CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS

GMHC is a dynamic, client-centered, community-based organization where collaboration, compassion, and mutual respect are the rules of thumb. We’re looking for exceptionally talented and passionate critical-thinking professionals who share a commitment to our mission and results-oriented approach.

Our Culture

GMHC is a mission-driven, data-driven entrepreneurial culture. We work in teams to make the lives of our clients better. The nature of our work requires everyone to roll up their sleeves, dig in, and embrace new challenges without hesitation.  

Our culture is community. We focus on building relationships across functions and teams. We regularly share updates and best practices with one another, and identify opportunities for increasing our collective impact. We recognize exceptional individual contributions, but practice a high degree of humility. The people whom we serve are always our focus. We are unrelenting and optimistic about the prospects of ending AIDS.

Employee Traits

One of our greatest strengths is our diversity of talent and ideas. We support the principles of equal opportunity and equal representation. We celebrate and support our differences. We recruit people with the best combinations of education, training, and professional experience needed for the work that we do. Many of our team members speak more than one language, reflecting the multi-cultural nature of our work.

Although most programmatic positions require a social service or public health background, we actively recruit people from the other fields who can leverage their skills for our work.

We nurture the growth and development of our staff including supporting professional development to build technical and leadership skills. Many positions have opportunities for advancement within programs. Our programs include positions with similar functions, providing opportunities for team members to pursue different opportunities across the agency.

Benefits of Working at GMHC

All GMHC employees enjoy a competitive compensation package which includes a benefits package consisting of:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision plans)
  • Retirement savings plans (with an excellent matching program)
  • Life insurance (basic and supplemental)
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Textbook reimbursement
  • Paid time off & holidays (12 holidays per year and 4+ weeks paid days off per year)
  • Paid child care leave
  • Remote work environment
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Close proximity to public transit including the Port Authority and Penn Station
  • Our offices are located in midtown New York City.

Available Positions

Position Description: The Accounting Associate is primarily responsible for accounts payable, assisting in the monthly financial close, recording and managing agency purchase transactions, other general accounting duties, oversee agency centralized purchasing system. system.

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Position Description: The Case Manager and Outreach Specialist provides client-centered individual support and coordination of care to clients in our harm reduction program for a diverse client population who are actively using or have past experience(s) using crystal methamphetamine use.  The Case Manager and Outreach Specialist will support clients with benefits enrollment and help clients reduce barriers to care and increases accessible, available, and appropriate linkages to care for clients who use crystal methamphetamine.  The Case Manager and Outreach Specialist will also be the primary lead on conducting outreach to potential clients in various venues and settings, which includes many traditional and non-traditional methods of outreach.

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Position Description: The Case Management Technician assists with a caseload of HIV+ clients receiving benefits from HASA and OTDA. The Case Management Technician is responsible for assessing barriers or challenges individuals face in obtaining employment. Additionally, the Case Management Technician will track clients’ progress and make appropriate referrals both internally and externally.

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Position Description: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will lead the Organization’s efforts in strategically planning and developing fundraising initiatives, building and managing relationships with donors, and expanding awareness about the organization. The person in this position is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of our various donation programs, including fundraising events, grant writing, email solicitations/direct mail campaigns, major gifts, and donor databases, using a data-driven approach.

This position will also lead GMHC’s communications, marketing strategy and analysis in support of the Agency’s mission, developing a powerful vision for the Agency’s communications function. This position will also be charged with articulating a clear internal philosophy on the role of communications strategy, including messaging, that complements and supports multiple areas and audiences; setting priorities and monitoring performance of GMHC’s Communications strategy; and promoting GMHC’s programs and services, which are world-renowned and have led the path for activism and legislative change throughout the agency’s history.

