working collaboratively with individuals from all sectors of the community;
- A commitment to equity, inclusion, accessibility and social justice in the areas of healthcare and research;
- Demonstrated experience or commitment to working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic and national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value;
- Ability to use technology and electronic media, including the web and social media, to support community engagement;
- Robust project management skills and ability to balance competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-moving, dynamic work environment;
- Strong interpersonal and networking skills; friendly rapport with the ability to communicate effectively in a collegial manner and maintain relationships;
- Enthusiasm for TAG’s mission is essential; familiarity with advocacy, health, policy making, or lived experience with the conditions on which TAG focuses (i.e., HIV, hepatitis C, TB), is a plus.
Salary & Benefits
The annual compensation range will be $70,000 – $76,000, commensurate with experience, skills, and performance. TAG offers a competitive benefits package that includes fully-employer paid health insurance for the employee and their dependent(s), 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. TAG is an eligible employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
Location and Hours
This is an exempt position, with 40 hours per week expected within TAG’s office hours (9am – 5pm or 10am-6pm ET). Work on evenings and weekends may be required at times.
TAG does not currently require employees to work from our New York City headquarters office.
Candidates wishing to work remotely are welcome to apply, provided that they can work in sync with TAG’s team which works generally in Eastern US Time.
How to Apply
Please send a one-page cover letter, current CV/résumé, 2 writing samples (note: a recent multimedia or educational/training product designed solely or primarily by the candidate may be submitted in lieu of one writing sample), and 3 professional references and their contact information to email@example.com, with “HIV Community Engagement Manager” as the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.
Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.