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Manager of Capacity Building Services (CBS)

Location: Oakland, CA
Reports to: Director of Capacity Building Services
FSLA Status: Exempt
Application deadline: November 18, 2016
Start date: January 2, 2016

Functions: Oversees all aspects of national capacity building assistance (CBA) contracts, regional training institutes and Bay Area Training institute. Develop and deliver drug user health trainings and capacity building services

Supervises: West Coast CBS staff members and consultants

Duties and activities:

National & Regional Capacity Building Services, including AIDS United, NYC TTap and NASTAD national CDC CBA contracts. In collaboration with the Director of Capacity Building Services, oversee the management of these contracts as well as the following:

  • Provide ongoing CBS for community based organizations (CBOs), Health Departments (HDs), and other stakeholders in effective health and support interventions for people who use drugs (PWUD);
  • Ensure smooth function and operations of Oakland office;
  • Supervise of CBS staff and consultant;
  • In collaboration with the CBS Senior Trainer and Curriculum Writer, develop and deliver training, technical assistance, and curricula and other training materials as required;
  • Respond to capacity building assistance requests from community based organizations (CBOs) and HDs;
  • Market CBS services to organizations both in the Bay Area and nationally;
  • Provide technical assistance to CBOs and HDs to prepare and submit requests using the Center for Disease Control’s CBA Request Information System (CRIS) ;
  • Complete organizational assessments, action plans and close out reports for CRIS requests as required;
  • In collaboration with Director of Capacity Building Services, assist with completion of program reports, funding requests and evaluation activities as required;
  • Recruit and onboard consultants for Bay Area Harm Reduction Training Institute;
  • Monitor contract deliverables and ensure compliance;
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with health departments, community partners, and other funders;
  • Participate in calls and meetings with contract managers, funders, and collaborating partners
  • Attend staff and program meetings;
  • Participate in HRC budgeting, grant writing and fundraising activities as needed that will help support the growth and development of the HRC CBS department;
  • Contribute to the national conference, regional events, resource development, newsletter, training activities and special projects as needed; and
  • Additional duties as necessary.


  • Degree in public health-related discipline and a minimum of five years “hand-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 and experience;
  • Knowledge and experience in training curricula design, development, and delivery;
  • Experience facilitating trainings and capacity building services;
  • Prior knowledge of harm reduction, drug user health and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) health issues;
  • Experience with event coordination;
  • Familiarity with marginalized populations and established commitment to cultural diversity and cultural competence is essential;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google products and other current technology;
  • Ability to prioritize, work semi-independently, and manage multiple responsibilities;
  • Highly detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines;
  • Experience with online learning and learning management systems;
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and oral communications skills;
  • Working knowledge of digital communications;
  • Experience developing web and email-based communications and engagement strategies;
  • Experience with program evaluation and development;
  • Community organizing experience.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to resumes@harmreduction.org. Subject line should read: “Manager of Capacity Building Services (CBS) – last name”. The attachments should adhere to the following naming convention: “Lastname, Firstname_Cover Letter”. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls or visits please.

Harm Reduction Coalition offers a generous benefit package and vacation allowance, including telecommuting opportunities. For FLSA purposes, this position is Exempt. All applicants must be able to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodation.

Harm Reduction Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People with a history of drug use, people of color, women, and people living with HIV/AIDS and HCV are encouraged to apply.

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