Open Positions:

Interested individuals should send their cover letter and resume to NCHRC's Management Committee.


NCHRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, from the LGBTQI community, and individuals who have lived experience with drug use, sex work, HIV, HCV and incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are comfortable, please include information about your lived experience in the cover letter. 

In solidarity,

NCHRC Hiring Committee


Harm Reduction Programs Manager


Position Location: 




Reporting to the Executive Director, the Harm Reduction Programs Manager is responsible for coordination, management and delivery of NCHRC’s direct service programming, including the Overdose Prevention Program, the Syringe Services Programs, the Health Hub, the Harm Reduction Phlebotomy Program. The duties of this position include supervision of staff, interns, and volunteers, group facilitation, training and education, program development and management, and grant-writing and reporting (in collaboration with Executive Director and other Program Managers). This position does require frequent travel, 2-4 times a month, to other NCHRC locations as well as providing supervision for Regional Coordinators.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced high-level manager with a demonstrated history of accomplishments in the development and implementation of effective processes and procedures who is able to supervise the management of program operations and a diverse staff across multiple sites. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the day-to-day operations of a Syringe Services Programs (SSP) and will demonstrate adeptness at meeting individuals where they are, recognizing barriers, implementing best practices that improve access to services for people who use drugs (PWUD) and building effective partnerships. 


Major responsibilities include: 


  • Complete timely and accurate funder reporting within the respective databases. 

  • Comply with monthly internal reporting to the leadership team.

  • Conduct overdose prevention trainings, and other community trainings to support cultural competencies of other community providers to serve PWUD.

  • Cultivate and/or initiate collaborations between other SSP providers and facilitate communication about trends observed through community walkabouts.

  • Provide short-term crisis counseling for participants with immediate needs.

  • Support staffing of NCHRC’s direct services programming as needed.

  • Attend monthly staff meetings, unit meetings and any strategic planning or trainings required by

  • Identify and pursue partnership opportunities with healthcare, MAT and social service providers on behalf of NCHRC at the local and state levels. 

  • Work collaboratively with SSP participants at intake to identify health risks, health service needs and personal goals for their health and well-being. Offer assistance and support as needed to participants seeking care and liaises with healthcare, MAT and social service providers to ensure timely access to services. 

  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in harm reduction principles and strategies.

  • Supervise programmatic and day to day operations, which includes managing multiple projects, supervising multiple employees across the state at key NCHRC locations, ordering supplies, and maintaining regular communication with key partners.

  • Track project metrics with excel and google spreadsheets and provide quarterly and annual reporting to funders and board of directors.  

  • Coordinate quarterly syringe services program (SSP) meetings with NCDHHS DPH that average 25 program staff from community-based organizations and local health departments.

  • Provide direct technical assistance, training, and support to local health departments, EMS agencies, law enforcement, SSPs, community-based organizations, and community members on drug user health, running an SSP, creating a post overdose response team, law enforcement assisted diversion, and other community-based overdose prevention interventions. 

  • Collaborate with research partners to regularly evaluate NCHRC programming quantitatively and qualitatively, using surveys and interviews and detailed research. 

  • Review local and statewide overdose data using MS Excel to identify trends and opportunities to prioritize overdose prevention efforts in key communities.

  • Advise state and local governments on drug and overdose prevention policy.

  • Participate regularly in the Opioid Action Plan SSP Advisory Group and represent issues and successes from the community to help inform state and Injury and Violence Prevention priorities are in line with local needs and initiatives.

  • Supervise and participate in grant-writing processes, which includes strategic project planning, grant writing, and grant reporting. 

  • Provide presentations to community partners using PowerPoint and Google slides. 

  • Communicate regularly with funders, and key stakeholders through the use of letters, memorandums of understanding, and reports. 

  • Work with and provide technical assistance to community naloxone distributors to expand access to community-based naloxone. 

  • Demonstrate experience and familiarity with basic office computer software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and internet research.

  • Provide audit-worthy documentation for all services provided to participants. 

  • Promote and model high standards for how to interact with and build relationships with participants. 

  • Participate in management team meetings, NCHRC staff meetings and professional development opportunities as directed. 

  • Maintain strict confidentiality and treat all participants non-judgmentally and with warmth and positive regard. 


