Job Opportunities: Syringe Exchange Program Coordinator and Specialist, Harm Reduction Coalition, Oakland, California 5/19/06

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The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is hiring a Syringe Exchange Program Coordinator for its Oakland, California, office, to direct a statewide syringe access technical assistance and training program. Duties include program design and development, coordinating needs assessments of syringe exchange programs, local health jurisdictions and community-based organizations, and generating syringe access program models and policy approaches suited to local conditions. Duties also include communicating with elected officials, policy-makers and local service providers, and coordinating responses to emerging policy issues. Other duties may include contributing to HRC's national conference, materials production, training activities, fundraising, office operations and special projects as needed. Must have background in community-based syringe access, training and technical assistance, managerial skills, and comfort with multicultural staff. Knowledge of HIV, drug use and harm reduction required. Ability to travel and valid drivers' license required. Masters level or exceptional experience required. Experience in fundraising and grants management desired. Salary is $53,000-57,000, commensurate with experience. Starts July 1. Send resume and cover letter by June 7 by fax to (510) 444-6977, or e-mail to [email protected]. No phone calls.

HRC's Oakland office is also hiring a Syringe Exchange Program Specialist, to respond to the technical assistance and training needs of California syringe exchange programs and local health jurisdictions. Duties include coordination of activities related to expanding and supporting syringe access, intake of training and technical requests, working on individual level plans for syringe exchange programs in need, and providing technical assistance on implementation. Duties also include promoting the project, maintaining relationships with contract consultants, and assisting in coordination of conference activities. Must possess organizational skills, training and technical assistance expertise, and hands on experience with community-based syringe access. Knowledge of HIV, drug use and harm reduction required. Ability to travel and valid drivers' license required. Experience with community organizing, fluency in Spanish, and familiarity with local service providers and communities preferred. Salary is $43,000-46,000, commensurate with experience. Starts July 1. Send resume and cover letter by June 7 by fax to 510-444-6977, or e-mail to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

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Issue #436 -- 5/19/06

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