Links Global seeks a Community Outreach Specialist for a US government-funded program by the Drug Enforcement Administration to support the government’s efforts to prevent drug abuse, specifically opioid abuse and the illegal use of heroin through community outreach with the goal of raising public awareness. The outreach specialists will need to be highly knowledgeable in the area of prescription drugs, diversion, trafficking, misuse, and abuse prevention, skilled in written and verbal communication, strategic communications models such as health promotion, social marketing, and behavior change communication, and able to work in collaboration with multiple levels of government, various agencies, offices, and departments, community based organizations, and private sector. This is a great opportunity for the individual that wants to directly engage with the community, reaching children of all ages as well adults with drug prevention messages.
Special Requirement: Applicants are subject to passing a background check.
Employment Type: Temporary (one year project with potential extension)
The primary duties of the position include:
Work requires frequent travel to various sites within a state/multi-state area and may necessitate the operation of a government vehicle.
Salary Range: $50,000 to $72,000 (depending on location and experience)
Applicants selected will be subject to a Government background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements. Disqualifiers include personal history such as recent or repeated felony or misdemeanor convictions, pending criminal charges, illegal drug use, and debt-related issues.
Applicants willing to relocate to another city in the U.S. should make note in their application of their willingness and knowledge of the location and local community. Outreach specialists will be hired in over 25 main cities across the U.S. including Washington D.C., Atlanta, San Juan, Camden (NJ), Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Houston, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Miami, New England, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Pasaic (NJ), Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis.
Links Global is an equal opportunity employer.