“National Harm Reduction Coalition was founded on one simple principle: the belief in and rights of people who use drugs. Now we’re considered leaders in the space we helped create. We’re growing and building a culture based on shared values and racial equity. We aren’t naive about the challenges that come with growth and change. We’re willing to take risks because people’s lives are on the line. If you’re ready to join a team of thought leaders, innovators, and risk-takers, we’re ready for you. Apply now and find out why.”

Monique Tula (she/her), Executive Director

Open Positions with NHRC

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.

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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

Work-Life Balance

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.

Inside Our Walls

We are a living, breathing extension of Harm Reduction. This is active healing work that flows from a place of deep strength and unity.

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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.

See Who We Are

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.

Harm Reduction Needs You. Join the Movement.

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