The Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute is the first Black HIV/AIDS policy center dedicated to reducing HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic in their communities. Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."

It is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Los Angeles, California.

Oversight and Guidance

Oversight of the Black AIDS Institute is provided by its board of directors, a diverse group of medical, community, political, and media experts committed to the organization and its mission.

Guidance for BAI's training and education programs is provided by a scientific advisory board comprised of most of the country's leading scientists and public health experts.

Staff

BAI has a small but growing staff. If you are interested in joining our organization, please visit our jobs page or give us a call.

Funders

The Black AIDS Institute is extremely grateful to the many government agencies, foundations, businesses, organizations, and individuals that provide critical funding. A list of our major supporters can be found on our partners page. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so online.

Jul 10, 2019
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is not over, especially in Black communities.  Would you like to be a part of the solution?  The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is looking for a highly skilled and self-motivated Outreach Coordinator to help us end HIV and AIDS. The Outreach Coordinator is a part of an innovative team that works collaboratively to run the Black AIDS Institute’s (BAI) HIV clinical and behavioral services to serve Black Angelinos in South LA.  The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for supporting BAI’s HIV clinical and behavioral programs through managing and implementing BAI’s social support programming and the recruitment of and engagement with Black people in LA. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work that fights for the core values of social justice and equity; strong work ethic; demonstrated success in program planning and implementation; and thrive in an unapologetically Black work environment. Job Location:                          Los Angeles, California Reporting Relationship:        Prevention & Care Manager Supervisory Relationship:     Program Specialists Agency-wide Duties and Responsibilities: Supports the mission, vision, and values of the Black AIDS Institute Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: Initiative and ownership of work Individual maturity Respect for others A team-centered and asset-based approach Maintenance of confidential information Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities: Leadership Build strategic relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities, and recruit and retain clients for various BAI programs Plan and conduct a diverse array of outreach and recruitment efforts targeted to Black Angelinos at high risk of acquiring HIV Develop, implement, and evaluate outreach plan and strategies Attend relevant community meetings; participate in relevant councils, roundtables, and committees Develop and maintain relationships with collaborative partners and cultivate new relationships as appropriate Assist in HIV testing, linkage to care, and retention in care activities for BAI and partners Lead and supervise the Program Specialists’ outreach activities Recruitment Develop and maintain an annual outreach and recruitment calendar Adjust recruitment strategies as needed Supervise and implement public BAI events, meetings, and open house information sessions Manage recruitment strategies such as: canvassing; social media and networking strategies; event & venue-based, etc. Provide recruitment team members (staff, volunteers, contractors, partners, etc.) with the positive leadership culture, resources, guidance, training and technical support required to succeed in the desired recruitment goals Manage recruitment team of volunteers, staff, contractors, partners, etc. to implement recruitment strategies Develop recruitment goals, in partnership with programmatic leads, in alignment with client and program goals and deliverables Develop outreach and recruitment materials in collaboration with appropriate parties Monitor and evaluate recruitment efforts and incorporate results into strategy improvement Outreach Outreach, organize, attend, and present at schools, non-profits, public and private spaces, and neighborhood community meetings, regarding BAI programs and their impact Attend and participate in relevant community meetings, councils, roundtables, and committees Develop mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals to holistically address the needs of and better serve Black communities in Los Angeles including the fostering of formal referral relationships Represent BAI at community events Plan monthly events to reach and support cis and trans Black gay and bisexual men, cis and trans Black women, and other communities of Black people Lead logistical planning for programs including, but not limited to: securing venues, securing food, preparing material for events, recruiting attendees, managing event teams, planning event agendas, securing speakers, etc. Professional Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies or a related field plus 2 years of relevant employment in program planning and implementation; community organizing; outreach and recruitment; HIV/AIDS-related work or an equivalent combination of education and experience High level proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel) Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking and presentation skills Demonstrated experience in: project planning, meeting facilitation and consensus building, program evaluation, leading trainings, coalition building, and curriculum development, specifically for adult-learners Demonstrated understanding of the structural and cultural issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention among Black people Demonstrated commitment, in one’s personal and/or professional life, to social and racial justice Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts and always maintain confidentiality Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks using independent judgment and discretion Ability to work independently and accurately in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment Ability to work under pressure while exercising discretionary judgment; make decisions when necessary with minimal direct supervision Flexibility to perform other duties and responsibilities as needed High level HIV prevention and care knowledge preferred Reliable transportation required Other Requirements: Ability to lift and/or move up to 20-pound boxes or equipment in office or at events Up to 50% of time will be spent in community settings outside of the office Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours required Ability to travel frequently Other duties as assigned To apply, submit a cover letter and resume  to  humanresources@blackaids.org . Email subject line should read “Outreach Coordinator.” Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Black folks, LGBTQ+ people, People Living With HIV, and people who hold more than one of these identities are highly encouraged to apply.  Initial screening will begin on June 17, 2019  and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please. About the Black AIDS Institute Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions, and individuals, in efforts to confront HIV. BAI disseminates information; advocates for sound, inclusive, culturally responsive public and private sector health policies; offers training and capacity building; provides health screening for HIV/STI/Hep C and other chronic and/or infectious diseases, and linkage to inclusive Black centered primary health care; and conducts advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. The Black AIDS Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the Black AIDS Institute visit  www.blackaids.org .   
