Under the direction of the Director of Advocacy, the HIV/Aging Policy Action Coalition (HAPAC) Coordinator will coordinate and facilitate a coalition dedicated to state and federal policy advocacy at the intersection of HIV and aging. Members of the coalition hail from a wide variety of fields, including survivor-led HIV advocacy organizations, mainstream HIV advocacy organizations, data and policy experts, community-based organizations, and most importantly, older people living with HIV. Our ideal candidate will approach coalition work from an intersectional lens, focusing heavily on the experiences of individuals living with HIV and using their voice to drive structural changes.
The Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating the coalition and managing its and SAGE’s deliverables as they relate to our funding stream. These deliverables include advancing at least one practicable and impactful policy goal at the federal level and at least one in each of the four target states/jurisdictions, all aimed at improving the lives of older people living with HIV. As part of that effort, the Coordinator will coordinate HAPAC and its day-to-day work, including general oversight of coalition activities and associated projects, coordinating and facilitating monthly calls, liaising with and facilitating the work of the four state-based HAPAC advocacy teams, and producing written collateral relevant to the coalition’s mission (including its policy goals). The Coordinator will also be responsible for administrative tasks inherent to running the coalition, including processing members’ stipends, scheduling conference calls, taking minutes, and managing intra-coalition communications, among other similar responsibilities. Ultimately, the Coordinator will focus on developing and implementing strategies, in service of the coalition advancing its state and federal HIV/aging policy goals.
Reports to: Director of Advocacy
Schedule: Generally 35 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM; schedule may vary in accordance with business necessity
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Under the direction of the Director of Advocacy, develop, steward, and facilitate a coalition of members from a diversity of backgrounds, a wide variety of fields, and with representation from state and national partners.
- Work with the Director of Advocacy to support the federal and state-based policy and advocacy work of the Coalition.
- Establish, steward, nurture, and maintain positive working relationships between SAGE, members of the coalition, and other community partners.
- Demonstrate commitment to representing SAGE, its goals, and its mission, with integrity.
- Organize, facilitate, and follow-up on the coalition’s regular conference calls.
- Organize, facilitate, and follow-up on any coalition meetings.
- Support the coalition in actualizing the development of concrete, practicable, and impactful state and federal policy agendas focused on improving the lives of older
- people living with HIV.
- Work with the Director of Advocacy to engage and build relationships with state and federal elected officials and policymakers, to advocate for policies and legislation.
- Develop and implement evaluation measures for coalition activities and projects.
- Meet funder requirements, track outcomes, and prepare necessary reports/updates for funders.
- Continually broaden expertise in the area of HIV & aging and serve as an internal and external resource.
- Represent SAGE and HAPAC at conferences and important convenings.
- Continually maintain and develop content for the Coalition’s on-line presence in coordination with SAGE’s communication’s staff.
- Coordinate the production of reports, policy agendas, and other necessary materials, as needed to satisfy grant deliverables.
- Organize and facilitate the creation of materials for all coalition calls and meetings.
- Partner with SAGE’s communications team to develop a cadre of long-term survivor speakers in service of advancing coalition’s policy goals.
- Identify opportunities to engage new community partners.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Deep professional and personal experience of working in HIV+ communities of color.
- Experience working in policy advocacy.
- Experience in working with or advocating for people living with HIV, LGBT communities, and/or aging communities.
- Strong facilitation skills and experience managing or working with and in coalitions.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
- Experience managing and meeting grant-funded deliverables.
- Proven ability to work independently while being part of a team and representing an organization.
- Proven track record as a relationship builder, working with diverse individuals and across organizations of varying sizes and budgets in different geographic regions.
- Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office and general computer skills.
- Comfort in learning and using digital tools (project management, video conferencing, etc.).
- Demonstrated ability to manage many competing deadlines.
- Ability to work well under pressure.
- Strong leadership, motivational, and communications skills.
- Comfort and experience in working remotely.
- Strong sense of humor.
- Deep understanding of and demonstrated commitment to LGBT, HIV, and aging issues preferred; deep commitment to all three required.
- Passion for SAGE’s mission.
- Demonstrated commitment to SAGE’s values of diversity and equity.
- Travel potentially required (when it is safe to do so).
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this role. The employee is regularly required to communicate both in writing and verbally, by phone and in person. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk and to potentially travel between different parts of the country, in accordance with business necessity.
Compensation: Competitive; SAGE offers a generous benefits package, as well as an exciting and unique work environment.
How to Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Careers@sageusa.org with “HIV/Aging Policy Coalition Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter. No phone calls. Older people, people living with HIV, trans people, and people from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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