Jobs at Sonoran Prevention Works

Harm Reduction Outreach Worker

Central Arizona Workers - Maricopa county (3 working out of Phoenix office 3201 N. 16th St., Phoenix)

Southern Arizona Workers- Pima county (2 working out of Tucson office, 2030 E. Broadway Blvd, 1 working in Yuma)

Northern Arizona Workers - Yavapai, Mohave, Gila (1 working out of Prescott office 154 Merritt St, Prescott; 1 working in Mohave & 1 working in Gila)

40 hours/week FTE, non-exempt
$33,280 with benefits

The Sonoran Prevention Works Harm Reduction Outreach Worker will conduct street outreach and case management with people who use drugs in their assigned region.

Taking a harm reduction approach, the Harm Reduction Outreach Worker will develop client-centered goals with people who use drugs and follow through with client centered services and referrals. Services offered include but are not limited to: HIV and hepatitis C rapid screening, overdose prevention education, transportation, employment skill building, healthy relationship education, wound prevention, and warm handoffs to other services.

This is a dynamic role, requiring proficiency in verbal and written communication, street outreach, persistence, fostering a person-centered approach, and creative problem-solving. The Harm Reduction Outreach Worker represents the company professionally and positively to enhance and promote the core values and mission of Sonoran Prevention Works, always exercising the utmost discretion, diplomacy, and tact in client and community interactions. Reports to the HROW Program Manager.

Travels regularly within the county.

  • Research outreach opportunities
  • Conduct street outreach
  • Coordinate with local health departments, community groups, medical facilities, and treatment centers for community outreach of services offered.
  • Provide services that support the treatment goals in a harm reduction framework
  • Provide individualized education and risk reduction plans to people at risk of drug-related harm, overdose, and other health disparities
  • Conduct rapid HIV and hepatitis C screenings for potential or current clients
  • Document encounters on the Electronic Health Record meeting agency, state, and health plan standards
  • Submit accurate encounters to billing within required timeframes
  • At least one year experience working in a substance use setting
  • At least one year experience in 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
  • Applicants experienced in Electronic Health Records and case management strongly encouraged to apply
  • Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license in the State of Arizona
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings & weekends on occasion

Please send cover letter and resume to info@spwaz.org


Resumes accepted until September 28th

Development Coordinator

3201 N. 16th St. #9, Phoenix, AZ 85016; telecommuting may be available

20 hours/week, non-exempt
Wage: $22/hr; no benefits provided

Founded in 2011, Sonoran Prevention Works’ mission is to end health disparities faced by those made vulnerable by drug use & other high risk behaviors in Arizona through harm reduction focused education, advocacy, and evidence-based programming.

Sonoran Prevention Works currently runs the state’s largest overdose prevention program, which distributes naloxone and provides technical assistance to community organizations. SPW also maintains a policy program to address legislative issues, and runs a syringe access program in Kingman.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator is responsible for bringing funds into the organization through grant-writing, grant maintenance, in-kind requests, and donor development. The DC will conduct grant research, maintain grant and donor databases, write proposals, and send updates to donors. The DC will also assist the Executive Director in developing an annual fundraising plan.

Funds are available for 1 year, with the potential to continue with the organization and come on full time based on the success of the Development Coordinator.

Reports to: Executive Director
Supervision responsibilities: None at this time
Travel: None

  • Research grant opportunities and foundations
  • Regularly update grants calendar
  • Write & send LOIs and grant proposals
  • Write & send out press releases on grants received
  • Write & send out all reports required by grantors
  • Engage existing donors through e-mail and letters
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • At least one-year paid experience in nonprofit development
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational skills
  • Must be self-motivated and creative in problem-solving
  • Must demonstrate an ability to thrive while working autonomously
  • Knowledge of how to use Salesforce a plus

Please send cover letter and resume to Haley Coles at hcoles@spwaz.org


Resumes accepted until October 19

Overdose Prevention Coordinator

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

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

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

  • 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
  • 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

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


Resumes accepted until September 14th

Tribal Overdose Prevention Coordinator

Northern Arizona - Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, Apache, Mohave

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

This position will serve tribal members in Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai County. The Tribal Overdose Prevention Coordinator can work from our Prescott office, or from home anywhere in Coconino, Navajo or Apache County.

In partnership with Native Americans for Community Action (NACA), the Sonoran Prevention Works Tribal Overdose Prevention Coordinator takes the lead on overdose education and naloxone distribution for their assigned region.

Taking a harm reduction approach, the Tribal Overdose Prevention Coordinator will distribute naloxone directly to tribal members 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 tribal members, as well as staff & client trainings at community organizations. The employee will distribute and map results of Fentanyl Test Strips to identify clusters of Fentanyl activity. The Tribal 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. These efforts will be focused on tribal lands and for tribal members living in urban areas.

This is a dynamic role, requiring proficiency in public speaking, written communication, street outreach, persistence, and creative problem-solving.

Reports to: Overdose Prevention Program Manager
Supervision responsibilities: None at this time
Travel: Greater than 25% of the time

  • Lead trainings in Northern Arizona on overdose prevention, recognition, and response using naloxone on tribal lands and for tribal members living in urban areas
  • 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
  • Distribute Fentanyl test strips, gather and map results
  • Data entry on naloxone distribution, trainings, and overdose reversal reports
  • Assemble naloxone kits
  • Research outreach opportunities
  • Conduct street outreach
  • Advertise overdose prevention training events
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Must have experience working and/or living in tribal communities
  • 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
  • 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

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


Resumes accepted until October 12

Sonoran Prevention Works is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people who are LGBTQI, and people who have personal experience with drug use, sex work, HIV, HCV, and incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply.

SPW does not discriminate in any of its activities or operations on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, drug-related criminal record, marital status, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status, substance use, or military status.