Brothers United is committed to changing and improving the lives of sexual, gender and racial minorities, and providing support to those affected and infected by HIV. To lead the organization, Brothers United seeks an executive who is committed to the organization’s mission and goals, and has the vision to grow and develop the organization to benefit the community.
Brothers United was founded in 1999 to provide supportive, preventive, and social support services to the HIV positive community without charge. The organization’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the community, which includes sexual, gender, and racial minorities and the people who live and work in their neighborhoods. Brothers United is the largest African-American AIDS service organization in the state of Indiana, continually ensuring that its clients have a safe and caring environment that allows them to receive all the necessary tools for healthy living.
Brothers United programs and services include:
Free and confidential HIV testing and STD screening.
Comprehensive risk counseling and services such as linkage to care and care coordination including transportation, communication with providers, medication support and a plan for success.
Ryan White Services Program which provides wrap-around services such as transportation to medical, dental and psychosocial support for PLWH.
Prevention and Support Services
Group level intervention, young adult and adult discussion groups and transgender support services.
Programs such as Brothers Facing it Together (B-FIT); 3MV, Many Men Many Voices; CRCS, Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services; Pillow Talk; Sisters United; and Survivors, among others.
Substance abuse screenings, counseling, and referrals to intensive outpatient care facilities.
Build advocacy networks of African-Americans living with HIV across the State of Indiana through the Positive Organizing Project.
Educate clients on the role of planning councils such as the Ryan White Planning Council and the Community Planning Group; encourage clients to join these groups and teach them how to be effective council members.
Brothers United is governed by an 8-member Board of Directors. The organization’s current budget is approximately $547K. The organization is comprised of 10 employees including the interim Executive Director and various Care Coordinators. For more information, see BrothersUnitedInc.org.
In 2017 Brothers United received the Indianapolis Legend’s Award from the House/Ballroom Community.
In 2017 Brothers United received the Essex Community Partner Award from IUPUI for outstanding contribution to the IUPUI campus.
In 2016 Brothers United’s linkage to care program was recognized by NASTAD as the national standard for linkage to care among MSM and is currently featured on NASTAD’s His Health Website.
The new Executive Director will be the public face of Brothers United and lead the 9-person team. S/he will oversee the organization's budget and policies; source revenue streams, including from local, state, federal, private, and foundation entities; build strong partnerships/relationships with community leaders, peer organizations, and local and state public health officials; and serve as a strategic link between the Board of Directors and staff regarding the organizational mission, vision and values. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will set the strategic direction for Brothers United, and ensure that the organization achieves its goals.
Leadership Outlook and Near-Term Priorities
The Executive Director will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of Brothers United with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention. The new executive will provide leadership both inside and outside Brothers United, guiding the day-to-day affairs, and continually deepening the organization’s impact. Toward this end, the Executive Director’s 12-18 month priorities include:
Implementing efforts to elevate Brothers United’s reputation as the leader in public and sexual health programs and initiatives for multicultural communities in the Midwest.
Deepening and/or developing internal systems and external partnerships that ensure a continuum of care for Brothers United clients.
Increasing Brothers United’s funding by leveraging current funding relationships and forging new ones.
Identifying opportunities to expand programs and services to improve the overall health of the community.
Continuing to educate the community, particularly LGBTQ+ youth of color ages 14-25, on their vulnerability to HIV and discrimination.
The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include (but are not limed to):
Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will share the organization’s commitment to Brothers United’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences, including:
The salary for this position is $75,000 - $80,000, including paid vacation, plus up to $200 monthly in reimbursement for health plans.
To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills are a match for the position’s requirements, and your salary requirements for this position email@example.com. Submit any additional inquiries as well.
Brothers United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. Resume reviews begin immediately.