Capital Area Public Health Network Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP) Coordinator

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Concord, NH
Job Type
Salary Type
Salary Range
$50,000 - $60,000

About the Organization

Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community's most pressing needs.  Granite United Way is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income and health.  Granite United Way works with over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors and thousands of volunteers every year to make our communities a better place.

Granite United Way serves the Southern (Manchester/Derry/Salem), Merrimack County, Greater Seacoast Region, North Country, Central New Hampshire, Northern and Upper Valley Regions of NH and VT as well as Windsor County, VT.  For more information, visit

Granite United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About the Job


Granite United Way’s Vision is to be the preferred way people work together to build a community that values its collective responsibility to care for each other. All employees at Granite United Way are integral to our ability to achieve our mission. Performance of job duties outlined below, in a manner that enables us to follow through on our promises to the communities we serve, is more than an expectation—it is a standard here at Granite United Way.

Granite United Way currently serves as host agency for three (3) out of the thirteen (13) regional public health networks in the state, including the Capital Area Public Health Network, the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, and the South Central (formerly Greater Derry) Public Health Network. Funded in part by NH DHHS, these networks work to convene, coordinate, and facilitate an ongoing network of partners to address regional public health needs.



The Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator is a full-time grant funded position within the Capital Area Public Health Network, supported by the Network partners and Granite United Way. The coordinator works with key sectors of the community (education, business, government, health and medical, safety and law enforcement, community supports) to implement evidence-based environmental strategies to prevent substance misuse, related risk factors and consequences in the community.



The SMP Coordinator supports the following scope of services in order to meet grant requirements and deliverables:

  • Develop and maintain a regional network of community stakeholders to establish and maintain a strategic prevention framework and successfully implement the prevention strategies outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Coordinate activities within the work plan, with a potential focus on youth leadership councils, prescription drug take-back initiatives, social marketing campaigns, Life of an Athlete, suicide prevention strategies, as well as support and advocacy for other evidence-based prevention strategies, such as Project Success.
  • Develop and maintain a regional network of subject matter experts to support substance misuse prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery and related health promotion activities.
  • Ensure that programs and priorities are data-driven, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate to achieve outcomes; submit monthly and quarterly evaluation reporting to funding agencies or as requested.
  • Collaborate with other regional prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery specialists and state agencies; attend all state required trainings, workshops, and monthly meetings
  • Provide strategic planning support for program improvement
  • Provide logistical support, program implementation, trainings, workshops, and meetings
  • Attend conferences/seminars/meetings as requested
  • Complete other tasks as assigned


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for current and emerging initiatives that result in increased and/or new service capabilities that address gaps identified in assets and gaps assessments, including collaboration with other providers and systems.
  • Assist in enhancing public health system collaboration by providing staff support to the regional Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC).
  • Facilitate the Capital Area Leadership team by providing staff support to the Continuum of Care Coordinator.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, human services, or related field or relative experience
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or pending certification (within one year of hire)
  • Experience with program coordination, health promotion, assessment, community organizing/capacity building, strategic planning, and evaluation
  • Experience with evaluation strategies to demonstrate direct impact, return on investment, and value added
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, including youth partners, demonstrating cultural competency and community awareness
  • Ability to consider and incorporate diverse perspectives, while brokering positive relationships
  • Ability to understand and implement federal and state planning models
  • Ability to adapt approach, style, and methods to best engage and empower community partners
  • Ability to clearly articulate purpose, goals, and objective both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and integrate community stakeholder feedback and recommendations
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Ability to work autonomously within established framework
  • Ability to track, follow through, and meet grant deadlines and obligations
  • Excellent communication, organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary
  • Demonstration of proficiency in computer skills, Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Excel) with the ability to learn new applications
  • Maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Knowledge of Capital Area communities is preferred
  • Maintains current driver's license and can travel frequently in state.



 The venue of this position is a general office environment that is clean, well-lit, and environmentally comfortable, free of fumes or airborne particles, and only minimally exposes employees to office solvents limited to those relative to copier equipment.


This position requires:

  1. Minimal requirement to reach at or above shoulder level; occasional reaching below shoulder level
  2. Ability to travel throughout the territory
  3. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include night and
  4. Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting and/or standing and to lift up to approximately 25 pounds to waist high level whenever necessary.
  5. Mobility includes regular sitting, some standing and
  6. Valid driver’s
  7. Criminal Records


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document describes the position as it is currently available and is not a contract. Granite United Way retains the right to change modify the position description at any time.

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