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IPRC is hiring!

We’re looking for a full-time project manager to join our Outreach, Training, and Education team to lead a multi-state Peer-to-Peer Overdose Prevention Initiative focusing on expanding and improving harm reduction strategies in hard to reach communities across Central Appalachia.

In collaboration with the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, UNC IPRC will implement a multi-state Peer-To-Peer (“PTP”) overdose prevention initiative focusing on expanding and improving harm reduction strategies by convening stakeholders to identify promising and effective strategies to address the opioid epidemic and polysubstance use.

The participatory process will identify: 1) existing coalitions, 2) local strategies that are effective or showing promise, 3) effective ways to document and disseminate information about what is working to prevent overdose in rural communities, and 4) methods that facilitate the adoption of effective strategies through networking and training. The PTP initiative will facilitate networking among public health programs and rural harm reduction practitioners to build a learning network to improve the use of harm reduction strategies to address the overdose epidemic. The initial phase of the project will focus on central Appalachia (West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina), one of the hardest-hit parts of the country by the overdose epidemic. As a result, residents in each state, including North Carolina, will benefit from the knowledge gained from shared best practices from across the region.

The position is based at UNC-Chapel Hill and will involve travel to participating states in the region. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with state health departments and implementing harm reduction strategies to address the opioid epidemic and polysubstance use. Check out the job posting here for more information.

*This position has been reposted. All previous applicants are still being considered and there is no need to reapply.