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Are you interested in an important role that will support the wellness of the region and work to address the opioid crisis? Do you have a passion for making connections, supporting innovation, and engagement across communities to help create a recovery ecosystem in our communities? The New River Valley Regional Commission, a planning agency located in beautiful southwest Virginia, is seeking a team-oriented and experienced Program Manager to help launch a new program. This newly established position will play an important role in helping local governments and service organizations proactively plan and execute programs and services to address prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction work in the New River Valley. The Project Manager will provide oversight and project management support in this innovative team approach to supporting communities and individuals impacted by opioid misuse as well as specific and generalized educational and promotional outreach to educate people about community well-being and the realities and myths of addiction.

The successful candidate will enjoy working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team that includes professionals in public health, public relations, substance use treatment and prevention services, supportive housing, health care, local government, and partner agencies. The Community Health Project Manager will join a team at the Regional Commission comprised of community and economic development planners, grant writers, finance professionals, and GIS specialists.

This new full-time grant-supported position will lead and contribute to various projects in an environment where continued professional growth is encouraged and expected. Experience in public administration, public health, planning, or public relations is desired. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree with at least three years of relevant experience. Hiring range is $55-70K, DOQ, with an excellent benefits package. The Regional Commission actively seeks to employ a diverse team to serve the region and is committed to engaging all communities in the New River Valley.

All applicants must complete an Employment Application found on the Commission website and submit a cover letter, resume and a sample of work in pdf and/or interactive format by 5:00 pm on October 9, 2023. Materials should be emailed to Holly Lesko, Director Community Health, at hlesko@nrvrc.org or by mail to the New River Valley Regional Commission, 6580 Valley Center Drive, Suite 124, Radford, VA 24141. EOE.

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