Careers with National Harm Reduction Coalition
Calling all radicals, healers, thinkers, dreamers, and doers passionate about building power with people who use drugs: your voice matters in this movement.
You deserve a job you love.
“Plenty of national organizations aspire to change the world. Very few are as fortunate as NHRC to have all of the elements required to change the world: talent, resources, brilliance, tenacity, and perseverance. NHRC has proven that it has all of these in abundance. And as the new Executive Director, I can’t ask for a better ecology. Let’s build on this foundation together.”
Dr. Orisha Bowers (she/her), Executive Director
People with lived experience of substance use, incarceration, houselessness, and/or sex work; people of color, women, and members of the LGB/TGNC+ communities; and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.
Who We Are
National Harm Reduction Coalition is a nationwide team of passionate humans who share a vision for a world that is healing from harms caused by racialized drug policies. We’re located from coast-to-coast and represent a full spectrum of lived and professional experience.
What We Do
Our work is to uplift the voices and experiences of people who use drugs, change the stigmatizing narrative about people who use drugs, and bring harm reduction strategies to scale.
We offer support
We influence policy
We create spaces for dialogue and action.
The Perks of Working with NHRC
Start out with 20 days of vacation time, 12 sick days and 12 national holidays with paid time off.
Our offices are closed from December 25 to January 1 with additional paid time off for all staff.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we celebrate Summer Fridays and close at 2 pm local time. And we celebrate Juneteenth!
Opportunities to work in New York, California, and remotely from anywhere in the U.S.
Our New York office is in the booming Flatiron district of Manhattan with easy access to public transportation.
Our Oakland office is in the heart of downtown near public transportation and is just three stops on BART from San Francisco.
Location, Location, Location
Helping You Thrive
Competitive 403b Plan with dollar-for-dollar matching contributions.
Cell phones are reimbursed for all staff as well as internet for remote staff.
Get up to 100% employer covered health insurance and life insurance.
Meet Our Team
If you want to know an organization, get to know its people. We are catalysts and storytellers, connectors and collaborators, teachers and disseminators of the collective wisdom of the harm reduction community.
Meet the team who is fighting for the rights of people who use drugs to survive and thrive.
Looking for Other Ways to Work with NHRC?
You don’t have to be on the inside to work with our team. We thrive on partnerships and collaboration. There are always numerous ways to get involved with our work.
Check out our open internships, fellowships, and RFPs.