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Leadership applications are currently closed and will reopen next year.

Recovery Advocacy Project Leadership positions are volunteer service commitments served over two years. Each leader receives specialized, hands-on training, access to cutting-edge tools and helps to identify recovery-related issues within their district and share successes and resources with leaders of other states.

The Recovery Advocacy Project (RAP) is committed to giving people in recovery, family members, and supporters of recovery the grassroots organizing tools to think and act locally. RAP is working to build a visible and effective constituency in demand of community and public policy based solutions in response to America’s long standing addiction crisis.

There are two leadership categories, state and regional. Within each state, several State Leaders will be selected to serve their one-year term. Each region will have one leader selected to work with the state leaders.

One position is not greater than another. Regional leads hold no authority over state leads, but act as a liaison between each of the state leaders.

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State Leaders

The Recovery Advocacy Project is looking for applicants to take on a year-long leadership role as a State Lead.

This role is a commitment to the growing recovery advocacy movement, and serves as a way for grassroots voices to be heard through the State Leads, and inform your Regional Lead of the recovery organizing efforts in your state. The Organizing Team at the Recovery Advocacy Project is committed to providing the technical assistance and guidance to serve the needs of recovery advocates located in your state. We are looking for dedicated leaders to take on this commitment, and work with Regional Leads to inform the Recovery Advocacy Project’s Organizing Team about what the needs are in your state so that the Organizing Team can provide the best technical support for advocacy efforts.

The Role of a Recovery Advocacy Project State Lead
  • Identify potential partners including organizations and advocates in your state to mobilize. This will be key in building potential coalitions and a constituency for any potential calls to action.
  • Familiarize yourself with community and legislative solutions.
  • Inform potential advocates about statewide campaigns or community based projects to get involved in.
  • Encourage advocates in your state about any campaign victories or legislation passed that can benefit people seeking or in recovery.
  • Report to Regional Leads with what is happening in your state including issues communities are commonly facing.
  • Direct advocates towards appropriate section of Advocacy toolkit and towards any potential trainings to participate in (in person or livestreamed)
  • Be willing to attend training specifically for State Leads.
  • Be open to receiving communications from others in your state looking for organizing guidance
State Leads should:
  • Be willing to collaborate with recovery advocates and organizations in your state
  • Be knowledgeable about the issues affecting the recovery community in your state
  • Be willing to research good public policies that may be solutions to issues within your state
  • Possess good organizing and communication skills
  • Have good computer literacy
  • Be solution oriented
  • Be ethical as a steward of the recovery advocacy movement
  • Willing to be trained and remain teachable

Regional Leaders

The Recovery Advocacy Project is looking for applicants to take on a 2 year leadership role as a Regional Lead.

This role is a commitment to the growing recovery advocacy movement, and serves as a way for grassroots voices to be heard through the State Leads to you, the Regional Lead. The Organizing Team at the Recovery Advocacy Project is committed to providing the technical assistance and guidance to serve the needs of recovery advocates located in your region. We are looking for dedicated recovery advocates with communication and managing skills to coordinate with your State Leads to inform the Organizing Team of what each state/region is working on, so that the best technical support can be provided in advocacy efforts within your region.

The Role of a Recovery Advocacy Project Regional Lead
  • Organize conference calls or video chats with State Leads. (Suggestion – Monthly)
  • Provide the Recovery Advocacy Project Organizing Team with input on what is needed in your assigned region.
  • Be willing to attend trainings specifically for Regional Leads.
  • Manage and provide information to your Regional Facebook Page.
  • Be capable of learning what is happening in your entire region, outside of your own state.
  • Distribute any new materials (online or hard copy) developed by the Organizing Team that will help advocates and communities on the grassroots level.
  • Guide State Leads to any community or legislative solutions.
Regional Leads should:
  • Possess good organizing and communication skills
  • Be solution oriented
  • Have some experience in volunteer or professional management
  • Be ethical as a steward of the recovery advocacy movement
  • Be willing to be trained and remain teachable
  • Be willing to do research on public policies that may assist State Leads with Legislative solutions.