Healthy KP Substance Use Prevention Coalition COALITION DIRECTOR/ COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time /Salaried/Benefit Eligible
REPORTS TO: Healthy KP Steering Committee
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Substance Use Prevention Director/Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Healthy KP Substance Use Prevention Coalition Leadership Team and a District Administrator, and will coordinate the daily operation of the coalition including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Drug Free Community Grant. (Now managed by CDC). The Substance Use Prevention Coordinator will facilitate coalition communication, data collection, research, training, the distribution of materials and information to the community via media (including social media platforms) and other opportunities, and any coalition sponsored activities.
The Substance Use Prevention Director/Coordinator will partner with the Healthy KP Leadership Team and all subcommittees to engage youth and adults in prevention work and will plan and implement prevention strategies within the community using an environmental approach to support the mission of the coalition. The Substance Use Prevention Coordinator will work to ensure the coalition continues to effectively mobilize the community in the reduction of underage substance use and the overall improvement of behavioral health. In performing these responsibilities, the Substance Use Prevention Coordinator will represent the Healthy KP Substance Use Prevention Coalition in a positive, professional manner.
Bachelor’s degree, in prevention work (Master’s preferred), or health promotion, public health, social work, or any related field.
Minimum of 3-5 years of sustained experience.
Ability to organize, coordinate and collaborate with cross-sector community coalitions and diverse populations.
Ability and proven experience in maintaining positive, effective collaborations and partnerships with a wide variety of individuals including youth agencies, business and faith communities, boards, and fellow workers.
Sensitivity to the needs of individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs.
Possess knowledge and experience in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention.
Demonstrate communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and ability to self direct.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in prevention work, health promotion, public health, social work, or any related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
Have a history of working with adolescents.
Experience with coalition work, community organizing, program development, substance use disorder, behavioral health, or work in the human service field.
Grant writing and fiscal management experience.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and insured vehicle available for use on the job or acceptable alternative.
Massachusetts Prevention Specialist Certification or obtain within the first (2) years of hire ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a full time position which will require travel (trainings, meetings etc) Coordinate the daily activities of the coalition Coordinate and complete necessary reporting documents for the Drug Free Communities grant.
Work with the Fiscal Agent to coordinate and submit any necessary documents for the Drug Free Communities grant.
Assist the Coalition Chair with the formulation of the agenda for coalition meetings Collaborate for ongoing assessment and evaluation Coordinate trainings, events, and coalition meetings and programs Partner with the Leadership Team to plan and implement coalition events or prevention strategies Provide support for coalition infrastructure Attend trainings to keep abreast of local and national trends surrounding behavioral health and substance use disorder prevention and policies as funding permits Survey for additional means of financial support for Healthy KP, and apply for any appropriate grants.
Develop and maintain effective relationships within the Healthy KP coalition and the community, including a core group of youth to act as an advisory group to the coalition Maintain collaboration and partnerships with the Healthy KP coalition and community partners through collaboration and regular attendance at all Health KP meetings.
Engage and direct Healthy KP volunteers in prevention strategies and activities.
Promote culturally competent, research-based prevention and youth development practices and programs Mobilize, organize and coordinate Healthy KP youth groups and youth led community substance abuse prevention outreach projects and field trips.
Work with KP youth to develop Public Speaking Youth Leadership, Public Policy and Prevention skills Perform other duties as directed by the Coalition Chair or Director
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