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Program Associate, Opioid Solutions Center

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    Program Associate, Opioid Solutions Center

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Associate to join our Counties Futures Lab. The Program Associate, Opioid Solutions Center sits in the Programs and Practices division and manages the activities of NACo’s Opioid Solutions Leadership Network, which aims to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. The Program Associate reports to the Senior Program Manager, Substance Use Disorder. The position is approved for a term of 12 months and dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.

    Position Responsibilities and Activities

    • Supporting project activities of NACo’s Opioid Solutions Center related to identifying and elevating effective county practices, programs, investments and leadership to improve substance use disorder outcomes and save lives.
    • Managing and supporting a network of approximately 25 county officials whose county governments have expressed interest in and commitment to investing opioid settlement funds in effective opioid remediation strategies.
    • Managing the design and execution of two small group 1-2 days convenings annually that foster peer and expert engagement with effective opioid remediation strategies; key responsibilities include:
      • working effectively with NACo staff and external partners to select convening county sites and meeting sites;
      • developing and adhering to convening preparation calendar and workplan to ensure timely execution of established deliverables;
      • managing events budgets and supporting negotiation and vendor selection;
      • serving as primary point of contact with convening participants for registration, transportation, lodging and other administrative elements of the convenings;
      • drafting convening materials (e.g., agendas, information packets) and overseeing internal design and print schedules; and
      • tracking and coordinating participant and speaker reimbursements for travel, lodging and incidentals.
    • Collaborating effectively with project and strategic partners to document state-level policies and practices in leadership network home states that affect local implementation of effective opioid remediation strategies and incorporate developments into outreach and events plans.
    • Monitoring network member counties’ plans for use of opioid settlement funds and other resources to implement effective opioid remediation strategies and writing short-form county profiles and blog posts for national dissemination.
    • Helping to develop and manage the day-to-day quality and completion of project deliverables and financial and progress reports under the guidance and direction of the Senior Program Manager, Substance Use Disorder and in collaboration with Lab Operations.
    • Some travel is required, estimated at two to three trips per year.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • 1-3 years’ experience in relevant field, such as public policy, substance use disorder, behavioral health, communications, government, nonprofit sector; coursework or demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in local government health, opioid use disorder treatment or recovery services a plus.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; outstanding attention to detail.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects without compromising quality or timely delivery; strong project management skills and experience preferred.
    • Ability to work well in a political environment with diverse perspectives, objectives and experiences.
    • Ability to work well with external partners, including communities and stakeholders from ideologically, racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
    • Commitment and passion for mission-driven work of reducing substance use disorder and overdose deaths and improving the lives of communities, including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@naco.org.

    Employees of NACo enjoy a fun and challenging environment with a wide range of competitive benefits. Benefits include comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance; generous paid leave and federal holidays, transportation subsidy, tuition assistance, group life insurance, 401(k) match, pension plans, pet insurance, credit union membership, short/long term disability coverage including applicable parental leave and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

    NACo is an equal opportunity employer. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Associate to join our Counties Futures Lab. The Program Associate, Opioid Solutions Center sits in the Programs and Practices division and manages the activities of NACo’s Opioid Solutions Leadership Network, which aims to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. The Program Associate reports to the Senior Program Manager, Substance Use Disorder. The position is approved for a term of 12 months and dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.
    2022-09-29
    Job post
    2022-09-29
Organization: 
National Association of Counties
Job Location: 
660 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20001

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Associate to join our Counties Futures Lab. The Program Associate, Opioid Solutions Center sits in the Programs and Practices division and manages the activities of NACo’s Opioid Solutions Leadership Network, which aims to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. The Program Associate reports to the Senior Program Manager, Substance Use Disorder. The position is approved for a term of 12 months and dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.

Position Responsibilities and Activities

  • Supporting project activities of NACo’s Opioid Solutions Center related to identifying and elevating effective county practices, programs, investments and leadership to improve substance use disorder outcomes and save lives.
  • Managing and supporting a network of approximately 25 county officials whose county governments have expressed interest in and commitment to investing opioid settlement funds in effective opioid remediation strategies.
  • Managing the design and execution of two small group 1-2 days convenings annually that foster peer and expert engagement with effective opioid remediation strategies; key responsibilities include:
    • working effectively with NACo staff and external partners to select convening county sites and meeting sites;
    • developing and adhering to convening preparation calendar and workplan to ensure timely execution of established deliverables;
    • managing events budgets and supporting negotiation and vendor selection;
    • serving as primary point of contact with convening participants for registration, transportation, lodging and other administrative elements of the convenings;
    • drafting convening materials (e.g., agendas, information packets) and overseeing internal design and print schedules; and
    • tracking and coordinating participant and speaker reimbursements for travel, lodging and incidentals.
  • Collaborating effectively with project and strategic partners to document state-level policies and practices in leadership network home states that affect local implementation of effective opioid remediation strategies and incorporate developments into outreach and events plans.
  • Monitoring network member counties’ plans for use of opioid settlement funds and other resources to implement effective opioid remediation strategies and writing short-form county profiles and blog posts for national dissemination.
  • Helping to develop and manage the day-to-day quality and completion of project deliverables and financial and progress reports under the guidance and direction of the Senior Program Manager, Substance Use Disorder and in collaboration with Lab Operations.
  • Some travel is required, estimated at two to three trips per year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in relevant field, such as public policy, substance use disorder, behavioral health, communications, government, nonprofit sector; coursework or demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in local government health, opioid use disorder treatment or recovery services a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; outstanding attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects without compromising quality or timely delivery; strong project management skills and experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a political environment with diverse perspectives, objectives and experiences.
  • Ability to work well with external partners, including communities and stakeholders from ideologically, racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment and passion for mission-driven work of reducing substance use disorder and overdose deaths and improving the lives of communities, including a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@naco.org.

Employees of NACo enjoy a fun and challenging environment with a wide range of competitive benefits. Benefits include comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance; generous paid leave and federal holidays, transportation subsidy, tuition assistance, group life insurance, 401(k) match, pension plans, pet insurance, credit union membership, short/long term disability coverage including applicable parental leave and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

NACo is an equal opportunity employer. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.