job: AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition coordinator

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Tue Jul 1 19:20:09 CDT 2003


[ed:  this job post includes salary info.]

From:           	Julie Davids <jdavids at CritPath.Org>

AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition (ATAC) Seeking Coordinator  

ATAC is a national coalition and membership organization of AIDS 
activists, many living with HIV/AIDS, working together to end the 
AIDS epidemic by advancing research on HIV/AIDS and 
broadening access to treatment. We seek an experienced 
Coordinator to further our goals of:  

-- Encouraging greater and more effective involvement of people 
with HIV/AIDS in the decisions that affect their lives by identifying, 
mentoring and empowering treatment activists in all communities 
affected by the epidemic;  

--  Developing leadership within all communities affected by 
HIV/AIDS (and related co-infections such as Hepatitis C) to provide 
knowledge and skills needed to advocate for improved research, 
treatment and access to care;  

--  Providing meaningful input into issues concerning HIV, 
complications and co-infections;  

--  Assisting HIV/AIDS treatment activists and the larger HIV 
community in our efforts to keep up to date with the latest 
developments in research, treatment and access; and  

--  Facilitating communications between HIV/AIDS treatment 
activists and government, industry and academia in matters 
affecting research, treatment and access.  

The work of ATAC happens primarily through a Steering 
Committee, administrative subcommittees, and issue-based 
working groups. Current working groups include Save ADAP, Drug 
Development, and Access to Health Care for the Incarcerated.  


The ATAC Coordinator is responsible for the administrative 
management of ATAC; coordinating initiatives, events and projects 
with ATAC members, committees and working groups; and 
facilitating outreach, collaboration and communication among 
ATAC members, allies and supporters.  Specific responsibilities 
include:  

--    Facilitating organizing efforts of ATAC by coordinating and 
documenting all communication and collaborative work among 
working groups through email list management, website 
maintenance, conference calls, face-to-face meetings, archives 
and other media as requested and needed;  

--    Assisting with ATAC fundraising, including grant-writing, and 
coordinating all ATAC relationships with current and potential 
funders;  

--     Working to increase ATAC membership through coordination 
of membership records, distribution of membership materials, and 
by researching and making contact with entities and events that 
involve potential ATAC members  

--     Managing and administering financial matters, including 
drafting and managing budgets, maintaining fiscal controls, 
reporting to Steering Committee and accountant, etc.;  

--     Assisting working groups, volunteers, contractors and 
consultants with the coordination of all projects and/or working 
committees and providing support to these groups as needed;  

--     Researching and tracking key events and activities (such as 
conferences, meetings, protests, campaigns etc.), communicating 
these to ATAC members, and maintaining relations with key 
organizations and individuals associated with these 
events/activities;  

--    Representing ATAC at various coalitions, events and activities 
as needed;  

--     Facilitating coordination, as relevant and appropriate, between 
ATAC members and current or potential allies, supporters etc.;  

--     Responding to requests and queries for information about 
ATAC, ATAC-related activities and/or coalitions in which ATAC 
participates, including press inquiries  


Qualifications needed:  

--     at least 2 years experience with grassroots organizing or non-
profit project management (preferably related to HIV/AIDS)  

--     experienced and self-motivated with a capacity to work very 
independently  

--     experience with volunteer management  

--     knowledge of, and interest in, HIV/AIDS community 
mobilization, treatment issues, drug development, and/or health 
care financing  

--     excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management 
skills  

--     good research, writing and oral communications skills  

--     database management skills and familiarity with bookkeeping  

--     event planning experience  

--     knowledge of common computer applications such as 
Microsoft Office; experience with accounting software 
(QuickBooks, PeachTree, etc.) a plus.  

--     attention to detail and the ability to maintain a variety of 
projects and activities simultaneously  

--     Extra points for: facilitation skills, fundraising experience, 
history with decentralized organizations.  


Salary:  

Salary range: $35,000 - 48,000, depending on location (see below) 
and experience, plus benefits package.  


Location:  

The Coordinator will work out of a host organization associated with 
ATAC. The preferred location is New York City; however, 
experienced applicants from other major metropolitan areas are 
welcomed to apply.  


To Apply:  

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history by email ONLY to 
jdavids at critpath.org by July 10.  


ATAC is an affirmative action employer and strongly recruits 
people of color, women, lesbian/gay/bi/transgendered/queer 
individuals, and people living with HIV.  






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