Reports To: Prevention Director
Position Summary: This position will coordinate Lines for Life’s substance abuse community prevention programs including programs related to opioids, meth and other drugs and alcohol. This position will collaborate with leaders in the substance abuse prevention community and oversee the logistics of the programs.
- Demonstrate the culture of Lines for Life by modelling behavior that supports the goals and philosophies of Lines for Life.
- Take the lead on planning and coordinating substance abuse community prevention conferences, meetings and events in collaboration with input from the Prevention Director and Prevention Policy Analyst. Collaborate with the Events Coordinator to plan the logistics of large substance abuse community prevention events.
- Coordinate the Fentanyl Rapid Response program.
- Provide project coordination and outreach for the Safe Disposal for Safe Communities Project. The goal of this initiative is to reduce the number of pills available for diversion and by encouraging FQHC pharmacies to become take-back locations for unused, expired and unwanted pills, facilitate development of a state FQHC disposal policy, and coordinate evaluation of the project with OHSU’s Evaluation Core. The Project Coordinator will engage pharmacies, FQHCs, and communities to promote the expansion of disposal of disused medication statewide.
- Network and collaborate with a wide range of substance abuse prevention community leaders including working with the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP), prevention and treatment professionals, law enforcement, and education professionals.
- Plan and facilitate community engagement sessions with diverse populations.
- Integrate the voice of individuals with lived experience in order to have recovery informed programs.
- Assist with the grant reporting and evaluation for substance abuse community programs.
- Perform other duties, administrative and organizational tasks as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in a related field
- Experience coordinating a coalition or social services program
- Good organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage various projects and events simultaneously
- Strong aptitude for networking with diverse groups of people
- Knowledge of substance abuse and particularly prescription drug problems preferred
- Proficient with database and MS Office computer environment
- Web design experience, preferably WordPress
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work both independently and as a team
Work Schedule: This position will typically work Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 AM – 5 PM, but may occasionally require working evenings and weekends for meetings, trainings and conferences. This position will also require occasional travel throughout the state of Oregon.
This job description is not meant to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function in the company. Lines for Life is an equal opportunity employer.
Lived Experience: Lines for Life encourages individuals with lived experience to apply. This includes individuals who have undertaken their own recovery journey or supported someone through a recovery journey from mental health conditions, suicidal struggles, and/or substance abuse. They have the capacity to draw upon and use their own lived experiences to help others and prevent suicide and substance abuse and promote mental wellness.
EEO: Lines for Life strives to create a diverse, inclusive environment to better represent the communities that we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer.