Program Coordinator for Overdose Response Strategy
Posted on 10/2/2023
CDC Foundation

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobilizes resources for critical public health protection
Company Overview
The CDC Foundation stands out for its unique role as the only entity authorized by Congress to mobilize private-sector resources to support the CDC's health protection mission, demonstrating its industry leadership and competitive advantage. Its culture of collaboration is evident in its partnerships with various organizations, corporations, and individuals, which have resulted in approximately 1,000 programs and over $740 million raised since 1995. The Foundation's technical innovation and commitment to public health are showcased in its recent initiatives, such as the development of a guide to help health departments better serve homeless populations, who are at a higher risk for infectious diseases.
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Atlanta, Georgia

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6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Business & Strategy
IT & Security
Customer Success & Support
  • A Master's degree in public health, the social sciences or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and program management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be an effective problem-solver
  • Professional experience related to substance use disorder, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnerships
  • Ability to engage in strategic partnerships and work effectively with diverse partners, including law enforcement professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams
  • Experience providing in-person and remote technical assistance to individuals, programs or awardees
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Zoom
  • Provide technical assistance to PHAs and state partners through regular check-in calls, site visits, webinars, and other meetings; provide resources, guidance documents, and subject matter expertise
  • Support strategic planning and action plan development for assigned states; support the hiring of PHAs
  • Initiate the ORS onboarding process for new PHAs and facilitate cross-state connections with existing PHAs and DIOs
  • Assist PHAs in completing their work plans, review quarterly report submissions and provide feedback as needed
  • Develop and implement a learning community to serve the ORS with specialized technical assistance and resources based on needs assessment/identified training gap
  • Develop specialized knowledge of the overdose drug threats in the states of assigned PHAs
  • Share PHA success stories with Program Performance Team
  • Identify and communicate PHA training needs to Training Coordinator and CDCF Supervisor
  • Liaise with CDC Foundation, CDC, HIDTA Directors and state health department personnel to ensure PHAs are meeting expectations of all involved parties, including monthly coordination meetings for assigned states
  • Identify ways to improve PHA/DIO program engagement and cross-collaboration
  • Assist with other projects and activities as needed
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) programs or other public safety/law enforcement agencies or organizations
  • Experience in program implementation and evaluation
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience developing technical and scientific documents, including abstracts and proposals