• Minnesota Opioid Response Corps Member, Minneapolis

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    Education Award
    Opioid Response Corps
  • Overview

    Minnesota Opioid Response Corps members serve one year making a difference at organizations who serve individuals who are in recovery from opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.  As a Minnesota Opioid Response Corps member, you will help organizations build capacity in order to quickly and thoughtfully address the opioid epidemic in the state of Minnesota. The services provided by Minnesota Opioid Response Corps members will support one or more of the following critical areas of focus: (1) Internal Capacity, or an organization’s ability to provide and evaluate evidence-based services and the supports needed to effectively prevent and/or serve persons in addiction care settings; (2) External/Network Capacity, or an organization’s ability to partner with cross-sector partners (i.e. prevention, intervention/treatment, and recovery services), local/statewide planning groups, or the broader public to facilitate prevention, healthcare access, or epidemic awareness campaigns; and/or (3) Workforce Capacity, with a special focus on developing workforce pipelines in addiction care that respond to local shortages and are inclusive to low-income persons in recovery.


    Essential Functions:

    Anticipated duties vary by site, and are expected to include:

    • Assess capacities and needs of partnering organizations inclusive of connections to collaborative/ cross-sector response planning efforts.
    • Conduct planning to include asset-mapping of local resources, greater coordination amongst opioid response referral systems, and participation in local/state planning groups.
    • Increase organizational capacity to market and communicate available local resources to impacted communities.
    • Develop curriculum, facilitate training, and implement train-the-trainer models for public education campaigns (e.g. naloxone responder training, opioid awareness and prevention, etc.).
    • Implement systems to monitor, track data, and evaluate the performance of opioid response initiatives.
    • Create and facilitate programming that leverages volunteers and peer support groups for persons in or seeking recovery.
    • Aid in the development and communication of workforce pipelines to include: career pathways mapping for addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare positions, and marketing existing credentialed training and collegiate programs to persons in recovery.
    • Attend required program training and other professional development activities throughout the year.


    Marginal Functions:

    • Attend service site-sponsored activities to represent Minnesota Opioid Response Corps and conduct outreach to promote program awareness.
    • Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer opportunities to support site capacity-building efforts.


    Overall Position Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years of age, a US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien, and a high school graduate (or equivalent). Two or four-year degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
    • Experience with and/or understanding of the nonprofit sector or office environments preferred.
    • Willingness to commit to a full term of service. Hours must be completed within 11 months of start date.
    • Direct or indirect experience with substance use disorders and strong desire to effect change across the addiction care continuum.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to build strong, trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders, including colleagues, program participants, and external partners.
    • Experience in facilitating or convening groups is preferred.
    • Ability to take initiative, organize workload, and manage multiple projects with limited direction.
    • Demonstrated experience with intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, internet, data entry, e-mail, research, database management and software use, etc.).
    • Desire to affect systems change regarding the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders at the ground level; ability to connect the small details to the bigger picture.
    • Ability to work effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
    • Access to regular, reliable transportation.


    Minnesota Opioid Response Corps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, or religious, community, or social affiliates.



    Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.




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