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Program Manager: Harm Reduction

Title: Program Manager–Harm Reduction

FLSA Classification:  Full-Time, Exempt        

Location: Flexible / Remote

Salary Range:  $65,000 - $75,000/year



AIDS United is seeking a Program Manager to provide substantive program and administrative coordination for the organization’s harm reduction grantmaking and technical assistance portfolio. This portfolio includes, but is not limited to, initiatives such as the Syringe Access Fund. The Syringe Access Fund is AIDS United’s first and oldest collaborative grantmaking initiative. It is a unique intersection of multiple public health crises, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and overdose. The Program Manager must possess a working knowledge of these and other intersecting factors such as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and federal/local drug policies. This individual 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 remote team.


Bachelor’s degree in public health, social service, or related field, or four years of relevant profession experience (e.g. program management, independent consultant).



  • Collaborate with Senior Program Manager, Harm Reduction 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;
  • Engagement with organizations serving people who use drugs to encourage and facilitate community-informed COVID-19 vaccination and/or HIV testing efforts.
  • 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;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with SSPs and harm reduction advocacy groups across the United States and support identification of new potential funders for the initiative.
  • Site visit planning and coordination, and implementation of external technical assistance, evaluations, and grantee meetings;
  • In collaboration with 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.
  • Research and share innovative strategies related to prevention services, care, and treatment and advocacy.



  • Experience with programs that reach and engage people who use drugs, with a specific focus or 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 & time management skills;
  • Experience with collaboration, communication, engagement, and networking with organizations, leaders, and communities/peers in harm reduction;
  • 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;
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred;
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States;



Position requires moderate travel – up to 20 days per year.






AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the US through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, and policy and advocacy. AIDS United (AU) bridges policy with grantmaking and capacity building; linking the world of HIV service and community-based organizations with the public health, healthcare, advocacy and social justice communities to respond to the domestic HIV epidemic. AU is committed to ensuring our staff, Board of Trustees and consultants reflect the full diversity and range of communities most affected by the HIV epidemic. Organizational leadership consists of long-term HIV survivors, Black gay men and women of color. Staff reflects a range of people living with HIV; same gender loving men and women; gay, bisexual, and queer men and women; women of color; and Transgender and gender non-conforming people. This diversity and representation demonstrate AU’s dedication to valuing life experiences of staff as equally important to professional experiences when building our organizational capacity.


People with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The position may operate from a remote location. Applications must include: a cover letter with salary requirements and resume, and the application should be submitted to with “Program Manager - HR” in the subject line. Incomplete applications WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  


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