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.
Position : Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Position Description: The Executive Director is required to provide leadership, advocacy, community interface and oversight of all agency functions. Those functions shall include but not be limited to overseeing a growing team, planning, fundraising, budgeting, and board relations. This is a high-profile position that requires engaging with state officials, other harm reduction organizations across the country, the media, and people who use drugs throughout North Carolina.
Responsibilities: Oversee five primary operational areas: Public relations, staff leadership, fundraising, agency operations, and compliance. To ensure effective management of these operational areas, the Executive Director will: Be a prominent spokesperson for harm reduction values, philosophies and practices, particularly in North Carolina, but also on the national level. Provide vision and leadership in accomplishing the organization’s mission, goals and objectivesIn collaboration with the Board of Directors, set the strategic direction for the organization. Maintain and continue to build relationships with allies, community-based organizations, city, county, and state agencies, coalitions, and the harm reduction/drug policy community. Represent the agency and the harm reduction movement at events and in the media, as well as on committees and task-forces. Over-see the agency’s policy, advocacy, and service work, and lead planning of periodic conferences. Build and maintain relationships with foundations and other financial supporters. Seek out new opportunities with grants, contracts and innovative sources of funding. Formulate and assign grant applications and required reporting. Provide oversight of all fiscal aspects including preparing budgets and financial reports, monitoring expenses, and meeting financial goals. Create effective staffing and management structures for the organization. Provide oversight in the hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, retention and termination of staff, contractors, volunteers and interns. Maintain an environment that attracts, retains and motivates a committed and diverse staff. Ensure that all programs are in compliance with licensing, contracts, grant reporting, and other applicable requirements
Qualifications: This position requires someone with the following experience and characteristics: Capacity to hold a strategic vision while competently planning and prioritizing tasks and details. Proven commitment to the harm reduction philosophy and to working with marginalized people in a multicultural, multi-racial environment in a non-judgmental and empowering manner. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with community leaders and stakeholders. Experience in positions with increasing responsibility in a nonprofit, government, academic, or foundation environment. Demonstrated leadership, oversight and management experience. Strong interpersonal and team-building skills. History of successful grant writing and management. Experience in program design and evaluation. Experience with staff development and training.
Required Training and Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s or a clinical degree preferred. In lieu of a degree, relevant or equivalent work experience may suffice. Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
This is a full-time position based in NCHRC’s Raleigh office. We offer a competitive salary based on experience.
This is not a remote position
Please send cover letter and resume to: Executive.Director@NCHRC.org.
|Position: Full-time Harm Reduction Outreach Specialist – Wake County|
|Duties – Collaborate with other staff and perform daily operations and functions of Wake’s fixed-site Syringe Services Program (SSP) to ensure services are accessible to participants. Enroll New participants, conduct regular SSP either at the Ral office or provide mobile SSP services to participants in Wake and Johnston counties. Pick up and deliver food pantry items. Provide education on harm reduction laws (including the syringe exchange law, Good Samaritan/naloxone access law, and Tell an Officer law). Distribute naloxone kits and provide education on how to prevent and reverse opioid overdose. Provide education on how to prevent and respond to over-amping/stimulant overdose. Provide harm reduction education on safer drug use and safer sex. Provide community-based STI/HIV/hepatitis prevention education. Distribute syringes and other harm reduction supplies, Safely collect used syringes in biohazard bins, following all safety procedures. Work closely with Linkage to Care staff to provide referrals and linkage to care for medicated assisted treatment, detox, and other substance use disorder and medical services as needed to participants of the Wake SSP. Work with Linkage to Care staff to provide referrals and linkage to healthcare, housing, and other social services as needed to participants of Wake SSP. Provide rapid HCV/HIV counseling, testing, and referral services to participants of Wake SSP, in partnership with NCHRC’s Harm Reduction Phlebotomist. Conduct regular harm reduction street outreach in Raleigh and Wake County to connect with unreached community members. |
Community Outreach and Education – Provide trainings to community members and professionals on harm reduction, overdose prevention, syringe services programs, and other topics. Attend coalition and community meetings in Wake County. Assist in supervising and training NCHRC volunteers in Wake County. In collaboration with other staff, host monthly volunteer events at the Wake SSP.
Data Collection – Ensure all outreach work meets program deliverables set by the supervisor. Log all SSP, naloxone, outreach, referrals/linkage, testing, and education data diligently and promptly.
Community Organizing and Advocacy – Support participants and other outreach staff in building community relationships, organizing, and advocacy capacity of NCHRC participants. Participate in advancing local and statewide harm reduction advocacy goals. Participate in regular training calls or in-person training sessions on best practices in harm reduction. Attend in-house workshops and training seminars for NCHRC staff as well as external training as assigned.
Respect and Confidentiality – Be culturally aware and respectful of people who use drugs, do sex work, live with HIV or HCV, or currently or formerly incarcerated people, and the LGBTQ community. Maintain strict confidentiality and treat all participants non-judgmentally and with warmth and positive regard.
Experience – Must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain ethical relationships with SSP participants, must be comfortable with the harm reduction framework, with public speaking and group presentations. Knowledge about Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, injection drug use, syringe exchange, STIs, and substance use is required. 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. Must demonstrate strong communication skills and an ability to thrive while working autonomously. Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings. People who are HIV/hepatitis positive, and have a history of drug use, sex work, or incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply.