To mobilize the community to implement evidence-based environmental strategies with the primary focus of changing policies and influencing social norms related to substance use and misuse. Develop, implement and maintain a community coalition designed to reach all segments of the Blinn College campus communities in Brenham and Bryan. Through the use of surveys, data collection and analysis, programs targeting underage college students will be designed to reduce underage consumption of alcohol, tobacco and tobacco products, marijuana and other cannabinoids, and prescription drug misuse.
Implement SAMHSA’s five-step Strategic Prevention Plan (SPF) which includes Assessment, Capacity Building, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Cultural Competency, and Sustainability are guiding principles utilized throughout the process.
- Develop and build the County Community Coalitions Program (CCP) as defined by the funding agency.
- Work closely with all area resources and service providers including the PRC 7 Coordinators.
- Coordinate and facilitate existing or new coalition activities.
- Facilitate and provide direction to the CCP to insure appropriate environmental strategies are developed that address the state priorities regarding substance abuse.
- Implement a needs assessment that will accurately identify key issues confronting the target population of the coalition.
- Compile county and community–specific data and report data to coalition members, PRC 7, and funding agency.
- Assist the Coalition with establishing criteria to identify community priorities.
- Conduct regular monthly meetings for the Coalition.
- Complete all documentation and reports in a timely manner for submission to the Coalition, the Program Director, the Executive Director, and the funding agency, as required.
- Search for and develop environmental strategies as well as funding opportunities for the CCP.
- Set-up and close down coalition events, including meetings and activities.
- Coordinate with other coalitions and the local PRC as frequently as possible.
- Respond to all communication from both internal and external sources in a timely manner.
- Participate in agency wide activities as needed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the organization in furthering its mission.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the Prevention Services Director or Executive Director.
- Conduct marketing and educational presentations to campus organizations and community organizations.
- Meet all funding agency Measures and required elements in the Statement of Work.
Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in health planning or a related field. Must have or obtain an Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) designation within the timeframe established by the funding agency beginning with the start date of employment or the start date of the program.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Must have extensive knowledge of the prevention of underage alcohol use, tobacco and tobacco products, marijuana and other cannabinoids, and prescription drug misuse and their physiological, psychological and social effects.
- Must have a strong knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies.
- Must have experience in data collection and interpretation.
- Must have the ability to prepare and submit reports in a timely manner.
- Must have the ability to work in a non-structured environment.
- Must enjoy working with the media (press, TV and radio) and speaking in public.
- Must have excellent planning, development, organizational and record keeping skills.
- Must have strong skills in conducting prevention services for both youth and adults.
- Must work well and relate well to individuals and groups, both youth and adults throughout the community.
- Must have the ability to establish rapport with program participants and community.
- Must have an extensive knowledge of community resources.
- Knowledge of Public Service Announcement (PSA) development preferred.
- Must be skilled in record keeping.
- Prior experience in grant-writing or fund raising preferred.
- Must have knowledge of Federal Confidentiality rules.
- Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred, but not required.
- Must complete all other training, including certifications as required by funding agency.
- Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
- Must have a current driver’s license, reliable transportation and a home telephone.
- Must have dependable transportation.
- Must have strong public speaking skills.
- Must have a positive attitude and flexibility.
BVCASA is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.