Drug Free Communities Coordinator

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20 - 22

About the Organization

The Partnership for Public Health, Inc. (the Partnership) is a non-profit agency with a mission to improve the health and well-being of the region through inter-organizational and public health improvement activities.  Based in Laconia, NH, the Partnership is one of the State’s 13 regional public health networks and serves as the fiscal lead for ServiceLink in Belknap and Carroll counties. The Agency has a staff of 20 and provides community health education, substance misuse prevention, suicide prevention, and emergency preparedness programs across the Winnipesaukee Public Health Region. 

This position is within a public health organization that follows CDC guidelines and recommendations.



About the Job


The Drug Free Communities Coordinator functions as the Coalition Lead for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Grant. This position would be best suited for someone who is a dynamic community outreach worker that is passionate about drug free prevention with the youth of Laconia. Someone who excels at engaging and educating colleagues and middle and high school students. The ideal candidate will act as liaison with community partners; facilitate community events; create, develop, and implement community supported workplans, and interface and report to the CDC as the funder. 

The Coalition Coordinator supports and advances the goals and objectives as established by the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Grant focusing on alcohol and substance use prevention for youth, primarily underage drinking, marijuana use (to include vaping), and prescription drug misuse. The Coalition Coordinator will be responsible for developing, progressing, and sustaining a prevention coalition in Laconia which includes collaborating and working with members, leadership, and subcommittees of the coalition as well as a variety of community organizations, local representatives, business sector, parents, and youth within Laconia to cultivate, promote and implement prevention strategies and activities.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Education, or related field.
  2. Relevant experience in community development, project implementation, program sustainability, and/or substance misuse prevention.
  3. Capable of effectively collaborating and working with others as well as able to work independently and in a group setting.
  4. Ability to balance and multitask responsibilities.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills.
  6. Accuracy and attention to detail.
  7. Ability to set appropriate priorities and handle the pressure of meeting multiple deadlines.
  8. Knowledge in project implementation and management.
  9. Proficient communication skills, both written and verbal.
  10. Personal qualities of high integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the agency.
  11. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  12. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  13. Criminal Records and Motor Vehicle check.


  1. Minimal requirement to reach at or above shoulder level; occasional reaching below shoulder level required.
  2. Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting and/or standing and to lift up to approximately 25 pounds to waist high level whenever necessary.
  3. Pleasant manner of speaking with clear speech, respectful personality, and ability to hear adequately to communicate by phone, virtually, and in person.
  4. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress.
  5. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include night and weekends as well as being able to travel throughout the region and state as required.


  1. Arrange and facilitate regular coalition meetings of members, leadership, and stakeholders.
  2. Coordinate and facilitate trainings, activities, and events that support/promote prevention.
  3. Attend and participate in coalition subcommittees as well as other local, regional, state, and national meetings/trainings as appropriate and/or required.
  4. Produce and maintain all necessary records and reports as necessitated by the DFC Grant.
  5. Complete all DFC Grant reporting requirements fully, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  6. Assess progress and evaluate effectiveness of prevention efforts at scheduled intervals, as well as examine current prevention strategies and activities to determine ongoing success.
  7. Locate, examine, and share statistical data, study findings, and emerging evidence to advise and shape prevention efforts and activities being performed and implemented.
  8. Work together with the coalition leadership to identify, research, and compose grants proposals to support current and new prevention efforts.
  9. Engage and collaborate with coalition members, leadership, and stakeholders, community organizations, local representatives, business sector, parents, and youth.
  10. Promote and recruit participation and/or membership into the coalition.
  11. Secure in-kind contributions and donations for use by the coalition to benefit and support the prevention efforts implemented within Laconia.
  12. Additional duties, as determined and/or stipulated by coalition leadership, the DFC Project Director, and/or the DFC Grant and PPH Prevention Department.
How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to careers@pphnh.org