] On Behalf Of Angela Jancius
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 10:05 AM
Subject: [URBANTH-L] APPLIED Anthropology Job: Director, US Government
Relations, Health GAP (Global Access Project)
From: Jennifer Flynn <flynn@...
Salary information included
Director, US Government Relations, Health GAP (Global Access Project)
Health GAP, a leading international advocacy organization comprised of AIDS,
trade and human rights activists, is seeking a Director of US Government
Relations. For more information about Health GAP and our current campaigns,
please refer to www.healthgap.org
The primary focus of this job is on devising and winning new or reformed
U.S. Government policies, including outreach and relations with relevant
policy makers in all branches of government; formulating innovative policy
solutions; convening, strengthening and coordinating diverse networks of
allies at the national and grassroots levels in support of Health GAP
campaign priorities and developing and coordinating overall and day-to-day
campaign strategies relating to U.S. policies.
Health GAP is deeply committed to fostering an affirming and inclusive,
multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment for its staff, and core members.
Applicants are requested to include a description of how they will assist
Health GAP in creating this environment and to write about their commitment
to global justice in cover letters. People of color, people living with
HIV/AIDS and immigrants from the global South are strongly encouraged to
apply for this position.
A proven track record including a lead role in successful legislative or
policy campaigns, preferably at the federal level, is a must, and a
commitment to global social justice is a paramount requirement for the
position. We deeply value lived, personal experiences that will contribute
to our organization's culture and enhance our ability to win campaigns for
people with HIV/AIDS worldwide.
The ideal candidate should have existing relationships with key civil
society stakeholders in the global AIDS movement and with policy makers in
the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.
Preferred candidates have five-plus years of experience in organizing,
advocacy, government relations, public health, policy or other relevant
areas. Candidates should be knowledgeable about the issues addressed in
Health GAP's campaign work. Instigating and maintaining frequent, regular
communication with federal policy makers is expected. Experience pitching
stories to journalists is a plus. Comfort with direct action tactics and
organizations is a bonus.
. Direct advocacy with U.S. policy makers; . Formulating policy
recommendations, crafting regulations and legislation; . Develop and direct
ongoing new policy and campaign initiatives focusing on U.S. policy and
policy makers; . Provide written strategic policy analysis; . Convening,
coordinating, and building networks of allies in support of Health GAP
priority campaigns; . Regularly attending in-person meetings in Washington,
DC multiple days out of the week; . Grassroots organizing and actions in
support of coordinated national campaign strategies, including national and
local actions, in collaboration with Grassroots Organizer; . Facilitating
direct access to decision makers by grassroots activists whenever possible;
. Working with Grassroots Organizer, build new activist groups in key
locations; . Assist in maintenance of Democracy in Action database; .
Materials production as needed; . Attend biweekly conference calls and
working group meetings; . Submitting monthly workplans and reports; . Attend
weekly staff calls, monthly in-person staff meetings and quarterly
. Advocacy related to international agencies such as the Global Fund to
Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and UN agencies; . Solidarity efforts with allies
in the global South; . Communications efforts, including action alerts and
mobilization efforts; . Fundraising efforts.
Health GAP is unique in that we are a non-hierarchical organization with no
physical office, a steering committee that meets primarily by conference
call, and each of the staff develop home and travel-based schedules for
their work. However, we are prioritizing a candidate based primarily in
Washington, DC or the immediate surrounding area.
Applicants should be prepared for long and irregular hours, including some
weekends and holidays. Health GAP offers full health insurance, including
dental and basic vision.
Health GAP is committed to the principle of pay equity among staff so the
salary is between $50,000-$53,500 depending on local costs of living. March
1st, 2009 is the ideal start date.
Please send resume and cover letter to jflynn@...
Candidates will receive an email confirmation that their application was
received. If you do not receive this confirmation, please resend.
Informational phone calls are welcomed and encouraged. Please direct your
questions to Jennifer Flynn, Managing Director at (212) 537-0575 x 3.
Position will remain open until filled.
Health GAP (Global Access Project)
429 West 127th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10027
+1.212.537.0575 x 3
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