Job Description

Metro Drug Coalition

Outreach and Prevention Coordinator

Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) is a nonprofit organization striving to create a healthy and safe community, free of substance misuse. We have served the Knoxville community for 35 years. Our goal is to increase access to evidence-based prevention education, harm reduction programs and recovery support services for anyone desiring to maintain or seek a life free from substance misuse. Through community collaborative efforts, we can all strengthen families and prevent future generations from the devastating consequences of addiction.

 

Overall Description of duties and responsibilities:

The Outreach and Prevention Coordinator will have split duties of working with MDC’s primary prevention and recovery support teams.

  • Conduct informational trainings, outreach, providing naloxone trainings and track naloxone distribution in various communities throughout Knoxville/Knox County
  • Provide substance misuse education to parents, students, school personal and community members
  • Responsible for data collection and reporting within both teams’ scopes of work
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Prevention and Director of Recovery Support Services

 

Recovery Support Services Responsibilities:

  • Conducts individual and group training sessions to educate and distribute Naloxone kits to individuals in the community who are affected by opiate use and overdose
  • Conducts outreach in Knox County to promote the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and its services
  • Through outreach efforts to other non-profits and community organizations, provides training to individuals regarding naloxone use
  • Participates in strategic planning for outreach and promotion of the overdose prevention program
  • Conducts trainings in a variety of environments, including traditional and non-traditional settings (i.e. housing programs, faith based settings)
  • Recovery Coach Academy must be completed in the first year of employment

 

Primary Prevention Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for networking with other organizations who are in need of Naloxone and Prevention trainings
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential must be completed within first year of employment
  • Track efforts to ensure project goals, objectives, activities and evaluations are being successfully completed in a timely manner
  • Actively participate in MDC’s community coalition
  • Collaborate and partner with prevention team on substance misuse gaps in community
  • Provide guidance and support to MDC prevention staff on opioid and stimulant education

 

Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Must have excellent communication and decision-making skills
  • Must be able to conduct trainings in the presence of large groups ranging from 5-50
  • Must be able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Navigate and negotiate through difficult situations
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of individuals within the community
  • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all participants
  • Exercise good judgment in referring clients to appropriate professional staff when a problem warrants clinical intervention

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, social work, psychology, child and family studies or related field
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (some evenings/weekends expected)
  • Must have strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software
  • Able to work both independently and as a team; have the ability to collaborate with diverse community stakeholders
  • Must be able to travel
  • Must be able to climb stairs and carry up to 30lbs
  • Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s license, have reliable transportation with the ability to produce evidence of auto insurance coverage

 

Compensation:

The Outreach and Primary Prevention Coordinator will be paid a salary based on education and experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to Courtney Niemann at cniemann@metrodrug.org by June 30, 2021. No phone calls please.

Metro Drug Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free/drug-free workplace. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.