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Position Description: The Client Navigator is a peer who assists individuals living with HIV/AIDS and who are enrolled in GMHC’s Mental Health program in addressing barriers to accessing and utilizing mental health and substance use treatment. This position is responsible for establishing linkages with necessary in-house and external services and resources; coordinating care with clients’ medical and other social services providers to address the continuum of their mental health and medical care. Functions include client assistance, client accompaniment, client-engagement activities, and wellness services delivered to clients individually and in groups.

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Position Description: The Clinical Director, Health Homes is responsible for strategic planning, growth and overall administration and oversight of the Health Homes Program and its day-to-day operations. The Clinical Director creates an environment that facilitates continuous quality improvement in the delivery of client care in support of the programs and organizations’ mission and vision. This includes supervision of staff, recruiting and retention, development, and implementation of program policies and procedures. Responsible for ensuring that team meets Health Home standards and compliance measures, for promoting teamwork with physicians and all healthcare providers, for promoting internal and external customer satisfaction and appropriate resource management. This position will work closely with the Senior Vice President, People Operations & Compliance, and the Health Homes Quality Assurance Consultant to ensure long‐term success. This position will serve as a backup should staff be out. This position will initially require an independent caseload.

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Position Description:The Data Entry Specialist (part-time) will conduct data entry services into databases (including but not limited to the AIDS Institute Reporting System (AIRS) database and REDCap), in accordance with departmental and funder policies. The Data Entry Specialist will be responsible for maintaining an organized system of scanned and filed charts, and will interact with Testing Center staff to ensure client and service level information is captured and reported accurately.

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Position Description: The Director, Special Events is responsible for the logistical planning and execution of the fundraising events at GMHC, and reports to the Managing Director of Sponsorships and Events. It includes planning and executing AIDS Walk New York, the Fall Gala, and more.

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Position Description: Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc. (GMHC) seeks a Financial Management Case Worker responsible for the delivery of beneficiary services to Financial Management clients. The Financial Management Case Worker will provide supportive financial housing services, which includes analyzing annual expenses and supporting management with client reporting in order to maintain their benefit income on their behalf.

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Position Description: The HARP/HH+ Care Manager performs work associated with promoting and restoring the health of Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) clients by identifying care requirements, documenting, and ensuring maximal access to high quality care across the continuum. Provides direct service consistent with NYSDOH regulations for Health Homes. Screens for functional scale eligibility, conducts initial assessments, and periodic reassessments of patients’ needs including medical, mental health, substance use, financial, housing and support needs. The Care Manager collaborates with clients, health homes, physicians, other interdisciplinary care team members, and family members to support and sustain the client’s wellness and recovery goals. Provides crisis intervention and health education services as needed. Develops patient focused care plans with documented input and approval from other providers, and the patient in compliance with Health Home standards.

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Position Description: The Harm Reduction Counselor will provide client-centered individual and group substance use counseling sessions in a harm reduction outpatient setting to a diverse client population who are actively using or have a history of using crystal methamphetamine. The Harm Reduction Counselor will perform screenings, assessments, conduct intakes, and care coordination. The Harm Reduction Counselor assumes a lead role in creating a client engagement support system that reduces barriers to care, and increases accessible, available, and appropriate linkages to care for those who use crystal methamphetamine.

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Position Description: The Care Manager is part of a multi-disciplinary team that has overall day-to-day responsibility for coordinating the activities of the care team for patients with complex medical and psychosocial needs and for facilitating each patients access to the full range of medical and psychosocial services in an efficient and effective manner. The comprehensive services provided to clients include assessment, service plan development, health promotion and care coordination. 

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Position Description:The Institutional Development Associate drafts, prepares, and submits grant proposals, grant reports, and funder cultivation correspondence, supports corporate matching gift and cause marketing campaigns, and conducts research on new funders to support GMHC’s institutional development revenue goals. The Associate is responsible for the entry and reporting of institutional data in Salesforce, and they also frequently communicate program, finance, and analytics & evaluation department staff to collect information needed to complete their work. The Associate may also provide support and assistance to the development department to help achieve overall fundraising goals, including for the annual AIDS Walk New York.

