Jobs at Sonoran Prevention Works

Overdose Prevention Coordinators - we're hiring three!

Central Arizona Coordinator - Maricopa & Gila counties (working out of Phoenix office)

Southern Arizona Coordinator - Pima, Pinal, Yuma, Cochise, Santa Cruz, La Paz, Graham, Greenlee counties (working out of Tucson office)

Northern Arizona - Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, Apache, Mohave (working out of Prescott office)

40 hours/week FTE, non-exempt
$39,000 with benefits


Position Description

The Sonoran Prevention Works Overdose Prevention Coordinator takes the lead on overdose education and naloxone distribution for their assigned region.

Taking a harm reduction approach, the Overdose Prevention Coordinator will distribute naloxone directly to people who use drugs and other individuals, and will work closely with organizations to incorporate customized overdose prevention programming centered around safer drug use and naloxone availability. The employee will lead public overdose prevention trainings to community members, as well as staff & client trainings at outside organizations. This is a dynamic role, requiring proficiency in public speaking, written communication, street outreach, persistence, and creative problem-solving. The Overdose Prevention Coordinator will take on additional work to decrease stigma surrounding overdose prevention, such as attending coalitions & public meetings, talking to media, and speaking at conferences, and other tasks as identified by the Overdose Prevention Program Manager.

Reports to Overdose Prevention Program Manager

Travels at least 25% of the time


Responsibilities

  • Lead trainings in assigned region on overdose prevention, recognition, and response using naloxone to community members, organizations, and law enforcement
  • Assist in customizing policies & procedures for organizations to implement overdose prevention programming
  • Provide individualized education to people at risk of overdose and their friends & family on overdose risks and naloxone use
  • Coordinate with local health departments, community groups, medical facilities, treatment centers, and law enforcement to set up trainings and provide overdose prevention assistance & naloxone
  • Attend local coalitions, town halls, city council meetings, etc. to build relationships and present on SPW overdose prevention efforts
  • Data entry on naloxone distribution, trainings, and overdose reversal reports
  • Assemble naloxone kits
  • Research outreach opportunities
  • Conduct street outreach
  • Advertise overdose prevention training events

Qualifications

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • At least one year experience working in a substance use setting
  • At least one year experience in public outreach highly desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability to thrive while working autonomously
  • Must embrace the concept of harm reduction and be comfortable engaging with people who use drugs and their families
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must hold a valid driver’s licensed in the State of Arizona
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings & weekends on occasion

Sonoran Prevention Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or in any of its activities. People who are LGBTQI, people of color, and people who have personal experience with drug use, sex work, HIV, HCV, and incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send cover letter and resume to Stacey Cope at scope@spwaz.org


Resumes accepted until August 31st