Gay Men’s Health Crisis Seeks Community Organizer (NYC)

GMHC is recruiting for a community organizer to assist the Public Affairs and Policy team in our efforts to mobilize GMHC clients and the larger community impacted by HIV and AIDS. GMHC is an aggressive advocate at the city, state, and federal levels for fair and effective HIV related policies. The community organizer will help the agency mobilize in support of our efforts at all levels of government.

Essential Job Functions

The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:

  • Recruit, train, and empower GMHC clients to organize on our issues;
  • Engage GMHC clients to understand what issues are impacting their lives every day to help inform GMHC’s external policy agenda and strategy;
  • Educate and organize GMHC clients and others on actions they can take to further our policy agenda;
  • Complete timely data entry;
  • Work with community partners to ensure meaningful collaborations;
  • Manage many tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Communicate and build relationships with diverse communities and leaders;
  • Logistical support for a variety of events including legislative hearings, lobby days, and rallies;
  • Must be available and willing to work weekday evenings and weekends and travel to events across New York City and sometimes in Albany and Washing ton D.C.; and
  • Collect GMHC client and supporter stories

Other Responsibilities

The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:

  • To be determined by supervisor

Education and Certification

Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

Special Skills and Knowledge

In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Understands and abides by GMHC’s mission and core values, including diversity, self-determination and privacy; practices these values in the work environment with internal and external audiences;
  • A strong and proven commitment to progressive values and civic engagement, especially within traditionally underrepresented communities and youth;
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Comfortable speaking to and interacting with the public, developing new relationships, self-motivated and detail-oriented;
  • General knowledge of social media platforms;
  • Ability to work as part of team and be flexible;
  • Knowledge of New York City and New York State government is a plus;
  • A solid understanding of challenges facing those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS along with current HIV prevention methods is essential;
  • Experience working with coalitions/community groups; and
  • Organizing experience within communities of color

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their cover letter and resume online through GMHC’s Application Portal: Community Organizer. Please note that your cover letter, which must include salary requirements and résumé, should be combined into one document for submission through the application portal. Applications received without cover letters will not be considered for the position.