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Position Description: The Linkage Navigation Specialist will support the Testing team to engage clients in effective HIV Navigation and linkage to medical care and supportive services. The position will assist individuals who are enrolled in GMHC’s Testing Center in addressing barriers to accessing and utilizing prevention and other essential and support services. This position will also implement HIV/STI counseling, testing and referrals for participants in the off-site and on-site settings.

This position is responsible for establishing linkages with necessary in-house and external services and resources; coordinating care with clients’ medical and other social services providers to address the continuum of their mental health and medical care. Functions include client assistance with benefits navigation, client accompaniment, client-engagement activities, and wellness services delivered to clients individually.

The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable about community resources available to clients internally and externally.

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Position Description: The Linkage Navigation Specialist (PlaySure Network) will support the Testing team to engage clients in effective HIV Navigation and linkage to medical care and supportive services. The position will assist individuals who are enrolled in GMHC’s Testing Center in addressing barriers to accessing and utilizing prevention and other essential and support services. This position will also implement HIV/STI counseling, testing and referrals for participants in the off-site and on-site settings.

This position is responsible for establishing linkages with necessary in-house and external services and resources; recruitment of clients in on-site and community settings; coordinating care with clients’ medical and other social services providers to address the continuum of their mental health and medical care. Functions include client assistance with benefits navigation, client accompaniment, client-engagement activities, and wellness services delivered to clients individually.

The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable about community resources available to clients internally and externally. This position will ensure that linkage & navigation services align with the guiding principles of client choice, pleasure and wellness-based approaches to sexual health, and application of a one-stop shop model.

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Position Description: The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for individual private donations above $1,000. Cultivate and retain current donors, re-engage lapsed donors and prospect for new donors.

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Position Description: The Managing Director, Individual Giving is responsible for overseeing the individual donor portfolio—the core of the agency’s private unrestricted support. The Managing Director collaborates with Senior Management and the Executive Team and works closely with leadership to devise strategies to optimize successful solicitation.

The Managing Director will use research as well as relationship-building skills to collaborate with the events team on an ambitious schedule of cultivation activities in order to yield promising donor prospects for solicitation.

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Position Description: The Mental Health Counselor provides mental health services to individuals and groups in either our OMH-licensed Article 31 outpatient clinic or our grant-funded mental health program and provides crisis intervention to agency clients. Specifically, the Mental Health Counselor assesses the needs of clients, many of whom are living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, and assists with linkages to necessary services/resources related to their medical status and/or psychosocial needs.

The Mental Health Counselor provides necessary monitoring, follow-up, and coordination of services, and actively participates in a multi-disciplinary treatment team designed to improve the overall functioning of clients by providing an individualized care plan addressing the continuum of mental health and medical care.

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Position Description: The Nutrition Program Assistant will facilitate communication between clients and Nutrition & Meals Services staff and help gather necessary client information, assist with voucher mailing process, and help gather the collection of data used to assess service gaps. In addition to client advocacy, the Nutrition Assistant will support all administrative processes, assisting the staff with their responsibilities and execution of nutrition services as well as provide translation for nutrition related services with Spanish-speaking clients. In addition, the Nutrition Assistant will assist with community coordination activities and connecting clients to medical care and supportive services.  

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Position Description: The Nutrition Program Assistant (NHE) will facilitate communication between the clients and Nutrition Health Education staff and help gather necessary client information, assist with client retention, and the collection of data used to assess service gaps. In addition to client advocacy, the Nutrition Program Assistant will support all administrative processes, assisting the staff with their responsibilities and execution of educational group sessions, and other educational activities. The Nutrition Program Assistant will provide technical and logistical assistance during the educational workshops, administrative tasks, and client care coordination activities associated with the delivery of nutrition and food pantry services. In addition, the Nutrition Assistant will assist with community coordination activities and connecting clients to medical care and supportive services.  

