ABOUT THE NATIONAL STIGMA INIATIATIVE:
Shatterproof was founded in 2012 to fill the gap for a well-funded, national, coordinated effort to reverse the course of the addiction health crisis, with the singular goal of ending the devastation addiction is causing our families. To achieve this, Shatterproof has identified three priority pillars: revolutionizing the treatment system, breaking down addiction-related stigma, and supporting and empowering our communities.
Recognizing the gap in stigma reduction efforts across the nation, Shatterproof has quickly become a leader in the space. In 2020, Shatterproof launched a national movement to End Addiction Stigma to address this gap and catalyze efforts to reduce addiction-related stigmas. In January 2021, Shatterproof hosted a virtual panel during the historic National Day of Service, at the request of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Based on extensive interviews, literature reviews, and case studies, we believe that effectively addressing stigma is a critical, cutting-edge component of combatting this crisis – and every individual and institution in the U.S. has an important role to play. Thus, Shatterproof has identified six systems that will have the largest impact on those with substance use disorder (SUD): employers, healthcare, government, criminal justice, media, entertainment, and local communities. Currently, Shatterproof is a critical actor in Pennsylvania’s state-wide opioid use disorder (OUD) stigma campaign. Priorities for 2021 include scaling the state campaign and implementing stigma reduction pilots in a healthcare system and with one Fortune 500 employer.
The Associate Director will lead Shatterproof’s inaugural employer stigma reduction campaign, including designing the project plan, driving the implementation in close collaboration with key stakeholders and supervising the evaluation of the program. Additionally, the Associate Director will work closely with the Director, National Stigma Initiative to identify, engage, and cultivate additional employers to scale the program. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to juggle multiple priorities and competing deadlines, and have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. Furthermore, given the newness of both this position and the Stigma initiative, it is critical that the incoming Associate Director possess an entrepreneurial spirit and is a self-starter. In this position’s day-to-day, the Associate Director can expect to spend time managing complex workstreams, ideating with potential partners, and writing project proposals.
The Associate Director will report directly to the Director of the National Stigma Initiative and while this individual will start as an individual contributor, there may be the opportunity to manage additional team member(s) as the employer portfolio grows. The position is currently based remotely and, once safe, can be based in either Shatterproof’s NYC or DC offices, or remain remote, if preferred. This role will require up to 15% of domestic travel, when safe and applicable.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director, National Stigma Initiative.
The ideal candidate qualifications include:
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States.
Addiction is the most significant health crisis in the United States today.
For the 20.4 million adults in America with a substance use disorder (SUD), the devastation caused by the disease can be crushing. In 2018, more than 175,000 deaths in the U.S. were related to alcohol and other drugs – the third largest cause of death in the nation. Of those deaths, 47,000 were from an opioid overdose. The opioid crisis also cost society an estimated $179 billion to $696 billion in 2018 alone. These impacts are felt across a broad swath of society, from health care to employers to the government.
Even more tragic, the social isolation and anxiety brought on by COVID-19 has made the addiction crisis that much worse. Addressing this health crisis is more important now than ever. Recent reporting indicates that overdoses in May 2020 were 42% higher than in May 2019.
Founded by hospitality executive Gary Mendell in 2013, Shatterproof draws from the extensive business experience of its senior leadership and uses a for-profit, ROI-focused lens to create results. Our strict commitment to science, evidence-based solutions, and transformational change has informed the business plan we execute daily. Our business plan includes work within the following three key pillars:
Shatterproof’s growth and achievements are a testament to our investors and the growing number of stakeholders and communities rising up against addiction. Together, we can reverse this health crisis and create a better and brighter future, free from the disease of addiction and the stigma that surrounds it.
Shatterproof has successfully informed policy changes that improve access to science-based addiction treatment and promote lasting recovery. In the past six years we have been influential in 25 bills being signed into law in 18 states; the successful passage of the CDC’s Guidelines for the safer prescribing of dangerous opioids; and sections of federal laws that improve treatment access and quality. Our current policy work is focused on three areas: payment reform, addiction training and education, and opioid litigation settlement.
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To Apply: Please send your resume with a cover letter to email@example.com with subject line “[Name] Stigma Associate Director Application”. Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Shatterproof values diverse perspectives and is committed to building an inclusive workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or prior arrest history. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.