Title: Coalition Coordinator
Organization: North Shore Coalition For Drug Free Communities c/o PEER Services, inc.
The North Shore Coalition for Drug Free Communities (NSCDFC) is a local youth substance use prevention coalition located within New Trier Township, Illinois. Our mission is to reduce the use of e-cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and other substances among youth in the communities of New Trier Township, consisting of; Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka. The coalition will accomplish this by building and sustaining a safe and drug-free community in which our youth feel protected, confident, and empowered to make healthy choices. We want to transform the environment around our youth so that their mental health needs are supported and the drug-free choice is the easy choice. The NSCDFC is currently federally funded through the CDC's Drug-Free Communities Support Program and is fiscally managed by PEER Services, Inc.
PEER Services, Inc. is a substance abuse prevention and treatment agency located in downtown Evanston. The prevention department provides direct services to youth ages 11-18 and families.
The Coalition Coordinator coordinates the North Shore Coalition for Drug Free Communities, including overseeing member recruitment and retention, coordination of coalition meetings, implementation of initiatives, and assisting with reporting requirements for funders. Other duties include managing coalition public relations and communications, and planning and implementing substance abuse prevention communication campaigns. This is a full-time position.
Qualifications & Skill Requirements
-Knowledge of health communications and evidence-based substance abuse prevention strategies -Experience working with coalitions, community-level programs, and community engagement -Experience in marketing, communications, or public relations, preferably in the non- profit sector -Excellent oral and written communication skills -Demonstrated project management experience (adherence to budgets, program plans, etc.) -Strategic and tactical thinker with creative problem-solving skills -Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time -Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, email software, contact management software, and internet software.
-Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred in fields such as social work, public health or related.
-The Coalition Coordinator must have regular access to a reliable car, be able to lift and transport program materials, be open to flexible scheduling, including some evening and weekends, and must be able to travel to statewide and national trainings.
Example of Duties
-Work with DFC Project Director and committees to create, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations program and calendar -Provide technical assistance and support to the coalition on utilization of the Strategic Prevention Framework -Coordinate the collection of assessment and evaluation data -Liaise with residents (youth, parents, clergy, etc.) and professionals (law enforcement, businesses, local government, etc.) to expand the reach of the coalition -Recruit coalition members, provide new member orientation, and work to retain members -Design and conduct trainings/presentations for coalition members and/or the community -Coordinate with members to implement coalition action plans with a specific focus on environmental strategies -Work with coalition leadership to steer the direction of the coalition, build leadership among its members, and move coalition initiatives toward sustainability -Work with the coalition to obtain human and financial resources to support the coalition.
-Collaborate with subcommittee leadership to develop agendas and ensure necessary documentation of coalition meetings and initiatives -Maintain coalition’s website, social media pages, signage and logos -Create and maintain monthly coalition newsletter -Design and coordinate coalition’s news releases, publications, and advertisements -Work with coalition subcommittees on developing materials for social norms marketing and social marketing campaigns for high school youth -Work with DFC Project Director to ensure coalition adherence to grant requirements, maintain records, and submit programmatic reports -Other job-related duties as assigned.
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Adobe Creative Suite a plus Graphic design or other artistic background Basic knowledge of alcohol and other drug pharmacology Familiarity or experience working with schools or communities Some evening and weekend work is required
Access to a car is required.
Position is currently remote/virtual and following all Illinois COVID-19 precautions.
Please go to www.nscdfc.org/jobs to apply