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Position Description:The Outreach Worker provides administrative support to the Workforce Program. Outreach other community-based organizations and residences to increase visibility and provide information on employment services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC).

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Position Description: The Prevention Navigator will provide front-line HIV/STI testing, counseling, and navigation services to individuals who seek testing at the Testing Center, including directly linking clients to HIV treatment and PrEP and PEP services. They will engage in outreach efforts to the priority populations. They will also conduct client intake and assessment, linkage facilitation and navigation, health education sessions, and referrals for medical and social services. This position will ensure that testing & counseling services align with the guiding principles of client choice, pleasure and wellness-based approaches to sexual health, and application of a one-stop shop model.

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The Staff Attorney provides civil legal services to GMHC clients that identify as transgender or gender non-conforming in a range of legal areas, including, immigration legal services, family law, HIV confidentiality, bankruptcy, advance directives, employment law, food stamps, social security and other entitlements, HIV discrimination law, disability law, health care access, and landlord-tenant law. The Staff Attorney tracks all activities, including, the provision of services and the achievement of outcomes in appropriate daily logs, an electronic database, and an individual dashboard. Assists with the preparation of monthly and other reports and works to make sure that the department is audit-ready.

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This Staff Attorney position is funded by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Legal and Support Services for Individuals and Families Living with HIV/AIDS (LASSIF) Initiative. The Staff Attorney’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the LASSIF Initiative’s mission is fulfilled by (1) providing comprehensive legal services for HIV-positive individuals and HIV-affected families with dependent children; and (2) connecting families to internal family stabilization support services for HIV-affected families with dependent children. Legal assistance is provided for a wide variety of legal matters. Family stabilization support services are designed to help HIV-affected families cope with the emotional and physical needs of living with HIV/AIDS with a focus on working with families to make decisions for future care and custody planning.

The LASSIF Initiative supports fully integrated models of legal services for HIV-positive individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS with focused stabilization support services for families. Legal assistance or representation is often needed to enable people with HIV/AIDS to overcome barriers to care or services, maintain benefits or services, or assert legal rights.

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Position Description: The Testing Center Coordinator will oversee day-to-day operations of the HIV/STI Testing Center, manage AIDS Institute and City Council-funded grants within the Testing Center, and ensure optimal delivery of comprehensive, status-neutral HIV prevention and support services to all clients. This position will lead coordination, communication, and collaboration efforts across teams to ensure high-quality implementation of AIDS Institute and City Council-funded grants through program meetings, quality assurance reviews, and shared decision making and problem solving. This position will directly supervise Test Counselor(s) and/or Linkage Navigation Specialist(s). The Testing Center Coordinator will also be tasked with establishing and maintaining professional work relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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Internships

Eligibility and Guidelines

GMHC internship opportunities are open to qualified individuals enrolled in an accredited academic institution. Since we are a nonprofit environment, our internships are unpaid, but we will support academic institution requirements for students by completing all paperwork required by the intern’s school or program.

Supervision

All interns will have direct supervision from a GMHC staff member. Our supervisors are committed to ensuring that interns have appropriate and clearly directed assignments that are related to the student academic program as well as being relevant to the day to day operations of the agency.

How to Apply:

  1. Send the following items to internships@gmhc.org:
    • Internship Application and Pledge of Confidentiality – click on the link to download.
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter – Please include your specific area of interest, why you are interested in interning at GMHC, what you would like to gain from this internship and your long term goals. 
  2. Area of Interest:
    • Analytics and Evaluation
    • Business Administration and Strategic Management
    • Communications and Social Media
    • Development/Fundraising/Event Planning
    • Human Resources
    • Legal Services
    • Meals and Nutrition
    • Mental Health/Substance Use Counseling  (only available to Graduate Students)
    • Public Affairs & Policy
    • Research

Your application cannot be processed without this information.

GMHC values diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.