AMERICORPS MEMBER – OPIOID ABUSE PROGRAM
UNITED Against Opioid Abuse
United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties
Employment Type: Full-Time or Part-Time
Department: Community Impact
Reports to: Community Impact Director
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties is entering the last year of a three year AmeriCorps project for the Healthy Futures: Reducing and/or Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse opportunity. United Way is new to the issue of the opioid epidemic but we are known for engaging communities and mobilizing resources to fight for basic needs.
United Against Opioid Abuse will utilize AmeriCorps members to assist in collaborating with other organizations to engage the community as part of the solution. This work will support existing coalitions currently working on prevention and response to opioid abuse.
PRINCIPLE COMPETENCIES & DUTIES:
- Developing collaborations with targeted organizations in the community based on recommendations from year one of the AmeriCorps project.
- Working with Community Impact staff in support of 75in5 programming and Early Learning working groups
- Attending applicable community coalition and United Way staff meetings
Conducting community conversations and trainings on Harwood Institute
- Participating in community and networking events to help raise awareness of United Way programming
- Identifying and facilitating possible collaborations between organizations with shared goals
- Developing an experimental presentation to help educate and inform community members on the findings from first year of UNITED Against Opioids Abuse program.
- High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred
- At least 18 years of age
- Us citizen, US national or legal permanent resident of the US
- Entrepreneurial spirit and strategic thinker
- Responsible, organized, motivated, flexible, and professional
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Work well in a team
- $15,192 annual living allowance (based on full-time status)
- $6,096 Segal Education Award used for qualified student loans and educational opportunities (based on full-time status)
- Health insurance and child care assistance for eligible members
- Professional development, training and supervision