The Black AIDS Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources
Jul 10, 2019
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is not over, especially in Black communities.  Would you like to be a part of the solution?  The Black AIDS Institute is looking for a self-motivated Development Manager who is able to flourish in an unapologetically Black environment while helping to confront HIV/AIDS. The Development Manager is an essential part of the Black AIDS Institute’s development team. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position responsible for assisting in fundraising efforts and processing all grants and contracts throughout their lifecycle. From pre to post award, the Development Manager, will ensure proper due diligence and compliance. This position will develop processes to ensure a streamlined workflow – from pre-approval through grant closure – and for communicating grant information to development, program, and finance staff. Duties involve fundraising research, extensive record keeping with attention to accuracy and regulatory compliance, as well as the ability to envision, recommend, and implement process improvements. The position requires someone who is comfortable in a dynamic environment with both analytical thinking and implementation of detail. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work that fights for the core values of social justice and equal representation, as well as thrive in an unapologetically Black work environment. Some travel, weekend and evening hours will be required. JOB LOCATION:                                        Los Angeles, California REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:                Director of Development SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:           None SUPERVISION/TRAINING: Regular meetings with the Director of Development and Programs Team Periodic participation in internal and external trainings Ongoing professional development opportunities ORGANIZATION-WIDE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support the mission, vision, and values of the Institute. Comply willingly with all organizational policies and procedures. Support all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies. Support and facilitate positive interaction with others by exhibiting: Individual maturity Respect for others A team-centered approach Maintenance of confidential information Communicate appropriate information to other departments in a timely and effective manner. Participate in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency. POSITION-SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Working with Director of Development to identify and research prospects Assisting with new and enhanced stewardship of all donors Managing all of the Black AIDS Institute’s grants and contracts including creating a filing system for each grant and contract received. Collaborate with co-workers to gather information and write grant proposals. Ensuring timely submission of grants/contracts to funders, contracting agencies, and subcontractors; as well as, programmatic and financial reports. Keeping track of all reporting, programmatic, financial and administrative requirements and due dates related to all grants/contracts. Managing all administrative and reporting requirements for all federal grants including monthly billing submissions. Creating monthly reports for Director of Development listing all of the Black AIDS Institute’s current grants/contracts, deliverables for each grant/contract and monthly progress on completing those deliverables. Planning and executing special funding opportunities (end-of-year-end appeal, Annual Report, etc.) Working with Director of Development and programmatic staff to create grant deliverables and cover letters. Creating monthly program narrative reporting templates for each grant/contract for programs team to complete and ensuring those reports are submitted. Working with programs, development, and fiscal staff to revise budgets due to changes. Completing invoice verifications of contractors. Hosting in-office meetings with contractors. Monitoring and evaluating services being provided in order to ensure effective program implementation. Assisting programs team with the completion of all grant/contracts narrative reports required by each funder. Working with the development team to prepare all grant/contract budgets and administrative requirements for submission of proposals. Keeping informed of any new changes and regulations to federal grant awards. Assisting the Director of Finance in organizational audits where submission of grants and contracts documents are required. Other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced Skills in Microsoft Excel. Excellent oral written and presentation skills. Ability to prioritize personal work schedule and priorities using independent judgment. Ability to move to next stage of tasks and projects in the absence of managerial supervision. Ability to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities. Outstanding organization, project and time management skills. Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility. Willingness to work nights and weekends to meet grant reporting and proposal budget deadlines. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree plus three years of relevant employment involving grant acquisition and compliance or an equivalent combination of education and experience. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ability to read, write and converse in English. Ability to communicate with staff, stakeholders and vendors. Ability to remain calm and composed under stress. Bending, lifting 20-pound boxes and packages, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing. Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation. Ability to organize and prioritize assignments. Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements). Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments and decisions. To apply,  submit a  cover letter, resume   and a sample proposal or appeal letter  to  humanresources@blackaids.org . Email subject line should read “Development Manager.” Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Black folks, members of LGBTQ communities, people living with HIV, and people who hold more than one of these identities are highly encouraged to apply.  Initial screening will begin immediately  and continue until the position is filled.  No phone calls please. About the Black AIDS Institute Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions, and individuals, in efforts to confront HIV. BAI disseminates information; advocates for sound, inclusive, culturally responsive public and private sector health policies; offers training and capacity building; provides health screening for HIV/STI/Hep C and other chronic and/or infectious diseases, and linkage to inclusive Black centered primary health care; and conducts advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. The Black AIDS Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about the Black AIDS Institute visit  www.blackaids.org . 
