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STEPS Marketing/Promotion Specialist

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title STEPS Marketing/Promotion Specialist
Requisition Number TE07351
Department Name 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $15.51 - $24.81/hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Bachelor’s degree
Required Related Experience
no experience required
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Position will require person to pick up and deliver shipments of communication materials (lifting, pushing, pulling objects up to 50 lbs); and may also require sitting for long periods of time to complete require paperwork.
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm; and weekends/overtime as needed.
Job Summary
The Regional Communications Lead will work collaboratively with University of Kentucky staff and community members to implement the HEALing Communities Study (HCS), a federal grant that aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in participating communities. Work will require collaboration with and travel to and around up to four HCS communities, which include Bourbon, Carter, Jefferson, Knox, Campbell, Greenup, Jefferson, and Mason counties. The Regional Communications Lead will support HCS study teams and communities as they implement health communication campaigns focused on opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND), medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), safe disposal of unused medications, and stigma. Support will include attending study team and community meetings (both virtual and in-person), building partnerships and supporting partner campaign implementation, distributing campaign materials to partner agencies and within the community, supporting outreach events and OEND trainings, management of social media pages, and contributing to evaluation, reports, and presentations.

Be advised that this is currently a one (1) year grant funded position.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Candidates must possess a strong relationship building skill set, have excellent collaboration, communication (oral & written), initiative, emotional intelligence, and a strong work ethic.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Preferred experience with:
  • communication campaign planning, dissemination, and outreach.
  • communication campaign monitoring and evaluation.
Deadline to Apply 03/31/2023
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: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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