Job: Harm Reduction Program Manager


1985 Main Street Suite 202
Springfield, MA 01103

Company Description:
Health Care
Salary Range:Location:
$56,160-$57160 Per Year GREENFIELD MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required
Preference: Required
Supervisory - Preference: Required

Tapestry is committed to providing high quality, compassionate and community-based care to everyone in our region including the most vulnerable. We are passionate about providing non- judgmental sexual and reproductive healthcare, syringe access and disposal, overdose prevention and education, HIV support and prevention, and WIC family nutrition.

Covid-19 Vaccine Required

Only experienced applicants who submit a cover letter with their resume will be considered

 Job purpose

Under the direction of the Assistant Operations Director for Rural Health, the Syringe Services Program Manager will provide day-to-day programmatic oversight and supervise a team of Harm Reduction Counselors to ensure that services to the community are high quality, accessible and non-judgmental. Duties include supervision of direct staff, oversight of programmatic activities, and timely reporting of services to ensure quality service delivery, client satisfaction and maintenance of facilities.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Supervise day to day activities of SSP and OEND programming.
  • Coordinate all data gathering activities related to grants and contracts.
  • Develop annual program work plan in conjunction with program staff and Assistant Operations Director for Rural Health.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate direct care staff.
  • Involve priority populations in the design, implementation and evaluation of the programs that serve them.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external collaborative relationships.
  • Monitor contract requirements and assure compliance with all performance standards.
  • Provide direct service as needed.
  • Train syringe access staff and volunteers according to Tapestry’s internal policies, and monitor performance and compliance to policies.
  • Attend regular meetings of Tapestry.
  • Complete reporting requirements in a timely manner.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns as requested.
  • Represent Tapestry in the absence of the Assistant Operations Director for Rural Health
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Required Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience with HIV prevention programming.
  • Two years’ supervisory experience.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Access.
  • Valid driver’s license and/or ID and access to reliable transportation.
  • Knowledge of priority populations at risk for HIV infection.
  • Experience with substance use and knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention principles
  • Working understanding of Harm Reduction principles and practice
  • Willingness to be trained in blood draws
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to sit at a desk, to use a computer and make phone calls.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Support the mission and goals of the agency.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English desired.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Public Health or Public Policy


*Individuals with relevant personal experience strongly encouraged to apply*


Working conditions

Evening and weekend availability required. Position schedule dependent on needs of participants and programs. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens. Direct exposure to shooting galleries, bars, clubs and other areas where high risk sex and drug use regularly occur required. Ability to lift items under 40 lbs. required. Ability to sit at a desk and conduct basic administrative duties. Ability to deal with stressful situations.


Please review the detailed requirements under Required Qualifications in the job description.