Distribution Associate


Based in East Harlem and Washington Heights, two long-standing and well-regarded harm reduction organizations in New York City are seeking a Harm Reduction Distribution Associate. The non-profits, in the process of completing a merger, are innovative organizations serving low-income people who use drugs, engage in sex work, their families, and their communities, as well as other marginalized individuals. The wide range of mobile and center-based services are delivered by upwards of 100 staff and peer workers, and include syringe access, overdose prevention, public health, care coordination, medical care, holistic care, peer education, and advocacy services. The organizations have a combined $11 million budget made up of mainly government grants.

Position Summary

NYHRE is seeking a Distribution Associate. This position is integral to the organization’s daily operations with the primary responsibility of supplying all programs with essential supplies. As leaders in Harm Reduction Services, it is vital to manage orders, inventory, stock locations and various departments. The Distribution Associate works within a team of three and reports directly to the Distribution Manager for NYHRE/WHCP. This position works closely with colleagues, as well as other departments. 

  • Attend all trainings, staff meetings, and other events as directed by supervising Manager & Directors
  • Assist with All Distribution tasks
  • Shipping and receiving of all deliveries
  • Inventory and storage of all supplies
  • Rotate materials with expiration dates
  • Assist with invoice binders
  • Distribute supplies, deliveries, and mail to all suites
  • Ensure all teams/events distribution requests are filled and met
  • Assist with donation pickups and delivery
  • Assist with post office drop offs and errands
  • Kit packing programmatic supplies
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned with the organization and maintenance of storage supply spaces
  • Must be physically able to lift, bend, and carry supplies (up to 50lbs)
  • Organized and efficient, with an affinity for always maintaining a clean and orderly work environment
  • Have basic mathematical skills
  • Must be pragmatic, a natural problem solver, and solutions focused with a great attitude
  • Have excellent time management and communication skills
  • Some knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and email correspondence
  • Ability to master a wide range of information and disperse accordingly and professionally
  • Strong aptitude for systematization and efficient organization of tasks
  • Excellent communication skills a must. Communications, both verbal and written, must be professional, courteous and clear
  • Must be self-motivated and proactive when approaching workload
  • Must be committed to the Harm Reduction philosophy and to working with marginalized people (mainly people who use drugs and sex workers) in a multi-cultural, multi-racial environment in a non-judgmental manner
  • Bilingual is preferred (English and Spanish)  

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