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Program Manager - Opioid Settlement

Job Description
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

What You'll Be Doing
Wake County is projected to receive approximately $65 million over a period of 18 years from the proceeds of the National Opioid Settlements. The Wake County Opioid Settlement program manager will be responsible for overseeing the development, administration, budget, grant management, and reporting for Wake County’s Opioid Settlement Program. This position will work with closely with Wake County staff and community partners involved in community overdose prevention, education, harm reduction, treatment opportunities and recovery support. They will ensure all reporting requirements are met for the Opioid Settlement Fund and pursue additional resources to advance this work. This action-oriented team player and innovative thinker will manage and control day to day program needs, issues, risks, quality and budget. This position will work a hybrid, in person and remote schedule.

Essential Functions:

Oversee and manage all related programs, activities and contracts funded by the Opioid Settlement
Coordinate and engage with community members and key stakeholders around opioid overdose prevention; participate, organize or lead teams associate with program implementation and substance use disorders
Maintain, update and provide reports on Wake County's Opioid Settlement Funding Plan; complete all required reporting in accordance with NC and Opioid Settlement guidelines
Oversee program budget and allowable spending based on state guidelines; Lead relevant procurement process as needed for program implementation including develop, negotiate, and review contracts associated with opioid settlement funds
Pursue additional funding and support for opioid use prevention work, including grant writing and pursuing technical assistance from state and national resources
Adopt strategies to effectively engage individuals with lived experience as decision-makers and leaders
Prepare and give presentations to senior management, stakeholders and community partners and elected officials on the Opioid Settlement Program

About Our Team
This new program and new position will be managed within the Behavioral Health Department. Improving the health and well-being of all residents of the Wake County community is a high priority for Wake County and as such, the County has created this opportunity as an initiative of the County Manager’s Office. Wake County is known for professional management, creative solutions to complex problems and partnering with the community for innovative programs.

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?
Strong understanding of opioid overdose prevention and treatment strategies, including harm reduction
Demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying terms of settlement and applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
Demonstrated ability to center equity through all roles and responsibility
Ability to perform strategic planning and systems thinking
Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and coalition building, including ability to work with diverse stakeholders
Demonstrated knowledge in data analysis and reporting
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to plan and implement budgetary, purchasing and accounting practices and procedures
Demonstrated experience in effective grant writing, implementation and reporting
Demonstrated experience in problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiation and decision making

Other Information/Requirements: 

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)
Bachelors degree in related field
Three years experience in related field

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)
Master's degree
Prefer experience navigating and working in behavioral health systems and familiarity with local community resources related to substance use disorders
Individual with lived experience

About This Position
Location: Justice Center Raleigh, NC 27601

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15p.m. Occasional work outside of normal business hours ; hybrid in person and remote schedule

Hiring Range: $63,386 - $85,573

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 5/31/2023

Contact Information
Organization Name: 
Wake County Government
P.O. Box 550
State List: 
North Carolina
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