Training and Content Development Coordinator

The Position

Do you want to end overdose? Do you want to work for a dynamic organization committed to promoting the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use


The Training and Content Development coordinator will work across teams at National Harm Reduction Coalition (NHRC) in the provision of training and technical assistance services and externally-facing resources to support the creation of strong, sustainable, and resilient harm reduction organizations across the US. This includes  training and other Capacity Building Services for NHRC’s National and Regional programming. This position will also support the design and development of training curricula, online products (webinars, etc.) and tools for the NHRC Capacity Building Services.



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 trainings, self-paced online learning modules, publications, and maps to locate syringe service and naloxone programs
  3. national and regional convenings
  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. 


  • In collaboration with national and regional teams the coordinator would develop and deliver capacity building training and technical assistance to harm reduction providers and other organizations working to support people who use drugs by integrating harm reduction approaches.This includes Community based organizations, Health Departments and other social service and housing providers and other stakeholders in effective drug user/ PWUD health interventions.
  • In collaboration with the team design and develop training curricula, online products (webinars, etc.) and tools as requested.
  • In collaboration with the team, provide coalition-building support, leadership development, and advocacy support in targeted regions
  • Support delivery regional Harm Reduction Training Institutes and Events
  • Center racial equity in delivering this work; proactively applying this lens to communicate our values and to who we offer support to in our work. 
  • In collaboration with the team Managers and Directors develop, implement and manage work plans for grant funded activities and respond to fee for service requests. 
  • Fulfill all duties as outlined in internal administrative protocols to ensure timely and effective response to requests from the national SSP TA center. 
  • Conduct needs assessments with requestors of National Capacity Building support.
  • Contribute to program reporting and evaluation activities
  • Attend all required external TA providers meetings, training and agency staff development training.
  • Attend NHRC staff and program meetings.
  • Participate in NHRC budgeting, grant writing and fundraising activities as needed that will help support the growth and development of our organization.
  • Contribute to the national and regional events, materials production, newsletter, training activities and special projects as needed.
  • Participate in inter-department working groups, committees, hiring processes, and other opportunities to gain insight into other department work and activities that strengthen our organization. 
  • Participate in all-staff planning and preparation for the bi-annual National Harm Reduction Conference. 
  • Additional duties as necessary


  • Inspired by NHRC’s mission and strategic priorities. 
  • Three years minimum "hands-on" experience working in capacity-building, prevention-oriented public health programs, HIV/STI, community-level services, and diverse constituents or an equivalent combination of education in a public health-related discipline and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum design, development, and delivery
  • Experience facilitating trainings and capacity building activities
  • Strong content knowledge of harm reduction, public health, and social justice, and the drug user's health needs. 
  • Familiarity with the needs of marginalized populations and established commitment to racial equity, cultural diversity and cultural humility is essential. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with current technology and working knowledge of digital communications 
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines
  • Experience with online learning and learning management systems. (desirable)
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and oral communications skills;
  • Experience developing web and email-based communications and engagement strategies


Position requires moderate travel to heavy travel,  approximately 14 - 21 days per year


Remote (US Only)


 NHRC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $56,650-$66,950. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.  


Deadline to Apply: Jun 1, 2022