The Council’s Partners in Health and Wholeness initiative is hiring a full-time program coordinator to enhance the faith communities’ awareness and response to the opioid crisis in the state of North Carolina. The full job description is posted below and at this link. To guarantee consideration, your application must be received by the end of the day on Friday, February 23.
Hours: Full-time, program-level position, preferably based in Wilmington and requiring some in-state travel
Benefits: Excellent vacation/leave time, retirement plan, short-term disability and reimbursement of approved travel expenses
Reports to: PHW Program Director
With more than eight decades of progressive activism, the North Carolina Council of Churches remains the leading faith-based ecumenical voice for justice advocacy in North Carolina. We are particularly concerned about issues related to health care, immigration, farm workers, care of creation, voting rights, food security, and peace.The Council embraces ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual diversity, while standing within the Christian faith.
Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) works with faith communities across the state helping them live healthier and more fulfilling lives. PHW provides faith communities with tools, resources, and support to enhance their capacity and readiness to address the health priorities of their congregation and surrounding community. By strengthening the connection between faith, health, and social justice as well as helping faith communities be the leads in addressing their health issues, we hope to help reduce the health burden in NC.
Primary responsibilities include the coordination and implementation of an 18-month project to enhance the faith communities’ awareness and response to the opioid crisis in NC; and to promote compassionate solutions based on health and human dignity through the lens of faith.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
- Identifying and collaborating with statewide partner resources.
- Conducting a listening tour in churches around the state to gain an understanding of the faith communities current experiences with responding to opioid addiction.
- Hosting a breakfast series across the state with clergy and congregational leadership about ways to meet the needs of congregants, and communities of people who use drugs.
- Creating a resource inventory available to clergy, congregations, and partners in need of information and/or assistance.
- Reporting throughout the project and assessing additional needs and concerns from the faith community.
- Complete program and financial reports related to program activities.
- Write and submit blogs relevant to program requirements and outcomes.
- Attend monthly staff meetings and other events as needed.
- Statewide travel as needed.
- Full time with ability to travel and work flexible hours, including weekends
- Excellent writing, speaking, and relational skills
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with others
- General agreement with the NCCC’s mission for Christian unity and social justice
- Agreement with harm reduction principles in addressing the needs of people who use drugs.
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in public health or other health-related discipline (strongly preferred)
- Affiliation with a faith community that is part of the NC Council of Churches and familiarity with other NC faith communities
- Skilled with Office Suite, social media and website management
- Experience working in the faith and health movement
To apply, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 27 Horne Street, Raleigh, NC 27607. Please include the subject line: PHW Program Coordinator. The position will remain open until filled.