Title: Policy Manager, DC ONA
Supervisor: Senior Director, National Affairs
Department: Public Policy
Location: Washington, DC
Last Day to Apply: Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Drug Policy Alliance has an immediate opening for a Policy Manager reporting directly to the Senior Director of National Affairs.
Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading organization of people who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. In its vision of the future, individuals will not be punished simply for what they put into their bodies, only for harm done to others. DPA fights for drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights and seeks to promote dialogue on cutting-edge drug policy issues around the country. Its work spans issues from ending marijuana prohibition and promoting more honest and effective drug education to reducing the many harms of drug use and drug laws. DPA works to ensure that our nation’s drug policies no longer arrest, incarcerate, disenfranchise and otherwise harm millions of nonviolent people, especially people of color.
DPA’s work encompasses a wide array of policy issues, including:
In the last 15 years, DPA has expanded from its New York headquarters to include eight offices, 70 plus staff, an annual operating budget of approximately $14 million, 35,000 dues-paying members and more than 300,000 online subscribers. It has a solid track record of success at the local, state, and federal levels and consistent visibility in prominent media and policy circles. For more information, visit our website at www.drugpolicy.org.
The Policy Manager will manage the department’s outreach and coalition-building efforts and help mobilize core constituencies, including faith leaders and African American community leaders. The Policy Manager will reach out to allies and potential allies who are working at the federal, state and local levels on issues that are aligned with DPA’s organizational priorities, and will work with these organizations and individuals to coordinate a national strategy to end the drug war.
Reporting to DPA’s Senior Director of National Affairs, the Policy Manager will be broadly responsible for:
Primary responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will have:
Terms of Employment
This position requires the candidate to live in the DC area. Telecommuting will not be allowed. Some travel required.
DPA offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and a benefits package including health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance; a generous 403(b) plan; and 25 days paid time off.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume and salary requirements by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include in the subject line the following: “Your First Name, Your Last Name – Policy Manager, DC ONA”
Email submissions are preferred, but if you have a good reason for doing so, applications can be submitted by mail to:
Human Resources Manager
Re: (Policy Manager, DC ONA)
Drug Policy Alliance
131 West 33th Street
New York, NY 10001
The Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring those who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.
Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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