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Community Outreach Assistant

Links Global seeks an entry-level Community Outreach Assistant for a US government-funded program through 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 assistant will need to be skilled in supporting communication planning, event logistics, social media, presentation development using multimedia, content development for various materials, written and verbal communication, and knowledgeable of prescription drugs use and misuse issues and substance abuse prevention. This is an exciting entry-level position where you will have the opportunity to work directly with the community engaging with children of all ages and adults and side-by-side with law enforcement.

Applicants are subject to passing a background check.

Employment Type: Temporary (one year project)

The primary duties of the position include:

  • Support federal government law enforcement agents in substance abuse prevention activites
  • Lead and monitor social media content development and engagement
  • Report to program management on social media metrics
  • Develop social media and other digital and non-digital communication strategies and plans
  • Play a supporting role to spokespersons in developing multimedia presentations using graphics, videos, and other content.
  • Provide logistics support to the communications department in organizing events and activities
  • Support planning of strategies, activites, events, materials development and use of information at outreach events.
  • Keep management informed about matters concerning community outreach activities and operations
  • Maintain an understanding of existing drug law enforcement, drug treatment, and drug abuse prevention/education organizations within the field division’s area of responsibility 
  • Able to lift and carry heavy items (e.g.: boxes of handouts or audiovisual equipment), up to 75 pounds with assistance
  • Ability to travel locally, domestically, and potentially internationally
  • Other duties as assigned 

 Work requires travel to various sites within a state/multi-state area and may necessitate the operation of a government vehicle. 

Minimum requirements:

  • 1-3 years of experience with social media engagement, outreach event planning, using multimedia and development of presentations
  • Knowledge of substance abuse prevention and prescription drug misuse and abuse issues
  • Experience in coordinating and organizing trainings, networking and community outreach
  • Experience in community engagement, information dissemination and development of informational materials, presentations, and curricula
  • Experience in data gathering, interpretation and evaluation
  • Skills in developing and writing content
  • Attention to detail and proofreading
  • Strong interpersonal and group presentation communications skills and writing skills
  • Computer skills with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field 
  • U.S. citizenship is required (by birthright or naturalization).

Desired requirement

It's a plus if you have skill in using multimedia software such as Adobe Creative Suite or Final Cut Pro or other editing software or can make an interesting Power Point Presentation.

Salary Range: $35,000 to $50,000 

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 for relocation. Applicants are encouraged to reivew other Links Global job postings for more details.

Links Global is an equal opportunity employer. 

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