State Leader
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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.

  • 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
 
  • 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 orientated
  • Be ethical as a steward of the recovery advocacy movement
  • Willing to be trained and remain teachable
 
  • 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
 
  • 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 orientated
  • Be ethical as a steward of the recovery advocacy movement
  • Willing to be trained and remain teachable
 

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