Job Title: Health Policy Associate
Supervisor: Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy Initiatives
Designation: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Pay Range: $50,000 to $55,000 (commensurate with experience)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position Closing Date: May 22, 2020
Organization Overview: The mission of the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) is to end the HIV epidemic and
other health disparities in the South. We are a non-partisan coalition of government, community, and
business organizations and leaders working to prevent new HIV transmissions and build a healthier South
for people living with HIV and those at high risk for HIV transmission. We do this through (1) public health
advocacy; (2) capacity building assistance and education; (3) leadership development and resiliency
building for PLWHIV; (4) research and evaluation; (5) addressing stigma; and (6) strategic grantmaking.
We envision a South where every person has access to high-quality health care and essential support
services (including safe, decent, affordable housing), free from stigma and discrimination. We also
envision a South where every person understands their risk for HIV transmission, receives routine
screening, and has immediate access to a full range of treatment options or prevention interventions and
harm reduction services. We finally envision a South which leads the nation in health outcomes.
Position Overview: This position will work on initiatives coordinating and providing technical assistance
in support of Southern local and state Ryan White funded health departments achieving the goals of their
plans for Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE).
Duties and Responsibilities: The Health Policy Associate will develop tailored EHE modules, webinars, and
materials for health departments, community-based organizations (CBOs), AIDS Service Organizations
(ASOs) and other cross-sectoral stakeholders across the southern region. This position will assist with
scaling up policy related technical assistance delivery and provide feedback on EHE program priorities,
assessments, training content and written materials. Other related duties include:
Health Policy Research and Technical Assistance Development and Delivery
• Collect, monitor and analyze data on HIV and inter-related health disparities for Southern EHE
• Identify opportunities to build connections between diverse public health partners.
• Support the research, design, and implementation of in-person and virtual technical assistance
workshops in response to requests from CBOs, health departments, and other cross-sectoral
stakeholders in the southern United States.
• Assist Southern EHE jurisdictions in assessing, planning and implementing activities.
• Contribute to the development of materials (including fact sheets, webinars, toolkits, etc.).
• Develop mechanisms for dissemination of information related to best practices and innovations
in service delivery throughout the community.
• Assist in the planning, logistics, marketing, community engagement, and follow-up for virtual and
• Maintain and expand cooperative relationships/ open communication with SAC’s HIV AIDS
Networks in the Deep South (HANDS) advocacy partners.
• Assist in planning and implementation of SAC’s Public Policy Committee meetings and
membership engagement as well as other SAC policy initiatives.
• Represent Southern AIDS Coalition in workgroups, collaborative spaces, and at local, regional and
national events/policy tables.
• Ensure timely completion of documentation, reporting, and other administrative tasks
• Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess either:
A. A Master’s degree in public policy, public health, health administration, sociology, urban affairs or a related discipline with at least one year’s relevant professional experience;
B. A Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public health, health administration, sociology, urban affairs or a related discipline and at least three (3) years of relevant professional experience; or
C. A high school diploma/equivalent with a minimum 5 years of related experience and a policy writing sample to be submitted if selected for an interview.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong desire to work with communities that are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in the South, including gay, bi, same-gender loving and other men-who-have-sex-with-men, Transgender or gender non-conforming persons, Latinx persons, cisgender Black women, and persons experiencing poverty;
• Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to edit/proofread professional writing;
• Ability to take initiative, set goals, and execute tasks with limited direct supervision;
• Ability to travel frequently and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as part of a flexible work schedule;
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and desired experience with database management;
• Demonstrated experience with developing and delivering health-focused trainings/workshops and materials for adult learners; and
Location: It is strongly encouraged that applicants either be from the South or have solid experiential
knowledge of life in the South. Reasonable relocation assistance is available for a chosen candidate who
lives more than 50 miles outside of Atlanta. Up to 1/3 of work days may be remote.
Apply: Please complete the application and submit a resume to [email protected]. Please
note the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Note: only those candidates under
consideration will be contacted. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
The Southern AIDS Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of
actual or perceived HIV status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We are committed to recruiting,
employing, and promoting qualified people living with HIV as well as members of populations most
disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic in the South including gay, bi, same-gender loving and
other men-who-have-sex-with-men, Transgender or gender non-conforming persons, Latinx persons,
cisgender Black women, and persons experiencing poverty.