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OD2A Program Manager (211726)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Feb 06, 2024


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an OD2A Program Manager opening in Topeka. This position serves as the Program Manager for the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A). Through the development and collaboration with internal and external partnerships, this position is responsible for planning, organizing, facilitating, and reporting on activities related to the OD2A grant. The position prefers an individual with a combination of education, interest and experience related to substance use prevention and program management. A Bachelor’s degree and/or a Master’s degree in Public Health, behavioral health, human development & family studies, nursing, social work, or related field is preferred.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

The SUD-Overdose Prevention Program Manager is responsible for collaborating with internal and external partners to apply population-based methodologies to establish and report on priorities related to substance use disorder (SUD) and overdose prevention in Kansas. This includes development and implementation of the SUD and overdose prevention state plan. Facilitates activities of multiple advisory councils and committees related to SUD and overdose prevention. Implements strategies and aligns priorities with funder, state, and national objectives. This includes review of data on the status of SUD and overdose in Kansas. The position will consult with stakeholders to develop, implement, and report on interventions to reduce and prevent SUD and overdose.

Leads population-based activities to increase efficiencies and state capacity for SUD and overdose prevention. Builds traditional and non-traditional partnerships to leverage and align resources across state agencies, health service systems, pharmacies, community-based services, and others. Develops appropriate grant applications for funding to efficiently address the need for SUD and overdose prevention as identified through surveillance and evaluation activities. Monitors and interprets grant objectives and policies of funder, state, and national decision-makers to ensure consistency. Develops state-level programs to educate consumers and professionals on SUD and overdose prevention.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in planning, organizing, and directing the work of a department, program, or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.


  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications:

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in health promotion, health education, nursing, social worker, or related field.
  • Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, health education, community psychology, or related field.
  • Two years’ experience providing technical assistance.
  • Two years’ experience providing support to an advisory group or coalition.
  • Strong aptitude for leading multi-disciplinary committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare grant proposals and reports.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number when emailing.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $23.27 to $25.70