Position Summary

Opioid Response Project Coordinators serve one year making a difference at organizations who serve individuals who are in recovery from substance use disorders. As an Opioid Response Project Coordinator, you will help organizations build capacity in order to quickly and thoughtfully address the opioid epidemic in the state of Minnesota.

Project Coordinators support one or more of the following critical areas of focus: (1) Internal Capacity, or an organization’s ability to provide and evaluate evidence-based services and the supports needed to effectively prevent and/or serve persons in addiction care settings; (2) External/Network Capacity, or an organization’s ability to partner with cross-sector partners (i.e. prevention, intervention/treatment, and recovery services), local/statewide planning groups, or the broader public to facilitate prevention, healthcare access, or epidemic awareness campaigns; and/or (3) Workforce Capacity, with a special focus on developing workforce pipelines in addiction care that respond to local shortages and are inclusive to low-income persons in recovery.

We need people who care. We need people who understand and have experienced recovery. We need YOU.

What YOU Can Expect

  • Help organizations build capacity to quickly and thoughtfully address the opioid epidemic in Minnesota

  • Support and coordinate a variety of projects

  • Receive training, professional development, and ongoing support from staff


  • Get paid a stipend every two weeks

  • Earn education award of up to $6,095

  • Free health insurance and child care assistance (for those who qualify)

Overall Position Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age, a US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien, and a high school graduate (or equivalent). Two- or four-year degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.

  • Experience with and/or understanding of the nonprofit sector or office environments preferred.

  • Willingness to commit to a full term of service. Hours must be completed within 11 months of start date.

  • Direct or indirect experience with substance use disorders and strong connection to and understanding of the recovery process.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders, including colleagues, program participants, and external partners.

  • Experience in facilitating groups preferred.

  • Ability to take initiative, organize workload, and manage multiple projects with limited direction.

  • Demonstrated experience with intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, internet, data entry, e-mail, database management and software use, etc.).

  • Desire to affect systems change regarding the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders at the ground level; ability to connect the small details to the bigger picture.

  • Ability to work effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds.

  • Access to regular, reliable transportation.

How to Apply

The Minnesota Recovery Corps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, or religious, community, or social affiliates.