The Black AIDS Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jul 10, 2019
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is not over, especially in Black communities. Would you like to be a part of the solution? The Black AIDS Institute is looking for a self-motivated Communications Coordinator who is able to flourish in an unapologetically Black environment while helping to confront HIV/AIDS. The Communications Coordinator is an essential part of the Black AIDS Institute’s development team.   The Communications Coordinator will contribute to the overall branding efforts of BAI. As the Communications Coordinator, you will assist with the execution of marketing and communications strategies as well as tracking campaign results. Duties will include assisting with communications needs in helping to plan, implement, and report upon external communications including website content, social media content and community management, and email communications. This position will also serve as the primary contact for an external public relations firm. The Communications Coordinator will partner with staff and external collaborators for event support; proactively pitch stories to media/bloggers and find creative ways to bring young and older Black, community-focused individuals into a larger conversation about HIV and Black health.   The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work that fights for the core values of social justice and equal representation, as well as thrive in an unapologetically Black work environment. While this is a full-time position, some weekend and evening hours will be required. Some travel is required.     Job Location:                                     Los Angeles, CA - Preferred. (No re-location costs will be borne by the agency)   Reporting Relationship:                 Director of Development     Agency-wide Duties and Responsibilities: ●      Supports the mission, vision, and values of the Black AIDS Institute ●      Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures ●      Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies ●      Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: o  Individual maturity o  Respect for others o  A team-centered approach o  Cultural humility o  Maintenance of confidential information ●      Communicates appropriate information to other departments in a timely and effective manner ●      Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency   Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:   ·        Works closely with the Director of Development to solicit, order and produce content for social media channels. Content production includes research, copy editing, graphics creation, and performance reporting/analysis ·        Maintain regular and consistent social media content publishing schedule and ensure regular engagement and interaction with followers and prospects across all channels. Will engage with the Deputy Director to do so ·        Manage email marketing and communications ·        Update event registration and email marketing as new information or changes are received ·        Manage marketing lists and segments ·        Primary point of contact for external public relations firm ·        Keep and follow detailed email distribution calendar for all programs ·        Responsible for updating website and any microsites with links, images and information, etc. ·        Perform monthly competitive brand analysis ·        Establish and maintain relationships with members of press/influencers in Black healthcare. ·        Perform regular link building outreach to increase the number of inbound links to website ·        Onsite event support as needed ·        Makes recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of digital and traditional marketing programs and templates both in terms of audience appeal and efficiencies of internal processes ·        Development of new email marketing templates and designs as needed ·        Stays current with BAI’s program offerings and understands BAI programs and other projects ·        Other duties as assigned     Professional Qualifications: •        Bachelor’s degree or higher in a communications-related field and at least 2 years of related experience in the fields of communications, preferably for community organizations, nonprofits, and/or serving people of color •        Demonstrated knowledge, experience and familiarity with Black HIV prevention and care programming, particularly HIV services in clinical and nonclinical settings, and HIV and health policy at a local and national level  •        Minimum 2 years managing and content design for at least 1 social media platform. Knowledge and familiarity with managing content design, implementation, engagement and analytics reporting for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. At a later date, the agency may consider the need to develop a Snapchat presence. Preferred experience with Hootesuite or another social media management tool for tracking and reporting. •        Minimum 1-year experience managing a content management based website, blog or news feed, and related content planning across the organization’s teams. Familiarity with Wordpress to design pages/posts, publish and edit content and update exist web-pages with appropriate imagery and information. •        Minimum 1 years of experience developing press releases, statements, issue-based articles, speaking points, and other writing for health and health-policy related issues. •        Experience with leveraging email marketing via Constant Contact for email marketing, Sprout Social for social media management tools and Canva for graphic design/editing. Knowledge of similar tools is acceptable •        Technologically savvy and able to self-learn emerging and new tech platforms that support and amplify communications efforts  •        Producing results in an environment where building consensus and effectively collaborating with a diverse group of colleagues is critical     General Skill Requirements: •        Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking and presentation skills •        Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks using independent judgment and discretion •        Ability to work independently and accurately in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment •        Ability to work under pressure while exercising discretionary judgment; make decisions when necessary with minimal direct supervision; work remotely without supervisory accompaniment. •        Ability to work in an open office environment. •        Ability to capture values and organizational culture in writing and other communications efforts.   