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Job Title: Coalition Coordinator 

Reports to:  Prevention and Community Public Health Manager         

Classification: Exempt; Administrative

The Coalition Coordinator provides support for the coalition director and the coalition. The coordinator is responsible to support the coalition mission and day-to-day operations including community engagement and communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Coalition Director (Prevention and Community Public Health Manager)
  • Works as a team member with staff, coalition members, and stakeholders to meet the grant goals and objectives
  • Continually broadens expertise in the area of substance use prevention, harm reduction, and coalition development
  • Assists in the recruitment and retention of coalition members of all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences
  • Collaborates with community groups to strengthen and expand the coalition including maintaining the 12-sector representation
  • Serves as a Chair/Co-Chair of the Prevention Equity Committee
  • Develops marketing and media strategies including materials and campaigns
  • Implements effective public relations and communications strategies
  • Provides development/support, plans with and grows the Latinx and youth coalitions
  • Helps plan, coordinate, and execute coalition summer youth programs
  • Presents to middle/high school classrooms as well as parent/community groups on topics relating to harm reduction, marijuana and the developing brain, alcohol use and consequences, opioid prevention and naloxone administration, positive social norms, peer refusal skills, media literacy, etc.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with local marijuana retail outlets targeting a reduction in youth access and substance abuse/misuse
  • Provide timely reports as required by the Director, such as quarterly in-kind hour tracking, grant updates, community and data assessment and evaluation, etc.

Other Duties:

  • Supports the development, direction, and evaluation of fundraising activities
  • Attends and provides support at necessary workshops, training, and events
  • Serves on various prevention and/or networking related groups/committees (i.e.: School-Based committees, other regional coalitions, Oregon Public Health Association, Naloxone Committee, etc.)
  • Works to establish relationships with Schools/Staff, to plan classroom presentations, develop youth coalitions, and engage in prevention strategies and campaigns
  • Participates in relevant Continuing Education opportunities to support the evolving work of the Coalition
  • Must be committed to organizational mission and fiscal responsibility
  • Additional duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • BA or BS relevant to the work of the coalition. CPS preferred, but not required.
  • Bilingual/Bicultural preferred - English and Spanish

Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to multi-task, accountable, outgoing, self-directed, organized, able to work independently and take direction, works well with others, can work as part of a team
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and conditions
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize an equity lens
  • Knowledge of harm reduction ideology and practices
  • Experience working closely with communities with disparities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office , Constant Contact, and social networking
  • Preferred experience in grant writing and/or evaluation
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and automobile insurance

As of January 1, 2020, all final candidates for employment must pass a pre-employment drug test and criminal background check.

Travel: Some traveling (monthly trainings, 40-60 hours a year spent at in-state and out-of-state trainings). No travel during statewide Coronavirus restrictions.

Salary Range:  $3,125-$3,417 monthly

Position Time: 1.0 FTE; some evening and weekend

Benefits include: health, dental, vision, EAP, 401k, vacation, and holiday pay.

Submit cover letter, resume, and job application (found at to:

Northwest Family Services

6200 SE King Rd

Portland, OR 97222