DFC PROJECT COORDINATOR (Project Investigator)
Part time – 30 hours per week
1. Description of duties and responsibilities: The Project Coordinator will be charged with the day-to-day operations of the grant and Coalition to include but not be limited to:
· Budgeting, marketing, training of Coalition members, guiding the Coalition through the SPF process, completing reports, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements.
· Responsibilities include the maintenance of a Logic Model for the project which identifies community needs and connects them to a project Action Plan.
· Duties involve planning, implementing and evaluating environmental prevention and intervention strategies to reduce substance use among youth.
· Additional responsibilities include marketing environmental activities and communicating with Coalition members, parents and youth, school administrators, local media, and other community partners.
· Project management responsibilities include maintain contact with Federal Partners assigned to the project; participate in technical assistance meetings and webinars; prepare and submit required performance reports; prepare budgets and adhere to an overall project and yearly budgets; compile other types of information as required and requested to monitor the project; work with the local project evaluator to collect data and ensure that an evaluation is completed to specifications; use qualitative and quantitative data to inform a continuous improvement process; and ensure compliance with grant requirements.
2. Qualifications for position: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in public health or related field such as health education, administration, policy/planning, or in community/organizational psychology; demonstrated experience working with community and school programs designed to promote the positive development of youth; and 3-5 years project management experience involving community collaboration, public service agencies, law enforcement or other public or private entities in collaborative efforts to enhance community development and promote a safe and healthy community. Experience with large project management and evaluation desirable.
3. Supervisory relationships: The Project Coordinator works collaboratively with members of the Coalition and MVPS, Inc. to ensure the proper and timely management of the DFC project.
4. Skills and knowledge required:
· Knowledgeable about the Strategic Prevention Framework.
· Able to analyze and utilize data as part of the strategic planning process.
· Experience with web-based reporting systems.
· Familiar with environmental strategies for the reducing alcohol and substance misuse.
· Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, and evaluate community development activities.
· Able to identify and involve appropriate people in determining project directions and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
· Able to communicate effectively through oral, visual, written and visual channels as well as utilize computerized tools.
· Ability to utilize project resources within the community.
5. Personal qualities: Able to work independently and must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
6. Amount of travel: Candidate should be able to travel locally as well as attend required DFC training events and annual conferences.
7. Compensation: $16.87/hour, 30 hours per week, not to exceed $26,316 yearly. This is a contract position based on funding from the Drug Free Communities grant. Extension of the position will be based on continued grant funding.