Jobs at Sonoran Prevention Works

Policy Coordinator

40 hours/week, non-exempt
Monday through Friday, 8AM-4PM


Position Description

The Sonoran Prevention Works Policy Coordinator is in charge of the organization’s Policy Program.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Coordinator will work with communities, coalitions, stakeholders, and policymakers at various local and state levels to increase awareness of and support for harm reduction policies. This is a dynamic role, requiring proficiency in public speaking, written communication, media relations, curriculum development, and creative problem-solving. The Coordinator will work from the Phoenix office but will occasionally travel throughout the state to conduct trainings and workshops.

The Policy Coordinator will update and create trainings and workshops on various topics relating to harm reduction and advocacy. They will work with city, county, and state policymakers to gain support for harm reduction and to create pathways for harm reduction programs to flourish throughout Arizona. The Coordinator will build an intersectional coalition that addresses drug policies as a means of engaging with grassroots advocacy and elevating marginalized voices in policy discussions. The Policy Coordinator will take on additional projects related to the Policy Program, and other tasks as the Executive Director requests.

Funds for this position are available through March 2020, and based on the availability of grant funding.


Qualifications

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • At least one year experience in policy, advocacy, or a related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills
  • Must be self-motivated and creative in problem-solving
  • 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

Applications accepted until June 1

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 Haley Coles at hcoles@spwaz.org.