Department Name: 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
The Regional Communications Lead will work collaboratively with University of Kentucky staff and community members to implement the HEALing Communities Study (HCS), a federal grant that aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in participating communities. Work will require collaboration with and travel to and around up to four HCS communities, which include Bourbon, Carter, Jefferson, Knox, Campbell, Greenup, Jefferson, and Mason counties. The Regional Communications Lead will support HCS study teams and communities as they implement health communication campaigns focused on opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND), medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), safe disposal of unused medications, and stigma. Support will include attending study team and community meetings (both virtual and in-person), building partnerships and supporting partner campaign implementation, distributing campaign materials to partner agencies and within the community, supporting outreach events and OEND trainings, management of social media pages, and contributing to evaluation, reports, and presentations.
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Candidates must possess a strong relationship building skill set, have excellent collaboration, communication (oral & written), initiative, emotional intelligence, and a strong work ethic.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Preferred experience with ...
communication campaign planning, dissemination, and outreach
communication campaign monitoring and evaluation
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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