The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the leading organization in the U.S. promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. We envision a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights; in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies; and in which the fears, prejudices, and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
We have played a pivotal role in transforming the national conversation about drug policy. We heightened conversations at the federal and state level around the role of race in shaping drug policy and moved vital issues – like legalizing cannabis, ending mass incarceration, and prioritizing health and harm reduction responses to the overdose crisis – from the fringes of U.S. politics to the mainstream.
We are ambitious risk takers and unrelenting advocates with radical imaginations, ﬁghting to change hearts and minds and build a world that centers justice, communities, and dignity. With more than 35 staff in New York, California, New Mexico, and Washington, DC, we have an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million, 12,000 dues-paying members and 170,000 active online subscribers.
The Manager or Director (depending on skills/experience), Drug Markets and Legal Regulation (DMLR) is tasked with leading internal processes to generate DPA’s drug market and legal regulation reform strategy to guide DPA’s efforts in the field and is responsible for developing and executing organization-wide policy advocacy and other campaigns to advance DPA’s goals and objectives relating to people who sell drugs and replacing prohibition with a regulatory system grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights.
The Manager/Director reports to DPA’s Managing Director of Policy (MDP) and is part of DPA’s national policy team. The Manager/Director of DMLR is responsible for collaborating with the MDP and other senior policy colleagues in establishing DPA’s DMLR policy and advocacy priorities; reviewing and crafting legislation and ballot initiatives related to people who sell drugs and drug legalization and regulation (particularly legal access to cannabis, psychedelics, and safe supply of opioids); devising and outlining reform campaigns that advance the organization’s DMLR goals and objectives; managing cross-departmental teams to execute DMLR campaigns; ensuring that DMLR campaigns across the organization are strategic, coordinated, and maximally efficient; coordinating DPA’s DMLR campaign efforts with the organization’s communications and development activities.
Working in close collaboration with the Managing Directors of Policy, Legal Affairs, and Research and Academic Engagement,
The ideal candidate will have:
Terms of Employment:
This position is remote.
The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $110,000 annually. DPA's benefits package includes health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance; a generous 403(b) plan; and 25 days paid time off.
Applicants must send a cover letter and resume to drugpolicy.bamboohr.com/jobs.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
No phone calls, please. We will only contact candidates who are under consideration.
The Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation, or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring people who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.
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