The Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the only uniquely and unapologetically Black HIV think and do tank in America, seeks its first Director of Operations to strengthen the organization’s internal management and enhance its capacity to achieve its goal of providing high-quality, direct HIV services to Black people.
The mission of BAI is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals to confront HIV. BAI envisions a world where all Black people are free and flourishing without HIV and AIDS, free of stigma and shame, where Black health and well-being are paramount.
Founded in 1999 by a Black gay man living with HIV, a Black gay doctor, and a Black lesbian doctor to mobilize and educate Black Americans about HIV/AIDS treatment and care, BAI dedicates itself to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community. BAI believes in complete freedom for Black people by eradicating systemic oppression to live long, healthy lives. With a foundation in advocacy and policy work, BAI works towards improving the health and wellness of Black people through research, community efforts, and clinical work.
Areas of Impact
BAI grounds its work in Black leaders and communities across the country. Recognizing that health justice is racial and social justice, BAI is deeply committed to exposing the systems and roots of oppression that marginalize Black people and exacerbate their health burden. BAI's programs and work fall across the following four segments:
Governed by a 12-member board of directors, BAI operates with 23 full-time staff and a budget of $4.3M comprised of corporate funding, government funding, event income, and foundation grants. BAI is projected to operate with a staff of 50 and a budget of $5.6M by the end of 2021. Raniyah Copeland serves as BAI’s President & CEO after succeeding the organization’s Founder & CEO, Phill Wilson, in 2019, having previously served BAI in numerous programmatic roles since 2008.
Since 2019, BAI has:
BAI’s strategic plan outlines the following long-term goals the organization sets out to achieve:
For more information on the organization, please visit https://blackaids.org/ .
The Director of Operations will serve as a thought partner to the CEO and the executive leadership, providing leadership inside the organization to support infrastructure and continued growth. The Director of Operations oversees four departments including: Human Resources, Administration, Information Technology, and Organizational Culture.
In coordination with department directors and managers across BAI, The Director of Operations will:
Compliance and Quality Assurance
Skills and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will believe in and live BAI’s values of Black empowerment, equity, impact, self-determination, and integrity. They will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to BAI, including:
This position is based in BAI’s Los Angeles office.
BAI provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual, citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, possession of a GED instead of a high school diploma, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local laws.
About Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
On behalf of BAI, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group is working with the CEO to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies like BAI. Learn more about our work at http://marcumllp.com/industries/nonprofit-social-sector.
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