About the Position
Treatment Action Group (TAG) seeks a knowledgeable, experienced,
creative HIV research, prevention, and treatment advocate as our
next HIV Project Director. The Director will lead the HIV team in
developing and implementing the strategy for TAG’s HIV research,
prevention, treatment, and policy advocacy with a primarily
domestic focus currently and some international work.
Strong candidates will have: a track record of developing and
implementing research and/or policy advocacy; experience working
with the diverse constituencies affected by HIV, including people
living with and at risk for HIV; and a successful history of
working with researchers, community-based organizations,
pharmaceutical, foundation, and government officials, and the
press. TAG encourages applications from candidates who are
disproportionally HIV-impacted, from historically underserved
populations, and values lived experience as a fundamental factor in
this role. Should a successful candidate be chosen, TAG is
committed to the leadership development, growth, and sustainability
of the prospective HIV Project Director.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director, and
works closely with TAG’s Deputy ED, and finance, development, and
communications teams. TAG’s HIV Project Director will directly
supervise three expert HIV Project staff.
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist, and
community-based research and policy think tank committed to racial,
gender, and LGBTQ+ equity; social justice; and liberation, fighting
to end HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). At TAG,
we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and
operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate
externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as
well valuing diversity of experience, in our employment practices.
We encourage people living with HIV and other conditions; Black,
indigenous, and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and
gender nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to
Major Portfolio Areas:
HIV Project Administration, Strategy, and Finance
- Lead , develop and manage HIV Project workplan including goals,
objectives, and major streams of work.
- Oversee HIV Project budget and related grants, coordinate grant
prospecting and spend down, and ensure programmatic
- Coordinate HIV Project activities/needs/strategies with other
TAG Project areas (Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, and Policy),
Communications and the Administrative team.
HIV Research Advocacy
- Direct and oversee all major HIV research advocacy, including
coordination of activities related to grant deliverables among
- Build and maintain awareness of major HIV research priorities
in the field via peer-reviewed and community literature, relevant
news outlets, conferences, and webinars, in order to inform short-
and long-term Project priorities.
- Support coordination between HIV Project staff and
Communications in the drafting, copy editing, and layout of four
sections in TAG’s flagship annual Pipeline Report.
HIV and Related-Syndemics Policy Advocacy
- Collaborate with TAG’s Policy Team on the development and
advancement of the organization’s HIV policy priorities on ending
HIV as an epidemic in all U.S. communities and expanding
publicly-funded HIV research.
- In partnership with Housing Works, co-supervise the Coordinator
for the ACT NOW: END AIDS coalition, focused on advocating for
coalition and broader community partnership in the implementation
of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic
- In partnership with the National Coalition of STD Directors,
deepen TAG’s growing involvement in advocacy for increased
biomedical research for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis;
supervise development of an upcoming report on research priorities
and conduct NIH resource tracking for STI research.
- Collaborate with Project teams on emerging policy areas as
Desired Experience, Competencies, and
- Creative, collaborative mindset with the ability to think
outside to box in managing a diverse team.
- 5-10 years’ experience in community and HIV/health advocacy.
Understanding of how to develop and implement advocacy strategies
from start to finish. Lived experience working with or on behalf of
the most disproportionally HIV-impacted and historically
underserved populations is highly valued and factored in
- Strong prioritization and project management skills, and
- Excellent communication skills including media communications,
writing, editing, public speaking, and presentation skills.
Directors are responsible for ensuring that reports reflect TAG’s
high standards for evidence-based writing and analysis.
- Experience directing a team and directly supervising
- Demonstrated track record of meaningfully collaborating with
community partners and coalitions.
- Enthusiasm for and experience with partnering with,
questioning, and challenging powerful stakeholders– including
government and industry partners.
- Prior knowledge of HIV science highly welcomed; curiosity about
and ability to learn scientific concepts is a must.
- Familiarity with nonprofit finances and development is a
- Strong commitment to racial equity, social justice and human
rights, particularly the rights of those most affected by the HIV
epidemic and related syndemics.
Salary & Benefits
The salary will be $80,000 — $90,000 per annum, commensurate
with experience, skills, and location. TAG offers a competitive
benefits package that includes fully-employer paid health insurance
for the staff member and dependents, and generous paid vacation
(starting at four weeks, plus additional paid sick leave and
holidays). TAG also provides professional development opportunities
and a flexible work environment.
Location and Hours
TAG does not require employees to work from our New York City
headquarters office for at least the remainder of 2021, and is open
to candidates based anywhere in the U.S. who are able to work
during TAG’s office hours (10am-6pm ET). Candidates outside the New
York City area should have a demonstrated history of working
successfully and long-term in a remote position. This is a
full-time, exempt position; work on evenings and weekends may be
required. TAG does not have capacity to provide visa support. Only
candidates with existing authorization to work in the U.S. will be
How to Apply
Please send a one-page cover letter, current CV/résumé, two (2)
writing samples that demonstrate your research, policy, advocacy
writing and analysis skills, and three (3) professional references
and their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org,
with “HIV Project Director” as the subject line. We will review
applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone
Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of HIV status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal
appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any
other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women;
transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; veterans;
and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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