Three Job Openings at the Harm Reduction Coalition, NY and CA

The Harm Reduction Coalition is hiring a Harm Reduction Community Organizer (Los Angeles), Director of Finance (New York) and Los Angeles and Director of Operations (Oakland).

Harm Reduction Community Organizer:

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC), a progressive advocacy and training organization at the forefront of national health and drug policy, is seeking a highly-motivated Community Organizer to reduce the barriers to harm reduction in LA. Must be able to organize within coalitions and networks to advocate for policy change, implementation and funding. Position will involve project-based work for HRC campaigns through March 2008, with a strong possibility for further employment.

The Coordinator will research and analyze advocacy needs; facilitate strategic planning processes; conduct policy research and written analyses; organize coalition work; plan and deliver needed training and capacity-building; and mobilize active drug users and service providers in self-advocacy efforts.

This position requires an organized, self-motivated person with at least three years of experience in community organizing and leading advocacy campaigns. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to identify and act upon key opportunities are a must. Desired skills are: media experience, consensus-building, knowledge of LA harm reduction community, use and maintain contact databases, experience in designing and delivering training, grantwriting & reporting.

Salary $52-55,000 DOE, with health benefits. To apply, send a detailed cover letter describing your interest in position, resume, and writing sample by email to [email protected]. This position will be hired quickly; please apply as soon as possible.

HRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of Color, women, people living with HIV and history of drug use are encouraged to apply.

Director of Finance

The Harm Reduction Coalition, a progressive advocacy and training organization at the forefront of national health and drug policy with over $2.5 million budget, seeks a full-time Director of Finance to join its diverse and growing staff. Successful candidates must have a minimum of five years' experience in nonprofit financial management with expertise in Quickbooks or a similar accounting program. Responsibilities include: overseeing financial systems for bookkeeping, budgeting, accounting and timely reporting; monitoring budget to actual expenses; managing near and long-term cash flow; overseeing audit preparation and implementation; reporting to private and government funders; managing risk, liability and contracting. Start immediately. Salary low 60s. Fax resume and cover letter to Search Committee at 212-213-6582. No phone calls please.

The Harm Reduction Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Operations Manager

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC), a progressive advocacy and training organization at the forefront of national health and drug policy, is seeking an operations manager responsible for all administrative functions of HRC/HRTI operations including tech support, client company relations, facilities, finance, data entry, filing, and event logistics.

Requires strong computer skills and an understanding and commitment to a harm reduction approach. Also calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, sense of humor, and the ability to work well in a team.

Salary $32,000, with health benefits. To apply, send a detailed cover letter describing your interest in position and resume by email to [email protected].

HRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of Color, women, people living with HIV and history of drug use are encouraged to apply.

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