Full-time naloxone program manager
Part-time naloxone distribution assistants

Harm Reduction Ohio is expanding its staff to handle our naloxone distribution program, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the last year.

In the first six months of this year, we distributed 9,081 naloxone kits to residents in 87 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Two-thirds of those kits were Narcan nasal spray; the rest were injectable intramuscular naloxone kits.

We distribute naloxone two ways: via our statewide online ordering system and through a statewide network of wonderful lay person volunteers, homeless shelters, food pantries and local partners. It’s fulfilling work. We’ve had reports of more than 400 reversed overdoses through June 30! But it’s hard work, too, and can be emotionally draining at times.

The two job openings are:

  • Naloxone Distribution Manager. This is a full-time job running the entire program. This includes everything: mailing kits, filing reports, ordering supplies. managing grants, tracking inventory and explaining the program to the public.
  • Naloxone Distribution Specialist. This is a part-time position helping the Naloxone Distribution Manager get the work done. The Naloxone Distribution Specialist also will be trained to fill in for the Naloxone Distribution Manager when he/she/they are away. During busy times, the work can exceed 40 hours a week, so we will likely hire two, perhaps three, Naloxone Distribution Specialists,

Unfortunately, neither of these jobs comes with medical benefits. We do provide a benefit for Paid Time Off, as described in the job descriptions.

Most work will be done in our main office, located above a coffee shop in Granville, 30 miles east of Columbus. Some work can be done remotely, especially during the pandemic, but you really need to live in central Ohio to successfully do these jobs.

These positions are great jobs for people interested in harm reduction and reducing overdose death. We love people who have lived or shared experience with drugs, sex work, the criminal justice system or other issues we work on.

We will keep both jobs open until Friday, August 21. But we encourage you to apply as soon as you can because we do look at applications as they arrive.

Your application should include:

  • a resume.
  • at least two personal or work references.
  • a brief explanation of why the job interests you and what skills and experiences you might bring to the job.

Please send this information to apply@harmreductionohio.org. If you’d like to considered for both jobs, please note that in your application. No reason to provide duplicate applications, although it’s OK if you do. 

Here are the job descriptions, first the Naloxone Distribution Manager and below it the Naloxone Distribution Specialist.

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