The Ohio State University - Assistant Coordinator for Opioid Policy/Research

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Recruiting Organization: Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities

In the face of Ohio’s crisis in opioid use and the growth in substance abuse exacerbated by the pandemic, The Ohio State University continues to marshal resources across its full breadth to find solutions to prevent, treat and aid in recovery from opioid and other addictions. Our goal is to strengthen state, county, and community efforts to combat opioid and substance abuse in Franklin County and beyond. The Ohio State University is the state’s land grant institution with a presence in all 88 counties through its Extension offices. As a top-ranked research university with an academic health center, fifteen colleges including seven health science colleges, and located in Columbus - the capital of and largest city in Ohio, Ohio State is well positioned to be a central figure in local and state efforts to address the spectrum of issues contributing to and resulting from opioid addiction, including issues of behavioral/mental health, COVID-19, health equity, racism and social determinants of health. This position will help to research and evaluate the impact of policies, legislation, and ongoing efforts to counter addiction and reduce personal and community harm from opioids and other substances. In addition, this position will assist in identifying and applying for grants, collaborating with community partners to identify social determinants of health interventions, working to sustain our quality initiatives addressing opioids and related issues, and engaging with state agencies on joint efforts to develop programs.

Member Duties : The VISTA member’s duties will be centered on researching and monitoring policy, legislation, and regulations; developing materials to educate others on opioid addiction issues, and programs and best practices in prevention, treatment, and recovery; and working with partners to achieve shared objectives in reducing addiction to opioids and other substances, and in addressing social determinants of health. The VISTA will support the continued enhancement of OSU’s Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) outreach efforts, and survey state and local partners about promising practices and programs. The VISTA will identify grants to support community efforts, assist in the writing of grant proposals, and coordinate grant activities and evaluation. The VISTA will attend meetings and assist in communicating our internal efforts with community and public sector partners, draft documents such as outlining recommendations and next steps, and provide follow up on emerging initiatives.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas : Health , Community Outreach .

Skills : Fund raising/Grant Writing , Team Work , Community Organization , Communications , Leadership , Computers/Technology , Writing/Editing .

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Fee Amount: None

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