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  • Glenn Brown
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      [mailto:urbanth-l-bounces@...] 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.

      Duties include:
      . 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
      organizational retreats.
      Assist with:
      . 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@... immediately.
      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.

      Jennifer Flynn
      Managing Director
      Health GAP (Global Access Project)
      429 West 127th Street, 2nd Floor
      New York, NY 10027
      +1.212.537.0575 x 3
      F: +1.212.937.5283
      Help support our fight against the global AIDS pandemic
      www.healthgap.org/donate.htm _______________________________________________
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