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The Interfaith Drug Policy initiative, a small, fast-growing nonprofit, seeks a mission-driven office operations and technology coordinator to build and implement a technological and operational infrastructure so the organization can thrive through the challenges of expansion.

The office operations and technology coordinator will create, manage, and implement all aspects of the organization's work that involve technology, layout and design, and assist with work involving membership, administration and human resources; and will work with the associate director and the executive director to create a strong backbone to support the organization's proactive programmatic work. Duties and responsibilities will include:

Technology: Make decisions on anything technology related (e.g., buying and maintaining equipment and software, outsourcing technology needs when necessary, etc.); solve technological problems, including software, hardware, and internet glitches; help staff learn new and old software; maintain and expand the web page; lay out news releases, brochures, mailings, etc.

Membership: Lead the search process for new database software; process donations; enter data and manage the database and listserves; send thank-you letters, renewal mailings, etc.; keep track of list rentals and list performance.

Administration: Answer phones and process mail; assist staff with coordinating volunteers, making follow-up calls to grassroots organizers, photocopying and mailing information to our organizers and other allies, and faxing news releases; order supplies and products; handle the organization's relationships with vendors; lead the search effort for new office space; keep up-to-date digital and hard copies of our commonly used documents; do event and travel planning for meetings, news conferences, etc.; help set up a health insurance program and retirement plan for employees; manage the organization's relationships with part-time staff and consultants; coordinate with accountant and treasurer on the day-to-day financial activities.

The successful candidate will excel at: comprehending and following verbal and written instructions; multi-tasking; understanding both Mac and PC technology and being able to patiently help the staff with it; managing volunteers and part-time staff; personal organization and time management; and maintaining an amicable presence in working conditions that are often frantic and/or frustrating. She/he must be results-oriented, meticulous, resourceful, motivated, and excellent at giving and receiving feedback. He/she must be nearly flawless at data entry.

The Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative is leading the drug policy reform movement's efforts to mobilize mainstream people of faith behind more compassionate and less coercive drug policies. IDPI works with clergy and denominational bodies from across the religious spectrum at both the state and federal levels to affect policy changes including: repealing mandatory minimum drug sentences, supporting clean syringe access for IV drug users, allowing the medical use of marijuana, restoring college financial aid to drug offenders, diverting drug offenders into treatment instead of prison, and ending marijuana prohibition.

IDPI's office is currently just outside Washington, DC near the Glenmont Metro station in Silver Spring, MD. The office will be moving to a location somewhere between the Silver Spring Metro and the Glenmont Metro.

Application deadline is December 8, 2005, starting date is January 4, 2006; salary $30,000 to $36,000, commensurate with skills and experience, will grow with expansion of organization. Send cover letter and resume by e-mail or fax to [email protected] or (301) 933-7682. Visit http://www.idpi.us or call (301) 933-7681 for further information.

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