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: 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 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 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: 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 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 IS Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Senior Director, Information Systems & Programming and Information Systems (IS) department in managing day-to-day IT systems and networks. The position requires a technically savvy individual who is well organized and adept at communicating both verbally and in writing with stakeholders across the organization.

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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 Maintenance Technician proactively keeps the GMHC facility in good repairs and in working order, free of vermin and clean at all-times. Responsible for performing repairs & maintenance to the facilities, cleaning – ensuring the facility is properly cleaned and sanitize, taking a hands-on approach as necessary. Knowledge of building repairs, cleaning, use of a PC is required of this position. Receiving of deliveries physically, logging & input into GMHC INTAACT system and making bank deposits as needed. Mail & mailroom services! Team player, and ability to work alongside others is critical for this job.

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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 Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist provides capacity and support for supporting agency-wide data-driven management processes, research activities, evaluation and quality improvement initiatives. The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will support programs in identifying key quality and management indicators and creating monitoring processes. This individual will evaluate these programmatic efforts, collecting and analyzing agency data to produce research that will contribute to the knowledge base of effective program management, quality improvement, and HIV care. The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will also work with programs to plan, support, and monitor their usage of the Electronic Health Record. The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will also engage in research efforts of large, national program evaluations.

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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 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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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.