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 support the implementation of the team's Overdose Rescue training program, which prepares community members to provide life-saving aid during an overdose emergency. POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Become well-informed about the opioid crisis and its impact on Michigan communities, contributing factors, and harm reduction strategiesBecome knowledgeable about AmeriCorps requirements, policies, and proceduresAssist in overseeing an AmeriCorps 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)Manage team member records in WSU and AmeriCorps systemsTrack data on program outputs and accomplishments; ensure data is properly collected and entered into tracking system; analyze data and prepare regular progress reportsIdentify data sources related to local opioid use and overdose trends, analyze data and report findings to program team, prepare summaries for grant proposals and grant outcome reportsIdentify 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 staffUse 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 outputsCommunicate reliably, clearly and effectively with project team members and community partnersMaintain work plans, task lists, and project calendars on a regular basis and meet interim deadlinesAssist the Project Director in drafting project updates and financial reports for submissionDraft program descriptions for grant proposalsOther duties as deemed necessary to support project goals
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required; a graduate degree (or working towards a graduate degree) is preferredMinimum 1 year of professional experience in a public service organization (governmental, university, or nonprofit)Familiarity with AmeriCorps programs and policies is highly desirableMust be self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks independently; strong organizational and problem-resolution skills; detail-oriented Must demonstrate strong capacity to collaborate and work as a team memberGood verbal and written communication skillsSkilled in data management and analysisMust be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Google products (Drive, Sheets, Docs, Forms, Calendar, etc.); proficiency in statistical analysis software is an advantagePrevious experience with online data management and reporting systems used by AmeriCorps (eGrants, eGrAMS, and/or OnCorps) is an advantage
Internal Number: 76_207635
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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.