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Job Opportunity: Harm Reduction Coalition, Oakland

The Syringe Exchange Program Specialist will be responsive to the technical assistance and training needs of California Syringe Exchange Programs and Local Health Jurisdictions. Candidates must possess organizational skills, training and technical assistance expertise and hands on experience with community-based syringe access. Experience with community organizing and familiarity with local service providers and communities is preferred. Ideal candidates are highly organized, independent thinkers with capacity to operationalize systems and streamline information through several projects. HRC values candidates with a strong work ethic, common sense, humor, and a commitment to human rights and social justice issues.

This position is based in Oakland, CA and the salary range is $43,000-46,000.

Responsibilities include coordinating activities related to syringe access, intake of training and technical requests, and individual level plans for syringe exchange program in need; responding to training and technical assistance requests within 48 hours; providing technical assistance on implementation strategies; developing regional, individual and group trainings; maintaining relationships with consultants and contract consultants on an "as needed" basis; attending staff and program meetings; working in tandem with HRC's other projects to organize and consolidate materials, publications, curricula, and fact sheets; and additional duties as required.

To apply, please fax your resume and cover letter to (510) 444-6977. No phone calls please. Deadline for applications is July 21, 2007, so please act quickly if you are interested in the position.

People of color, formerly incarcerated people, and people with histories of substance use are encouraged to apply. HRC is EOE and offers a competitive salary with decent health benefits.

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) promotes the health and human rights of people who use drugs by advocating for effective policy responses to fight HIV, hepatitis C, overdose deaths, and drug addiction. Since its inception in 1994, HRC has grown from a small group of syringe exchange activists concerned about preventing HIV, into the leader of a rapidly growing grassroots movement, shaping current public health and drug policy toward practical, compassionate harm reduction interventions. HRC provides technical assistance, training, and capacity building to support existing syringe exchange programs, health departments and community-based organizations in California. The goal is to expand syringe access in rural and urban areas.

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