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Job PostingVaccine Equity Affiliate Manager at Autism Society of America

Freelance/Contract Work
No location requirement (USA)
Starting at 90000 USD Per Year

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Vaccine Equity Affiliate Manager

About the Vaccine Education Initiative: In September of 2020, the CDC selected the Autism Society to receive funds to address vaccine hesitancy in the disability community. With these funds, the Autism Society created the Vaccine Education Initiative (VEI) to establish a tailored public health model to promote vaccine education, confidence, and access. The VEI served as a pilot program which has successfully engaged members of the Autism community and healthcare providers. The focus of the VEI pilot has been COVID-19 vaccination, but the need in our community extends far beyond the pandemic. To meet these needs, the Autism Society is dedicated to expanding the Vaccine Education Initiative across the country. This grant allows the Autism Society to further empower vaccine confidence, education, and access across the country.

About the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative: Led by USAging, the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative (ADVC) has awarded funds to enable organizations across the aging and disability networks to perform an array of vaccination promotion activities. Organizations selected for funding will host community vaccine clinics, provide in-home vaccinations, provide transportation to vaccination sites, and will conduct outreach and education to older adults and people with disabilities among other activities. As a recipient of funding, the Autism Society of America will work with select affiliates within our network to expand the impact of the Vaccine Education Initiative (VEI) to promote vaccine education, confidence, and access across the Autism community.

Position Summary: The Vaccine Equity Affiliate Manager is a grant-funded temporary, full-time, remote position with secured funding from March 2023-April 2024. The Vaccine Equity Affiliate Manager is responsible for supporting the successful implementation of the VEI in targeted communities through affiliate partnerships, non-profit partnerships, corporate partnerships, and other community collaborations.

Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate is an experienced non-profit leader with a strong understanding of business operations, national federated organizations, strategic planning, and management, and a desire to advance health equity. The candidate is self-motivated, highly collaborative, and comfortable navigating complex processes and relationships related to strategic change and continuous improvement. 

Organizational Structure: This position reports to the Vice President of Affiliate Relations, and will work closely with the Vaccine Equity Project Director and other National Program team members and ASA’s affiliate network and external partners.


Bachelor or Master’s degree in business, public health management, non-profit management or related field.

Experience: 5 years experience

  • Expertise in non-profit organization management, contracts, best practices, governance, and reporting requirements.

  • Experience working with or within Federated national non-profit organizations.

  • Relevant experience conducting business market assessments and needs assessments.

  • Knowledge and experience with non-profit operations, public and private philanthropy, and federal grant systems.

Core Capabilities: 

  • Strategic and critical thinker, who is proactive in anticipating and identifying opportunities for improved efficiencies and opportunities.

  • Strong collaboration and relationship-building skills with comfort facilitating productive and solutions-driven collaborative work groups and teams.

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to apply big-picture and forward-thinking mindset to planning, improvement, and expansion efforts.

  • Effective communication - orally and in writing to clearly and effectively convey vision, process, provide direction, report progress, and share key information with internal and external stakeholders both virtually and in person.

  • Knowledge of acquisitions, mergers, and other collaborative business relationships.

  • Knowledge of Autism and/or the I/DD community, with a basic understanding of health inequities experienced within the Autism and I/DD communities preferred.


Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct community outreach and research to identify locations for potential affiliate support for VEI programming. 

  • Develop a strategy and action plan for expanding VEI programming in new communities/territories, with a focus on target populations. 

  • Solicit and develop new partnerships related to implementation and expansion of the VEI program within the affiliate network and in new locations/territories. 

  • Participate in discussions and negotiations with new or existing partners and non-profit organizations.

  • Identify and develop new opportunities to expand the reach of the VEI, targeting under-resourced/under-served Autism populations.

  • Provide training and technical assistance to support the success of new VEI programs, partners, and community events.

  • Assist in developing new resources to support affiliates, partners, and collaboration between the Autism, disability, and aging communities.

  • Collaborate with the ADVC program director and/or team members in supporting new partner organizations and affiliate sites in implementing the VEI. 


Additional Duties:

  • Report on quantitative data related to impact and outcomes associated with new collaborations, partnerships, and affiliates.

  • Coordinate activities with other ASA team members and departments, including Affiliate Relations, National Programs, Marketing, Public Policy, and others.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned to advance the VEI.


Job-Type and Work Environment:

  • The Autism Society of America has a strong organizational culture, dedicated to diversity, equity, dignity, integrity, and inclusion.

  • This job is temporary, full time, with 40 hours per workweek expected.

  • 30-40% travel anticipated 


The Autism Society is an Equal Opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. Qualified individuals with Autism are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please include your request in your cover letter.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience

Medium level
5+ years work experience in one of the occupational industries below:
  • Non-Profit


Bachelor's degree in one of the following subjects below:
  • Community Organization & Advocacy
  • Project Management
  • Business



Standard Hours (9am-5pm)


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