AIDS United is seeking a Senior Program Manager with demonstrated experience in project administration, public health, team building and supervision, and philanthropy to manage three of AIDS United’s grantmaking initiatives. The Fund for Resilience, Equity and Engagement (FREE), the Southern HIV Impact Fund, and the Transgender Leadership Initiative. Launched in April 2019.
Fund for Resilience, Equity, and Engagement (FREE)is a three-year funding initiative prioritizing groups and organizations led by Black gay, bisexual, queer, and same-gender-loving (GBQ/SGL) men and people who are transgender and/or gender non-conforming (TGNC) throughout the United States.
Southern HIV Impact Fund (SHIF) was launched in 2017 and supports organizations working at the intersection of HIV and social justice in nine southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas).
Transgender Leadership Initiative (TLI) was launched in 2019 and focuses on building and strengthening the leadership skills of transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary people.
Working in collaboration with the Director of Grantmaking, this position is strategic and tactical, and responsible for maintaining and advancing the vision for both initiatives, by leading the organization’s efforts to establish a sustainable and effective grantmaking initiative reflective of communities most affected by HIV.
The Senior Program Manager must have demonstrated experience with managing substantial grant portfolios and grantee cohorts, facilitating technical and capacity-building assistance for community-based, public health organizations, and managing a large and complex initiative with a major funder and multiple stakeholders.
The Senior Program Manager must be a self-motivated, critical thinker with keen attention to detail. The position requires strong writing, communications, and negotiation abilities. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing, remote environment, with the demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team; with the ability to manage a team of remote staff.
A successful candidate will understand the balances and challenges between national program management and local community implementation and will have significant history leading or working with community-based organizations in the HIV field (or an intersecting field) in one or more of the areas of focus highlighted above.
This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of March 15, 2021.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES This position is responsible for short- and long-term project planning, including developing the annual project and budget plans, and monitoring costs throughout the fiscal year to ensure an appropriate allocation of funds and resources.
Other responsibilities include:
Work with the Director of Grantmaking to promote and advance the work of AIDS United in the identified communities and further cultivate the funder relationship
Manage, assess and align the staffing structure of the teams
Serve as the lead for defining, designing, and executing the annual performance goals of the initiatives
Refine and direct the plan and process for submission and review of funding proposals for the initiatives
Manage pre-and post-award grants administration activities, including issuing notices of award and grant agreements
Coordinate and manage the FREE and Southern Fund grant portfolios, including, but not limited to monitoring grantee performance, and developing resources to support and assist grantees
Develop outreach strategies, cultivate partnerships, and execute visibility opportunities for the portfolio, including the creation of tools and products related to the portfolio, the submissions of conference abstracts, and public speaking engagements regarding the initiative
Perform cohort evaluation, track deliverables, and monitor progress
Conduct site visits and oversees the implementation of internal and external technical assistance, evaluations, and grantee meetings using virtual and in-person formats
In collaboration with the AU program management team, executive leadership, and the Director of Grantmaking, maintain effective communication with program funders, including submission of timely grant applications, reports, requests for information, and ongoing updates about the progress of the initiative
Coordinate with AIDS United’s Policy department to mobilize community members and community-based organizations in the regions where grantees are located
Research and share innovative strategies related to prevention services, care, and treatment and advocacy
Represent the organization and the initiative as requested with funders, and at national and funder-sponsored meetings
Must reside in the United States
A masters’ degree with at least four years of work experience preferred, at least 10 years of related work experience, or a Bachelors’ degree with a minimum of six years of related work experience can be substituted
Minimum of four years of program and/or grants management experience with programs that reach and engage people living with and affected by HIV, with a specific focus on knowledge of social justice issues that intersect with HIV
Experience with grants management in both the context of grant funding received from private and public funders for projects and initiatives and grant funding disbursed as a grantmaker/funder; meeting deliverables of funded initiatives, establishing and monitoring work plan objectives, and oversight of subcontracts
Ability to manage webinar and/or multimedia platforms supportive of learning communities
Must have demonstrated experience in community engagement with Black gay, bisexual, queer, and same-gender-loving men (GBQ/SGL) and/or people who are transgender and/or gender non-conforming (TGNC) and/or people who live in the U.S. South
Experience with collaboration, communication, engagement, and networking with organizations, leaders, and communities/peers who are Black GBQ/SGL men and/or TGNC
Outstanding written and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and credibility quickly with people at all levels
Detail-oriented with highly functioning project and time management skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel
Experienced with Salesforce CRM preferred, but not required