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Director of Health Policy

DIRECTOR OF HEALTH POLICY
Full-time
Salary Range: $95,000-$115,000, negotiable based on experience.


ABOUT AIDS UNITED
AIDS United is a national non-profit organization with a singular mission and focus to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.

In our pursuit of this lofty but achievable goal, AIDS United approaches the domestic HIV epidemic from a multitude of different directions, working to engage, mobilize, and support the national HIV community in everything we do. Whether it’s engaging in sustained advocacy based on sound public policy, partnering in strategic grantmaking to benefit affected communities, targeting and tailoring capacity building services for organizations responding to the epidemic, or contributing formative research to inform the field, AIDS United is committed to ensuring that we not only end the HIV epidemic in
the US, but that we center and care for people living with HIV.

For more than two decades, we have supported community-driven responses to the HIV epidemic around the country that reach the nation’s most disproportionately affected populations, including LGBTQ+ people, communities of color, cisgender women, and people living in the deep South. To date, our strategic grantmaking initiatives have directly funded more than $104 million to local communities and have leveraged more than $117 million in additional investments for programs that include syringe access, access to care, capacity-building, HIV prevention
, and advocacy, among others.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Director of Health Policy is responsible for the development of AIDS United’s strategy for ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. with a specific focus on prevention, access to care and treatment, issues related to drug user health including syringe services, health care reform, Medicare, Medicaid, the Ryan White CARE Act, and addressing the social determinants of health.  The Director shall track, comment and recommend responses to regulatory policy issues, track and analyze congressional policy, including the Ryan White CARE Act, the 340B drug pricing program, and other legislative issues to inform the organization’s federal advocacy efforts.  This individual works with the policy department and the Public Policy Council to develop and advocate policy recommendations and to build relationships with targeted Members of Congress, congressional and committee staff, key Administration officials, and agency heads.  The Director shall work with the Vice President of Policy & Advocacy to develop lobbying strategies and works with AIDS United’s Communications Department to activate alerts to stakeholders to take action, prepare advocacy talking points, and present legislative strategies and analysis. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A minimum of 7 years of related work experience is required.  Capitol Hill or federal policy experience is a must with a background in HIV/AIDS policy preferred. 

PREFERRED APPLICANT EXPERIENCE/CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
Must have ability to listen, analyze, think strategically and creatively, and work well with people individually and in a group.  Individual should have demonstrated ability to consider multiple viewpoints about controversial issues and to communicate AIDS United’s perspective effectively with all stakeholders.  Must have familiarity and experience with legislative, regulatory, and advocacy processes. 

REQUIRED SKILLS
Position requires a highly organized individual who is self-motivated and able to take initiative with sound judgment.  Proven organizational, managerial, and analytical skills required.  Must be able to provide leadership and effectively engage managers and staff in working toward organizational goals.  Must have the ability to perform responsibilities in a professional manner and to handle assignments with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.  Position requires strong writing and communications abilities.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and work independently as well as a member of a team.  Individual should understand the balance and challenges between national program management and local community implementation.  Must be proficient in MS Office Suite. 

REPORTS TO
Vice President of Policy & Advocacy

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Senior Policy Manager and Policy Manager


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide logistical and technical support to member organization based Public Policy Council;
  • Serve as organization representative to various coalition workgroups;
  • Monitor and evaluate legislation impacting HIV related health and prevention services;
  • Provide updates to the Public Policy Council on key advocacy issues;
  • Prepare advocacy materials and talking points for Hill and Administration visits;
  • Develop written materials on policy issues;
  • Contribute to the AIDS United Policy Update;
  • Prepare draft letters on key HIV/AIDS issues and policy challenges;
  • Represents AIDS United at conferences, meetings and workshops;
  • Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is generally performed within the office environment and includes significant contact with policy makers, legislative staff, and key constituencies. 

TRAVEL
Position requires moderate travel (21+ days per year).


HOW TO APPLY
To apply, a cover letter and resume should be submitted to jobs@aidsunited.org with “Director of Health Policy” in the subject line. Incomplete submissions WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

WHO SHOULD APPLY
AIDS United is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service/veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, prior record of arrest or conviction, current employment status, or caregiver status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law. 

We encourage applications from candidates of color and individuals living with HIV or who have histories of injection-drug use. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.





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