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Public Health Department Job

Prevention Coordinator

Transylvania , NC (Transylvania County)

Posted 05/11/2022

Job Title: Prevention Coordinator

Description of duties and responsibilities: The Prevention Coordinator provides leadership and support to a community-based substance use coalition under Transylvania Public Health. This position coordinates and communicates with the coalition’s subcommittees, sector representatives, and community partners to implement the action plans of two federal grants focused substance misuse prevention among youth. The Prevention Coordinator oversees day-to-day operations of the coalition, including member recruitment and retention, public relations, event planning, and prevention program implementation. The Prevention Coordinator assists the Program Director and coalition in strategic planning, participates in community taskforces as a coalition representative, and provides outreach services to underserved populations. The Prevention Coordinator also serves as the adult advisor for the youth coalition, including preparing for and leading weekly meetings, leading recruitment efforts, coordinating all member travel and events, and providing leadership over youth community projects. The Prevention Coordinator is also the primary point of contact for youth outreach. Additional responsibilities include facilitating workgroup meetings, managing social media accounts and website, coordinating trainings and all travel for coalition members, collecting and analyzing data, writing detailed data reports and disseminating reports to the appropriate partners for community needs assessments, monitoring, and evaluation. The Prevention Coordinator works closely with Transylvania County schools to provide comprehensive Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) education to students and other services as needed. 

Qualifications required for position: A master’s degree in public health or related social science field (including, but not limited to, sociology, social work, psychology, education, anthropology) or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in public health or related social science field and two years’ experience in public health or a related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills and knowledge required for position: Knowledge of public health evidence-based prevention models; experience in working with middle school and high school-aged youth; knowledge of modern educational theory; excellent writing skills, including grants, reports, press releases, and promotional materials; excellent communication skills to maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders; skilled at public speaking; general knowledge of social science research methodologies and research design; knowledge of social media strategy and website maintenance.

Amount of Travel: Regular local travel within county and region; occasional travel in-state to trainings; at least yearly travel to out-of-state conferences

Hours per week1.0 FTE; 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday; some evening/weekend meetings and events

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