Norwich, Drug Free Communities Coordinator



Closes On: May 13, 2022 at 04:30 PM EST

Department: Human Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $60,048.63 - $65,270.25 Apply Now

General Description
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the general day to day activities and organization of the coalition and its work on the Drug Free Communities (DFC) objectives. The coordinator will be responsible for assessment, capacity building, planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the DFC priorities. The Coordinator will guide the coalition to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations, and individuals in reducing youth, young adults, and adult substance abuse in Norwich CT. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for ensuring that the necessary state and federal reporting requirements, including interim reports and a final report are completed and submitted.

Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as the primary liaison to the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Attend all mandated trainings as requested by the state and federal project staff.

Coordinate and cooperative on initiatives for with the DMHAS Training and Technical Assistance Service Center.

Become proficient in the required instruments of the federal (CSAP) cross-site evaluation reporting system, specifically the Community Level and Participant Level Instruments.

Keep current, and expand their knowledge, in the areas of youth substance abuse and serve as resource person for the coalition and community.

Plan and coordinate training and technical assistance for the coalition.

Conduct literature/resource reviews to identify possible evidence based programs.

Coordinate all assessment activities with local and state evaluation resources.

Work with local and state evaluators and coalition members to develop and implement data collection tools and methods for assessment and evaluation and develop evaluation measures for implementation activities.

Help coordinate and facilitate coalition meetings.

Communicate effectively and regularly with coalition members on the SPF process.

Serve as a consultant to the coalition to develop community partnerships.

Assist coalition members in strategic planning and developing a comprehensive action plan based on assessment results.

Direct SPF-DFC implementation activities.

Manage and oversee expenditures of coalition budget (or contract).

Masters’ degree and relevant experience in public health or health education, administration, policy/planning, or in community/organizational psychology; or a bachelor’s degree and three years of recent appropriate experience in managing or coordinating a community based public health or health-related agency could be substituted for advanced degree. At least two years of experience with health education programs in community setting. Good standing as a Certified Prevention Specialist or commitment and action plan to secure CPS within 12 months of employment. Recent is defined as being within the last five years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Considerable knowledge of youth counseling principles and practices, family and group therapy.

Considerable ability in oral and written communications.

Considerable ability to relate to youth and adults on an individual and group basis.

Considerable ability to plan and implement a wide range of youth oriented programs and activities.

Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, coworkers, youth, other governmental agencies, and the general public.

Knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Proven ability to work independently and excellent organizational skills.

Public relations or marketing skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Familiarity and comfort with reporting outcomes in web-based systems.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Most must be able to read and interpret professional journals and government regulations, write standard reports and correspondence and effectively represent information in one-on-one and small group situations. The position requires the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.

Important Information
In order to be considered, applicants must demonstrate on their application that they meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

You must reside within the City of Norwich, 60 miles from Norwich within one year of appointment.

Examination will consist of 100% written OR 100% oral OR 100% experience and training


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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