Prevention Program Coordinator

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This is a full-time position responsible for overseeing one of the five regions of the statewide Alliance for Wisconsin Youth. Community Advocates serves as the Regional Prevention Center (RPC) for the Southeast Region of the Alliance which is comprised of the following: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. The position includes regular communication and technical assistance with member coalitions, organizing local and regional training, recruitment of new coalitions, attending regular meetings with the other RPCs across the state, and reporting activities to the State of Wisconsin.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides leadership and creativity in the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of the AWY multi-year actions plans- which focuses on data driven environmental strategies.
  2. Maintain regular communication with AWY member coalitions through email communications, telephone conversations, and in-person/virtual meetings.
  3. This includes maintaining the SE Alliance for Wisconsin Youth private Facebook group and providing relevant information to be included in the Community Advocates Prevention Journal on a bi-weekly basis.
  4. Plan and facilitate SE AWY quarterly regional meetings. Including inviting guest speakers and program representatives, issuing a meeting agenda, and providing meeting minutes following each meeting.
  5. Actively seek ways for AWY members to work more collaboratively between themselves considering region-wide initiatives, ongoing workgroups, etc.
  6. Stay abreast of emerging and on-going best prevention practices, funding announcements/opportunities, and relevant prevention topics by attending relevant conferences, trainings, workshops, and following newsletter updates from relevant providers- in order to share with AWY membership base.
  7. Actively help build the capacity current AWY member coalitions by providing on-going technical assistance and/or coaching while conducting outreach to recruit potential new members.
  8. This includes planning, hosting, and/or contracting for trainings, webinars, or workshops base on membership requests and feedback
  9. Responsible for managing the annual AWY mini-grant process that is available for AWY members. This includes the updating, issuing, collection, review, and approval of the application.
  10. Responsible for all data collection and reporting on AWY sub-granting. Data and activities will be collected from all participating counties, and regional activities to be reported into State and Federal database systems.
  11. Actively participate in all AWY related meetings- which include RPC Steering Committee Meetings, SCAODA meetings, etc.
  12. Supports education of local and statewide policy makers to increase knowledge around substance use and misuse and other related topics.
  13. Attend all Public Policy Institute staff meetings.
  14. Attend Prevention Staff meetings in addition to scheduled one-to-one sessions with Prevention Services Manager.


  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook necessary
  • Experience with collaborate meeting tools a plus
  • Experience in outreach and relationship building
  • Experience leading work groups
  • Experience with conflict resolution
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Excellent record keeping and reporting skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of learning styles, and teaching/coaching abilities a plus
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of written or verbal information
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with grant writing, and maintaining budgets a plus
  • Experience with coalition work, public health, or community organizing preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance with the ability to drive and transport equipment to various sites as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required


  • Substance Misuse/Use Prevention Skills Training
  • Ethics in Prevention

Recommended Certificates/Licenses:

Prevention Specialist Certification

Physical Demands: Be able to lift 25 pounds, sit/stand at a computer for majority of work hours.

Inventory/Product Management: Some of the trainings require that materials be prepared and mailed to registrants- person must be able to coordinate the ordering, assembly, and distribution of materials. Also will need to maintain any other inventory for special grants/projects as needed.

Work Environment: Work is primarily performed remotely, during the day, with occasionally night and weekend events.

Travel: Some travel with this position will be required for in-person conferences.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $42,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: Remote

Email cover letter and resume to by October 7, 2022.

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