Project Assistant

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs - Griffin, GA4.4


The Council on Alcohol and Drugs has been funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to conduct an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program (ASAPP) in collaboration with local, regional and statewide partners to serve selected target communities located in Middle Georgia: Henry, Pike, and Spalding counties.

The Project Assistant will assist and support the Project Director in carrying out program development, research, communications, coalition building, and fundraising. This job is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in non-profit management, social services and/or substance use prevention.

Project Assistant job duties would include:

  • Assist Project Director with event planning including but not limited to: Red Ribbon Week Celebration events & Alcohol and Marijuana Awareness Campaigns in Henry, Pike, and Spalding counties
  • Administer substance use prevention curriculum to middle school students in a classroom setting including teaching, schedule coordination, and data collection
  • Help to form, convene, maintain and strengthen county-based Community Prevention Alliance Workgroup (CPAW)
  • Attend CPAW meetings and assist with meeting minutes
  • Attend community meetings when Project Director cannot attend
  • Assist county-based youth action teams with substance use prevention efforts
  • Enter monthly data online
  • Develop monthly informational emails/newsletter for key community leaders
  • Attend DBHDD and other training as requested by Project Director
  • Assist with all program and evaluation reporting as needed
  • Represent the project and The Council in a professional and positive manner at all meetings and venues, and in verbal and written communication with current and possible future funders, key stakeholders and collaborators.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to counties to be served and have a reliable means of transportation
  • Other duties as assigned by Project Director

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor Degree required. Educational background and experience working with youth. Must be highly self- motivated, as well as be able to work independently. Must be highly organized with excellent attention to detail and follow-through while managing multiple tasks. Flexibility and the ability to make public presentations and appearances is also required.

Must be tech savvy with at least intermediate computer skills using Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Some relevant experience with nonprofit organizations or substance abuse prevention preferred but not required.

Requirements include ability to facilitate group work with middle and high school youth and adults; working via computer, telephone and other electronic devices; driving frequently to meetings and events; light lifting of equipment and materials; occasional night or weekend work, occasional long days and occasional overnight travel.

This is a part-time contract funded position. This position is funded at $15/hour for 19 hours per week.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour


  • Substance Abuse Prevention: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Teaching evidence-based curriculum: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Public speaking: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Nonprofit and Community Organizations: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Working with youth and schools: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Seasonal job:

  • No