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Program Manager

TITLE: Program Manager- sector Transformation

REPORTS TO: Senior Program Manager

LOCATION: Washington, DC

Position will remain open until filled by qualified candidate.


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 Council. 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.


Provides substantive program and administrative coordination for two (2) grantmaking and capacity-building programs serving community-based organizations (CBOs). The Program Manager will work closely with the grantee sites and provide technical assistance on innovative projects.

May be responsible for one or more of the following

  • Program oversight of 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 and execute visibility opportunities for portfolio, including the creation of tools and products related to the portfolio, the submissions of abstracts to conferences, and the performance of public speaking engagements regarding the initiative;Support a rigorous national evaluation in collaboration with an external evaluation including the creation of deliverables and monitoring progress;
  • Set program timelines, expectations, roles, deliverables, technical assistance planning, grantee progress tracking, and analyze outcomes and lessons learned;
  • Serve as the primary contact for the oversight of grantee site visit planning, coordination, and implementation processes of external technical assistance providers;
  • Lead the design, execution, and evaluation of national grantee meetings;Research and share innovative strategies;
  • 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;
  • Maintain effective communication with program funder(s), including submission of timely grant applications, reports, and ongoing updates about the progress of the initiative.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience with a minimum of four years of program and/or grants management experience;
  • Strong interpersonal skills – can build rapport and credibility quickly with people at all levels.Must be detail-oriented; possesses outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience managing programs that reach and engage people living with and affected by HIV, with a specific focus on collaborating with transgender and gender expansive people and other minorities;
  • Familiarity with grants management including: meeting deliverables, monitoring work plan objectives, and oversight of subcontracts;
  • Experience facilitating capacity building for community based-public health organizations;
  • Familiarity with webinar and/or multi-media platforms that support learning communities;
  • Excellent collaborator with a variety of partners;
  • Self-motivated, critical thinker;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM, Foundation Connect and/or other grants management system preferred;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred;
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States;
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritization/time management skills; demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Skilled at providing feedback in an open, honest, and supportive manner;
  • Takes the time to understand issues from different points of views before taking action;
  • Effective at encouraging and supporting growth and development in others;
  • Is discreet; understands when confidentiality is required;
  • High level of energy and initiative;
  • A quick learner – is able to learn about the company (people and departments) quickly and accurately;
  • Skilled at applying past learnings and knowledge to new situations independently as well as part of a team; and
  • Ability to handle heavy travel (more than 21 days per year).


Position is for 1 year, with the opportunity for an extended contract based on available funding. Competitive salary with an expected range of $65,000 - $80,000/year. Exceptional benefits offered in a flexible work environment.



Work is generally performed within the office environment, and includes significant telephone contact with vendors, the public, and Trustees.


Position requires heavy travel – More than 21 days per year.


To apply, submit a cover letter with salary requirements and current resume to with the position you are applying 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 affected by HIV and AIDS are strongly encouraged to apply.

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