HIV Policy Field Organizer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Placement Type: Community Organizing
Concern Areas: HIV, LGBTQ
Georgia Equality equips lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Georgians and their allies with the skills and tools necessary to become effective advocates for advancing equality in Georgia. The work is accomplished by (1) educating the public, elected officials, and policymakers; (2) building coalitions and mobilizing allies; (3) increasing the participation of the LGBTQ and allied communities; and (4) organizing and empowering the LGBTQ community and their allies in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Georgia.
The Georgia Equality HIV Policy Field Organizer will lead our HIV-focused community mobilization efforts throughout the state of Georgia, with specific focus in Metro-Atlanta.
- Management and oversight of the Georgia HIV Advocacy Network and Youth HIV Policy Advisors Program
- Build strategic relationships with elected officials, community partners, as well as other members of the public through education on the complex HIV issues in efforts to advance HIV policies through state and local legislation.
- Organize annual policymaker-facing HIV education and advocacy events including World AIDS Day Policy & Action luncheon, HIV Advocacy Day at the Capitol, and AIDS Watch Georgia
- Coordinate with HIV, LGBTQ health and youth focused community-based organizations, networks of people living with HIV and communities impacted by HIV across Georgia to advance HIV policies.
The Field Organizer must have a basic knowledge of working with LGBTQ communities and a working knowledge of youth interaction and development. Other duties may include but are not limited to: monthly newsletter, email/social media blasts to supporters, online fundraising campaign coordination, conduct quarterly policy/advocacy trainings for community advocates, support voter registration programming in communities of people living with HIV, and occasional media interviews
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
- 3-5 years’ experience working the field of HIV advocacy
- Demonstrated interest in policy advocacy and a working knowledge of policy change as a structural intervention for HIV
- Demonstrated understanding of the social context of HIV in Metro Atlanta
- Strong writing and public speaking skills
- Travel will be required and applicants must have their own vehicle for transportation.
Georgia Equality is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. People living with HIV and members of communities heavily impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply
THRIVE HIV Policy Fellowship
Georgia Equality and THRIVE SS proudly announce the opening of Year 2 of our THRIVE HIV Policy Advocacy Fellowship. This fellowship will take the form of a part-time, paid position at Georgia Equality from November of 2017 throughout the 2018 legislative session (through April of 2018). The fellowship is designed specifically for Black, Gay/Bi Men living with HIV to gain direct policy advocacy experience working alongside Georgia Equality staff in our office and at the Georgia State Capitol.
This fellowship will require 20 hours per week with a start date of November 5th, 2017 and an expected end date of March 31st. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
The 2017/18 THRIVE HIV Policy Advocacy Fellow will:
– Assist program staff with planning for the World AIDS Day Policy &Action luncheon
– Assist program staff with planning our annual HIV awareness day at the Capitol (AIDSWatch in Georgia)
– Accompany staff to the Capitol to observe HIV-relevant legislative activities such as hearings, committee meetings, face-to-face meetings with elected officials,
– Work with local networks and program staff to create consensus on a policy agenda for black, gay and bisexual men living with HIV
– Adapt and learn to present a policy advocacy training presentation to other advocates in the community
This fellowship is open to any Black, Gay, Bisexual, Same-gender loving or Queer men who are living with HIV. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in policy advocacy specifically. Applicants of all educational and employment backgrounds will be considered. Please note that Georgia Equality and THRIVE SS will keep all application information confidential to the best of our ability but this fellowship is designed specifically to advance the advocacy of people living with HIV.
Step 1: Applicants must complete this online application.
Step 2: Once the online application is completed, the program coordinator will follow up within 72 hours to request a resume/CV and one professional or scholastic reference.
Step 3: Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview (phone or in-person).
Step 4: The THRIVE fellowship selection committee will make their decision no later than October 20, 2017.
Step 5: The selected fellow will be notified by October 23rd by close of business.
Interns Wanted: Work for Social Justice and Receive College Credit!
Georgia Equality is currently accepting applications for interns. We’re looking for motivated individuals willing to make a commitment of 15 – 20 hours per week (up to 40 hours per week available).
The movement towards equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Georgians cannot be won overnight. If we are to reach our goals it is imperative that we support and foster leadership in those who will continue the fight. As an intern at Georgia Equality you will learn the basic and advanced skills needed to become an effective grassroots organizer in the world of non-profit.
Internships are available year round and are unpaid. Georgia Equality can offer school credit for internships.