The Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grants are a series of grants provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Please refer to the SAMHSA website for more information about these grantees: https://www.samhsa.gov/tribal-affairs/tribal-opioid-response-grants. The TOR, Technology Transfer Specialist (TTS) plays a critical role in the ORN's provision of Technical Assistance (TA) to TOR grantees and the tribal or urban Indian communities they serve. In our work, technical assistance refers to the aid that we provide to better equip requesters to address opioid and stimulant misuse. This aid may be in the form of webinars, in-person training, educational materials, and so forth. The TOR TTS is the key point person in the region for requests submitted by TOR grantees. The individual in this position is responsible for reviewing these TOR TA requests with awareness of the cultural context of the community. Through this, so that ORN can build on the community's strengths and available resources and respond to meet requestors' needs in an appropriate fashion, customer service is paramount. The TOR, TTS also serves as a member of, and collaborates with, the national ORN TOR technical assistance team.
The TTS will lead communication channels among TA providers, ensure proper staffing of regional TA teams, and ensure proper execution of TA deliverables, and ensure communication with the Project Director and regional team. Related responsibilities include working independently to coordinate additional project activities and overseeing day-to-day project operations. This position requires an understanding of evidence-based practices (EBPs), treatment, and recovery support services for substance, stimulant, and opioid use disorder, as well as the ability to work independently with professionals from a variety of disciplines (e.g., psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, corrections and community corrections, and behavioral health).
This is a fixed term position with a current end date of September 29, 2024, which may be extended based upon available funding.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of experience in a related field or project management in behavioral health. Master's degree in public health, psychology, addictions, social work, education, or a related field, preferred.
- Experience with working in a community with a diverse population and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with substance use state and community agencies from a wide variety of disciplines (i.e., corrections settings, treatment centers, etc.)
- Knowledge of and/or experience working in the field of substance use disorder treatment or recovery support, and regional and community organizations.Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), Google Suite, Zoom (meetings and webinars).
- Preferred: Previous experience in research setting or in public health.
- Understanding of evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction support services for opioid and stimulant use disorders with knowledge of cultural adaptation strategies.
- Knowledge of tribal community engagement, tribal knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange, and tribal health and behavioral health systems.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team of professionals from a variety of disciplines (i.e., nursing, medicine, social work, and behavioral health), tribal community stakeholders, and people from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
- Ability to manage both short- and long-term responsibilities.
- Knowledge and experience with various computer applications related to project/database management, email processing (e.g., Microsoft Office and Google Suite), and development of documents and educational presentations
- Flexibility to adapt to changing work conditions and problem solve.
- Ability to develop, implement and maintain individualized training and technical assistance plans for TOR grantees while staying on budget.
- Familiarity with policies related to behavioral health, especially substance use disorders; evidence-based training methods and known approaches that are a cultural fit with tribal audiences preferred
- Excellent organizational and communication skills (listening, verbal and written)
This position requires flexibility and willingness to adapt to and meet changing priorities and state-imposed deadlines; ability to work as part of a team, but also highly independently using both a proactive and reactive problem-solving orientation. Requires a valid driver's license and car for travel throughout the region, will require overnight travel, when safe travel resumes. This is a grant funded position contingent upon continuous funding.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Recruiting Start Date:2023-01-31
Job Posting Title:Technology Transfer Specialist
Department:Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies
Worker Sub-Type:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Time Type:Full time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
Position Classification:Hybrid Eligible
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