Essential Functions: The Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University is seeking a motivated individual to assist in the planning of an AmeriCorps program in response to the rising number of overdose fatalities resulting from the use of heroin and other opioids. POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Fully internalize the Center's current Overdose Prevention and Response Initiative activities, including the current training model used to teach community members how to respond in an overdose situation. Assist the Project Director in adapting the current training model to be implemented as an AmeriCorps program ? including the development of plans/protocols for carrying out program activities, tracking program outputs, and data collection and evaluation.Become knowledgeable about AmeriCorps requirements, policies, and procedures.Assist in creating a Manual of Operations and developing organizational structures to support an AmeriCorps program and positive member experience.Prepare plans for member recruitment, selection, orientation, training, supervision, support, and retention.Prepare forms and templates to support program implementation (member position descriptions, member service agreement, member timesheet, eligibility form, etc.).Prepare to extend Overdose Rescue training activities to communities across the tri-county area (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties) by identifying and building relationships with potential community partners and establishing a directory of potential community groups for training.Organize training sessions with community members in the tri-county region and deliver training presentations.Assist the Project Director in drafting project updates and financial reports for submission.Other duties as deemed necessary to support project goals.High energy and passion for the Center's mission is essential.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION: Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree preferred. EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in a public service organization (governmental, university, or nonprofit). Familiarity with AmeriCorps programs and policies is highly desirable. Previous experience with project planning/management is an advantage. Demonstrated ability to train, coordinate, and supervise staff is a plus.COMMUNICATION: Outstanding communication skills; ability to present effectively to diverse groups.ORGANIZATIONAL: Strong organizational and problem-resolution skills; Detail-oriented; Self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks independently; Strong capacity to collaborate and work as a team member. COMPUTER: Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous experience with online data management and reporting systems used by AmeriCorps - eGrants, eGrAMS, and/or OnCorps - is an advantage.
Internal Number: 76_206547
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.