Senior Program Manager

Funders Concerned About AIDS
May 30, 2024
Remote, United States of America
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Do you want to….

  • Join a small-but-mighty team of experienced, collaborative, and low-drama colleagues?
  • Work with a network of committed HIV, healthcare, and human rights donors around the world?
  • Organize intersectional programming to support sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ and gender justice, and HIV-related philanthropy?

If so, please apply to join our team at Funders Concerned About AIDS! 

About FCAA

Funders Concerned about AIDS (FCAA) is a philanthropy-serving organization (PSO) formed by a network of funders in 1987 to take bold actions and push philanthropy to respond to HIV and AIDS. FCAA’s mission is to inform, connect and support philanthropy to mobilize resources to end the global HIV pandemic and build the social, political, and economic commitments necessary to attain health, human rights, and justice for all. As a global network of funders, FCAA welcomes diverse perspectives, facilitates open communication and debate, and promotes racial and gender equity. FCAA’s 14-member Board of Directors are currently based in six countries: Canada, France, Kenya, the Netherlands, the UK, and the United States. FCAA’s members include approximately 50 grantmaking institutions that collectively account for half of HIV-related philanthropy worldwide. FCAA also works with many other philanthropy-serving organizations to inform, connect, and support philanthropy on intersecting issues.

Overview of the Position

The Senior Program Manager plays an essential role in developing programming for FCAA members; building connections between philanthropic donors working across multiple sectors, including HIV & AIDS, LGBTQ rights, and sexual and reproductive health; and mobilizing resources to support communities impacted by HIV and defend against anti-rights attacks. This position is funded by and part of the Kalavai Partnership, a cross-movement collaborative making visible long-standing movement relationships between sexual and reproductive health, HIV and LGBTIQ rights.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Building and maintaining trusting relationships with FCAA members and other aligned donors.
  • Organizing in-person and online member education and engagement programs in consultation with FCAA staff and Board, including FCAA’s 2025 Global Philanthropy Summit.
  • Collaborating with FCAA staff and Kalavai core partners (IPPF, GPP, AWID, and ILGA-World) to develop and implement cross-movement programs, communications, and resource mobilization campaigns.
  • Creating issue briefs and communication tools to show the connection between HIV & AIDS and other intersecting issues, such as sexual rights and health, human rights, and gender justice.
  • Advocating for policies, programs, and funding for civil society and key population groups impacted by HIV & AIDS.
  • Working closely with the Executive Director to represent FCAA at cross-movement events and meetings to mobilize resources for communities most impacted by HIV and anti-rights attacks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: At FCAA, we know that everyone has different skills, training, and life experiences to bring to the job. Below, you’ll see our “wish list” for this role. For this particular role, we are looking for someone who has impeccable relationship building, collaboration, and communication skills - as well as a commitment to cross-movement organizing. If you think your background makes you uniquely qualified for this role, but you are missing some of the skills requested, please consider applying anyway and include in your cover letter what support or training you might need to be successful. We are seeking candidates with the following skills, experiences, and attributes:

  • Written and oral fluency in English (additional language fluency is a plus), including the ability to speak and write succinctly and persuasively.
  • Experience and comfort working with philanthropic, government, and/or multilateral donors.
  • Track record building trusting, results-oriented relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects and deadlines while advancing long-term goals.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team and coalition.
  • Significant experience in at least one domain central to FCAA’s work and the Kalavai Partnership: HIV, sexual health and rights, LGBTQ rights, and/or human rights.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field, involving one or more of: membership services, program development, program management, conference/event planning, grantmaking, and/or resource generation.
  • Strong values-alignment with FCAA and the Kalavai Partnership (including commitment to collaboration and working across silos to strengthen sexual health and rights, LGBTQ rights, and the HIV response).
  • Proficiency with technical tools needed for remote and collaborative work, including MS Office (especially Word and PowerPoint), G-suite/Google Workspace, and Zoom.
  • Ability to bring joy, humor, and positivity in the face of challenges.

Preferred skills and experience include:

  • Work or lived experience within the HIV sector.
  • Experience working in international contexts.
  • Strong, trusted relationships in philanthropy and/or HIV advocacy.
  • Campaign and/or event organizing experience.

Work Environment

This role is 100% remote, working collaboratively with staff in the U.S. Central, U.S. Eastern, and Central European Time Zones. Staff work a 40-hour week, typically between 9am-5pm Eastern time; however, significant flexibility is possible as needed for employees’ personal needs and family duties.

Employees work from home and receive a monthly stipend of $125 to support internet and cell phone coverage. All staff also receive a laptop and other equipment as required for their position.

This position will require international travel. A valid passport is required, and residence near an international airport is preferred.

The health and safety of our colleagues and members is encouraged; FCAA strongly encourages up-to-date COVID and flu vaccinations for its staff.

Compensation and BenefitsThe salary is $65,000-$85,000 depending on experience. In addition, FCAA offers a generous benefits package. Benefits for U.S.-based staff include full medical (United HealthCare) and dental (SunLife), generous retirement plan contributions starting after six months of employment, and a generous vacation schedule. FCAA also provides six weeks of paid parental leave, and the additional option to use additional short term disability for up to a total of three months.

International staff are engaged through a Professional Employer Organization. Benefits for staff outside of the U.S. may vary depending on local employment laws and legal structures; however, every effort will be made to maintain benefit parity with U.S.-based employees.

Application instructions & Timeline To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online.  We are unable to accept phone inquiries. Only applicants invited for interviews will be contacted. This is a time-sensitive hire. FCAA will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, beginning in late May 2025, with hopes to have someone in the role by July 2024.

FCAA prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusion, and welcomes applicants of diverse race, ethnic culture, HIV serostatus, gender identity and expression, age, religion, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.