Organizational Summary

San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV. Ultimately, we strive for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and HIV transmission is eliminated.

Our mission is to promote health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and partnership.

Our strategic plan includes an articulation of its five key values, which are the foundation for its work and its employees:  Justice, Dignity, Courage, Leadership and Excellence. We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and practitioners of racial justice to join our fight.

Position Overview:

The Community Mobilization Manager at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will play a crucial role in various initiatives building support for effective, evidence-based approaches to substance use and recovery and advocating for people who use drugs. This position will coordinate the Treatment on Demand Coalition and organize people who use drugs including people in recovery through the HIV Advocacy Network (HAN).

Essential Duties:
  1. Treatment on Demand Coalition (60%):
    • Coalition Coordination: Manage, organize, and facilitate weekly and monthly coalition meetings. Develop agendas, ensure notes are taken, and follow up with members on commitments and activities.
    • Strategy: Support the development of strategic vision and positions. Communicate vision to coalition members and other stakeholders. Collaborate on developing position papers and materials with other SFAF staff and coalition members. Organize background research and evidence.
    • Outreach: Expand coalition capacity through strategic outreach to increase the participation of directly impacted communities including BIPOC-led organizations. Support the work of organizers at other organizations to mobilize community in key moments around coalition priorities.
    • Leadership Development: Identify community members passionate about harm reduction and expanding substance use and overdose prevention services, with a focus on people who use drugs and people in recovery. Involve community members in advocacy initiatives and coordinate training and support for public testimony, media interviews, and storytelling.
    • Media Engagement: Support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s marketing and communications team to communicate with media, establish and maintain a Treatment on Demand coalition website, and engage the public through social media campaigns.
  2. Broader Community Engagement and Outreach (15%):
    • Outreach: Plan and lead outreach and engagement with other stakeholders in the broader community including community-based organizations and neighborhood associations.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Orchestrate and coordinate outreach endeavors, fostering productive dialogue between coalition experts, city officials, public health representatives, and other stakeholders.
  3. HIV Advocacy Network (25%):
    • Logistics & Coordination: Work with the Director of Community Mobilization and Policy and the HAN leadership team to support and manage the HIV Advocacy Network’s general meetings, working group meetings, and community engagement events through helping to develop agendas, notetaking, food coordination for the meetings, and other logistical needs.
    • Harm Reduction Focus: Take primary responsibility for work on harm reduction and behavioral health issues within HAN. Identify, recruit, and support harm reduction and recovery-focused HAN members and leaders. Ensure HAN members are informed on harm reduction campaigns and behavioral health-related policy issues.
    • Outreach & Mobilization: Build on existing organizing efforts focusing on the LGBTQ community, including LGBTQ people in recovery and harm reduction experts to develop a cohort of LGBTQ harm reduction leaders in HAN.

    • Communication: Provide updates to SFAF staff, volunteers, and program participants through newsletters, SFAF website, Teams, and other communication channels.
    • Additional responsibilities: Take on additional responsibilities as assigned within the broader scope of the organization's harm reduction and health policy initiatives.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Ability to navigate complex policy ideas and translate them into actionable initiatives.
  • Motivated, committed to social justice, capable of independent and collaborative work.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with people who use drugs including people in recovery.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint and in Google suite, especially Google docs.

Supervision: N/A

Physical Requirements and Work Environments:
Skill in operating equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system.  Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, and reaching. Ability to lift and carry supplies for events. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position may have exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents.

Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work in community engagement or organizing
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • Experience supporting coalitions or volunteer community groups strongly preferred
  • Experience working with people who use drugs, LGBTQ+ individuals, Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
  • Experience with public speaking and community presentations preferred

This position will have access to protected health information (PHI) and may only access, use or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless of the extent of access provided.

Work Environment:

This position may work remotely or be located at 940 Howard Street or 470 Castro Street, San Francisco. This position does require regular attendance at in-person meetings and events, and may occasionally require traveling to other office locations or off-site meetings. Role will include evening and weekend coverage for advocacy and educational events.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.
SFAF is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees. These include:

Vacation + Leave
24 days of combined Paid Time Off/Sick Time Off for the first two years of employment
29 days of Paid Time Off/Sick Time Off after two years of employment
14 paid holidays per year

403(b) Plan – SFAF matches employee contributions (1 to 1) up to 3% of salary

Health Coverage
Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
Medical insurance - premium fully/partially paid by SFAF for employee (Kaiser Permanente HMO, Sutter Health Plus HMO)
Vision insurance – premium fully paid by SFAF for employee (MetLife)
Dental insurance – premiums fully/partially paid by SFAF for the employee (MetLife Insurance)

Employee Sponsored Care
Plume - Gender Affirming Care – Family care benefits
Maven – Family Forming benefits

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave
Life Insurance and AD&D insurance – Employer Paid: 100% of salary, up to $100K (MetLife)
Long term disability insurance (MetLife)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy-Related Disability Leave (PDL), as applicable
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ individuals and people of color.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Application Process:

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Department: Community Engagement
This is a full time position
Exemption Status: Exempt
Payrate Range: $83,000 - $92,000

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