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Program Specialist


Black AIDS


Job Posting






HIV/AIDS epidemic is not over, especially in Black communities. Would you like

to be a part of the solution? The Black AIDS Institute is looking for a highly

organized and self-motivated Program Specialist to help us end HIV and AIDS.

The Program Specialist is essential to the Black AIDS Institute’s support team

as the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused on Black people. The Program

Specialist plays an integral role in coordinating and supporting the

development and implementation of innovative projects in Black communities to

end the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the U.S.



position reports directly to the Program Director and takes directives on

innovative concepts from design support to implementation. The Program

Specialist will assist with developing and implementing projects independently

when appropriate and work with cross-functional teams as deemed necessary.



ideal candidate will be able to pivot from project to project seamlessly, is

extremely detail-oriented and organized, communicates clearly and positively

with others, and thrives with minimal supervision.



Job Location:                                    Charlotte,

North Carolina or Southern U.S. preferred


Reporting Relationship:                   Program Director

Supervisory Relationship:                None



Range:                                    $60,205 to $72,075



Duties and Responsibilities:


Supports the mission, vision, and values of the Black AIDS Institute


Complies willingly with all organizational policies and procedures


Supports all functions that attain and maintain

accreditation and compliance with

regulatory agencies


Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting:


Individual maturity


Respect for others


A team-centered approach


Cultural Humility


Maintenance of confidential information


Communicates appropriate information to other

departments in a timely and effective



Participates in appropriate professional development

programs to attain and maintain



Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:



Project Management


Working closely with the Program Director  to prepare comprehensive action

plans including

resources, timeframes, and budgets for travel


Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment, and information


Break projects into doable actions set timeframes and

liaise with CDC and BTANs to identify and define requirements,

scope, and objectives.


Assist with the management of all electronic and paper files for each project


Professional Qualifications:


Minimum two years of experience in HIV program and

project planning and implementation

or related experience


Minimum two years of experience in successful

project management


Bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, health services,

public health, or a related

field. A combination of education and experience will be considered


Advanced planning, assessment, and analytical skills.

Good report and proposal writing



Advanced leadership and project management skills


Excel at managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines; attention

to detail a must


Strong organization and time management skills


Organized approach to maintaining and tracking multiple relationships


Experience supervising and directing the work of others


Ability to work independently, take initiative, and assume responsibility for new and emerging projects


Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with Black HIV

prevention and care programming and

HIV and health policy at a local and national



Excellent written and oral communication skills


Excellent time management skills with the ability to

manage multiple projects in a  fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment


Ability to take initiative, think logically and demonstrate problem-solving skills


Project management skills including research, planning and execution of

special projects


Experience leading and coaching cross-functional teams


Ability to thrive and problem-solve in an agency that

is transforming and continually responding to, and evolving with, social

turmoil, breaking news, political changes, tight deadlines and work on multiple

projects simultaneously with high attention to detail and follow through


Ability to use Asana as a project management software


Weekend and evening hours may be required


Significant travel may be required


General Skill Requirements:


Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication,

public speaking and presentation



Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks using independent judgment

and discretion


Ability to work independently and accurately in a

high-paced, deadline-oriented

environment, particularly while working remotely


Ability to work under pressure while exercising

discretionary judgment; make decisions

when necessary with minimal direct supervision; work remotely without

supervisory accompaniment


Ability to work in a remote environment


Ability to capture values and organizational culture

in writing and other communications



Physical and Sensory Requirements:


Ability to read, write and converse in



Ability to communicate efficiently with staff, stakeholders, and vendors


Ability to remain calm and composed under stress


Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye

coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged



Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation


Ability to organize


Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition,

subtraction, multiplication, division, standard



Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions




here:  https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5793148 [1].    Submit

a cover letter, and resume.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Screening will begin

immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  No phone calls or emails please.




About the Black AIDS Institute


Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused

exclusively on Black people. The Institute's mission is to stop the AIDS

epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and

individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and

private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance,

disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and

unapologetically Black point of view.


Our motto describes a commitment to



The Black AIDS

Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For more information about the Black

AIDS Institute visit www.blackaids.org. [2]

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  2. http://www.blackaids.org/

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