SSDP is now hiring a Global Program Coordinator

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Do you view the War on Drugs as a global, intersectional issue affecting communities in every region of the world? Do you want to coordinate a youth-led network of drug policy activists based in over 30 countries? Are you interested in advocating for human rights at the United Nations on behalf of an ECOSOC-accredited NGO? Now is your chance to pursue your dream job with Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

SSDP is seeking a Global Program Coordinator to join our team in a part-time role supporting our global network through a two-year fellowship. The successful candidate will coordinate SSDP’s global chapter network and provide coaching, connection, and education to the newest generation of drug policy activists around the world. They will manage SSDP’s advocacy work at the United Nations, represent SSDP to global allies, and report to SSDP’s staff on the need and activities of our global network. Ideal candidates will be familiar with SSDP and the drug policy reform movement, but that is not required for a candidate who understands the War on Drugs is a destructive set of policies which must be reformed.

With a growing presence in more than 30 countries around the world, the ideal candidate will be someone excited about engaging in education, movement building, and advocacy outside the scope of their own country. They should be willing to learn and enjoy working with a diverse group of peers. Due to the many challenges of maintaining regular communication with individuals across the world, patience and strong communication skills are a must.

It is our preference this position be based in our Washington, DC office unless impossible. The Global Program Coordinator will be supervised by SSDP’s Deputy Director and is expected to work 20 hours per week. Some travel will be required, as will evening and weekend hours generally planned in advance.

To apply, please review the entire job description and follow the stated instructions. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. However, it is our strong preference that applications will be in no later than May 1, 2019.

Please direct all questions to We can’t wait to hear from you!