Reporting to the Director of Home and Community Injury Prevention, the Senior Program Manager, Substance Use Harm Prevention Initiatives develops and executes substance misuse safety programs including policy change initiatives, public education, outreach and other behavior change activities to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with NSC’s strategies and initiatives. This individual serves as key subject matter expert, building strong relationships within the injury prevention community, among state and federal government leaders and NSC members, demonstrating individual and organizational competence in injury prevention and advocacy and successfully delivering all of the requirements associated with each project.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Requisite Technical Expertise Knowledgeable about various techniques, strategies, theories and best practices related to injury prevention, community safety promotion and workplace safety management systems. Knowledgeable about substance misuse as a risk factor for injuries Expertise with the opioid misuse epidemic and best practice strategies for prevention, identification, treatment and recovery. Able to effect change to generate greatest impact through policy, enforcement, advocacy, education and other injury prevention strategies. Develops and executes strategies to widely disseminate strategic communications to target audiences. Builds portfolio of knowledge about evaluated, evidence-based strategies and programs that show success in reducing injuries and fatalities and changing human and organizational behavior. Tracks new, promising practices and ensures evaluations of them. Evaluates the validity and reliability of scientific studies. Writes articles, white papers or similar outreach documents for print or online publication Independently designs presentations and written material with clear logic flow, in a precise, persuasive and audience-appropriate way. Represents and speaks publically on behalf of the organization at conferences and in scientific publications. Tracks emerging technologies and other developments in industries that can affect community and workplace safety. Advises staff regarding use of this knowledge in Council communications and products. Acts as technical reviewer for NSC public education materials, products, programs, web site, grant projects, news releases and other internal and external public announcements. Provides research-based resources and evidence-based best practices to product developers.
Policy Execution Researches and compiles data facts and creates policy proposals based on data. Provides oversight, leadership and counsel to all policy development and execution for their initiative, department or function. Stays informed of trends related to policy changes and makes necessary changes to policies in a timely fashion. Communicates policy changes to all staff and stakeholders, provides policy interpretation as needed. Knows public policy, issues, legislature and regulatory influences, as well as scientific research, and reports the most effective strategies to address the issues. Provides employee training and/or development to ensure policy is understood and followed.
Strategic Thinking Understands, develops and communicates the “big picture” of what the area is trying to do and how it fits into and furthers the whole organization. Takes actions, make decisions, and shapes team or group priorities to reflect the organization’s vision and values. Includes others in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, makes the most appropriate decisions, and ensures buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions. Ensures strategies are carried out; monitors results and makes adjustments as needed. Deals effectively with complex issues and can strategize long-term plans as well as short-term milestones. Effectively leads the development and implementation of a strategy for the Council to achieve its key goals and objectives using analytical and intuitive capabilities. Creates competitive-advantage plans with new ideas, latest technologies or creative solutions. Consistently contributes new ideas for advocacy and business unit efforts that will improve and enhance the success of the mission. Collaborates organizationally to share strategic ideas in order to prepare for an enterprise-wide strategic initiative.
Team and Coalition Leadership Promotes the creation of shared mission, vision, and values, and uses those principles to guide team and coalition actions. Leads by example and sets standards for leadership behavior. Builds rapport by listening, discussing and negotiating. Is rewarding, encouraging, and motivating. Addresses issues in an open, constructive, professional manner, and persuades others to approach issues in the same manner. Proactive, open and direct communicator who engages comfortably with all stakeholders to focus strategy and action around what is best for the mission of safety. Seeks and considers ideas from those who are reluctant to express their points of view. Anticipates and recognizes the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed. Regularly exhibits creativity and flexibility in resolving stakeholder issues Leads internal communications across the organization to inform, engage, and motivate employees at all levels. Shows dedication in completing the work that must be done
Relationship Management Evidence of ability to identify, evaluate and reach out to potential strategic partners, leading scientists, specialists, authors and organizations studying particular issues Serves as liaison to local, state and national government agencies, community safety and injury prevention organizations Ability to build relationships and manage projects across the organization and among external program stakeholders Ability to manage in all directions (peers, supervisors, funders, stakeholders and volunteers) Supports and encourages an environment that appreciates the diversity of employees’ and stakeholders’ styles, opinions and perspectives Has flexible meeting style, works to build consensus Has system for ensuring regular feedback to all internal and external program stakeholders, including other NSC departments, funders, advisory members, program partners, and volunteers
Project Management Successful experience initiating, problem- solving, and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously Ability to break down and navigate staff and stakeholders to achieve organizational goals. Proven ability to manage projects and teams from start to finish with minimal oversight Anticipates and heads off obstacles
Business/Financial Acumen Actively participates in setting budget, possesses solid ideas regarding resources and how to creatively accomplish goals Understands the budget process and the need to control spending within approved constraints
Understands organization budget, overall revenue goals and strategies of the organization.