WVPP Career Opportunity – Project Manager, Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Disorder

Project Manager, Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Disorder

Position Title: Project Manager, Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Disorder
Job Type: Full-time position
Salary: $60,000-65,000 plus fringe
Location: Remote, frequent travel throughout the state.

General Job Summary
The IPV-SUD PPW Project Coordinator is a three-year grant-funded position, requiring knowledge of West Virginia service providers. The Project Coordinator will work on a substance use in pregnancy project focused on the intersection of substance use disorder (SUD) and intimate partner violence (IPV). The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership (WVPP) is partnering with the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH), the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health (WV BBH), the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WVCADV), and Marshall University Research Corporation’s West Virginia Behavioral Health Workforce and Health Equity Training Center (TTC) on the Violence Against Women and Substance Use Prevention Initiatives grant to address IPV and SUD services in West Virginia, particularly for pregnant and postpartum women. The IPV-SUD project is funded by the Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The overall goal of the project is to improve health outcomes for people impacted by intimate partner violence and substance use across the state, particularly for pregnant and parenting people and their families.

The Project Coordinator will work closely with the WVPP Deputy Director, other WVPP staff, project staff from NCDVTMH, WVCAD, WV BBH, TTC, health care and SUD treatment providers, and community partners working on intimate partner violence initiatives across the state. WVPP is a sub-recipient of the grant awarded to NCDVTMH.

The project seeks to bring together substance use disorder and maternal health providers in West Virginia with those working to prevent violence against women.  Specifically, the project will train SUD treatment and health care providers on IPV and IPV providers on substance use. To accomplish the goal of addressing the intersection of IPV and SUD during pregnancy and the postpartum period, the project aims to engage state agencies, IPV programs, treatment providers, health care providers, and other key stakeholders from diverse communities in increasing the use of evidence-based and promising practices in service delivery; to create and deliver training for SUD, IPV, and healthcare providers; and to build a collaborative statewide network of regional teams to promote service implementation at the local level and address access and outcome disparities and unmet needs.  A Health Care Task Force and Stakeholder Advisory Group have been established to support the project goals and outcomes.


  • Programmatic
  • Coordinate a Health Care Task Force (HC-TF) to advise the project, including recommendations for providing services to PPW experiencing SUD/IPV and strategies for integrating IPV/SUD protocols into medical practice, including Ob-Gyn, primary care, pediatric, and family medicine practices as well as other specialties demonstrating need. The HC-TF will include representatives of the WVPP Substance Use During Pregnancy Committee, WV Chapters of ACOG, AAP (Pediatrics), and Family Practice providers.
  • Ensure collaboration with the 18 Drug Free Moms and Babies clinical sites, including their participation in regional networks and training opportunities.
  • Collaborate on the development and delivery of a 6-session training series to SUD and IPV providers on working with PPW.
  • Assist with the identification of 1-2 DFMB sites to develop and pilot an IPV/SU Coercion SBIRT+ in order to more effectively serve the PPW population with SUD.
  • Promote the use of the toolkit with DFMB providers statewide.
  • Work with the project evaluator to identify DFMB data that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the project, including the addition of new elements to DFMB’s database.
  • Support identifying inequities in metrics of perinatal healthcare and perinatal health outcomes to ensure equitable distribution of benefits from the initiative.
  • Conduct outreach and dissemination of project materials to partners statewide.


  • Administrative
  • In cooperation with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, and Project Team members ensure the project workplan is implemented.  The workplan includes plans for outreach, training, timelines for project activities, and other items necessary to meet the requirements of the project. One measurement of success will be implementing this plan in a timely manner.
  • Maintain administrative reports and statistical information on activities as assigned.
  • Track, collect, aggregate, and report data required for the project.
  • Participate in meetings with the Project Team, HC-TF and SA as required by the workplan and participate in other meetings as necessary.
  • Participate in WVPP substance use in pregnancy related meetings, including the Substance Use During Pregnancy Committee and monthly meetings of the DFMB program providers.
  • Assist the project director in responding to inquiries and requests from NCDVTMH in a timely manner.
  • Participate in weekly WVPP SUD staff meetings, quarterly staff meetings, and other planning activities.
  • Attend meetings of other organizations, committees, and coalitions as assigned.


  • Financial
  • Prepare invoices and expense reports for work-related expenses including travel and purchases and any subcontracts for pilot sites and trainers.
  • Provide assistance with grant reporting as needed by the Deputy Director.


  • Master’s degree in related field preferred (social work, counseling, psychology, public health, nursing, business, etc.), or combination of equitable education and experience.
  • Excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport and develop trust with diverse providers and program staff from national, regional, and local offices.
  • Strong writing and oral skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with many different stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Knowledge of issues related to substance use in pregnancy and intimate partner violence, including needs and barriers faced by at-risk women.
  • Experience working with systems of care that provide services to women and children, especially those experiencing IPV and SUD in the state and a familiarity with social, health, and judicial systems.
  • Well organized and detail oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Work Location
The position is remote but travel throughout West Virginia is an integral part of this position, including periodic travel to the WVPP headquarters in Charleston. Applicants must be willing to travel frequently including both day and periodic overnight trips. Occasional out of state travel may be required. Qualified candidates will need dedicated office space or home office. Access to reliable internet and cellphone service is necessary in order to fulfill responsibilities.  Preference will be given to an applicant residing in West Virginia and who has familiarity with service providers in the state.

The WVPP maintains a strong organizational foundation that supports and encourages behaviors that improve the health of the public. We strive to support breastfeeding, tobacco and nicotine cessation, substance use disorder treatment, infant safe sleep practices, contraceptive access and health equity. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in a perinatal community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, and disability status.

To Apply
WVPP would like to fill this position as quickly as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Initial interviews will be conducted by Zoom.

Submit a resume and contact information for three references by email to Janine Breyel at jbreyel@wvperinatal.org.

The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  WVPP provides a collegial, respectful, and inclusive environment that values the diversity, creativity, and contributions of its staff.  

About the Partnership:
The WVPP is a statewide quality collaborative of healthcare professionals and public and private organizations working together to improve perinatal health in West Virginia. Founded in 2006, as a project to improve perinatal outcomes statewide, the WVPP is recognized throughout the state for its effectiveness in bringing together individuals and organizations involved in all aspects of perinatal care. The WVPP is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is led by Board of Directors and a Central Advisory Council that is comprised of over 30 representatives of tertiary medical centers, schools of medicine, level I, II and III delivery hospitals, and representatives of privately practicing providers of obstetrics, midwifery, and pediatrics as well as specialty medical and nursing associations state agencies and payers. The WV Perinatal Partnership, Inc. is a project of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission. The WVPP is supported through state, federal and private foundation grants including: the WV Higher Education Policy Commission; the WV Department of Health and Human Resources; the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The following are the aims of the WV Perinatal Partnership:

  • Work together as the state’s perinatal quality collaborative to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care through a coordinated system of perinatal health care delivery in West Virginia.
  • Prevent maternal and infant morbidity and mortality through collaborations with tertiary medical centers, community hospitals, and health care professionals.
  • House a repository of the state’s maternal and infant health data, as well as research and trends in maternal and child health and create mechanisms to distribute that information to the public and health care professionals.
  • Encourage new policies and laws that promote better health for pregnant women and their babies.
  • Create opportunities for perinatal professionals to share their expertise with each other through educational programs.
  • Encourage behavioral changes that promote healthy lifestyle including increasing supportive breastfeeding practices, reducing tobacco and drug use, and establishing a reproductive life plan.

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