Medical Director

The Position

Do you want to work for a dynamic organization committed to promoting the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by substance use? Are you incredibly organized? Harm Reduction Coalition is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented self-starter to provide direct assistance to the Executive Director.

The Medical Director serves as the medical expert for a diverse portfolio of organizations seeking to mitigate harms that disproportionately impact people who use drugs. The Medical
Director provides clinical guidance on National Harm Reduction Coalition’s naloxone distribution and buprenorphine expansion programs and policies.

The ideal candidate for this position must have research experience in harm reduction and a successful track record of working in the field.

Organization Description

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:

  1. Harm reduction policy and advocacy
  2. Harm reduction resources including in-person and virtual training, self-paced online learning modules, publications, and maps to locate syringe service and naloxone programs
  3. National and regional conferences
  4. Grantmaking
  5. Fiscal sponsorship
  6. 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.

Responsibilities

Have a thorough understanding of harm reduction and integrate it into practice.

  • Provide health care providers with training, mentorship, and technical support to treat patients with opioid use disorder
  • Provide clinical expertise/guidance on NHRC’s response to the national opioid epidemic.
  • Collaborate with city and state public health departments, the community, and non-medical program staff in promoting the provision of substance use disorder services.
  • Provide medical expertise in support of NHRC’s policy and advocacy activities, including building support for harm reduction strategies within the medical community and representing NHRC in meetings with key officials.
  • Contribute to NHRC outreach through speaking engagements, social media content, and articles.
  • Participate in creation of resources that contain medical information on intersectional health issues that impact the health and well being of people who use drugs.Attend the annual National Harm Reduction Coalition conference.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • An active medical license granted by a U.S. state or jurisdiction is required.
  • Experience working with people who use drugs, preferably in harm reduction settings.
  • Experience prescribing Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) such  as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  • Experience with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) approaches.
  • Teaching or training experience with clinical providers.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
  • A passion for National Harm Reduction Coalition’s issues and ability to represent them in the public arena.

People who currently use or have a history of substance use, sex workers, people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ communities, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C, or people who have experienced housing insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Travel

 Position requires moderate travel approximately 14 days per year.

Location

Remote

Salary

$75. 20 - $82.40 per hour