Drug Overdose Prevention Project Coordinator

Recruitment #220614-E12B-13


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Drug Overdose Prevention Project Coordinator providing support to Injury Prevention Service. This is a state employee position 34003368 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $52,858.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position serves as a project coordinator for the drug overdose prevention program within the Injury Prevention Service. To advance the implementation of effective and sustainable statewide drug overdose prevention strategies and support integration of state and local response efforts, the position is responsible for capacity building, collaboration with state and community stakeholders across multiple sectors, consultation, technical assistance, program development and evaluation, information dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
•Support the implementation and sustainability of multiple program and policy prevention strategies to reduce drug-related overdose and death.
•Develop and deliver presentations on drug overdose prevention to public and professional audiences; conduct media interviews; and provide subject matter expertise to partners and the general public.
•Identify and engage stakeholders; establish partnerships with public, private, tribal, and nonprofit organizations; facilitate multi-disciplinary coalitions or workgroups; and collaborate with partners to leverage resources for advancing statewide efforts.
•Prepare written materials and resources for professional and lay audiences for a variety of purposes, such as education, strategic planning, grant progress reporting, media, and advocacy.
•Recruit organizations and individuals to initiate and deliver evidence-based practices.  
•Effectively and efficiently manage multiple ongoing projects at various levels of the social ecological model.
•Effectively interact with diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve common goals.
•Collaborate and participate in regular meetings with Injury Prevention Service staff and community-based project coordinators to integrate state and local prevention efforts.
•Conduct program evaluation and quality improvement projects and disseminate findings.
•Represent the Injury Prevention Service on various committees and provide progress reports, technical assistance, data, and information to the groups.
•Other Duties: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of public health problems, principles, and practices; of theoretical concepts of health behavior; of current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; of group organization and leadership; of community infrastructure development; and of basic research and statistical techniques is required.  Exceptional interpersonal, planning, and project management skills are required in order to effectively and efficiently develop, conduct, and evaluate trainings, meetings, presentations, and programs.  Ability is required to speak to the public; to organize communities, establish and facilitate coalitions, and direct groups; to prepare a variety of educational materials and other written documents; to work effectively with diverse populations; and to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.  Additional requirements include strong critical thinking, time management, and conflict management skills; the ability to translate plans into action; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and self-motivation and drive to achieve established goals and objectives.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
•Work is typically performed in an office setting with climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level, but also includes various public/community establishments used for training classes, presentations, meetings, and other required duties.  While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to stand, talk, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long periods of sitting and standing and daily use of a computer and phone.  Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


Preferred Qualifications:
•At least one year of work experience in injury prevention, drug overdose prevention, or substance use disorder treatment.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Requirements consist of a Master’s degree in public health, public administration, sociology, psychology, wellness management, community health, or a closely related field and two years of experience in a field involving project planning and management or health education/promotion.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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