United Way of Greater Kingsport fights against Drug Abuse through education, prevention and intervention.
– We will work to reduce stigma and remove barriers to treatment through education
– We will seek evidence-based programs that promote education for children and parents
– We will promote recovery and harm reduction
Over the next 5-10 years we will see:
– A decrease in the number of deaths due to drug-related overdoses
– A decrease in the rate of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome
– A decrease in drug-related crimes
* Serves as the lead staff position in coordinating all activities centered on the United Way of Greater Kingsport’s (UWGK) drug abuse initiative. Drug Abuse Initiatives Manager will develop and use knowledge of community organizations, activities, and initiatives as well as member agency programs to form collaborations supporting the UWGK’s drug abuse initiative.
* All work should be aligned to follow the priority strategic areas first developed by the Drug Abuse Task Force in the areas of education, community awareness and parent education. All work should be aligned to achieve the following community goals within the next 5-10 years: reduction in babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, decrease drug related overdose deaths, and decrease drug related crimes.
* Serves as a supporting staff position in coordinating the all-important work of the community impact work of the UWGK Vision Councils and initiatives adopted by the UWGK organization with an emphasis on drug prevention and education.
* Will assist in other related community impact initiatives as requested. Will develop and use knowledge of community and member agencies as it relates to this project.
* This position reports directly to the Director of Community Impact
Education and Experience: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated leadership ability in working with staff and volunteers preferred. 3-5 years’ experience in related field. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.