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Senior Policy Manager
Position will remain open until filled. First round review of resumes will begin upon receipt.

AIDS United's mission is to end AIDS in the United States. The agency strives to achieve its mission through strategic grant making, organizational capacity building, formative research and advocacy & policy work. With an annual budget of approximately $11 million and a variable staff of approximately 30, the agency was formed in 2010 by the merger of the National AIDS Fund and AIDS Action Council, and has more than 20 years of experience in policy and grant-making related to HIV and AIDS. Grant making initiatives focus on access and retention in care, advocacy in the deep-south, syringe access, sector transformation and more. Policy work is done on behalf of dues paying members that include the majority of the largest and oldest AIDS Service Organization across the country.

AIDS United seeks to hire a Senior Policy Manager to assist in the analysis, development, and implementation of federal policies that will lead to an end of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and support people's ability to access HIV prevention, care and treatment services. This position will play a crucial role in analyzing regulations, policy guidance, and legislation related syringe exchange programs and policy, health care reform, Medicare, Medicaid and the Ryan White CARE Act. Further, this position will work with AIDS United’s Public Policy Committee to develop and advocate policy recommendations and to educate Members of Congress, congressional and committee staff, key Administration officials and agency heads. The Senior Manager recommends and implements policy strategies and works with staff to send alerts and information to stakeholders, prepares advocacy talking points, and presents legislative strategies and updates.

Qualified candidates must have six years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree with four years of experience. Experience may include internships. Expertise or knowledge of HIV, health care and harm reduction policy issues is preferred.

Position requires a highly organized individual with a proven ability to work within a coalition. Individual must be an efficient project organizer, capable of multitasking, and have the ability to take initiative and be self-directed in completing daily tasks. Candidates must maintain a high level of professionalism, maintain up to date knowledge on HIV and health care policy and handle assignments with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality. Position requires strong research and writing skills and communications abilities. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and work independently as well as a member of a team. A successful candidate must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in social media and other communications platforms is desirable.

  • Provides logistical and technical support to member organization based Public Policy Committee (including managing at least one PPC Subcommittee);
  • Participates in relevant HIV and health policy coalitions and builds relationships with coalition partners;
  • Maintains expertise and tracks emerging issues regarding HIV related health, HIV care treatment and prevention legislation and services; and conducts detailed, specific analysis of federal regulations, guidance, and legislation related to HIV and health policy;
  • Develops and implements short and long-term advocacy strategies to cement access to HIV health care services;
  • Provides updates to the Board of Trustees and Public Policy Committee on key advocacy issues;
  • Prepares advocacy materials and talking points for Hill and Administration visits;
  • Develops written materials on policy issues;
  • Contributes to the AIDS United Policy Update;
  • Coordinates Hill briefings on issues related to HIV/AIDS;
  • Prepares draft letters on key HIV/AIDS issues and policy challenges;
  • Represents AIDS United at conferences, meetings and workshops;
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position is located in Washington, DC. Successful candidate will perform duties within the AIDS United main office duty area and will have significant phone contact with public, trustees, high-level donors, corporate executives, and grantee staff. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position requires moderate travel – less than 21 days per year

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Exceptional benefits offered in a flexible work environment.

How To Apply

To apply, a cover letter with salary requirements and resume should be submitted to with “Senior Policy Manager” in the subject line. 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. We encourage applications from minorities, people living with HIV, and people with histories of alcohol and other drug use. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.

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