Remote position (Based in Southern California)
Do you want to address overdose and drug related harms in California? Are you interested in expanding syringe services programs (SSPs) in under-served areas of Southern California? Are you committed to building power in communities of color to eliminate health disparities caused by the war on drugs? Do you want to work for a dynamic organization committed to promoting the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use? Harm Reduction Coalition is seeking an energetic self starter who wants to improve the lives of people who use drugs, people engaged in sex work, and communities of color.
The Community Development Coordinator will extend Harm Reduction Coalition’s work in addressing drug related harms in Southern California communities, with an emphasis on the impact that the war on drugs has on racial/ethnic health disparities. As a member of the Capacity Building Team, this position contributes to Harm Reduction Coalition’s ongoing strategy to reduce overdose in California, specifically in the most marginalized communities. This person will respond to requests from the community related to training needs, community building, resources for syringe services programs, and technical assistance. Other duties will include reviewing and revising materials and curricula, attending community organizing events and conferences, and other research-related activities that inform and improve Harm Reduction Coalition’s overall capacity building strategy.
The ideal candidate is an individual who enjoys a fast-paced environment and who brings experience working in harm reduction programs with an eye for community building and organizational development.