Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $95,000-$110,000
  • Organization Type: Health

Power4STL

Chief of Staff Position Description

Power4STL – A Community of Health

The BRIC – Bullet Related Injury Clinic

5501 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112 • info@thebric.org  • 314-624-0398

The T

5874 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112 • info@thetstl.com  • 314-474-5707

POWER4STL

Power4STL is a community of health working to reduce the impact of trauma in the St. Louis region. This includes three core programs: The T, for people at risk for overdose, the BRIC, for people who have experienced bullet injury; and community engagement, focusing on education and therapeutic efforts to reduce the impact of trauma. Through these programs, Power4STL provides public health education, community engagement, self-care resources, harm reduction, support, and direct clinical care for acute and chronic trauma. Power4STL team members include health professionals, community health workers, advocates, peers, and community members with lived experience in trauma and recovery.

Our care is co-located, meaning we provide medical, spiritual, and occupational support in the same space, recognizing our patients as whole people. With this model,  we approach the issues of “gun violence” and “drug use” in the context of what they genuinely are: acute and chronic expressions of trauma. Our Black-led, queer-inclusive collaborative approach promotes radical generosity, building trust, low-barrier access, and whole-person care. Through this approach, Power4STL is bridging the gaps in institution-based support models which are so often re-traumatizing to those experiencing the pain of injury and chronic loss.

ABOUT THE BRIC

The Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) is dedicated to supporting patients and families after the experience of Bullet Related Injury (BRI) through trauma-responsive, culturally congruent, and whole-person-centered care. The BRIC focuses on bridging care between emergency services and long-term trauma recovery for those suffering from BRI, including loved ones and family who were not directly impacted by the trajectory of the bullet. In the United States, half of all patients who experience BRI are discharged directly from the Emergency Department (ED) to manage their own injuries. One-third experience wound infection or unplanned emergency visits. In response to this crisis, the BRIC provides holistic support for patients managing a bullet-related injury all on their own, whether or not they received inpatient treatment. We invite BRI patients to participate in the BRIC by offering them a “BRIC Box,” which contains wound and self-care supplies when they are discharged from the ED. We then invite them to the BRIC clinic for in-person wound care, pain control, and trauma recovery guidance. The BRIC engages patients in self-led healing from a holistic perspective, integrating spiritual and mental health care with bandage changes and other medical care. The clinic employs staff with lived experience in trauma, BRI, and recovery, adding to the accessibility and impact of the care. By providing care that leaves a lasting impact for patients and their communities, The BRIC is an asset to community members and hospital systems alike, preventing unnecessary suffering and unplanned emergency care.

The T

The T, which stands for trauma, is a holistic harm reduction program. We recognize that drug use is often a response to trauma and that Black bodies in the US carry a collective, historical, and present burden of trauma within the body. Responding to this burden requires a commitment to physical, social, and spiritual wholeness that conventional treatments do not prioritize. The T meets people who use drugs where they are, and we invite them to step into their health and well-being. We do this through a mobile engagement strategy–The T on Wheels aka “TWheels” –as well as an accessible, open-door policy to the clinical and self-care services at the brick-and-mortar building.  This center focuses on safe use, overdose prevention, and reversal, wound care, infection management and prevention, and holistic self-directed methods for gaining control of chaotic opioid use. We also provide navigation to both treatment and recovery services. The T collaborates with numerous community partners, including the Wellston Loop CDC, LIV Recovery, Preferred Family Care, Family Care Center, EPICC, Places for People, St. Patrick’s Center, Living With Purpose, St. John’s UCC, and MONet.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief of Staff supports the Executive Director to implement the mission of Power4STL throughout its program and operations, with special attention to the support and accountability of the Power4STL Leadership Team which includes all programmatic and organizational directors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensure that organizational processes are implemented in a trauma-informed manner.
Ensure training to Power4STL staff about trauma-informed organizations and about organizational messaging and communication.
Mentor leadership staff to develop leadership and management skills that support effective program implementation and direct staff supervision and development.
Oversee grants management to ensure that funding is used as contracted and that reports are accurate and timely.
Support fundraising efforts, as needed, to maintain stable funding for programs and operations.
Oversee human resources and ensure a healthy workplace culture, sustaining the primary focus on the health and wellbeing of the staff as foundational to the programmatic offerings of the organization.
Foster professional growth of staff members through mentorship and professional development opportunities.
Develop a messaging and communication plan to ensure that Power4STL  is accurately, consistently, and favorably represented in the community.
Develop and implement a quality review plan for services.
In collaboration with the leadership team, implement an effective and scalable data and records management system.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, grow and maintain community partnerships as needed to achieve the mission of Power4STL

Supervision and Reporting

Directly supervise leadership team  which includes the following roles:
BRIC Director
Outreach Director
T Director
Director of Development
Facilities Manager
Wellbeing Director
Executive Administrator
Foster accountability and provide support to ensure that services are implemented in alignment with The BRIC and The T model.
Provide support to ensure that community engagement reaches people who would benefit from Power4STL’s direct service and educational programming.
Directly supervise Executive Administrator to foster accountability and provide support to ensure organizational operations are implemented effectively and in a trauma-informed manner.
Report to the Executive Director to ensure programmatic and operational alignment with Power4STL’s mission and vision as set by the Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Cultural fluency with the St. Louis community with a specific focus on the Black masculine-bodied experience and  the impact of trauma
Experience in a health or healing care setting preferred
At least 5 year of experience in a supervisory role
Core competencies: Strong verbal and written communication, problem-solving, flexibility, collaboration/teamwork, trauma awareness, self-starting, passion for the Power4STL’s mission
Proficiency in Google Suite, using/updating a database, and ability to learn new computer programs

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position is full-time, 35-40 hours per week, and exempt. This position requires standing, sitting, typing, use of several computer programs, patient encounters and direct clinical contact and wound care, as well as the ability to maintain a trauma-informed environment.

BENEFITS

Full-time employees are eligible for health insurance and paid time off.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Power4STL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination based on their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals who have personal experience with drug use or sex work, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and the formerly incarcerated are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is open until filled; first reviews begin immediately.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to info@thetstl.com