Physical and Sensory Requirements: ●      Ability to read, write and converse in English ●      Ability to communicate efficiently with staff, stakeholders, and vendors ●      Ability to remain calm and composed under stress ●      Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing ●      Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation ●      Ability to organize ●      Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements) ●      Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions     About the Black AIDS Institute The Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.    The Black AIDS Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the Black AIDS Institute visit  www.blackaids.org   To apply, submit a  cover letter, resume  and writing sample to the Human Resources email Email subject line should read “Communications Coordinator.” Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Black folks, LGBTQ+ people, People Living With HIV, and people who hold more than one of these identities are highly encouraged to apply. Initial screening will begin on June 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
The Black AIDS Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Jul 10, 2019
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is not over, especially in Black communities. Would you like to be a part of the solution? The Black AIDS Institute is looking for a self-motivated Communications Coordinator who is able to flourish in an unapologetically Black environment while helping to confront HIV/AIDS. The Communications Coordinator is an essential part of the Black AIDS Institute’s development team.   The Communications Coordinator will contribute to the overall branding efforts of BAI. As the Communications Coordinator, you will assist with the execution of marketing and communications strategies as well as tracking campaign results. Duties will include assisting with communications needs in helping to plan, implement, and report upon external communications including website content, social media content and community management, and email communications. This position will also serve as the primary contact for an external public relations firm. The Communications Coordinator will partner with staff and external collaborators for event support; proactively pitch stories to media/bloggers and find creative ways to bring young and older Black, community-focused individuals into a larger conversation about HIV and Black health.   The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work that fights for the core values of social justice and equal representation, as well as thrive in an unapologetically Black work environment. While this is a full-time position, some weekend and evening hours will be required. Some travel is required.     Job Location:                                     Los Angeles, CA - Preferred. (No re-location costs will be borne by the agency)   Reporting Relationship:                 Director of Development     Agency-wide Duties and Responsibilities: ●      Supports the mission, vision, and values of the Black AIDS Institute ●      Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures ●      Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies ●      Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: o  Individual maturity o  Respect for others o  A team-centered approach o  Cultural humility o  Maintenance of confidential information ●      Communicates appropriate information to other departments in a timely and effective manner ●      Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency   Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:   ·        Works closely with the Director of Development to solicit, order and produce content for social media channels. Content production includes research, copy editing, graphics creation, and performance reporting/analysis ·        Maintain regular and consistent social media content publishing schedule and ensure regular engagement and interaction with followers and prospects across all channels. Will engage with the Deputy Director to do so ·        Manage email marketing and communications ·        Update event registration and email marketing as new information or changes are received ·        Manage marketing lists and segments ·        Primary point of contact for external public relations firm ·        Keep and follow detailed email distribution calendar for all programs ·        Responsible for updating website and any microsites with links, images and information, etc. ·        Perform monthly competitive brand analysis ·        Establish and maintain relationships with members of press/influencers in Black healthcare. ·        Perform regular link building outreach to increase the number of inbound links to website ·        Onsite event support as needed ·        Makes recommendations for ways to improve the effectiveness of digital and traditional marketing programs and templates both in terms of audience appeal and efficiencies of internal processes ·        Development of new email marketing templates and designs as needed ·        Stays current with BAI’s program offerings and understands BAI programs and other projects ·        Other duties as assigned     Professional Qualifications: •        Bachelor’s degree or higher in a communications-related field and at least 2 years of related experience in the fields of communications, preferably for community organizations, nonprofits, and/or serving people of color •        Demonstrated knowledge, experience and familiarity with Black HIV prevention and care programming, particularly HIV services in clinical and nonclinical settings, and HIV and health policy at a local and national level  •        Minimum 2 years managing and content design for at least 1 social media platform. Knowledge and familiarity with managing content design, implementation, engagement and analytics reporting for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. At a later date, the agency may consider the need to develop a Snapchat presence. Preferred experience with Hootesuite or another