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Position Status: Contracted Part-Time (20-35 hours-week variable, may become full time)

To Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter, salary requirements and 3 email references to Jen Lacombe  - jlacombe@paychex.com

Responsible To: Executive Board and Prevention Project Director

Fairfield Prevention Coalition, formerly Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Fairfield, was founded in 2004 from a collective vision of community partners as an effort to mobilize the community to address the threat of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs for youth. It is the mission of the Coalition to build and strengthen the capacity of all within the community to create a safe, healthy, and drug-free Fairfield. The Coalition employs three primary strategies aimed at reducing adolescent substance abuse in the Fairfield area: 1) Strengthen the Coalition through leadership and capacity building strategies (collaboration) 2) Address key issues in the community by utilizing multiple data sources (data driven planning) 3) Promote the coalition, effective strategies, and community involvement (multiple strategies, multiple sectors).

 

Fairfield’s STOP Act Project is a 3 year federally funded project designed to reduce underage drinking among the youth of the City of Fairfield and Fairfield Township.

Responsibilities:

Convene new and existing partners and leverage resources to:

  • Implement multiple strategies across multiple systems aimed at increasing awareness, changing attitudes, and altering policy and practices that support substance misuse.

  • Decreasing alcohol availability to youth in our community. 

  • Use evidence-based strategies and research informed innovation 

  • Manage community-wide initiatives focusing on underage drinking prevention including community education, environmental programs, advocacy to alter practices and policies

  • Coordinate Youth Coalition initiatives including securing resources for execution

  • Increase sustainability of Youth Coalition by engaging youth in a compelling, fun and relevant way in youth-led, adult-guided prevention.  

  • Coordinate Youth Led Prevention initiatives focused on underage drinking

  • Occasionally work irregular hours as needed to obtain training and to accomplish youth strategies

  • Assists Director in monitoring and evaluating initiatives upon completion, with outcomes-based reporting

  • Write grants and raise funds to support the organization and its mission 

 

Willing, qualified, and able to increase compensated hours and responsibilities if needed

Awareness of cultural diversity issues 

Must be flexible and self-directed

Must be able to work remotely and have reliable transportation

Other duties as assigned

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree desired, however 4 years of youth serving and/or prevention work experience will be considered in lieu of degree

Experience in coalition building and/or substance abuse prevention preferred

Must care about and enjoy spending time with school aged youth

 

Expectations:

As a contractor, payment of all taxes and insurances will not be available to you

Most of your time off will be in conjunction with Fairfield City School District (FCSD) schedule with the knowledge that this is a year-round contract position that has grant requirements

Salary will be paid bi-weekly from the grant via FCSD

Cell phone, and business supplies will be payable via expense reports and in conjunction with available budget

Prevention Project Coordinator

Position Status: Contracted – Full-Time (35 hours/week)

To Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter, salary requirements and 3 email references to Jen Lacombe jlacombe@paychex.com

Responsible To: Executive Board  

 

Fairfield Prevention Coalition, formerly Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Fairfield, was founded in 2004 from a collective vision of community partners as an effort to mobilize the community to address the threat of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs for youth. It is the mission of the Coalition to build and strengthen the capacity of all within the community to create a safe, healthy, and drug-free Fairfield. The Coalition employs three primary strategies aimed at reducing adolescent substance abuse in the Fairfield area: 1) Strengthen the Coalition through leadership and capacity building strategies (collaboration) 2) Address key issues in the community by utilizing multiple data sources (data driven planning) 3) Promote the coalition, effective strategies, and community involvement (multiple strategies, multiple sectors).  The director will oversee the transition from federal grant to local support of the mission.

 

Job Requirements and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of risk behavior prevention principles, including risk and protective factors for youth

  • Demonstrated understanding of community collaboration and/or community coalitions

  • Ability write grants and raise funds to support the organization and its mission 

  • Leadership skills to motivate and engage a diverse cross-section of people

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including group facilitation and public speaking

  • Highly developed interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills, including group facilitation

  • Knowledge in methods of board and committee development

  • Awareness of cultural diversity issues 

  • Ability write grants and raise funds to support the organization and its mission 

  • Must care about and enjoy school aged youth

  • Must be flexible and self-directed

  • Must be able to work remotely and have reliable transportation

 

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and retain Coalition members that represent the cultural, racial, and economic diversity of the community

  • Serve as coalition representative in the local, state and national partnerships in conjunction with the Project Coordinator

  • Oversee all Coalition communications and Public relations using media, social media and community events to help the community understand who we are and what we do.

  • Work with fiscal agent and board to manage fiscal resources and reporting

  • Maintain budget and generate sustainable resources to meet program needs 

  • Manage and carry out all grant funder reporting and communications

  • Execute fund development, including solicitation letters and grant proposals to local, state, and national sources

  • Plan and Execute regular Coalition Advisory Board Meetings  

  • Prepare annual coalition work plan, budget and report outcomes regularly to Board through email newsletters. 

  • Maintain Coalition evaluations systems and data collection as required by the grant

  • Ensure that the Coalition Board understands the current and long-term goals of the organization

  • Recognize gaps in competencies in staff and organization and build capacity to fill gaps.

  • Manage community-wide initiatives focusing on environmental programs, practices and policies to address substance use related issues in conjunction with Coordinator

  • Guide youth in planning, executing and evaluating initiatives.

  • Train staff advisors in prevention best practices building sustainability into the school-based initiatives

  • Assist Coordinator in monitoring and evaluating initiatives upon completion, with outcomes-based reporting

  • Coordinate meetings with volunteer community leaders and groups for youth activities and outreach

  • Maintain internal and external community relations

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

•       Masters or Bachelor’s degree preferred but would consider work experience in lieu of degree

•       Three to five years of experience in coalition building youth well-being, or youth risk behavior prevention/or equivalent as approved by search committee

•       Documented supervisory, grant writing, and management experience helpful 

 

Expectations:

•       This is a contract position and payment of all taxes and insurances will not be available to you

•       Most of your time off will be in conjunction with Fairfield City Schools schedule with the knowledge that this is a year-round contract position that has grant requirements

•       Salary will be paid bi-weekly from the grant via FCSD or current funding mechanism. 

•       Business supplies and expenses will be payable via expense reports and in conjunction with funder requirements

•       Some hours may be required at functions that are outside of “normal” business and working hours i.e. evenings and some weekends

Prevention Coalition Project Director

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