Job Opportunity: Term-Limited Communities That Care Coordinator
This position is open to current Colorado residents This is a term-limited position and funding cannot be guaranteed beyond August 31, 2022.
This announcement will close on December 1, 2019 or when an adequate pool is reached (adequate pool is defined as 30 candidates who meet minimum qualifications or 50 applications total), whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
The purpose of this position is to provide grant oversight and to coordinate training and technical assistance for funded local partner agencies implementing the Communities That Care model to address youth substance abuse prevention across the state. This position will manage the contracts for approximately 10-15 community grants for the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention project, which includes the planning and coordination of grantee meetings, development and execution of scopes of work and budgets, provision of regular and ongoing technical assistance, cultivation of a community of learning among project grantees, and facilitation of project assessments for continuous program quality improvement. Expertise on the public health approach to primary prevention, program implementation, substance abuse prevention using a shared risk and protective factor approach, and the evaluation of prevention activities is required. This position must possess expertise in the provision of technical assistance to diverse partners and communities on the synthesis and communication of information from multiple sources. This position requires strong communication skills and must demonstrate strong skills to build and maintain relationships at the community level in order to support local Communities That Care substance abuse prevention programs to engage their communities and implement prevention projects.
This position provides direction to the enhancement of the VIP-MHP Branch's understanding of the magnitude and contexts of youth substance use as a risk factor for other priority prevention topics for the branch. This position will work collaboratively with other members of the Retail Marijuana Education Program on the context of legalized recreational marijuana in the state, with other members of the VIP-MHP branch on prescription drug misuse prevention efforts, and partners from sister agencies on substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, and primary prevention strategies for youth.