social media management tool for tracking and reporting. •        Minimum 1-year experience managing a content management based website, blog or news feed, and related content planning across the organization’s teams. Familiarity with Wordpress to design pages/posts, publish and edit content and update exist web-pages with appropriate imagery and information. •        Minimum 1 years of experience developing press releases, statements, issue-based articles, speaking points, and other writing for health and health-policy related issues. •        Experience with leveraging email marketing via Constant Contact for email marketing, Sprout Social for social media management tools and Canva for graphic design/editing. Knowledge of similar tools is acceptable •        Technologically savvy and able to self-learn emerging and new tech platforms that support and amplify communications efforts  •        Producing results in an environment where building consensus and effectively collaborating with a diverse group of colleagues is critical     General Skill Requirements: •        Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking and presentation skills •        Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks using independent judgment and discretion •        Ability to work independently and accurately in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment •        Ability to work under pressure while exercising discretionary judgment; make decisions when necessary with minimal direct supervision; work remotely without supervisory accompaniment. •        Ability to work in an open office environment. •        Ability to capture values and organizational culture in writing and other communications efforts.   Physical and Sensory Requirements: ●      Ability to read, write and converse in English ●      Ability to communicate efficiently with staff, stakeholders, and vendors ●      Ability to remain calm and composed under stress ●      Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing ●      Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation ●      Ability to organize ●      Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements) ●      Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions     About the Black AIDS Institute The Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.    The Black AIDS Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the Black AIDS Institute visit  www.blackaids.org   To apply, submit a  cover letter, resume  and writing sample to the Human Resources email Email subject line should read “Communications Coordinator.” Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Black folks, LGBTQ+ people, People Living With HIV, and people who hold more than one of these identities are highly encouraged to apply. Initial screening will begin on June 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
The Black AIDS Institute Los Angeles, CA, USA Marketing / PR
Jul 10, 2019
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is not over, especially in Black communities. Would you like to be a part of the solution? The Black AIDS Institute is looking for a highly-skilled and self-motivated Policy & Organizing Manager to help us end HIV and AIDS. The Policy & Organizing Manager is an essential part of the Black AIDS Institute’s continued leadership as the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused on Black people. The Manager plays an integral role in the next generation of Black HIV/AIDS response by developing and implementing policy and mobilization strategies to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the U.S.    This position reports directly to BAI’s Deputy Director and works closely with the President & CEO to set the organization’s policy and advocacy strategies. The Policy & Organizing Manager plays a critical leadership role in driving BAI’s policy and mobilization leadership efforts and providing analysis and research on issues related to HIV. The position also leads and manages staff that provide support to 20+ coalitions across the country under the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN). Our network of grassroots and local leaders across the country are the backbone of BAI’s policy and mobilization efforts. The Policy & Organizing Manager leads the team that ensures our BTANs have the resources and tools to inform our national policy strategy and respond to the HIV epidemic in their local community.   The ideal candidate will have strong organizing and HIV policy experience, demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work that fights for the core values of social justice and equity, and thrive in an unapologetically Black work environment. While this is a full-time position, some weekend and evening hours will be required. Significant travel is required.     Job Location:                                     Los Angeles, CA or Southern U.S. (preferably Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC)   Reporting Relationship:                 Deputy Director   Supervisory Relationship:             National Community Organizers, Interns   Agency-wide Duties and Responsibilities: ●      Supports the mission, vision, and values of the Black AIDS Institute ●      Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures ●      Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies ●      Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: o  Individual maturity o  Respect for others o  A team-centered approach o  Cultural Humility o  Maintenance of confidential information ●      Communicates appropriate information to other departments in a timely and effective manner ●      Participates in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain competency   Position-Specific Duties/Responsibilities:   ●       Strategy and Leadership ○       Provide strategic vision and direction for building BAI’s organizing strategies, focused on building power in Black communities ○       Identify and manage campaigns aligned with BAI’s mission, vision, and values ○       Integrate community organizing with long-term, sustainable community-driven policy change efforts and integrate policy research and advocacy with grassroots organizing ○       Work with the development team to research, solicit, and develop proposals; and submit reports. ○       Work with BAI’s leadership team and staff and community leaders to identify emerging