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Ohio Statewide Opioid Project VISTA Leader
 
 
 
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA), is looking to recruit and host a VISTA Leader to help coordinate a new statewide project to address Ohio’s opioid epidemic. The VISTA Leader will work in close partnership with the OACBHA VISTA project director to develop and implement a 29 member VISTA project. The VISTA Leader will work to enhance the VISTA experience for all OACBHA connected sites, projects, and members. This will be an outstanding opportunity to connect with local and statewide organizations doing cutting edge work to address one of Ohio’s leading health crises, the opioid epidemic. The VISTA Leader will work in partnership with several County Hubs working to combat opioid addiction along with statewide and community organizations working on the front lines of the opioid crisis. The VISTA Leader will play a key role in helping to create a supportive, encouraging environment in which VISTA members and their host sites can effectively and meaningfully develop capacity and sustainability regarding the community response to the opioid epidemic throughout Ohio. Activities will include: recruitment and ongoing support of new VISTA members, training and development of VISTA members; organizational and project development; ongoing member support; and project compliance. The VISTA Leader assignment would be best served by someone with excellent organizational skills and an understanding of or interest in Ohio’s opioid epidemic. Applicants must have already served at least one year as an AmeriCorps Member, VISTA Member, or NCCC Team Member. **Flexible start date.**
 
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Member Duties : This VISTA Leader will: Enhance VISTA project success by supporting recruitment and selection of high quality VISTAs. This will include reviewing VADs, assisting with the development of opportunity listings, researching recruitment opportunities, and promoting position announcements. Develop and conduct orientation and training to equip VISTAs with knowledge and skills related to the project. Enhance VISTA project and member effectiveness by facilitating the VISTA team, supporting team members in their work, and monitoring member monthly reports. This will include conducting regular meetings, serving as a liaison with VISTA members, mediating non-critical issues between members and supervisors, and collecting monthly reports from VISTA members. Enhance VISTA project stability and sustainability by creating a plan for project sustainability and guiding VISTA members to create their own sustainability plans and manuals.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Program
Ohio Statewide Opioid Project VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2018  -   05/31/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2018  To  06/15/2018 

Contact Liz Henrich
175 S 3rd St
Columbus   OH   43215
614-224-1111
ehenrich@oacbha.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78672


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