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Program Manager, F.R.E.E.
Title: Program Manager, Fund for Resilience, Equity and Engagement (FREE)
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Remote possible; strong preference for candidates in the Midwest or U.S. South
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000/year


AIDS United is seeking a Program Manager to provide substantive program and administrative coordination for the Fund for Resilience, Equity and Engagement (FREE), a three-year grantmaking program to support services prioritizing groups and organizations led by Black gay, bisexual, queer and same-gender-loving (GBQ/SGL) men and people who are transgender throughout the United States. This Program Manager will be the primary point of contact for FREE grantee partners serving Black gay, bisexual, queer, and same-gender loving men. In collaboration with the FREE team (consisting of a Program Associate, another Program Manager, a Program Manager for Capacity Building, and a Senior Program Manager), the Program Manager will work closely with the grantee cohort, technical assistance providers, funders, and other internal and external partners on innovative projects. This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2019.


  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Manager and Program Managers to coordinate the grant portfolio, 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;
  • Site visit planning and coordination, and implementation of internal and external technical assistance, evaluations, and grantee meetings;
  • In collaboration with AU program management team, executive leadership, and the Senior Program Manager, maintain effective communication with program funder(s), including submission of timely grant applications, reports, 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.


  • Must reside in the United States with strong preference given to candidates residing in the Midwest or U.S. South
  • Must have demonstrated experience in political engagement and community organizing with Black gay, bisexual, queer, and same-gender loving men and/or people who are transgender.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; or in lieu of a degree, a minimum of four years of related work experience can be substituted. This should include no less than 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 other social justice movements that intersect with HIV;
  • Outstanding written and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and credibility quickly with people at all levels;
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional project and time management skills;
  • Experience with collaboration, communication, engagement, and networking with organizations, leaders, and communities/peers who are Black gay, bisexual, queer and same-gender-loving (GBQ/SGL) men and people who are transgender;
  • Familiarity with grants management including meeting deliverables, monitoring work plan objectives, and oversight of subcontracts and familiarity with webinar and/or multimedia platforms supportive of learning communities;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experienced with Salesforce CRM preferred, but not required;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred;
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States


Position requires heavy travel - more than 60 days per year. 




AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. We seek to fulfill our mission through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, policy/advocacy, technical assistance and formative research. AIDS United offers competitive compensation and benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity in the work place. 

People with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

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