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Senior Program Manager - Harm Reduction


AIDS United’s grant-making portfolio dates to the founding of the National AIDS Fund in 1987. 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. To date, our strategic grantmaking initiatives have directly funded more than $118 million to local communities and have leveraged more than $184 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 across the country came together to form AIDS Action Council. AIDS Action Foundation 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. AIDS United houses the most seasoned and respected domestic HIV policy team in Washington, D.C., and our public policy work is informed by a Public Policy Council that includes a broad array of organizations from all regions of the country engaged in helping to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.


AIDS United seeks to hire a senior program manager responsible for the planning and management of the Syringe Access Fund. The Syringe Access Fund is AIDS United’s first and oldest collaborative grant-making initiative. It is a unique intersection of multiple public health crises, including HIV, viral hepatitis and overdose. The senior program manager must hold significant knowledge of these intersecting issues, as well as the impact of the war on drugs, the current policy and programmatic landscape for harm reduction, and the history of syringe access in the United States. Successful candidates will have experience working in harm reduction and syringe access.

Applicants must have a minimum of seven years program management and organizational development experience. The senior program manager must also have demonstrated experience with managing substantial grant portfolios and grantee cohorts, facilitating technical and capacity building assistance for community-based, public health organizations, and managing a large and complex initiative with a major funder and multiple stakeholders. This individual must be a self-motivated, critical thinker with keen attention to detail. The position requires strong writing, communication 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 team; with the ability to manage/supervise a team of remote staff.

Team management includes staff training, time allocation and project management. Skills in budget development and management are preferred.

The ideal candidate would also have demonstrated experience with facilitating technical and capacity building assistance for community-based public health organizations. Experience with HIV issues is strongly preferred, particularly related to the design, implementation and evaluation of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs.  Candidates should understand the balance and challenges between national program management and local community implementation. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is critical. Experience with web-based grants management systems is preferred. 

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and based on salary history. The anticipated salary range is $90,000-$105,000 and includes exceptional benefits offered in a flexible work environment. 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 “Senior Program Manager - HR” 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minorities and individuals living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. 

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