Skills & abilities required: 

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of direct management of staff and programs. 

  • Experience as a manager level staff at a non-profit organization providing human services.

  • 3-5 years of professional experience of working with people whose lived experience is shaped by drug use, sex work, poverty, incarceration, historical marginalization because of their race and/or gender identity and chronic health conditions like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

  • Must have extensive knowledge of overdose, HCV, HIV, and STIs. 
  • Highly organized self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Must be able to work autonomously and make own schedule
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to listen well and write and speak effectively. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing deadlines and priorities while maintaining a positive attitude. 
  • Experience writing and submitting reports for grant management and/or deliverables 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, direct reports, and agency leadership. 
  • Actively model and communicate NCHRC's mission and support a culture of empowerment, team development, transparency, and open communication. 
  • Eager and able to work in a sex positive, stigma-free environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work within communities that are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a mission-driven agency whose clients and staff exhibit significant diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, and religion. 
  • Must be comfortable with harm reduction framework, public speaking and group presentations. 
  • Must be comfortable discussing social, sexual, drug-related, and other harm reduction issues and experiences in a non-judgmental manner with both individuals and groups. 
  • Experience with group facilitation
  • Must have computer proficiency.
  • Organized and creative individual who learns and applies information quickly. 
  • Able to demonstrate pragmatic problem solving, conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills. 
  • Collaborative leadership - able to contribute to a high-functioning team environment. 
  • Ability to manage and disseminate information accurately and effectively. 


Position Title:

Harm Reduction Advocacy Coordinator


Position Overview:

The Harm Reduction Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for managing NCHRC’s efforts to advance harm reduction policies in North Carolina by building, managing and participating in coalitions. The Coordinator monitors relevant state and local harm reduction policy developments and trends, builds relationships with harm reduction leaders and aligned advocates and represents NCHRC on relevant coalitions and before elected officials.

The primary responsibilities of the positions are as follows:

  • Under the guidance of the Executive Director, craft NCHRC’s policy agenda each

    legislative session.

  • Engage in grassroots education and mobilization to advance harm reduction policies in

    North Carolina. This includes managing advocacy campaigns, translating policy developments and creating key messages/educational material to engage NCHRC’s stakeholders.

  • Meet with elected officials on NCHRC’s behalf.

  • Collaborate with aligned coalitions and advocates.

  • Present workshops and trainings to build support for harm reduction in North Carolina.

  • Identify and train harm reduction legislative champions.

  • Maintain NCHRC’s website, email marketing system and social media platforms.

  • Curate and disseminate content relevant to harm reduction and that provides high

    quality information to NCHRC’s stakeholders.

  • Develop new communication tools to engage NCHRC’s stakeholders about advocacy.

    This could include webinars, one-pagers, fact sheets and infographics.

  • Maintain press list with accurate contact information.

  • Draft press releases and op-eds. Disseminate them to appropriate press outlets as


  • Design NCHRC’s style guide for formal presentations and workshops to improve

    NCHRC’s communications with external stakeholders and to ensure consistency across


  • Manage NCHRC advocacy interns and volunteers.

  • Experience with grassroots coalition-building and mobilization including skill with translating policy to public. A strategic thinking about collaboration building and stakeholder engagement
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles and practices. Awareness of history and current context of drug policy, reproductive justice, HIV/AIDS, access to healthcare, LGBTQI rights in North Carolina and the south
  • Demonstrated history of commitment to racial equity
  • Familiarity with North Carolina legislative processes
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Ability to distill information and complex concepts into writing. Ability to tailor writing
    for a variety of audiences and literacy levels
  • Experience with using online communications tools including websites, email marketing
    and social media
  • A combination of at least 5-7 years of school, work or lived experience with drug use,
    sex work, incarceration, HIV/AIDS or hepatitis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to connect with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Willingness to learn, ask questions and refine approach
  • Outcomes-focused

People of color, from the LGBTQI community, and individuals who have lived experience with drug use, sex work, HIV, HCV and incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are comfortable, please include information about your lived experience in the cover letter. 



NCHRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, the LGBTQI community, and individuals who have personal experience with drug use, sex work, HIV, HCV, and incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply.