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Project Coordinator-Opioid Response

  • Type:Full-time Contracted
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$42,000-$47,000-$52,000
  • Posted Date:09/13/2017
  • Deadline to Apply:09/25/2017 4:59 PM

Opioid Response Project Coordinator

Starting Salary Range: $42,000 - $52,000

Salary Range: $42,000 - $47,000 - $52,000 Depending on Qualifications

            Put your talents and skills to work with this exciting job opportunity.  The Public Health Department is seeking a Project Coordinator, who will work to will work to establish a coordinated community approach to opioid addiction. This is a contract position that will end in April of 2018 that includes an excellent benefit package.  Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in human service field, social work, health care, community health, community planning or related field. Experience in substance use disorder, behavioral health services or related field is preferred.  Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Applications may be obtained on the City website www.grandforksgov.com or at the HR Dept., City Hall, Grand Forks, ND. Deadline for submitting applications to HR is 5 PM, Monday, September 25, 2017.  EEO Employer.  

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

 

DEFINITON

The Project Coordinator will be responsible to the Grand Forks Public Health Department Director.  The Project Coordinator will work to establish a coordinated community approach to opioid addiction. The Project Coordinator will assist the Health Department to carry out the activities of the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant.  

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

                Receives general direction from the Health Department Director

                This position does not supervise other staff, however the project coordinator may be responsible for mentoring University students.

 

ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES --Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support the mission, vision and values of Grand Forks Public Health Dept. as evidenced by compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
  2. Support the strategic plan of Grand Forks Public Health Dept. as evidenced by a basic knowledge of the plan and participation in completing elements of the plan.
  3. Plan, implement and evaluate the grant activities of the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant including conducting meetings with community organizations and agencies, attending coalition meetings, advocating for system change, writing reports, conducting research and disseminating information to stakeholders and the public. 
  4. Support and facilitate positive interaction with others as evidenced by: professional maturity, respect for others, a team-centered approach, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a variety of viewpoints and diversity in the workplace.
  5. Exhibit effective communication skills, including proper use of agency communication systems.
  6. Participate in appropriate professional development programs to attain and maintain role competency.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Reports directly to the Health Department Director
  2. Possesses and/or develops a working knowledge of addiction and behavioral health  
  3. Provides staff support and participates in community meetings on behavioral health and addiction   
  4. Works with area agencies and their personnel to establish referral processes to engage clients in treatment
  5. Communicates with community organizations about resources that may be needed to support clients
  6. Coordinates educational programs specific to addiction and behavioral health and evidence based interventions
  7. Develops and promotes educational campaigns to prevent overdoses, reduce drug abuse and reduce the stigma of addiction within the community
  8. Assists the Health Department Director to prepare grant proposals and budgets to sustain the community plan  
  9. Writes reports and tracks data as needed or required

QUALIFICATIONS (Skills, Knowledge & Abilities)

Knowledge: Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive public health program; principles and practices of public health; grant preparation and administration; health, education, community and social service agencies; principles of budget preparation and control; fundamentals of financial management; occupational hazards and standard safety practices; modern office equipment, computers and communication technology; pertinent federal, state, and local laws.

 

Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication and facilitation skills; self-starter; ability to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups; demonstrated leadership, networking, organizational and time management skills, knowledge of computer programs.  

Abilities: Identify and respond to community issues, concerns and needs; Prepare clear and concise administrative reports; Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; Work independently and as a member of a team; Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; Prepare and administer budgets; Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.  Research and resolve questions and issues. Maintain a high level of confidentiality; multi-task, prioritize, organize, and manage time effectively

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience

Experience in substance use disorder, behavioral health services or related field is a preferred qualification.

Education and Training:

Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in human service field, social work, health care, community health, community planning or related field.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid driver’s license, applicable professional licensure is a preferred qualification.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The position involves working in office and community setting environments.  Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for light to moderate lifting and carrying, standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time and operating motorized vehicles.

Travel Requirements: Local travel for planning activities; minimal state and national travel for professional development.

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or as assigned and determined by operational guidelines.  Some evening and weekend availability may be required.   

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