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NEON is seeking a Opioid Response Program Coordinator!

Position: Opioid Response Program Coordinator

Job Description: This position will be responsible for coordinating and managing a recently-awarded Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) grant project. The goal of the project is to reduce the misuse of opioids by at-risk individuals, promote stronger ties between service sectors, and provide culturally responsive care through the support of Traditional Health Workers (THWs), including Community Health Workers and Peers in collaboration with NEON’s Pathways Community Hub program.

Compensation: $19-$22 per hour DOE. This is a full-time position. NEON offers employee health, dental, life insurance, retirement match, a flexible work schedule, professional development, and wellness incentives. 

Qualifications/Prior Experience: Bachelor’s Degree required; in lieu of degree work experience will be considered. Candidate should have 2 years of experience in a health-related role. Experience with research, data collection, and group coordination and/or facilitation desired. Excellent public relations and customer service skills required. Must have a valid and unrestricted driver’s license and personal vehicle for regional travel (mileage will be reimbursed).

Key Job Duties:
•    Form relationships with key opioid response partners, including law enforcement, community safety and prevention coalitions, Traditional Health Workers, and communities affected by Opioid misuse and addiction
•    Participate in Prevention Coalition and other community meetings as appropriate across Eastern Oregon
•    Manage annual mini-grants to support coalition activities. 
•    Establish, implement, and manage systems to collect and track data from partners. 
•    Oversee overall program evaluation activities: managing data collection, synthesis, light analysis, and reporting in conjunction with evaluator/staff 
•    Facilitate and coordinate quarterly project meetings with consortium partners to aggregate data and troubleshoot data collection issues. 
•    Act as primary contact with the RCORP program-appointed third-party evaluator. 
•    Coordinate marketing and outreach communications and campaigns for this project
•    Assist the Pathways Community Hub Coordinator in Pathways Hub administration related to increased volume
•    Serve as RCORP-Implementation Grant Project Director with significant support from the Executive Director. 
•    Other NEON duties as assigned


Work Context:
•    Requires extensive travel throughout Union, Baker, Wallowa, Malheur, Grant, Morrow and Umatilla Counties. Personal vehicle required, though mileage is reimbursed. Occasional travel to other areas for meetings and training.
•    Requires work with the public, NEON team members, and project partners
•    Requires coordination or leading others in accomplishing work activities. Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results

Examples of Work Activities:
•    In collaboration with other staff, completing Federal, State, and Foundation grant applications, reports, and communication.
•    Developing work plans for project activities and ensure project deliverables are met.
•    Developing project and task plans including measurable objectives.
•    Preparing progress reports for internal staff and external partners.
•    Preparing and giving partner and public presentations.
•    Conducting and leading meetings.
•    Documenting and recording data an information.

Skills Requirement/Personal Qualities: 
•    Critical thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. 
•    Data collection and analysis skills, including the ability to compile and explain data. 
•    Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.  Communication: Communicating effectively in writing and verbally as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Strong public speaking skills. 
•    Negotiation and Persuasion: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences, persuading other to change their minds or behavior. 
•    Complex problem solving and decision making: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 
•    Social perceptiveness and awareness: Being aware of the reactions of others and ourselves and understanding why we react as we do. 

Technology Applications:
•    Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, data entry, internet browser software, and distance technology experience required. Strong aptitude and ability to learn technological skills required.


Interested parties should submit a current resume and cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experience above. The position will be open until it is filled. For more information or to apply, contact Liberty Avila at

The Northeast Oregon Network is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.