Southeast Michigan Alliance for Addiction-Free Communities (SEMAAC) Project Coordinator

Michigan State University- State Opioid VISTA Project

About the organization

The Opioid Prevention Education Network of Michigan State University (OPEN-MSU) is an AmeriCorps VISTA program within the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which aligns with both MSU’s mission and the Healthy Futures focus area of CNCS’s VISTA programs. The goal of OPEN-MSU is to build the capacity of local efforts to create or expand opioid prevention, intervention, and treatment opportunities for low-income communities. OPEN-MSU will support 20 VISTA members and 2 VISTA Leaders as they serve with sites on projects that support local efforts in Michigan communities to identify service gaps; improve communication within local collaboratives and organizations; and, build the capacity of these entities to address the opioid abuse crisis in partnership with a network of MSU research and policy experts over the course of 3 years. To learn more, please visit:


The AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with the MPHI-Detroit Services will be assisting with the coordination of the Southeast Michigan Alliance for Addiction-Free Communities (SEMAAC) by assisting with the creation of an employer substance use disorder toolkit; launch a Stigma Reduction Media Guide and assist with outreach, marketing, and trainings; create outreach and marketing materials for a referral guide to be placed on the website; assist with the creation and management of the SEMAAC website and monthly newsletter updating partner/community organizations on coalition activities; and, general assistance and coordination and projects as needed.

The Opioid Prevention Education Network through Michigan State University (OPEN-MSU) places AmeriCorps VISTA members throughout the communities in Michigan to build the capacity of local efforts that create or expand opioid prevention, intervention, and treatment opportunities for low-income communities.


Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) upon completion of service year.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off-hours.

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Health.

Skills: General Skills, Team Work, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Writing/Editing, Communications, Public Health, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Computers/Technology, Recruitment, Community Organization.


$15,000 annual

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send a cover letter and resume to Cristin Day ([email protected]). In your cover letter, indicate which service opportunity you are applying for. If you would like to be considered for more than one location, please list them in order of preference.

Visit the Service Descriptions page for more information regarding available projects.

Project information can be found at by searching for Michigan State University VISTA programs.

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