Jobs at Sonoran Prevention Works

Policy Intern

Internship is unpaid but may be applied for credit to fulfill academic or community service programs.

Applicant must be based in Phoenix

Sonoran Prevention works is seeking a motivated harm reduction advocate to join our team for the 2019 legislative session.

  • Drafting advocacy products such as one-pagers, social media, talking points and other materials to support policy goals.
  • Supporting the SPW team in building and organizing a database of research and policy materials, contact lists.
  • Tracking legislative activity on issues related to substance use and health equity
  • Event planning coordination
  • Other projects assigned by the Policy Coordinator
  • An interest and commitment to improving the health and wellness of people who use drugs in Arizona; familiarity with harm reduction and syringe service programs a plus
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience developing social media content
  • Familiarity with public policy and grassroots organizing
  • Self-motivated and directed; enjoys coordinating logistics and working with people
  • Organized and detail-oriented

People who use (or used to use) drugs, current or former sex workers, people of color, women, members from the LGBTQIA communities, those who have experienced housing insecurity, people who have received harm reduction services, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email resume and cover letter to

Resumes accepted until February 1st

Admin Assistant

Part-time 20 hrs/week, $15/hr. Working out of Phoenix office.


The Sonoran Prevention Works Part-Time Administrative Assistant is in charge of keeping the office and programs running smoothly! Reporting to the Office Administrator, the Administrative Assistant will help with administrative and organizational tasks in order to assist the Office Administrator in their duties. This position will complete regular fixed responsibilities, as well as have the opportunity to take on special one-time projects related to finance, organization, and office management. Regular responsibilities include, but are not limited to, paper and electronic filing, placing and completing orders, inventory, shipping, accounts payable, tidying the office, and communicating with all program staff across state.

Funds for this position are available through the end of 2019, and based on the availability of contract moneys, though we are working to fund this vital position for years to come.

  • Must be familiar with Quickbooks Online and Microsoft Office
  • Must have 1+ years of administrative experience
  • Excellent customer service and 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
  • Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Jill Bird at

Applications accepted until January 11th.

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.