Executive Director of Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition (BSHRC)

Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition (BSHRC), a Program of 501(c)3 Fusion Partnerships, Inc., is searching for an Executive Director (ED) to begin on or about Jan. 1, 2015. This position presents an exceptional and unique opportunity for a budding social justice professional to take on a full-time leadership role early in their career. The ED will assist in developing and/or sustaining a range of high-impact advocacy, educational, and service activities, such as our Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution program. This person will network and work closely with diverse volunteer-members (the majority of whom are graduate and professional students), an advisory board of local and national experts, private foundations, and university and government officials.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Leading activities and duties related to grant writing, grant reporting, fundraising, budgeting, fiscal sponsorship, and advisory board maintenance;
* Networking with local and regional stakeholders in the health, policy, and social service fields, in order to promote understanding and acceptance of harm reduction practices and policies and bolster group influence and reach;
* Managing program operations, logistics, personnel, and evaluation for at least twice/monthly overdose education and response trainings in a variety of community-based and institutional settings;
* Coordinating opportunities for the organization, our members, and local students to develop skills in harm reduction-related practice and leadership;
* Managing organization’s web presence, including maintaining and editing content on website, newsletter, and social media platforms;
* Presenting on broad harm reduction-related topics to local students, professionals, and residents.
Qualifications (full list of requirements here):

* Bachelor’s degree AND minimum one year full-time (or two years part-time) paid or volunteer experience facilitating organizational development or capacity-building required, preferably with a non-profit or community-based organization;
* Demonstrated interest in harm reduction and issues that impact the health of people who use drugs and/or are involved in the sex trade;
* Experience with grant writing and reporting, event coordination, and volunteer management;
* Exceptional writing, editing, and oral and digital communications skills;
* Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, to see the big picture while also producing results in the short-term;
* Those who have lived, worked, or studied in Baltimore preferred;
* Tolerance of a non-traditional schedule and access to reliable transportation are essential. Evening meetings and events at locations throughout Baltimore City are common.
This is a FT (36 hr/wk), salaried position. $39.5k plus comprehensve, flexible benefits offered.

To apply, please e-mail a resume/CV and cover letter to Jennifer Kirschner at BaltimoreStudentHRC@gmail.com by Nov. 7, 2014.

Please see full description of position and requirements here.

BSHRC ED Job posting

 

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