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Project Director, Overdose Initiative

Aug 5, 2021

Summary Description

The Overdose Initiative Project Director will develop and implement advocacy campaigns to support the adoption by the federal government of treatment and prevention programs for the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI). This position reports to the Executive Vice President Domestic Programs and supervises the Assistant Project Manager, Communications Assistant, and Executive Assistant. The Project Director position is based in Washington, D.C.

Primary Duties

  • Identify the best legislative and administrative mechanisms to accomplish those priorities.
  • Lead the advocacy effort in Congress and the Administration
  • Lobby, analyze legislation, write testimony, policy/advocacy materials.
  • Coordinate federal advocacy work with key partner organizations.
  • Maintain communication with key contacts in the Executive Branch.
  • Develop and implement an earned media communications strategy to build support for policy agenda.
  • Identify and work to secure the active and engaged support of other organizations for the policies
  • Identify one or more organizations with the capacity to sustain this work over the long term and strengthen capacity within existing organizations to take on a leading role in support of the national effort
  • Supervise work of three project staff.
  • Manage annual $1.2 M budget.
  • Maintain daily collaboration with the Executive Vice President Domestic Programs and CEO.


  • Knowledge of the federal legislative process.
  • Knowledge of opioid-related policy issues.
  • Established commitment to the issue of addiction and overdose policy.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with only general supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven (7) years legislative and/or issue advocacy experience.
  • Experience managing staff and budget.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook

To Apply

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary expectation, and attach your resume to: Please reference the position code: PD/OI in the subject line of your email.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) supports civil society organizations who advocate for public health policies that reduce death and disease. Drawing on decades of experience working with global civil society organizations across public health issues and political systems, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator provides strategic support to advocates working to enact and implement laws that save lives. Our history is rooted in one of the most successful public health campaigns — tobacco control. Building on the successes and lessons learned in the global fight against tobacco deaths, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids launched the Global Health Advocacy Incubator in 2014 to strengthen advocacy capacity to improve public health around the globe.