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Implementation Director

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Implementation Director
Requisition Number RE34378
Working Title Implementation Director/HEAL
Department Name 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $50,981-84,115/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
The essential job functions of this position require: supervision experience, communicating effectively; building positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; abiding by University, state, and federal guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; prioritizing, assigning and managing work effectively; ensuring work is detailed, accurate, and completed in a timely manner; performing work in a sedentary position; reporting to meetings at different locations both on campus and off campus; interacting with individuals from various levels throughout the university; and successfully leading a team under the direction of a faculty member, as well as independently.
Primarily days, with core hours from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Weekend and evening hours may be required as workload demands.
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky is seeking an Implementation Director for the for the NIH HEALing Communities grant. This is a five-year grant, currently in Year 4, that seeks to decrease opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties. The Implementation Director will play a critical supervisory role in expanding evidence-based interventions by directing staff in leveraging local change teams in diverse organizations within each of the 16 participating communities. Change teams will be comprised of leaders and staff from organizations such as syringe services programs, jails, probation/parole offices, and/or treatment centers providing medication for opioid use disorder. This is a unique opportunity to be at the leadership level of a major initiative positioned to bring together talented and dedicated individuals from the university community, Kentucky state government, treatment providers, the criminal justice system, and public health departments to address one of the nation’s biggest public health crises.

The Implementation Director will be key to expanding the use of evidence-based interventions within partnering organizations. The Implementation Director will manage overall work of the Implementation Facilitators working with local change teams to develop implementation blueprints and then facilitating change team meetings that are focused on how their services and/or resources can be expanded to serve more people. Other responsibilities for this role will include: Building a network of community partners and local change teams across all 8 communities. Leading meetings, trainings, and dialog both in-person and via video conference to community partners and local change teams. Sharing and promoting best practices and knowledge between local community partners, local change teams and researchers. Serving as the liaison between study leadership, health research, clinical practice and community health initiatives while educating others about the purpose and value of the HEALing Communities research partnership. Manages data collection, interpretation, and communication with study leadership.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Experience in managing large-scale research projects with human subjects, change management, and extensive supervisory skills. Graduate degree in related field desirable.
Deadline to Apply 06/28/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-22 Expires: 2022-07-22

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