Project Director, Substance Use Prevention - Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition

University of New England | Off Campus, ME

Posted Date 8/18/2017

This position will be working on community-based substance use prevention initiatives and policy change efforts on behalf of the Project Alliance coalition in a nine town service area.


•Provides primary leadership for developing and achieving the goals of the Project Alliance coalition Drug Free Communities Action Plan
•Ensures appropriate community engagement on the Project Alliance coalition from all twelve community sectors.
•Ensures that CHCC’s substance use prevention programing is evidence based and implemented in accordance with the Strategic Prevention Framework
•Seeks additional sources of funding that will enable the coalition to grow its mission.
•Ensures youth participation and input into the work of the Project Alliance coalition.
•Serves as liaison between Project Alliance and CHCC’s other grant-funded substance use prevention and community health programming
•Plans, organizes and facilitates processes that increase community awareness of substance use prevention issues.
•Works directly with evaluators to ensure evaluation of Project Alliance action plan.
•Uses educational and promotional materials to reach target populations of the project.
•Develops and maintains website in support of the programs.
•Collaborates with partners to strengthen the coalition and efforts to reduce youth substance use.
•Recruits additional community leaders, school representatives, youth and other citizens for the coalition as needed to fulfill Project Alliance coalition goals.
•Sets direction for and oversees the goals and deliverables of Coalition working groups.
•Assists CHCC Coalition Director in identifying research trends in reduction and prevention of substance use in target populations.
•Participates in required Drug Free Communities trainings and Maine CDC trainings.
•Completes programmatic reporting according to contract requirements


Certified Prevention Specialist and Masters degree, public health preferred. Minimum 3 years of program implementation experience, including grant management and implementation, public relations, health promotion and community education, budget monitoring and program evaluation. Ability to interface appropriately with all stakeholders including youth. Ability to effectively coordinate and energize individuals and groups. Excellent computer skills and have basic computer research skills

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