• Opioid Response Project Coordinator - Twin Cities Recovery Project, INC.

    Job ID
    2019-24995
    Location Name
    Twin Cities Recovery Inc.
    Location
    US-MN-Minneapolis
    Program
    Recovery Corps
  • Position Summary

    Minnesota is facing an opioid epidemic, and local organizations need your help to quickly and thoughtfully address this crisis.

    As an Opioid Response Project Coordinator, you will help organizations expand their capacity to serve more people who have been affected by substance use disorder. You will work with a team of professionals on a variety of projects related to supporting recovery; examples include evaluating/creating internal programs that serve people in recovery, building external partner networks, creating training programs, or developing recovery workforce pipelines.

    We are currently recruiting for the 2019-20 program year with opportunities beginning in September 2019, November 2019, or January 2020. Your commitment to Recovery Corps will be 40 hours per week.   

    This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Recovery Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing cohort of Project Coordinators from all backgrounds and experiences.

     

    Twin Cities Recovery Project

    The Twin Cities Recovery Social Club's mission is to offer assistance and support to those suffering from substance use disorder in their transition toward lifestyles of health and productivity by offering a drug free environment as well as resources to develop the whole person. This will enable them to build healthy and positive relationships and to become productive members of society.

    TCRP is a Recovery Community Organization. The program began with its’ social club - a safe place to have enjoyment, free from mood-altering substances and the stigma associated with addiction/substance abuse disorder. The club host dances (DJ), cards, dominoes, and fellowship. Participants make new connections that help them to stay engaged and grounded in recovery. Four hundred and five individuals visited the club in 2018.

    The club has grown into a successful community. The leadership team is comprised of volunteer participants who logged 375 volunteer hours during the first quarter of 2019. TCRP provides: Grief/Trauma groups, Safety Initiatives, Support Program, Social Wellness, and HIV Awareness Education and Testing. TCRP hosted a Recovery Coach Academy that graduated 18 persons of color as Peer Recovery Coaches. TCRP supports Peers to make a difference in the community. 

    1.This position will be part of an emerging Community Recovery Organization that is located in the Phillips neighborhood in south Minneapolis.

    2.This position will have the responsibility for creating processes and materials for educational and promotional activities of the organization and as such strong writing, technical, and organizational skills are necessary.

    3.This member will be part of a small executive team and will provide support to the volunteer Leadership Team.

     

    What to Expect

    • Help organizations build capacity to quickly and thoughtfully address the opioid epidemic in Minnesota
    • Support and coordinate a variety of projects
    • Receive training, professional development, and ongoing support from staff
    • Embed yourself into the local recovery community to get valuable professional experience and advance your career.
    • Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community.

    Perks Package

    While your clients benefit from peer support, you’ll be rewarded with more than just a sense of satisfaction. Recovery Navigators receive perks including:

    • Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $608
    • Education Award - Up to $6,095 for Tuition or Student Loans*
    • Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment
    • Individual Health Insurance (premium 100% paid)
    • Child Care Assistance (based on family size and income)

    *The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild or foster child.

    What it Takes

    Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.

    • Are dependable and have a history of good attendance
    • Able to understand and follow instructions
    • Can set a pace and maintain a work schedule of 40 hours per week, which includes organizing a workload of multiple projects
    • Experience with and/or understanding of the nonprofit sector or office environments
    • Direct or indirect experience with substance use disorders and strong connection to and understanding of the recovery process
    • Experience with intermediate to advanced computer skills (like Microsoft Office Suite, database and software use, email, and internet) 
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with English fluency
    • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
    • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
    • Have served three or fewer terms with AmeriCorps State or National Program
    • Agree to and successfully complete a background check

     

    *Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

    About our Organization

    Minnesota Recovery Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 2,000 adults become more economically stable each year. Minnesota Opportunity Corps is administered by Reading & Math, Inc., a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. also administers Minnesota Reading Corps, Florida Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, and Minnesota Opportunity Corps.

    Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.

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