July 7, 2022

Associate, Coalition Development Services

Department:   National Coalition Institute – Training, Coalition Development TA & Outreach

Reports To:   Deputy Director, Training, Coalition Development, and Outreach

Employment Status:  Full-time Exempt (Flexible work and Hybrid Schedule Available)

Location: 500 Montgomery St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA  22314

About CADCA: Join a dynamic organization whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy, and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training, and special events.

We provide excellent medical, dental, and vision plans, generous time off, including holidays, and opportunities for growth and advancement.

We offer a diverse workplace where we recognize each employee’s contribution to the organization’s overall success. That success is rooted in our commitment to developing our people by giving them the tools and resources to grow in their roles and prepare them for opportunities within the organization.

Position Summary: The Associate, Coalition Development Services is an entry-level position responsible for supporting CADCA’s National Coalition Institute. The Associate will work in collaboration with the Deputy Director and Coalition Development Consultants to carry out the National Coalition Institute’s mission to facilitate intensive, comprehensive coalition development support (i.e., technical assistance) to community coalitions, and state and federal leaders.

Specific Duties: 

The Associate, Coalition Development Services will be required, among other tasks, to:

  • Assist Coalition Development Services (CDS) consultants by phone, zoom, and email to a variety of stakeholders in the substance misuse prevention field including, but not limited to, community coalitions, Single State Agencies (SSAs), and federal partners
  • Monitor and analyze emerging trends and coalition development support data findings to improve service delivery
  • Interface with DFC Federal Partners including Government Project Officers in the coordination, delivery, and reporting of coalition development support for DFC grantrecipients
  • Provide proactive outreach to customers to follow up on initial requests to coordinate and schedule the appropriate consultant support
  • Create monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports of coalition development support activities for internal and external information and decision-making
  • Maintain, adjust, and update the Coalition Development and Outreach technical support systems as necessary to meet data collection and reporting needs
  • Manage the Arthur T. Dean Award Application process for the Graduation Ceremony held yearly at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum
  • Support the Institute and Training Operations team in conducting research and developing state prevention infrastructure profiles
  • Support logistics and preparation for two large National Conferences and additional customized training service training efforts as needed
  • Coordinate quarterly meetings for coalitions located in the District, Maryland, and Virginia(DMV) region
  • Develop and deliver presentations and/or training for local outreach events and conferences
  • Conduct local outreach to nearby coalitions by participating in events, and meetings and by offering personal coalition development support efforts
  • Work with Training, Coalition Development, and Outreach colleagues to support special projects 
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills: 

The Associate, Coalition Development Services must have some experience in project management and, substance misuse/use prevention and demonstrate competency in the above areas. The ideal candidate will have or possess:

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Keen understanding of business etiquette and excellent customer service skills
  • Attention to detail and technical skills
  • Highly organized, detail orientated, and able to coordinate several projects simultaneously knowledge of basic data collection and analysis concepts
  • Knowledge of theory, concepts, and practical application of effective substance misuse/use prevention strategies and grassroots community mobilization
  • Ability to investigate and apply best practices appropriate for the substance misuse/use prevention field
  • Familiarity with federal or state grants
  • Knowledge of the public health continuum of care
  • Excellent report writing and communications skills
  • Advanced skills in formatting using Microsoft Applications and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of training event logistics
  • Demonstrate initiative to support, lead or establish new projects
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed or assignments.

Required Training and Credentials: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required in public health, business, or related field
  • Ability to interact effectively in multicultural settings. 

Travel: 20% annually

Location: Candidates must be centrally located in the Alexandria, Virginia, area. CADCA employees are required to work on-site. Hybrid schedules are available after the employee has been hired.                                             

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit their Cover Letter and Resume via the job board where this is posted or via email to: humanresources@cadca.org