The Drug Overdose Prevention & Education (DOPE) Project is a program of the National Harm Reduction Coalition (NHRC) and funded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to coordinate the city’s response to overdose, as well as to oversee all community-based naloxone distribution. The DOPE Project is the largest single-city naloxone distribution program in the country, ensuring that an average of 50k doses of naloxone a year goes directly to people who use drugs, their community, and their providers, who are responsible for reversing over 2,500 overdoses a year. DOPE is a small but mighty coordination team dedicated to ensuring naloxone access and overdose prevention and education to people who use drugs in San Francisco, as well as provides training and technical support for organizations, businesses, and individuals on overdose prevention, education, and response.
The DOPE Project is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate candidate to join our team as the part-time Logistics Associate. The ideal candidate is someone with organizational and time management skills, little-to-no formal harm reduction experience, and is seeking to learn more about working in the non-profit sector and exploring their relationship to harm reduction work. DOPE prioritizes hiring people with lived experience with drug use, sex work, and/or incarceration, and/or are from the communities we serve.
The National Harm Reduction Coalition is an advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use and structural violence. As a national organization we advance harm reduction policy and practice through six core programs:
- harm reduction policy and advocacy
- harm reduction resources including in-person and virtual trainings, self-paced online learning modules, publications, and maps to locate syringe service and naloxone programs
- national and regional convenings
- fiscal sponsorship
- technical assistance on overdose prevention education, hepatitis C prevention and treatment, syringe access expansion, and the US opioid crisis
Our programs center racial equity as guided by our North Star: the National Harm Reduction Coalition creates spaces and dialogue that help heal the harms of racialized drug policies.
- Coordinate and deliver naloxone and kit supplies to DOPE Project distribution partner sites
- Coordinate naloxone deliveries to other organizations and entities in San Francisco
- Communicate via email and phone regularly with DOPE team, NHRC staff, distribution partner sites, and other community partners as needed
- Order and maintain overdose prevention kit supply inventory
- Assemble overdose prevention kits, as well as print, fold, and maintain necessary pamphlets and paperwork for kits
- Assist DOPE Project Training & Data coordinator with collecting and uploading monthly distribution site data
- Provide tech support for virtual/online DOPE trainings, as needed
- Other duties as requested by the DOPE Project Manager
- Basic understanding of harm reduction principles, the issues faced by communities most impacted by the racialized war on drugs, homelessness, and overdose
- Understanding of the history and issues currently impacting San Francisco and the greater Bay Area regarding homelessness and displacement
- Ability to manage professional and timely e-mail, phone, and in-person communication with co-workers, supervisors, community members, and service providers
- Ability to stay flexible and understanding with under-resourced programs and services
- Strong time management and initiative skills
- Ability to navigate San Francisco to deliver supplies to DOPE Project distribution partner sites, and to travel between San Francisco and our Oakland office
- Desire to transition from this position into the harm reduction field or related profession
Position requires regular travel on public transportation throughout San Francisco, and between San Francisco and Oakland (Clipper Card provided).
San Francisco Bay Area
$45,000-$60,000 (prorated to 20 hours per week)