Prevention Point Pittsburgh
(PPP) is a small, newly legalized syringe access program with eight years
of experience in providing clean injection equipment, education and advocacy
for injection drug users. PPP's programs and policies reflect a strong
commitment to harm reduction and public health-based models of promoting
health and reducing drug-related harm to individuals and communities.
PPP is seeking an Executive Director with experience in syringe access,
harm reduction interventions and running nonprofit organizations and programs.
This person must be able to coordinate the operations of a growing, volunteer-based
organization in a stable political environment.
The Executive Director position
will include the following areas of responsibility: community organizing
and policy work to establish and maintain relationships with community,
service providers and governmental entities; collaboration with community
agencies and service providers to expand syringe access, harm reduction
interventions, and other services to PPP's participants; media and public
relations; policy development at the local and state level to further the
expansion and legalization of syringe access; fundraising and development,
grants management, and fiscal planning; office management; coordination
and management of syringe distribution sites, in conjunction with other
staff and volunteers; volunteer recruitment, training and retention; and
Competitive Salary with excellent
benefits, please contact: Alice Bell, LSW, Coordinator, Prevention
Point Pittsburgh, 907 West Street, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, phone:
(412) 247-3404, fax: (412) 247-1640 (fax), [email protected].
The Lower East Side Harm
Reduction Center seeks an experienced leader to direct a dynamic and culturally
diverse community-based nonprofit organization with a $1.2 million dollar
operating budget. LESHRC's mission is to reduce the spread of HIV
infection among injection drug users and their community. LESHRC
accomplishes this goal with a harm reduction philosophy that informs all
community programming and internal activities. This non-judgmental
approach towards drug users creates a unique work environment in which
program participants are integral to programmatic and organizational success.
The Executive Director is
the chief administrator of the organization with overall responsibilities
for planning, administration and management of all programs and internal
systems. The Executive Director is responsible to, supervised by,
and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors for all areas of agency
operation and policy implementation.
but are not limited to:
Governance Support &
Ensuring all policies of
the board are implemented in a consistent and appropriate manner; providing
administrative support services to the board of directors and its committees;
serving as liaison between staff and board of directors; assisting the
board president and committee chairs in preparing meeting agenda; informing
the board of directors of all relevant policy, operational, regulatory
and community issues; working in collaboration with the CFO, Treasurer
and board committees to propose and manage the budget; ensuring compliance
with all applicable laws, regulations and contractual obligations.
Hiring, evaluating and releasing
employees within board established policies, job descriptions and budget;
providing direct supervision and support to senior management staff; delegating
authority as appropriate; maintaining a climate which attracts and motivates
top quality people, both professional and volunteer; providing leadership
to staff in the achievement of the organization's mission, strategy and
annual goals; providing leadership to staff and volunteers in the development,
and implementation and evaluation of programming.
Reviewing and enhancing
LESHRC's development plan to sustain current budget and broaden funding
base; maintaining excellent relations with funders, including public funders,
private foundations and individual donors; implementing all fundraising
activities on time, including grant writing and reporting, special events,
direct mail and major donor development.
Public Relations and Education:
Promoting the philosophy
and programs of LESHRC; maintaining and continuing to build relationships
with LESHRC's neighbors, community-based organizations, city agencies,
coalitions and the harm reduction community; working with staff and board
to raise the public awareness about LESHRC's philosophy and programming;
developing media, Internet and political education strategies that promote
LESHRC's philosophy and programs.
Qualifications include three
to five years successful administrative & supervisory experience; three
to five years successful fundraising & revenue generating experience;
experience working in community-based nonprofit and/or public sector.
LESHRC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer; women, people of color and people with HIV are encouraged to
apply. Send resume, cover letter & salary history to [email protected]
or Elvira Sherifova, LESHRC, 25 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002.
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