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Name of Organization: Research Foundation for SUNY
Job Title: Community Coalition Coordinator
Part-time or Full-time: Full-time
Job Location: Buffalo, New York
Start Date: Friday, Sep. 1, 2017
Job Description: Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion/Center for Health and Social Research (ICHP/CHSR) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a full-time Community Coalition Coordinator to oversee the day-to-day activities of the Partnership for Success (PFS) grant from the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The PFS Community Coalition falls under the umbrella of ICHP/CHSR’s larger West Side Youth Development Coalition (WSYDC), whose mission is to prevent alcohol and drug misuse by youth on Buffalo’s West Side through environmental prevention, such as stronger social norms against use, enhanced familial and community support, decreased access to drugs, and increased enforcement of laws and policies (more information at http://chsr.buffalostate.edu/west-side-youth-development-coalition). The addition of this Coalition and Coordinator will serve to enrich and enhance the capacity of WSYDC by guiding the coalition in the development and implementation of strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations, and individuals in prescription drug abuse and heroin use prevention. Essential functions of the job: The Community Coalition Coordinator will perform all duties under the direct supervision of the PI (Dr. Karl Wende) of the PFS grant and with guidance from the Senior Coordinator of Health Promotion Programs (Jonathan Lindner) at the Center for Health & Social Research. Duties will be in alignment with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), including: Building Capacity: • Coordinate PFS coalition-building and prevention activities in alignment with the overall goals of WSYDC as identified by the PI and senior program leaders, including the Assistant Coordinator of WSYDC • Attend all mandated trainings as requested by CHSR leadership and state and federal project staff • Plan and coordinate training and technical assistance for coalition members and partners, effectively and regularly communicating with them on the SPF process • Keep current and expand your knowledge base in the areas of prescription drug abuse and heroin use • Serve as a resource person for the coalition and community, and assist in developing community partnerships, paying particular attention to engaging a diverse range of community members to join the coalition Planning and Implementation: • Conduct literature/resource reviews to identify possible evidence-based programs • Assist with strategic planning and developing a comprehensive action plan • Enhance the presence of WSYDC in the community through active collaboration with community sectors, OASAS, coalition members, and Local Governmental Units by implementing strategies consistent with the Strategic Prevention Framework. • Coordinate with the CHSR fiscal agent regarding oversight of the coalition’s budget expenditures Evaluation: • Develop reports on the Participant Level and Community Level Instrument-Revised (PLI and CLI-R) for the federal cross-site evaluation reporting system • Work as a team member with the PFS Data Coordinator, the state-level evaluator and SPF-PFS statewide coordinator, the fiscal agent, OASAS staff, and community development specialists at the Western New York Prevention Resource Center (PRC) on issues such as data collection tools and processes and evaluation measures for implementation activities to ensure that program goals are being met • Evaluate implementation activity effectiveness on an on-going basis • Under the guidance of the PFS PI, document findings and progress of programs/activities in written reports to the OASAS SPF coordinator and local PRC and coalition members; report and/or present progress and findings through publication and presentation at meetings/conferences • Timely submission of mandated documentation (e.g., timesheets, required reports, etc.) • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications: Required Qualifications: • Masters’ degree and relevant experience in health promotion, public health or health education, policy/planning, public administration, psychology, or closely-related program centered on health issues OR • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five years of experience managing or coordinating a community-based public health or health-related agency or its programs • Demonstrated knowledge of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework Job Related Physical Requirements: • Occasional heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds Travel Requirements: • Readily available transportation in order to attend and participate in community group or agency events and meetings in Buffalo’s West Side and the greater Buffalo area • Travel to bi-annual PFS Grant Learning Institute in Albany; possibility of attendance at other trainings and conferences
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: • Two or more years of experience promoting health using environmental strategies in community settings • Experience or knowledge of prevention of substance use and abuse, health disparities, and the social determinants of health • Ability to work both independently and on teams • Self-starter willing to learn and take initiative, but always in coordination with other WSYDC coalition PIs and Project Coordinators • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills • Excellent public relations, marketing, and social media skills • Ability to report outcomes into web-based systems • West Side or Black Rock resident preferred, active in neighborhood institutions with diverse community members
Rate of Pay: High $30,000s to low $40,000s; salary commensurate with experience
How to Apply: Visit: https://www.rfhiring.com/default.asp
Contact: Stephanie Gruarin
Website: http://sponsoredprograms.buffalostate.edu/