Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is a grassroots, community-based agency whose mission is to advance health equity among Black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men by developing community-centered leadership and innovative programs.
The program manager is responsible for the success of our community engagement programs. These include Caucus Corps, our membership network; Cultural Enrichment, our monthly event series; and Fellowship Program, our short-term professional learning opportunities.
This position ensures the momentum and integrity of our programs. They meet strategic goals to achieve health equity for Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men in the Chicago area.
This position is a steward of our agency’s core philosophy: health equity, including the elimination of new HIV infections and achieving undetectability for those living with HIV, depends on models of work led and informed by our community.
This position reports directly to the executive director. Our program manager supervises the program assistant and organizational fellows.
Strategy and Administration
Contribute to the production and execution of strategic, operational, and action plans
Prepare program reports for executive director and Board of Directors
Facilitate interagency collaborations that support program functions
Revise and maintain employee handbook in partnership with executive director
Attend to other duties relevant to operational and programmatic success
Development and Fundraising
Serve as program grant manager through grant writing, application submission, and all related reporting
Programming and Events
Develop and implement programming. This means representing our agency’s four strategic priorities: leadership development, grassroots organizing, capacity building, and health marketing
Ensure programmatic excellence through rigorous evaluation, policy/procedure maintenance, fidelity assessment, and quality improvement measures
Manage two programs directly with support of program assistant and equity coordinator: Caucus Corps and Cultural Enrichment
Finalize design and implementation of Caucus Corps membership network including recruitment, leadership development, and retention
Support Caucus Corps members as they participate in development, implementation, and evaluation of agency work
Produce monthly “happenings” such as community events, health marketing campaigns, meetups, and demonstrations
Co-manage two programs alongside executive director: Fellowship Program and Grassroots Advocacy
Supervise the work and professional development of at least one organizational Fellow
Assist in production of agency’s multi-level public policy agenda and advocate for legislative reforms, changes in institutional policies/practices, and public funding related to HIV elimination and racial justice
Assist in training and technical assistance as needed
Assist in producing special events including LoveFest and From the Heart Gala as needed
Provide event support when necessary, including basic volunteer duties
Assist in the implementation of marketing strategy, including production of all agency marketing collateral (print to online) and special communications such as press releases and public statements
Maintain high level of individual and agency visibility through in-person community engagement
This position requires a diverse set of skills. The ideal candidate must have expertise in leadership development, community building, and event planning:
Bachelor’s degree or comparable education in public health or social work
At least 3 years professional experience in human services
At least 3 years professional experience in organizing and advocacy
At least 2 years experience in supervision, coaching, and/or mentoring
At least 5 years professional experience working with diverse Black gay, bisexual, same gender loving men and other MSM populations
Comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS epidemic, including social determinants of health that impact Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men
Proven ability to develop structural-level interventions and evidence-based/informed programming
Additionally, candidates should embody the following:
Commitment to HIV elimination, racial justice, LGBT equality, and health equity
High degree of personal initiative with ability to meet aggressive goals; work both independently and in small teams; and thrive within a creative culture
Ability to develop relationships with nonprofit, community, and business leaders, particularly those dedicated to racial justice and LGBT equality
Persuasive, passionate leader with excellent interpersonal skills
Strong writing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
Idealistic and ambitious, with positive attitude, mission-focus, and sense of urgency
Eagerness to grow as professional, community leader, and public servant
This is a full-time position with insurance and retirement benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability.
HOW TO APPLY
Anticipated start date is April 1, 2019.
Applications will be accepted through March 5, 2019 (although we encourage candidates to submit their materials as soon as possible). To apply, please address the following to Erik Glenn, Executive Director via email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Resume listing relevant experience
Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with this position
List of 5 references (with at least 3 professional references)
The above application materials will serve as samples of your writing. In addition, final candidates, during their final interview, will be asked to complete a short exercise to understand your writing style.
Additional Salary Information: Information regarding salary and other details regarding this position, go to: www.chiblackgaycaucus.org/careers/
About Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus
Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is a grassroots organization led by Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men, whose vision is a world where our community experiences complete physical, mental and social well-being. This includes eliminating HIV within our community, which we define as preventing all new HIV infections and ensuring every man in our community living with HIV achieves a sustained undetectable status.