Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Essential Functions: Full-Time Research Assistant - Community Outreach CoordinatorHeroin/Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response InitiativeNovember 2018POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Community Outreach Coordinator will:- Become well-informed about the opioid epidemic and its impact on the Detroit area, contributing factors, and overdose rescue strategies.- Organize Overdose Rescue Training sessions for diverse audiences of community members, which will include neighborhood residents, members of block clubs and citizen safety patrol groups, security personnel, employees of local businesses, community organizations, and service-providing agencies, and others.- Schedule training sessions at community-based sites across the Detroit and coordinate event logistics.- Recruit participants for Overdose Rescue Training sessions by contacting community members, visiting neighborhood businesses and organizations, promoting the program at community gatherings, networking with community leaders, coordinating with other staff members who work closely with community members, distributing flyers and promotional materials, and other outreach methods.- Coordinate team of training leaders who will deliver training presentations at assigned events. - Communicate reliably, clearly and effectively with project team members and the Center's community partners.- Maintain work plans, task lists, and project calendars on a regular basis.- Track outputs and meet goals for target number of training sessions and participants.- Identify other key leaders working to address the opioid epidemic within the community and learn about their activities. - Draft program descriptions for grant proposals.- Other duties as deemed necessary to support project goals
Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree in any area of social science research (including political science, anthropology, demography, education, geography, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, survey methodology, statistics, and urban studies) and/or equivalent experience. - Experience in community outreach and/or event planning is required.- Must be familiar with Detroit areas and neighborhoods.- Must have strong organizational and problem-resolution skills.- Outstanding communication skills; ability to present effectively to diverse groups.- Prior experience coordinating or managing employees preferred.- Must demonstrate strong capacity to collaborate and work as a team member.- Must be self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks independently.- Must be skilled in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Basic statistical analysis and mapping skills, and a willingness to take courses and pursue training to improve skills in these areas. Database management experience is an advantage.- Reliable and insured transportation and driver's license required.
Internal Number: 76_206132
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