Policy and Advocacy Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $52,000
Maximum: $57,000
Details: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position with standard benefits.



Start Date


Application Deadline



1237 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Southwest
United States


ABOUT THE POSITION: SisterLove, Inc. (SLI) seeks a full-time, Atlanta-based Policy and Advocacy Program Manager to oversee its Policy and Advocacy portfolio, working at the intersection of HIV and public health policy, RJ advocacy, youth leadership, and social justice. The PAP divides its work between four major advocacy areas: (1) Access to HIV Prevention and Care; (2) Addressing Stigma, Discrimination, and Violence; (3) Social Determinants/Drivers of Health; and (4) Intersection of HIV and reproductive health, rights, and justice issues.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The PAP Manager will oversee the full PAP portfolio, both supervising and working collaboratively with one legal fellow, SLI staff members, and interns/volunteers, dependent upon the policy or advocacy matter; engage in direct educational advocacy with relevant state and local agencies and elected officials; provide public testimony (oral and written) on relevant issues; represent SLI on various state and national policy coalitions related to HIV and reproductive health, rights, and justice issues; develop original policy and advocacy resources (briefs, factsheets, toolkits, slide decks, etc.); create and/or facilitate curriculum in workshop settings; present SLI’s policy positions in a variety of public speaking settings (e.g. universities, conferences, community organizations, churches, etc.); innovate intersectional initiatives to advance SLI’s mission and PAP advocacy areas; engage in public mobilization via social media, other digital communications, and traditional media; provide in-house trainings for staff on relevant issues; develop and maintain partnerships with various local and national organizations, advocates, and media.



·      Communication: Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills; familiarity working with people of all ages and diverse, intersecting social identities; strong ability to use accessible, affirming, and non-stigmatizing language; comfort with public speaking with widely varying audiences; strong interpersonal communication.

·      Management and Coordination: Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; strong ability to balance supervising and supporting the leadership of PAP team members, staff, interns/volunteers, and community members; familiarity working in community-based, grassroots organizational environment. Budget management experience highly preferred. Minimum (2) years supervising professional-level staff.

·      Experience and Education: Experience working in relevant (HIV, sexual health, RJ) organizations/agencies, or significantly related non-profit or community-based organizations or related settings required. Public Policy, Law, Public Health, Ethnic and/or Race Studies, Political Science, Gender and Women’s Studies, and related educational backgrounds preferred but not required (no specific degree requirement).

·      Technological: Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite preferred.  

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply


TO APPLY: Email (hr@sisterlove.org) Resume, statement of interest (identifying relevant experience with specificity and explaining why you are passionate about SLI’s work); names/contact information of three references, and one writing sample in one SINGLE PDF. Please title document and email subject as “ Last Name, First Name, PAP PROGRAM MANAGER APPLICATION. Open Until Filled, priority consideration to applications received by: September 21, 2018. START DATE: October 2018.


We look forward to hearing from you!