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Director, Public Policy & Advocacy

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Southern AIDS Coalition
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Remote-Southern United States, AL

Southern AIDS Coalition


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Published 28 days ago

November 16, 2020
October 7, 2020
$67,000 - $72,000

Job Title: Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Supervisor: Executive Director

Designation: Salary, Exempt

Pay Range: $67,000 – $72,000 (commensurate with experience)

Application Close Date: September 30, 2020

Organization Overview: The mission of the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) is to end the HIV epidemic in the South. We are a non-partisan coalition of government, community, and business leaders working alongside thousands of individual members to prevent new infections and build a better South for people living with HIV. We do this through (1) public policy advocacy; (2) capacity building assistance and education; (3) leadership development and resiliency building for PLHIV; (4) research and evaluation; and (5) strategic grantmaking.

We envision a South where every person has access to high-quality health care and essential support services (including safe, decent, affordable housing), free from stigma and discrimination. We also envision a South where every person understands their risk for HIV transmission, receives routine screening and has access to a full range of prevention interventions and harm reduction services.

Position Overview: This position is responsible for managing the federal, state, and local efforts to secure systemic policy changes and strategic investments necessary to reduce HIV-related health disparities and promote greater health equity among people living with or at heightened risk for HIV.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programmatic (60%)

  • Lead SAC’s federal government affairs activities by establishing positive relationships with elected officials and civil servants for the purpose of furthering the organization’s policy priorities
  • Provide information, resources, recommendations, and staffing to the SAC Public Policy Committee, a diverse group that works with the board of directors to develop policy priorities for the South
  • Develop and implement an advocacy strategy to further the abovementioned policy priorities, including plans for outreach, events, message development, issue management, influencer engagement, and thought leadership
  • Provide technical assistance and administrative support to a network of state-based advocacy partners across the Deep South (through the Strong HANDS Initiative)
  • Expand a grassroots network of key stakeholders, including PLHIV and their allies, who have the knowledge, resources, and skills to affect public policy
  • Implement mobilization strategies to engage individual members in public policy advocacy and education campaigns

Administrative (30%)

  • Represent SAC at caucuses, advocacy associations and policy roundtables, including AIDS United’s Public Policy Council, the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP), Congressional Black
  • Caucus (CBC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
  • Create and implement a communications strategy to use media relations and social media to inform members of advocacy, SAC PPC membership benefits, networking opportunities, etc. (in collaboration with the Media Coordinator and Executive Director)
  • Research and analyze key domestic policy issues that impact people living with or at heightened risk for HIV in the South
  • Develop clear and concise policy briefs and position papers on a range of domestic policy issues that impact people living with or at heightened risk for HIV in the South
  • Monitor news media and other sources for potential changes in regulatory and legislative areas
  • Assist with other tasks, as requested by the Executive Director

Administrative (30%)

  • Provide direct supervision and performance evaluation of the Health Policy Associate
  • Conduct timely and appropriate annual staff evaluations
  • Monitor staff performance, particularly efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of deliverables.
  • Provide on-site/remote guidance to the program team, as needed
  • Assist and evaluate staff leadership and program development activities related to training and
  • technical assistance

 

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess either:

  1. A Master’s degree in public policy, public health, health administration, sociology, urban affairs or a related discipline with at least three (3) year’s relevant professional experience;
  2. A bachelor’s degree in public policy, public health, health administration, sociology, urban affairs or a related discipline and at least five (5) years of relevant professional experience; or
  3. A high school diploma with a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience and a policy writing sample to be submitted if selected for an interview.

The preferred candidate will also have extensive experience engaging with strategic third-party advocacy groups and strong familiarity with public policy issues impacting people living with or at heightened risk for HIV in the South.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong desire to work with communities that are disproportionately impacted by HIV in the South, including communities of color; low-income populations; gay, bisexual, and other same-gender-loving men; transgender or gender non-conforming people; youth; women; injection drug users; and rural populations
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak to groups in public or via electronic media
  • Ability to take initiative, set goals, and execute tasks with limited direct supervision
  • Ability to travel and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as part of a flexible work schedule

Location: Preferred candidate will reside in one of the sixteen southern states or Washington, D.C., and demonstrate experience working, collaborating, and supervising remotely. This position should also live in a southern city that is very accessible to a major airport with direct flights to Washington, D.C. The position will involve some travel, and candidates must have access to transportation. This position will also be 100% remote.

Apply: To apply, please submit a resume and clearly state your salary requirements to jobs@southernaidscoalition.org. Cover letter, writing samples, and/or links to examples of previous policy/advocacy experience also welcome. Note: only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Application closes October 7, 2020.

Job Title: Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Supervisor: Executive Director

Designation: Salary, Exempt

Pay Range: $67,000 – $72,000 (commensurate with experience)

Application Close Date: September 30, 2020

Organization Overview: The…

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  • Managerial

Location

Remote-Southern United States, AL

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@southernaidscoalition.org

Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@southernaidscoalition.org

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