Community Liaison for the Arkansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

UOFA CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUT   Little Rock, AR   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on February 11, 2024
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The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), a division of the University of Arkansas System, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following position: Community Liaison for the Arkansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

CJI is an AA/EOE Employer.

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The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is a campus of the University of Arkansas System that serves a unique population of non-traditional students—certified law enforcement professionals who are actively employed within our State’s police departments and sheriff’s offices. The Institute is committed to making communities safer by supporting law enforcement professionals through training, education, resources and collaborative partnerships. Utilizing both classroom-based instruction and practical, hands-on application, CJI provides an educational experience designed to enhance the performance and professionalism of law enforcement in progressive areas of criminal justice, including law enforcement leadership and management, crime scene investigation, computer applications, traffic safety, illicit drug investigations and school safety.

Summary of Job Duties: The Arkansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Overdose Prevention Program's Community Liaison provides administrative support in the implementation of programs, projects, education, training, and administrative tasks associated with activities of grant-funded programs within the Arkansas Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose (PDO) Prevention Program by providing general office support and assistance in the management of course offerings, records, and student enrollment. This position also provides community liaison and prevention education activities in selected communities. The Community Liaison is a provisional position that provides program assistance by maintaining course files and records, filing paperwork, preparing course flyers and announcements, registering students for courses, managing enrollment records, entering evaluation results, coordinating with hosting law enforcement agencies, classroom setup, travel, preparing and submitting training certification paperwork, and assisting with the facilitation of classes. Other duties include tracking supply inventory, managing the program calendar, preparing meeting minutes, maintaining spreadsheets, and providing liaison and prevention education activities in selected communities. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Qualifications: Education and/or Experience: Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Director of the Criminal Justice Institute. 1. Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor's degree is preferred. 2. Have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in community mobilization, social services, and/or substance abuse-related work. 3. Proficient with Microsoft Office products; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 4. Experience with public speaking and providing presentations to community groups. 5. Demonstrated knowledge in substance abuse prevention. 6. Demonstrated knowledge of community-based social and human services systems and resources.