Substance Abuse Prevention Manager

The Winnisimmet Regional Opioid Collaborative (WROC), which was formed in early 2013, works to reduce fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses as well as the misuse of prescription medication and over the counter drugs. The collaborate includes the municipalities of Chelsea, Saugus, Winthrop, and Revere as the lead community. This effort is being funded through a $100,000/year Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) grant from the Department of Public Health, in an effort to create regional strategies to address the current increase of opioid abuse through out the state. Opiates include, but are not limited to, Oxycontin®, Vicodin®, Percocet®, heroin, morphine and fentanyl.
Currently the WROC is seeking to hire a full time MOAPC Program Manager. As the lead municipality within this cluster, and in collaboration with MGH, the City of Revere’s Manager of Healthy Community Initiatives is responsible for hiring the MOAPC Program Manager.
The central role of the Program Manager will be to coordinate all aspects of the MOAPC grant implementation, evaluation, documentation, and providing coordination, administrative, and financial oversight of the collaborative. Additionally, this individual will be expected to maintain strong working relationships with regional representatives from all WROC communities and continuously develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders across the region. Although directly supervised by the City of Revere’s Manager of Healthy Community Initiatives, the MOAPC Program Manager is expected to carry out the shared vision of WROC regional representatives.
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