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Opioid Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator would serve as the Project Director for the State Opioid Response (SOR) II federal grant funding that is awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This role would be assigned a number of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, monitoring the overall budget and contract management of the SOR grant, ensure contract deliverables are being met and align with the grant objectives and ensure the activities funded under the SOR grant are allowable per the grant guidelines and restrictions. The Program Coordinator will serve as the direct point of contact between the federal project officers and state staff including attending all scheduled federal calls, meetings, and ensuring all required reports and required data collection are turned in on time. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for completing annual continuation requests and grant applications as required. This position will also participate in stakeholder meetings regarding prescription drug and other substances, coordinate with other Divisions as necessary to fully integrate and align state efforts around related initiatives such as prescription drug grants, and serve as point of contact for opioid-related reports, press releases, and associated activities. This position will also supervise the SOS Program Specialist required of the SOR grant. Additionally, this position will report to the Network Prevention Manager and participate in the Prevention Advisory Council and Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup in order to be able to make recommendations regarding SOR activities and related data projects. DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, social/behavioral sciences, health sciences, public health, education, law or related field OR experience in the development of operational policies and procedures, performing quality assurance analysis/evaluation of programs; grant writing, contract management, or leading community based health/social care groups. Related coursework, training and/or education may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree on a year-for year basis.

Knowledge of: basic accounting and business administration; social work and management theory; the structure of organizations; state, local and federal laws and programs relating to social service programs; available funding sources; human dynamics; learning/teaching techniques.

Ability to: relate well with a diverse number of individuals or organizations; analyze community’s present needs and recommend programs to achieve desired results; work with people in a variety of roles (leadership, cooperation, education, networking).

Skill in: persuading others to adopt programs; presenting information to groups or individuals in oral or written form; problem solving; prioritizing; goal setting; conflict resolution.

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