Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

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Job no: 561706
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Prov For Univ Outreach & Engagement
Department: Community Evaluation & Rsch Collabrtve 10052737
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training
Working/Functional Title

Program Manager

Position Summary

The Office of University Outreach and Engagement (UOE) seeks to hire a Specialist-Outreach, Program Manager, for the Opioid Prevention Education Network of Michigan State University (OPEN-MSU).

A core part of Michigan State University’s mission is advancing outreach, engagement, and economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven, and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities, at home and around the world. The OPEN-MSU is a Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program within the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and it aligns with both MSU’s mission and the Healthy Futures focus area of CNCS’s VISTA programs. The goal of OPEN-MSU is to build the capacity of local efforts to create or expand opioid prevention, intervention, and treatment opportunities for low-income communities. OPEN-MSU expects to support up to 20 health organizations and coalitions serving residents from all across Michigan. Two VISTA leaders and 20 VISTA members will contribute to the goals of the project by supporting local efforts to identify service gaps, improve communication within local collaboratives and organizations, and build the capacity of these entities to address the opioid abuse crisis in partnership with a network of MSU research and policy experts over the course of 3 years.

The individual selected to fill the role of Program Manager for OPEN-MSU will join a dynamic, fast-paced work environment, collaborating with a team dedicated to supporting partnerships between MSU and community agencies working to address the Opioid crisis. The position, housed in UOE, will be supervised by Dr. Jessica Barnes-Najor.

The duties for the Program Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, hire, and train VISTA Leaders and members
  • Coordinate, develop, and conduct ongoing VISTA member, VISTA leader, and Host Site Supervisor professional development and training sessions
  • Recruiting and partnership building with Host Sites
  • Directly supervise VISTA Leaders (who will be placed at MSU in UOE)
  • Support Host Site Supervisors using various technology (including conference calls, Zoom, and Google Hangout) in the direct supervision of VISTA members
  • Travel to conduct annual host sites visits across the state of Michigan
  • Coordinate statewide efforts, including data collection and processing/analysis of Community Needs Assessments being conducted by VISTA members/leaders
  • Coordinate OPEN-MSU Advisory Council to support the identification of resources on campus to inform community practices
  • Maintain rigorous oversight for all VISTA compliance requirements related to the program
  • Manage reporting program reporting requirements: collecting, maintaining, and synthesizing data for reporting requirements to the funder and various stakeholders
  • Outreach and education for potential external partners working on Opioid prevention and treatment throughout the state
  • Required Degree

    Bachelors -Related field

    Desired Degree

    Masters -Related field

    Minimum Requirements

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related academic program
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant program and administrative experience
  • Knowledge of national service programs; direct experience with VISTA or a related program is strongly preferred
  • Strong initiative with demonstrated ability to independently implement program, identify and resolve day-to-day program problems
  • Ability to plan and implement workshops, meetings, and events which meet specific programmatic goals and service designated target audiences
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators as well as community-based agencies/groups and the public
  • Interest in research and evaluation
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders
  • Desired Qualifications
    • Master’s degree in a related field
    • Four to 6 years relevant program and administrative experience
    Required Application Materials

    Resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation

    Special Instructions

    To be considered for this position, please submit materials through the MSU Jobs website: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. To be eligible for full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 10, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Barnes-Najor at [email protected]

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    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Feb 25, 2019 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Feb 25, 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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    Posted: 2/26/2019
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