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Job Opening @ Friends for Life


Job Title: Advocacy Academy Coordinator Job Classification: FT/Exempt
Department: Wellness Program Reports To: Director of Wellness Program

Position Overview

The Friends For Life Corporation Advocacy Academy Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of a regional HIV/AIDS advocacy network.  This project will include persons living with HIV/AIDS seeking to educate Memphis and Shelby County elected officials, policy makers and community members including leaders of the faith community about HIV/AIDS and the various needs that characterize people about the disease. 


Essential Job Functions

Plan, coordinate and implement activities of the Advocacy Academy in accordance with work plans developed and approved by the Director of Wellness Program.  Monitoring and evaluate the functions of the Advocacy Academy.  Market all components of the Advocacy Academy to potential participants and community partners. Assist in the recruitment process.  Attend local council meetings. Prepare reporting when necessary.  Alert the Director of Wellness Program when state legislation is proposed that would benefit or detract from the Advocacy Academy’s goals. Create and accept opportunities to increase awareness of the Advocacy Academy. Communicate effectively with facilitators, public officials, policy makers, funding entities and leaders of the faith based community.  Work in conjunction with the Wellness Program.  Maintain data in CareWare.  Ensure monthly schedule of all activities.

Non-essential Job Functions

Maintain educational material.  Organize meetings.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred in public policy, public health, or social work or equivalent work experience. Experience coordinating coalitions or working groups seeking to impact public policy; experience with health policy, health care issues and the health care delivery system is a plus.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write clearly and effectively for a wide range of audiences, to speak before groups and with legislators, members of the press and the public.  Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage various complex projects simultaneously.  Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of people.  Commitment to social justice in general.  Excellent communication skills.

Other Skills/Abilities

The ability to work well in a fast pace and growing environment.  Regular and predictable attendance is necessary. Maintain confidential information and adhere to all policies and procedures regarding Protected Health Information(PHI) 

Physical Demands

Extended periods of sitting and walking.  Ability to life and carry 20-25 lbs.  Ability to climb stairs.

Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please. 

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 4pm.

Send application materials to: 

Email:  gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail:   Human Resources

          Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax:    901-272-7458                                      

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

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