The responsibility of the
Outreach Coordinator is to increase SSDP's base by providing support to
students starting chapters, as well as to students trying to grow and strengthen
existing chapters. Additionally, the Outreach Coordinator must track
and maintain information on all of the organization's chapters. To
that end, the Outreach Coordinator will:
A qualified applicant will have
succinct, persuasive, inspiring writing, plus a close attention to detail.
The applicant will communicate orally with comfort and conviction, and
exceptional interpersonal skills are essential. The ability to be
assertive is a must, as is comfort working with people of all ages.
A qualified candidate will be a self-starter who's creative in developing
outreach strategies and tactics. A demonstrated dedication to reform
of drug laws and policies is valuable, but not necessary. SSDP places
a premium on experience working with and managing volunteers, especially
in the context of student organizing and activism. The Outreach Coordinator
reports to the Campaign Director who in turn reports to the Executive Director.
Both the Outreach Coordinator and Campaign Director work closely with the
Assist students starting chapters,
as well as students trying to grow and strengthen chapters. The Outreach
Coordinator not only responds to students who request to start chapters,
but proactively inspires students to want to start chapters as well.
Accordingly, the Outreach Coordinator must develop strategies and tactics
that are forward-thinking and innovative in inspiring students to start
chapters, especially students at schools in districts and states important
to SSDP's legislative campaigns. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible
for the development of trainings, materials, literature, and other resources
which will benefit students working to start, grow, or strengthen chapters.
Track and maintain information
on SSDP chapters, activists, and other supporters. The Outreach Coordinator
tracks and maintains accurate and current information on the status of
student attempts to start chapters, as well as on the status of already
active, committed chapters, including information on chapter programs and
goals, membership, leadership, etc. The Outreach Coordinator oversees
the organization's Alumni Network by tracking and maintaining information
on members who graduate.
Help SSDP's Campaign Director
execute SSDP grassroots campaigns and actions. The Outreach Coordinator
carries out tasks as assigned by the Campaign Director to execute various
grassroots campaigns and actions.
SSDP is a national network
of students committed to an open, honest, and inclusive dialogue on alternatives
to our country's current approach to drug use, abuse, and addiction.
Through youth involvement in the political process, we work to reform drug
laws and policies that have a negative impact on youth. Specific
SSDP campaigns have included efforts to repeal the federal financial aid
ban on students with drug convictions and to restrict federal funding for
student drug testing. Visit http://www.ssdp.org
for information on SSDP's mission and campaigns.
Salary is $30,000+, commensurate
with experience. Benefits include health care. Students for
Sensible Drug Policy is an equal opportunity employer, located in Washington,
DC near Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). SSDP has a fun yet professional
Interested applicants should
e-mail a one-page cover letter and one-to-two page resume by August 19
to Scarlett Swerdlow at [email protected].
In your cover letter, please indicate (1) how you learned about SSDP's
job opening, (2) why you are interested in working with SSDP in particular,
and (3) whether you have any experience in drug policy. Feel free
to include any additional information you deem relevant, not to exceed
one page. Please do not call the SSDP office at this time.
If you submit a cover letter and resume, SSDP will respond to you within
seven working days with either a notice of rejection or a request for additional
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