Senior Director, Overdose Prevention
Summary: Responsible for the administration, direction, and expansion of the Overdose Prevention Portfolio, which includes proactively supporting state and territorial health officials and their agencies on public health areas including overdose prevention, opioid preparedness, response, and surveillance, as well as the intersection of overdose prevention and health equity. Principal Functions: Provides day-to-day leadership, management, and oversight of the Overdose Prevention portfolio budgets and initiatives, including the work that falls under the Overdose Data to Action and Opioid Preparedness, Response, and Surveillance teams. Collaborates internally with ASTHO leadership and staff to expand the impact and quality of programs. Works closely with the Vice President for Social and Behavioral Health in organizational strategy development, planning, and implementation; stakeholder engagement; and funding growth strategy. Oversees the relevant policy and programmatic activities between ASTHO and the CDC Division of Overdose Prevention, SAMHSA, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and others. Represents ASTHO in various external committees, workgroups, conferences, summits, and advisory bodies related to the Overdose Prevention Portfolio and social and behavioral health subject matter areas. Provides relevant assistance to the ASTHO supported committees and task forces, including the ASTHO Community Health and Prevention Policy Committee and the Substance Misuse & Addiction Response Taskforce (SMART) Subcommittee. Anticipates changing policy and program issues and conveys their potential impact to ASTHO senior management, including maintaining routine situational awareness of emerging issues or trends of relevance and importance to the member base. Seeks new and diversified funding and guides and participates in developing proposals to support ASTHOs members in a range of social and behavioral health areas. Proactively builds, cultivates trust, and strengthens stakeholder relationships to promote health equity work within the social and behavioral health portfolio to support membership and ASTHO as an organization. Conceptualizes, develops, and implements collaborative projects or cross-cutting policies and programmatic issues with other ASTHO teams and functional areas. Fosters collaborative relationships with ASTHO coworkers and representatives from other stakeholders and organizations. Plans project activities and evaluation, including forecasting and translating into deliverables member and grantor needs and articulating project goals, objectives, and intended outcomes.