issues, strategies and campaigns that are responsive to both community needs and organizational priorities ●       Policy Analysis & Research ○      Conduct legislative and policy analysis and research on issues impacting HIV in Black America ○      Track all relevant state and federal legislation and other policy developments related to HIV ○      Translate complex policy issues into relevant, actionable messages ○      Develop white papers, statements, policy briefs, fact sheets, talking points and other policy leadership material laying out BAI policy positions ○      Inform BAI staff of trends and impacts of current and potentially policy and legislative happenings ○      Serve as subject matter expert on all HIV-related policy matters ●       Policy & Advocacy Planning and Implementation ○      Build annual policy, legislative and advocacy strategy for BAI and provide strategic oversight for execution of strategies ○      Regularly advise, consult, and inform policy makers (in DC and in local jurisdictions) and BAI staff regarding issues affecting HIV in Black communities ○      Work with national and local partners to advance BAI policy priorities ○      Develop and strengthen relationships with elected officials, partners, and influencers through meetings and coalition participation ○      Develop and cultivate relationships with local and national public officials ○      Represent BAI in policy coalitions and at public events to provide a face through formal presentations, interviews and relationship management (as related to public policy) ○      Prepping BAI staff and constituents for meetings with elected officials and other policy stakeholders ●       Mobilization Planning & Implementation ○      Manage direct reports and team members to develop national and local campaign strategies with partners and local BTAN (Black Treatment Advocates Network) chapters ○      Manage community engagement programs including listening sessions, advocacy training programs, educational policy-related events, mobilization engagement events, etc. ○      Identify challenges and opportunities in local communities and translate them into national policy priorities and strategies ○      Support staff in event planning related to mobilization activities ●       Policy Communications ○      Work with BAI’s communication team to develop and implement annual communication strategies, advocacy campaigns, and messages related to BAI’s policy and advocacy priorities ○      Develop and disseminate relevant information to national and local partners, policy makers, the media and communities ○      Draft op-eds and articles on policy and advocacy topics ○      Lead writing and copy-editing fact sheets, action toolkits, and web and social media content   Professional Qualifications: •        Minimum 3 years of experience in HIV advocacy and public policy •        Minimum 1 year of experience in organizing and/or supporting coalitions •        Minimum 2 years of experience developing press releases, statements, issue-based articles, speaking points, and other writing for health and health-policy related issues •        Minimum 2 years of experience in managing staff •        Bachelor’s degree or higher in a public policy, communications, public health or related field. Combination of education and experience will be considered  •        Organized approach to maintaining and tracking multiple relationships •        Experience supervising and directing the work of others •        Ability to work independently, take initiative, and assume responsibility for new and emerging projects •        Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with Black HIV prevention and care programming and HIV and health policy at a local and national level •        Excellent written and oral communications skills; proven ability to translate technical content into compelling materials for advocacy and policy audiences •        Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment •        Ability to take initiative, think logically and demonstrate problem solving skills •        Project management skills including research, planning and execution of special projects •        Experience leading and coaching cross-functional teams •        Ability to thrive and problem-solve in an agency that is transforming and continually responding to, and evolving with, social turmoil, breaking news, political changes, tight deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail and follow through •        Ability to use Asana as a project management software   General Skill Requirements: •        Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking and presentation skills •        Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks using independent judgment and discretion •        Ability to work independently and accurately in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment, particularly while working remotely •        Ability to work under pressure while exercising discretionary judgment; make decisions when necessary with minimal direct supervision; work remotely without supervisory accompaniment •        Ability to work in an open office environment •        Ability to capture values and organizational culture in writing and other communications efforts   Physical and Sensory Requirements: ●      Ability to read, write and converse in English ●      Ability to communicate efficiently with staff, stakeholders, and vendors ●      Ability to remain calm and composed under stress ●      Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing ●      Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation ●      Ability to organize ●      Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements) ●      Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions   How To Apply humanresources@blackaids.org https://blackaids.org/ To apply, submit a  cover letter, resume  and an HIV-related statement, op-ed, or article you have authored as a writing sample to  t he Human Resources email. Email subject line should read “Policy & Organizing Manager” Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Black folks, LGBTQ+ people, People Living With HIV, and people who hold more than one of these identities are highly encouraged to apply. Initial screening will begin on June 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
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