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The Communication Department advances the vision and mission of AIDS United by increasing the visibility of the organization and its issues, articulating the value of programs and initiatives, and partnering with staff across the agency to develop tools and resources to advance the field. The communication department works to ensure consistent presence, messaging, and branding of AIDS United’s work across multiple communication channels including social, traditional, and digital media, stakeholder engagement, and print. Partnering with staff from across the agency, as well as AIDS United grantees and members, the department cultivates messages and stories that help to propel AIDS United and its work forward.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The provides communication support to each of the grant-making and capacity-building initiatives across both the federal and private sectors. The primary goal of the position is to tell the story of how AIDS United’s programs are making a difference in the world and amplifying community voices. We hope to reach a wide variety of audiences with this message, and so the position will employ a diversity of communication tools. This position is writing-intensive and will include marketing, promotion, editing, media relations, fundraising, social media management, funder reporting, and graphic design. The incumbent will report to the communication manager, who will provide strategic oversight and tactical support.
Serve as primary liaison between grant-making and capacity-building initiative teams and the communication team.
Plan, promote and distribute announcements, tools, and resources, training, news releases, and webinars.
Draft and upload blog posts, social media posts and graphics, and communication documents.
Contribute to and edit grant applications and funder reports.
Monitor news, prepare weekly clips for social media, and research stories and relevant topics across news outlets, blogs, and social media channels.
Coordinate timely and relevant content and updates on aidsunited.org and other online properties.
Create shareable content appropriate for a variety of audiences to distribute and promote AIDS United tools and resources.
Other duties as assigned.
Expertise with AP style.
A degree in journalism, communication, marketing, English, public relations, or a similar field of study.
Graphic design experience.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Familiarity with the HIV epidemic in the United States.
Experience with WordPress or other content management systems.
Experience with a customer relationship management system.
Experience with WYSIWYG editors and email blast platforms like MailChimp.
Experience with social media monitoring software and analytics platforms like Sprout Social, Hootsuite, or Buffer.
Comfortable with the most basic HTML (or comfortable finding the answer by watching YouTube).
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Experience creating social media content (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and YouTube) and posting for a brand or organization.
Strong attention to detail.
Able to take initiative, multitask, work quickly and be flexible.
Highly organized, able to work independently as well as being a team player, and able to manage multiple projects.
Excellent research skills.
Fully comfortable within both Microsoft Office and Google Suite platforms.
AIDS United is a non-profit organization that works to end the HIV epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmaking, technical assistance and capacity building services, policy and advocacy. AIDS United’s Public Policy Council (PPC) of 53 HIV service organizations, national and regional coalitions is the largest and longest-running community-based HIV domestic policy coalition in the country. AIDS United additionally represents more than 200 grantee and subgrantee organizations serving people living with and vulnerable to HIV throughout the United States.
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