Under the supervision of AHRC's Executive Director, the Policy Coordinator will help develop policy and advocacy strategies at the federal, state, and local level. The Policy Coordinator will specifically develop educational tools and messages around harm reduction, voter registration, and fight against stigma around substance use, HIV, HCV, and STIs. Additionally, the Policy Coordinator will assist with ongoing needs assessments and development of tools and direct services around legal aid for the community. Some travel will be required.
Develop ongoing educational tools around harm reduction including but not limited to syringe services program, overdose prevention, decriminalization issues, criminal justice reform, and fight against stigma.
Develop recruitment plans to identify and engage community members, community based organizations, faith based organizations, universities, law enforcements, and other related entities.
Conduct targeted outreach to opponents through delivering effective harm reduction messaging and meaningful conversations.
Identify and connect with policy makers to discuss harm reduction strategies.
Develop ongoing educational tools around voter registration.
Assist in registering community members to vote at AHRC offices, partner sites, and outreach.
Assist community members who have lost their right to vote to regain their rights.
Review and provide feedback on current laws affecting community members.
Conduct surveys and focus groups from experts to enhance current laws affecting community members.
Identify policy makers to discuss changes and revisions to current laws affecting community members.
Assist in drafting bills.
Assist in identifying sponsorship for bills.
Assist with planning and implementation of annual Harm Reduction Day at the State Capitol.
Assist with gathering requested information for the Executive Director.
Develop ongoing educational tools around legal aid for community members.
Provide legal assistance to community members including but not limited to connection to resources through AHRC’s linkage department, expungement, appeals, hearings, and more.
Identify agencies and pro bono lawyers to partner with AHRC to further assist community members with their legal cases.
Assist with policy marketing campaigns via email, social media, flyers, mail, and phone.
Provide ongoing training on how to vote and/or support /reject a bill and/or support /reject a resolution to community members.
Assist in developing and delivering technical assistance to other community based and governmental agencies on harm reduction.