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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Grant Writer & Program Liaison, AIDS United, Washington, DC

Grant Writer & Program Liaison

Posted on: August 5, 2014
Posted by: AIDS United
Application deadline: August 22, 2014
Employment type: Full-time
Salary range: 50,000 - 70,000
Benefits: Exceptional benefits offered in a flexible work environment

Who is AIDS United?

AIDS United's mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. The agency strives to achieve its mission through strategic grant-making, organizational capacity building, formative research, advocacy & policy work. Formed from the merger of the National AIDS Fund and AIDS Action Council in 2010, the agency has more than 20 years of experience in policy and grant-making.

AIDS United operates with an annual budget of approximately $11 million and a staff of 26. Grant-making initiatives focus on access and retention in care, advocacy in the deep south, syringe access, sector transformation and more. Policy work is done on behalf of dues paying members that include the majority of the largest and oldest AIDS Service Organization across the country. Other initiatives at AIDS United includes provision of capacity building assistance on behalf of CDC for community-based organizations involved in HIV prevention; and placement of more than 50 AmeriCorps members annually across seven different metropolitan areas.

Job Summary

AIDS United seeks to hire a Grant Writer & Program Liaison responsible for the development of multiple funding proposals throughout the year to foundations, corporate giving programs, and federal funding opportunities on behalf of AIDS United. The position will work with policy and program staff to ensure a solid understanding of initiatives, programs and activities undertaken at AIDS United and to package/represent those programs in writing to effectively secure funding.

The position will work jointly with program, policy, finance, and operations staff to ensure any and all requirements for submission of a complete proposal are met; as well as ensuring timely submission of required reporting on any grants received. The position will do ongoing prospecting to identify new potential funders, and maintain a schedule of all grants submitted, and those in the pipeline (up to one year out).


Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience in grant-writing and grant procurement; and deep knowledge and/or experience in the domestic HIV/AIDS field. As well as experience using online databases and other sources to locate philanthropic information and demonstrated success in procuring/winning proposals.

Position requires a highly organized individual with a proven track record of efficient time management and ability to work well independently as well as part of a team. Individual must have the ability to seek and synthesize information and communication in a compelling and succinct form; ability to take initiative, think critically, manage time, and prioritize multiple tasks and projects; ability to understand budgets as they relate to proposals and grants; and the ability to effective coordinate input from multiple parties with clear timelines.

Position requires excellent research and analytical skills as well as excellent personal, verbal, and written communication skills. Must be flexible and able to work in fast-paced and changing work environment and able to work well under pressure. Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply

Applications must include: the AIDS United Application for Employment (available at, cover letter with salary requirements, and resume and should be submitted to with "Grant Writer" in the subject line. 

Incomplete applications WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 
Due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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