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Associate Director of the HIV and Health Equity Program at Human Rights Campaign in Washington DC, DC

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Position Summary:

The Associate Director of the HIV and Health Equity Program is primarily responsible for leading the organization’s cross-departmental efforts to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma. Working closely with a HIV staff member and other HRC staff, the Associate Director will design, implement, and evaluate a winning, multi-year strategy that emphasizes the communities most impacted by HIV and AIDS in the U.S., including young gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Public Education and Research. 


Position Responsibilities:


  • Project & Program Management: Manage the creation and execution of various resources, publications, and educational campaigns that address the current realities of HIV and other health disparities facing LGBTQ people.
  • Research & Writing: Synthesize qualitative and quantitative research to produce original content in the form of blog posts, issue briefs, and policy memos.
  • Management: Supervise at least one employee, interns and volunteers, including when applicable, interviewing, hiring, conducting performance reviews, coaching, motivating and disciplining.
  • Budgeting: Determine the costs and benefits of various HIV-related initiatives in addition to maintaining accurate financial records.
  • Fundraising: Work closely with members of the Development team to maintain existing grant funding and secure new sources of revenue.
  • Organizational & Movement Leadership: Serve as one of several spokespeople for HRC’s work to end the epidemic to internal and external stakeholders, including press.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Three to six years of equivalent work experience in public health (or a related field). Subject matter expertise in HIV and AIDS required.
  • Must be highly organized, self-motivated, able to juggle multiple projects, and have strong attention to detail.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Must be willing to go above and beyond to get results.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience writing website and blog content is a plus, as is experience with HIV policy and advocacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position does require occasional evening and weekend work
  • Strong commitment to and interest in the rapidly changing LGBTQ equality movement, and working knowledge of LGBTQ issues
  • Ability to travel.


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

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