The Empower Johnson County Coalition invites applications for a part-time Assistant Community Coordinator to start mid-February 2019. We welcome applicants with experience in youth substance abuse prevention, specifically in engaging youth in peer education efforts. Responsibilities would include supporting Johnson County youth coalitions, increasing the social media presence of the coalition, and distribution of information/awareness media materials for youth and the broader community. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in public health (or a related human service field), with at least one year of professional experience in a community-based prevention program (or related area). Additional professional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Empower Johnson County is the mission to “Empower[ing] the Johnson County Community to reduce and prevent youth substance abuse through advocacy, education, and enforcement.” Empower is supported by the fiscal management of Upstream Prevention, and applicants would be considered employees of Upstream Prevention. UP is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Applications should email their application packet to Kathleen@upstreamprevention.org with the subject: Assistant Community Coordinator Application. Application emails should include: •Cover letter that describes the candidate’s qualifications and record of accomplishments •A resume or curriculum vita •List of three references •Writing Sample – please provide your response to one of the following questions: oIf the county could do three things for youth substance abuse prevention in Johnson County, what strategies, programs, or approaches would you think would make the greatest difference? oWhat role do you see youth playing to reduce substance use rates of their peers in the next five years? oWhat substance do you feel is the most pressing concern for Johnson County youth, and why?
Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions should be directed to Kathleen Ratcliff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen Anderson is the founder and Executive Director of Upstream Prevention, Inc. She is an IC&RC Certified Prevention Specialist with a Master of Public Affairs (University of Missouri) and a B.S. in Psychology (Missouri State University). While working on her MPA, she was awarded the Mel Carnahan Public Service Fellowship and was the 2013 Stanley L. Botner award recipient. She got her start in prevention as a research assistant for Missouri’s Partners in Prevention, before moving to Indiana to work at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University-Bloomington as a Research Associate and Community Prevention Specialist.