July 16, 2019

Manager, Coalition Development

Department: National Coalition Institute - Training, Coalition Development TA & Outreach Department
Reports to: Deputy Director of Training, Coalition Development TA & Outreach
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt
Location: 625 Slaters Lane, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314


Position Summary

The Manager is responsible for the management and enhancement of CADCA's National Coalition Development Support Delivery System (CDS). The Senior Manager will work directly with the Deputy Director of Training, Coalition Development TA and Outreach to carry out the National Coalition lnstitute's mission of facilitating intensive, comprehensive technical assistance to coalition, state and federal leaders. Additionally, the Senior Manager will oversee and supervise the work of the Associate. This position focuses on building new coalitions and strengthening the capacity of existing ones with an emphasis on the Drug-Free Community (DFC) Support Program grant recipients, economically disadvantaged communities and coalitions serving special populations throughout the United States and its territories.

Specific Duties

The Manager will be required, among other tasks, to:

  • Provide direct coalition development support to the prevention field with an emphasis placed on, new year 1/6 DFC grant recipients, participants in the National Coalition Academy (NCA) and unfunded DFC grant applications
  • Provide proactive outreach to new DFC grant recipients and individuals attending the National Coalition Academy
  • Manage intake, assess all coalition development support referrals, and triage requests for resolution
  • Monitor and analyze emerging trends and coalition development support data findings to continuously improve delivery and create tools/resources to better support other CADCA departments and the prevention field      
  • Interface with DFC Federal Partners in the coordination, delivery and reporting of coalition development support for the DFC grant recipients
  • Participate in DFC Coordination Meetings and other meetings as necessary
  • Collaborate with other lnstitute/CADCA departments to create resources and materials and manage distribution mechanisms for products
  • Review and finalize coalition development support reports for internal and external information and decision-making
  • Maintain, adjust and update the coalition development support database as necessary to meet data collection and reporting needs
  • Work with Training, Coalition Development TA and Outreach colleagues to support special projects
  • Contribute to CADCA's business development efforts by identifying new partners, writing sections of proposals to funders
  • Lead the implementation of coalition development support (technical assistance) on special projects
  • Support the Outreach Manager in the development of coalitions in states that have minimal DFC grant recipients funded
  • Lead team of consultants on new coalition development products and resources
  • Supervise and develop Coalition Development Associate
  • Provide onsite training and coalition development at National conferences, fee for service and federal partner trainings


Required Skills

The Manager must be an experienced substance abuse prevention professional who has demonstrated competencies in the above areas. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of theory, concepts, and practical application of effective substance abuse prevention strategies.
  • Ability to investigate and apply best practices appropriate for the substance abuse prevention field.
  • Understanding of CADCA's community problem-solving methods and the Strategic Prevention Framework.
  • Expertise regarding the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and its eligibility requirements
  • Understand web-based technical assistance delivery systems.
  • Experience in managing a substance abuse prevention or related coalition.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse prevention-treatment-aftercare continuum.
  • Superior analytical skills, plus demonstrated skills to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Superior report writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignment.

Training and Credentials

  • Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred) in health-related field.
  • At least five years of substantive experience in the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention field.

Amount of travel: 20% annually

To Apply:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pcastillo@cadca.org with COALITION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in the subject line by July 30, 2019.  Applications submitted otherwise will not be considered.