Have you ever wanted to work for Students for Sensible Drug Policy?
We’re hiring for two positions, and this could be your chance to land your dream job! Working for SSDP is an opportunity to serve our network of students who are leading the charge to end the disastrous War on Drugs and heal the harms of drug prohibition. SSDP is a close-knit team that works collaboratively through Holacracy, an organizational management system that distributes accountability among team members and allows each staff member to own their areas of work. SSDP is overseen by the Board of Directors, which maintains a majority of student members and keeps SSDP accountable to the people we serve.
Both positions will be based in SSDP’s Washington, DC* headquarters and the anticipated start date will be on or before June 4.
SSDP is seeking a Movement Building Fellow to join our team in a full-time role supporting our domestic network through a two-year fellowship. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for developing strong student leaders and cultivating active, effective SSDP activists and chapters in approximately half of the United States; facilitating communication among chapter leaders; reporting regularly on the health of the chapter network; and collaborating with other staff, members of the board, alumni, and other members of the SSDP network to further the mission of SSDP.
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 that the Global Program Coordinator work from our Washington, DC office, but if living in DC is impossible for an outstanding candidate, we are open to this person working remotely after a 2-4 week training in DC is completed in June/July.
If either of these positions sound like a fit for you, apply now! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled, and it is our preference applications are in before May 3, 2019, so don’t delay. Be sure to pay close attention to the instructions when sending your résumé and cover letter. We can’t wait to hear from you!