The Prevention Program Coordinator leads the agency Substance Abuse Prevention Program, including overseeing all programs, supervising staff, and fulfilling reporting requirements for funders.
Lead PEER’s prevention work in schools and communities we serve. This includes:
Leading the prevention team, including supervising and training staff and interns.
Overseeing program implementation and evaluation.
Overseeing coordination of all prevention services schedules to ensure programs adhere to best-practice and/or grant funding guidelines.
Collecting and analyzing data to measure effectiveness of programs. Work with expert researcher on the development and implementation of drug use and perception survey.
Assuring completion of all project deliverables.
Managing grant compliance and reporting in a timely and accurate manner.
Managing the Illinois Department of Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Services grant, complete annual workplan and submit reports as required by IDHS.
Implementing prevention programs and conduct community presentations as necessary.
Maintain PEER’s role as trusted expert resource on substance use prevention in all the communities we serve. This includes:
Providing consultation on prevention best practices to community organizations and coalitions.
Liaising with key community stakeholders, including school districts, police department, city departments, media, etc.
Researching, coordinating and making recommendations for program implementation for youth, parents, and community.
Build substance abuse prevention coalitions in communities we serve. This includes:
Leading the Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (ESAP) and build its visibility and impact in the community.
Working with local coalitions to develop and maintain grassroots local support for prevention efforts.
Develop new opportunities for PEER and partners to expand prevention work in our communities and schools. This includes:
Preparing grant applications to local units of government, foundations and service organizations.
Serves on the agency leadership team. This includes:
Informing agency leaders about developments in the schools and communities we serve.
Providing guidance on opportunities to build meaningful early intervention programs.
Support agency-wide initiatives as assigned by agency executive director.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in community/public health, social services, education, or related field plus 3-5 years experience. Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs. Strong oral and written communication skills. The ability to work comfortably with a wide range of people, including youth, parents, and community leaders. Must be able to manage multiple projects and staff simultaneously. Access to a car and ability to lift and transport program materials.
About PEER Services, Inc.
PEER Services strives to eliminate substance use and the problems it causes for individuals, families, and communities through collaborative high-quality prevention and treatment services.