This is an exciting position with a small, dynamic team working to achieve equitable access to treatment and care for people living with HIV around the world. As the Associate Director/Director of U.S. Policy & Advocacy, you will advance Health GAP’s work to win increased resources for the global HIV response despite years of flat funding, to ensure opposition to trade policies that undermine access to affordable essential medicines around the world, and to ensure continued U.S. political will and leadership at a critical moment when science indicates that the end of the AIDS epidemic is within our reach.
You will provide bold and creative leadership to ensure synergy between policy advocacy on Capitol Hill and grassroots mobilization and pressure across the United States that helps us win bold, ambitious victories. When you’re not walking the halls of Congress and other government agencies working directly with decision-makers to achieve universal treatment for people living with HIV worldwide, you will be working alongside other Health GAP staff and partners to help mobilize and equip people living with HIV and other concerned advocates (including college students and other young people) with the skills and knowledge they need to ensure their elected officials and other policymakers are accountable to people living with HIV.
We’re looking for a policy-wonk and fierce social justice activist with a deeply-rooted commitment to advancing an evidence-based HIV response and/or experience working on other social justice policy issues. The candidate will either already be based in or willing to move to Washington D.C.
At Health GAP, we have a clear goal: to be a place where a diverse group of passionate, high-impact people who want to come and do their best work. Health GAP recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
Our dedication to diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, and equity is core to our mission. We know that to end the HIV pandemic, we must fight to dismantle the systems of oppression—racism, sexism, colonialism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of injustice—that fuel HIV. Our team is one place where we are committed to doing this work. Health GAP has a compensation policy that aims to undo structural inequity by setting pay according to the position, not the individual. We also provide a competitive package of benefits and paid time-off, including fully employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include which position you are applying for in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Shaping U.S. Government policies
Strengthening U.S.-based grassroots advocacy
Contributing to wider Health GAP organizational goals
Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of factors, including level of experience. The annual salary for this position in Washington D.C. will be between $68,900-87,400.
We offer significant benefits, including the ability to work from home, flexible hours, four weeks’ vacation time per year, additional paid-sick/personal leave, paid parental leave, fully-employer paid health and dental insurance for the employee and any legal dependents under the age of 18, access to flexible spending and dependent care accounts, and opportunities to travel internationally.
This position will report to the Executive Director.