Executive Director North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition Raleigh

Short Description :

Neighbors, communitybased organizations, city agencies, coalitions, as well as the harm reduction community at the local, state, national, and international levels The Executive Director manages operations programmatic, administrative, and financial, directs fundraising activities, ,…

Full Description :

Position Description:

The Executive Director is responsible for the Leadership, Planning, Community Interface and Supervision of all agency functions as defined by the mission and structure of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition. Those functions shall include but not be limited to Planning, Fundraising, Advocacy and Board Relations.

The Executive Director provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the organization. The Executive Director manages operations (programmatic, administrative, and financial), directs fundraising activities, implements policy, and represents the organization on national, state, city, and community levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer will provide leadership, support, and direction in four primary operational areas: Staff Leadership, Fundraising, Public Relations, and Governance and Compliance.

To ensure effective management of these operational areas, the Executive Director as the Chief Executive Officer will:

· Provide leadership to staff in accomplishing the organization’s mission, goals and objectives

· Build and maintain relationships with financial supporters, funders, and foundations · Seek out new funding opportunities through seeking grants, innovative sources of funding, contracts, and proper execution of all contractual obligations

· Ensure that all policies of the agency are implemented in a consistent and appropriate manner

· Ensure that all programs are in compliance with licensing, contracts, grant reporting, and other applicable requirements

· Supervision of all fiscal aspects including preparing budgets and financial reports, monitoring expenses, and meeting financial goals

· Responsible for hiring and termination of all staff, supervise staff performance management activities

· Maintain and continue to build relationships with NCHRC’s neighbors, community-based organizations, city agencies, coalitions, as well as the harm reduction community at the local, state, national, and international levels

· Work with staff and Board to raise the public awareness about NCHRC’s philosophy and programming

· Supervision of Program Director and Administrative staff

·Actively participate in Annual Board Strategic Planning process and provide quarterly updates to Board and Staff


This position requires someone with the following experience and characteristics:

· Ability to provide supervision for all programmatic activities,

· Capacity for holding a strategic vision while competently planning and prioritizing tasks and details.

· Ability to present ideas, concepts, and principles in a manner that motivates and inspires people.

· Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with community leaders and stakeholders.

· Experience in increasingly responsible positions in nonprofit environments.

· Demonstrated leadership and management experience.

· History of successful grant writing and management.

· Program design and evaluation experience.

· Experience with staff development and training.

· Excellent organizational and computer skills required.

· Knowledge of and experience with the harm reduction model, as well as respect for people who use drugs and those with intersecting experiences.

· Demonstrated history of commitment to racial equity.

· Demonstrated history of commitment to ending mass incarceration and the war on drugs.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • Paid Time Off


  • demonstrated history of commitment to racial equity: 3 years (Required)
  • Grant writing and grant management: 3 years (Required)

Application Question:

  • Do you have knowledge of and experience with the harm reduction model, as well as respect for people who use to

drugs and people with intersecting experiences?

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma


  • Monday to Friday
  • 8 hour shift
  • On call

Company's website:

  • www.nchrc.org

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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