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Director of Outreach and Advocacy
From its activist beginnings as an underground needle exchange, New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) is now New York's largest syringe exchange program, serving over 5,000 low-income drug users and street-based sex workers each year in the Bronx and East Harlem using a unique street-side, low-threshold model. Rooted in social and economic justice, NYHRE provides integrated educational, supportive, and substance use services in a non-judgmental manner to meet participants "where they're at" and empower them to improve the quality of their lives and have a positive impact on their communities. All activities are designed to advance NYHRE's service model, which is based on educating and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves and make self-identified changes in their lives.
For a short video about NYHRE’s work please view: https://vimeo.com/207743829
NYHRE is looking for a Director of Syringe Access, Outreach and Advocacy to work closely with the organizations leadership team to manage the syringe access program and associated outreach services. This includes both overseeing the related peer training program and street-based harm reduction services, such as overdose prevention and intervention (naloxone) trainings. This position also supports the organizations advocacy and policy initiatives.
As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), this position is vital to ensuring that NYHRE consistently demonstrates a commitment to improving the lives of people who use drugs and that the agency culture grows and develops in a way that prioritizes services that provide dignity and respect to human beings who have been subjected to trauma, criminalization, stigma, and shame in many other settings.
Requirements and Experience:
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: 6 full-time staff and dedicated peers
Status: Full-time, Exempt
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NYHRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals who have personal experience with drug use, PLWHA, women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and the formerly incarcerated are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington Heights CORNER Project (WHCP):
WHCP’s mission is to significantly improve the health and quality of life of people who
use drugs by creating relevant supports and services including access to; clean syringes
through street-based outreach, advocacy and resources; a broad range of educational,
referral and health services that reduce risks associated with drug use – including HIV,
viral hepatitis and overdose. People who use drugs participate meaningfully in our service model. This is therapeutic in countering rampant stigma and feelings of worthlessness; and restoring social connections and hope. WHCP delivers service without judgment recognizing that individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have access to health care, and the space to work on their own goals.
New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE):
From its activist beginnings as an underground needle exchange, NYHRE is now New York’s largest syringe exchange program, serving over 4,000 low-income drug users and street-based sex workers each year in the Bronx and East Harlem using a unique street-side, low-threshold model. Rooted in social and economic justice, NYHRE provides integrated educational, supportive and substance use services in a non-coercive, grass roots manner that helps participants empower themselves, improve the quality of their lives and have a positive impact on our communities. All activities are designed to advance NYHRE’s service model, which is based on educating and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves and make self-identified
changes in their lives.
WHCP and NYHRE are two separate organizations that now have a strategic partnership under one Executive Director.
Company address: 104- 106 E 126th St, New York, NY 10007
Posted date: 2 months ago
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