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Program Manager - Southern Grantmaking
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’s grantmaking portfolio dates to the founding of the National AIDS Fund in 1988. 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 gay and bisexual men, communities of color, women, people living in the deep South and people living with HIV/AIDS. To date, our strategic grantmaking initiatives have directly funded more than $98 million to local communities, and have leveraged more than $115 million in additional investments for programs that include, but are not limited to, syringe access, access to care, capacity-building, HIV prevention and advocacy.

AIDS United’s policy and advocacy roots were born out of coalition in 1984, when AIDS service organizations (ASOs) across the country came together to form AIDS Action. AIDS Action Foundation (AAF) was formed as the education arm a few years later. AAC and AAF together formed AIDS Action, decades later, AIDS Action merged with the National AIDS Fund, the coalition of organizations involved in AIDS United’s policy work continues to grow. AIDS United advocates for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. We house the most seasoned and respected domestic AIDS policy team in Washington DC, and our public policy work is informed by a Public Policy Committee that includes a broad array of organizations from all regions of the country engaged in helping to end AIDS in America.

Title: Program Manager - Southern Grantmaking
               FLSA Classification: FT/Exempt
 Reports to: Senior Program Manager
               Date: June 2, 2017
 Location: See below
               Salary Range: $65-$75,000/year

AIDS United is seeking a Program Manager to provide substantive program and administrative coordination for one (1) grantmaking program serving community-based organizations (CBOs) located in nine Southern states. The Program Manager will work closely with the grantee sites, 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 August 1, 2017.

  • Collaborate with Senior Program Manager to coordinate the grant portfolio, including, but not limited to, coordinating the development of requests for proposals, proposal review and grantee selection process, 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;
  • In collaboration with the external evaluator, perform cohort evaluation, track deliverables, and monitor progress;
  • In collaboration with the Senior Program Manager, set program timelines, expectations, roles, deliverables, technical assistance planning and implementation, grantee monitoring and progress tracking, and analyze outcomes and lessons learned;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with community-based organizations throughout the southern U.S.; and support identification of new potential funders for the initiative;
  • Serve as the primary contact for grantee site visit planning and coordination, and implementation of external technical assistance;
  • Support the design, execution, and evaluation of grantee meetings;
  • Research and share innovative strategies related to prevention services, care, and treatment, and advocacy;
  • Generate reports, documents, and other materials as requested by staff, trustees, and funders;
  • Maintain consistent communication with AU finance and operations teams regarding budget, initiative spending, and documentation;
  • In collaboration with AU development 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.


  • Must currently reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas;
  • Bachelor’s degree with no less than four years of program and/or grants management experience with programs reaching and engaging people living with and affected by HIV, with a specific focus on knowledge of social justice movements intersecting 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 & time management skills;
  • Experience with collaboration, communication, engagement, and networking with organizations, leaders, and communities/peers in the South;
  • 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;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and preferably experienced with Salesforce CRM, Foundation Connect, or other grants management system;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred;
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

Work is generally performed within the office environment and includes significant phone contact with public, Trustees, high-level donors, corporate executives, celebrities, and grantee staff. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position requires heavy travel - more than 21 days per year.


  • Be Enterprising
  • Deliver Service Excellence
  • Share Insights & Expertise
  • Drive Collaboration and Diversity of Thought
  • Pursue Growth & Development
  • Demonstrate Trust and Integrity

These demands document the physical requirements of a specific job. Criteria may include: Lifting, Carrying, Push/Pull, Sitting/Standing (In Place); On Feet, Walking, Bending, Turn/Twist; Kneeling; Squatting; Crawling; Climbing; Reaching (Out)/Reaching (Up), Grasping, Wrist Turning; Pinching; Finger Manipulation, Hearing, Talking, working with a computer for eight hours, Working in close quarters. Communicating over the telephone for eight hours.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of job requirements so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

How to Apply

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the position title for in the subject line.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

AIDS United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to diversity in the work place. AIDS United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability and any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Applicants living with HIV and/or from communities disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS are strongly encouraged to apply.

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