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Senior Director of National Coordination/SAFE Communities

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Published 15 days ago

February 1, 2020

Overview

Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Project is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working through a collaborative, multi-pronged and non-partisan approach to end the nation’s catastrophic addiction fatality epidemic. Founded in November 2017, SAFE is designed to attack addiction with a robust and comprehensive approach around six distinct lines of operations. SAFE Project believes that the crisis cannot be resolved without an orchestrated effort to engage in Family Outreach, Public Awareness, Prevention, Prescriptions and Medical Response, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, and Treatment and Recovery. With the strong leadership of our Founders and a highly experienced and driven Board of Directors, these six lines of operation are the foundation of our key initiatives: SAFE Communities, SAFE Campuses, and SAFE Veterans.  For more information, visit us on SafeProject.us.

SAFE Project seeks a Senior Director of SAFE Communities to lead our community-based efforts to encourage positive change to eliminate stigma, prevent addiction and support recovery. The main objective will be building a nationwide network of support and technical assistance for those communities affected by addiction. While serving in this pivotal role, you will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to provide a significant impact in SAFE’s efforts to make a change.

The ideal candidate is a problem solver, quick learner and a team player with strong communication skills. This is a perfect position for an individual with experience in behavioral health and community outreach. Experience working in and with complex and national nonprofit entity is a plus but, a willingness to challenge the routine and question why is essential.  The ideal candidate must be passionate about our mission and want to be an important part of SAFE Project. If you enjoy a dynamic team, working collaboratively, and are willing to question the norm, we want you on our team.

Key Responsibilities

●     Build a nationwide network to assist communities affected by the addiction epidemic. 

●     Work across the SAFE lines of operation to support efforts, supporting collaboration and integration of activities internal and external to SAFE.

●     Work directly with communities, coalitions and other entities to identify, build and deliver best, most effective and evidence-based practices to their daily work. 

●     Coordinate with volunteers to assist in providing peer to peer supports, credible speakers and change agents within communities.

Requirements

●     Understanding of state or local government policy development and execution techniques and procedures.

●     Experience in grass-roots organizing, including building coalitions from the ground-up, is desired.

●     Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships across a broad range of constituents.

●     Excellent and persuasive communicator; demonstrated experience writing and editing.

●     Knowledge of recruiting, vetting, training and managing a diverse volunteer workforce.

●     Innovative thinker, able to work in a team environment in a supporting role.

●     Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.

●     Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.

●     A team player with demonstrated ability to work independently is essential. 

●     7+ years of relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree  

●     Willingness to live or travel to DC/Virginia/Maryland area regularly.

Overview

Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Project is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working through a collaborative, multi-pronged and non-partisan approach to end the nation’s catastrophic addiction fatality epidemic. Founded…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Employee will be eligible to participate in the SAFE benefits and paid time off plans.

Employee will be eligible to participate in the SAFE benefits and paid time off plans.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, and resume to Samantha Adams at careers@safeproject.us

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, and resume to Samantha Adams at careers@safeproject.us

Location

1201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209

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