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Project and Contract Manager


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? Harm Reduction Coalition is seeking just that, an energetic, detail-oriented self-starter to support its Capacity Building team by advancing systems development and project management

The Project and Contract Manager will coordinate Harm Reduction Coalition’s training and technical assistance programs to end overdose and improve the health of people who use drugs. This position will primarily focus on managing and coordinating our New York City and NY state-based contracts (key areas including overdose education and naloxone distribution, medication assisted treatment, safer injection practices, and harm reduction services and strategies) as well as other agency-wide projects.

The ideal candidate is an individual who enjoys a fast-paced environment and who brings a proven track record of success in project management and execution.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that works to promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use. With offices in New York and California and expanding to DC, we advance harm reduction policy and practice
through five core programs:

  1. harm reduction policy and advocacy;
  2. national training and capacity building initiatives;
  3. national and regional conferences;
  4. publications and resources, and;
  5. technical assistance on overdose prevention education, hepatitis C prevention and treatment, syringe access expansion, and the US opioid crisis.

Collectively, these core programs work toward our North Star Statement: Harm Reduction Coalition creates spaces for dialogue and action that help heal the harms cause by racialized drug policies.


  • Contract management including: producing and managing work plans for relevant projects and monitoring implementation and compliance
  • Manage development and submission of monthly and annual program reports and narratives
  • Liaise with funders and support budgeting, grant proposal writing, and fundraising
  • Support budget development and monitor contract spending
  • Review and provide feedback on the quality and reach of training and technical assistance activities  
  • Provide project management support for curricula and resource development
  • Supervise the Administration and Data Entry Coordinator (whose responsibilities include timely data entry and monitoring of program supplies inventory)


  • 3-5 years of work experience in non-profit program management or delivery of services to people who use drugs and/or similar populations; 2-3 years of project management experience
  • Experience of both government and foundation-based contracts and budget management expertise
  • Must be a logistically-oriented systems-thinker with strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to be a hands-on solutions-focused team player
  • Commitment to and understanding of harm reduction principles
  • Must be detail-oriented, possess excellent organization skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Staff supervisory experience is a plus
  • Comfort and proficiency in current technology products including, but not limited, to G Suite, Microsoft Suite, webinar software for training, and project management systems

SALARY RANGE: $62,000 – $72,000, commensurate with experience

REPORTS TO:  Director of Capacity Building Services


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1-3 employees and interns

TRAVEL: Position requires light travel (7 days per year)

TO APPLY: Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to resumes [a] harmreduction.org. Subject line should read: “Project and Contract Manager position – 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.

People with lived experience of substance use, incarceration, homelessness, and/or sex work; people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities; and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: 3/15/19

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