Job Listing: Pennsylvania Coalition to Save Lives Now 8/11/00

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The Pennsylvania Coalition to Save Lives Now (PACSLN) is seeking a Project Manager to:

  • Build an effective statewide program facilitating and supporting effective prevention and harm reduction efforts directed towards the health risks of injection drug use, including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other bloodborne pathogens.
  • Educate and motivate Pennsylvania policy makers, pharmacy associations and others about the public health benefits of making clean syringes available to IDUs and other harm reduction and prevention interventions.
  • Develop relationships with community resources working towards harm reduction/syringe exchange programming.
  • Organize to build and coordinate community support for access to clean syringes and harm reduction within PA.
  • Provide technical assistance and serve as a resource for information and advice to grassroots community workers throughout Pennsylvania, assisting them in launching and maintaining regional syringe exchange and harm reduction programs based on best practice models.
  • Help create a framework for education to clinicians on the benefits of dispensing syringes to IDUs.
  • Coordinate and attend Steering Committee meetings.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Requirements include drive, determination and commitment. Experience working with people with HIV and/or IDUs is useful, as is a Bachelor's degree in related discipline, but any comparable experience will be considered. Graduate degree highly desirable. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is essential. Candidate must possess a current Pennsylvania driver's license and have access to an automobile.

The job is part time, approximately 25 hours/week, and is supervised by the Chair of the Steering Committee. PACSLN is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minority candidates and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. (AA/EOE/M/F/D/V) Starting date ASAP, competitive salary, per experience.

Please send resumes or CV along with a letter of interest to: PACSLN Search Committee, c/o PCASO, 624 West Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341. No phone calls.

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