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Vice President
Position will remain open until filled by qualified candidate. Review of resumes will begin April 17, 2017.


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.

The Vice President for Strategic Grantmaking, Capacity Building, & Technical Assistance (Vice President) directs the development, implementation and monitoring of all programmatic activities and initiatives. They will serve as the singular point person for all capacity building, technical assistance, and grantmaking activities at AIDS United, reporting to the President & CEO. The position is responsible for overarching leadership of the Program Department including identifying opportunities for program growth in areas of strategic grantmaking, capacity building, technical assistance, evaluation, and formative research, management of current programs and representing the agency in public activities. They should have demonstrated success in the ability to identify and respond to current and emerging issues in HIV/AIDS services, philanthropy and strategic grant making.

The Vice President serves as a member of the four-person Executive Management Team at AIDS United. They will work closely with the Vice President of Policy & Advocacy to ensure synergies and collaborative successes across policy and programmatic activities. The position, under the guidance of the CEO & President, will interact directly with members of the AIDS United Board of Trustees, external donors, and agency collaborators.

A minimum of 10 years in an executive or senior management position with relevant experience in public health, social services, or related field required, and minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant domain, with Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred.

The Vice President should be an advocate for and representative of the populations most heavily affected by HIV, including minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people who use drugs, and seropositive individuals.

They should have a proven track record empowering their staff through effective delegation, confidence in their professional abilities and support in overcoming obstacles. The individual should be familiar with change management and poses the ability to guide staff through changing political and funding environments as well as the ever-changing trends of the epidemic itself. Have demonstrated experience developing communication and collaboration across departments and sectors aimed at enabling strategic growth and partnerships. With the public nature of AIDS United and its visibility as an issue leader the Vice President should possess a collegial and open-hearted personality that would serve as an asset and fit well with the organization’s diverse hardworking Team.

Position requires a highly-organized individual with strong leadership and program management skills. Must have a proven track record of fiscal management; grant/contracts compliance; and program implementation and evaluation. Must have knowledge of and experience in grants management and facilitating technical and capacity building assistance initiatives for public health organizations and demonstrated ability to critically analyze health data. Individual must be a self-motivated, critical thinker with a keen attention to detail. Experience implementing public health programming to address HIV/AIDS issues strongly preferred. Position requires strong writing and communications abilities. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and work independently as well as a member of a team. Individual should understand the balance and challenges between national program management and local community implementation. Must be proficient in the MS Office.

Commensurate with education & experience.

President & CEO

Serve as head of 15-20 member program department. Directly supervise Director of Program Operations.

  • Grant making:
    • Responsible for overseeing AU grant announcements (RFP’s, NOFA’s, etc.) as well as grant review and award processes;
    • Support the growth of grant making funds.
  • Technical Oversight:
    • Oversee the provision of technical assistance (TA) and capacity building (CB) services;
    • Grow internal capacity to deliver TA and CB services;
    • Oversee quality assurance efforts;
    • Develop and manage programmatic evaluation effort.
  • Business Development:
    • Grow existing revenue from private and public sector sources;
    • Identify and pursue new revenue growth in collaboration with development staff and the CEO;
    • Collaborate with development staff and other key personnel in the writing of proposals for both private and government funding sources.
  • Client Relations:
    • Manage organizational relationships including grantors, federal project and grants personnel, and other partners;
    • Guide program staff to ensure that organization is fulfilling grant and contractual reporting obligations.
  • General Management & Leadership:
    • Serve as member of Executive Team to lead organizational planning;
    • Responsible for the development and oversight of departmental budget comprised of multiple funding streams;
    • Guide the development of individual and departmental goals for long-range planning;
    • Support the Program Department individually and collectively, through guidance to proper resources and coaching to maximize productivity;
    • Participate in AIDS United Board discussions;
    • Represent AIDS United in public activities;
    • Collaborate with local and national AIDS organizations and other national health and social justice organizations, as appropriate;
    • Provide leadership for program staff development;
    • Work closely with Vice President of Operations to ensure compliance on all program-related contracts and subcontracts;
    • Work closely with the Director of Finance to ensure sound, proactive financial management and planning of program budgets;
    • Work closely with development and communications staffs to ensure continued investment in programs, marketing of results, and development of program materials and tools.


Work is generally performed within the office environment and includes significant phone and in-person contact with senior and executive staff of national organizations, government officials, community agencies, foundations and the public.

Position requires heavy travel (more than 21 days per year).

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter with salary requirements and current resume to [email protected] 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 impacted by HIV and AIDS are strongly encouraged to apply.

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