Los Angeles, California

President and Chief Executive Officer, Black AIDS Institute

The Organization

Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank in the U.S. focused execlusively on Black people. The Institute’s mission is to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing leaders, institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV/AIDS on a local, state, regional, and national level. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV/AIDS policies, condcuts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information, provides free testing for HIV and other STIs, offers linkage to both preventative and clinical care, and provides advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: “Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution.”

The Black AIDS Institute has a comprehensive approach to ending HIV in Black communities across America. From in-person Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) tranings and monthly webinars on HIV science, to PrEP collaborations to create greater access for Black women, the Institute is constantly working upstream and downstream to mobilize communities to stand up, fight back and protect ourselves.

Position Overview

As the leading voice of Black people affected by HIV/AIDS, the Black AIDS Institute’s President/CEO must possess civil rights, public health, and movement-and institution-building gravitas. The new leader should understand the historical context of both the HIV/AIDS movement and the Black struggle in America. Understanding the power dynamics of the past should inform how the new leader guides the Black AIDS Institute forward. Understanding the medical/clinical, scientific, public health, policy, funding, community mobilization, and intersectional dynamics of persistent HIV-related disparities is imperative. The new leader should possess the capacity to manage change and lead an institution that must be nimble, impact-oriented, and operating at both the local and national levels.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO is responsible for overall management, fundraising, accountability, and administration of the BAI to ensure the organization achieves its goals, according to Board approved policies and procedures. The CEO directs and manages all organization matters of the Black AIDS Institute and its core values in achieving its mission and goals as currently defined.

Please visit http://www.mortengroup.com/black-aids-institute-chief-executive-officer-search/ to acccess the full position description.

How To Apply

Black AIDS Institute has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this executive search. All candidate information and conversations will be handled in a confidential manner. If you are interested in submitting an application for this executive search process, please ensure that your resume includes the following information for each position you have held for the last 15 years:

  • Name and location of each position
  • Job title
  • Years in position
  • Position to which you reported and positions that reported to you
  • Primary responsiblities and achievements

In your cover letter, please tell us why this position is of interest to you as well as the details of your last executive position and any successes.

Your materials should be sent in a PDF file to the BAI Search Committee via executivesearch@mortengroup.com. Please use BAI – President and CEO as a reference line.

The recruitment process will remain open until the position has been filled.

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