Job Listings: Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless 4/4/03

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The Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts, one of the lead organizations in the successful round of drug reform local ballot questions in last November's elections, is hiring an Executive Director. DPFMA seeks energetic, well-organized candidates to continue the development of this new organization as its first full-time employee. Candidates should be familiar with public health and/or criminal justice policy issues, have experience working with the state legislature and government agencies, and be intrinsically motivated. The successful candidate will exhibit a high degree of professionalism and be comfortable working with both grassroots organizations and high-level public officials.

The Executive Director will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization and will report to the Board of Directors. Major responsibilities will include working closely with the Board of Directors on overall strategic planning and program development; developing fundraising and writing grant proposals; building and maintaining coalitions with community groups, public policy organizations, and government agencies; directing lobbying efforts, including drafting new bills and preparing for legislative hearings; serving as spokesperson for public relations and participating in public forums and events; conducting and evaluating policy research; recruiting and managing interns and volunteers; and overseeing bookkeeping and budgeting, and preparing an annual report.

The Executive Director must value teamwork and professionalism and be experienced as a manager or a leader. Knowledge of drug policy is not more important than management skills for this position, but the candidate must become well-informed on this subject. Other qualifications include experience in non-profit management; experience with grant writing and fundraising; ability to listen, speak, and write well, including presentation skills; demonstrated leadership ability; experience in public policy and working with and lobbying the state government; working knowledge of major drug policy issues; and demonstrated ability to organize, teach, and train others.

Full-time, salary $35,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience, bachelors degree required, graduate degree preferred. Rolling interviews to be conducted between now and May 1, send cover letter, resume with three references, and one or two writing samples to: Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts, Executive Director Search, 101 Tremont Street, Suite 509, Boston, MA 02108, or e-mail smortimer@rcn.com.

Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is hiring a Harm Reduction Specialist. This position is full time, and involves work at a street outreach and drop-in center providing harm reduction services and related education, providing client advocacy, conducting assessments and referrals, representing the program at agency and community meetings, and assisting in the preparation of reports.

Requirements include high school diploma or GED, experience with homeless and/or culturally diverse populations and/or drug users, and a valid driver's license. Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English is a plus. For further information, contact d.mccague@att.net. To apply, submit resume and cover letter to: Allyson Riddiford, Human Resources, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, P.O. Box 25445, Albuquerque, NM 87125-0445, fax (505) 266-4188.

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