Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Essential Functions: Strategies and Tools for Overdose Prevention (STOP) aims to stop overdose deaths and reduce harm related to the opioid crisis in Southeast Michigan. STOP is seeking a motivated individual to assist in the expansion and replication of the team's Overdose Rescue training program, which prepares community members to provide life-saving aid during an overdose emergency. POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCreate a strategic guide that provides recommendations for implementing community-based overdose prevention and response initiatives. The guide will cover topics including assessing community assets and needs, partnership-building, community outreach methods, best practices for evidence-informed decision making, and measuring and tracking progress. Gather and summarize information for the guide by conducting literature reviews, studying successful program models, interviewing experts and key stakeholders, observing program activities, and other research methods.Work with program director to outline, draft, and revise content for the guide.Become well-informed about the opioid crisis and its impact on Michigan communities, contributing factors, and harm reduction strategies.Assist in overseeing a team of Overdose Rescue Trainers ? who arrange training sessions for local community groups, teach community members what to do in the event of an opioid overdose emergency, and provide trained participants with Narcan nasal spray (an emergency medication that reverses the symptoms of an opioid overdose). Identify others working to address the opioid crisis within the community and learn about their activities; build relationships with community partners and connect potential collaborators with the appropriate Center staff.Communicate reliably, clearly and effectively with project team members and community partners.Use and improve upon systems for tracking community contacts, groups with interest in scheduling a training session, trainer schedules and availability, training supplies inventory, and program outputs. Maintain work plans, task lists, and project calendars on a regular basis and meet interim deadlines.Draft program descriptions for grant proposals.Assist in AmeriCorps service member recruitment.Other duties as deemed necessary to support project goals.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required (preferably in a social science field); a graduate degree and/or prior experience in an academic research setting is preferred.Must have advanced knowledge of community outreach/engagement strategies; prior experience in a community-facing role is an advantage.Previous experience with project planning/management is an advantage.Must demonstrate strong analytical capacity, ability to conduct effective and thorough research and distill key take-aways from large amounts of information.Some knowledge of structured interviewing techniques preferred.Must be self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks independently.Must have excellent writing skills (submission of a writing sample is required)Must be skilled in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Internal Number: 76_207637
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