Coalition Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000.00
Maximum: $45,000.00




121-125 Chestnut Street
United States


Do you have a passion for public health and prevention? Are you interested in creating lasting community level change? Prevention Links and the Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County are looking for someone who communicates well, learns quickly, and has experience working with community based initiatives. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt quickly to changing environments and be able to multi-task while staying organized.

FT- Bachelor’s required, masters preferred.Substance abuse prevention, coalition/community organizing, and/or youth experience a plus. Candidate will work with community coalition members to make environmental changes (e.g. changes in town policy, media campaigns, etc.) to prevent substance abuse. Candidate will also develop, coordinate, and implement custom substance abuse and leadership training programs for youth in school and community settings. E.O.E., Valid drivers’ license required. Criminal background check conducted. Salary based on experience and qualifications: Range 40-45K annually. Send resume to


Prevention Links is a private, not-for-profit organization, which takes a leadership role in the prevention of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and related issues.

Prevention Links focuses on identifying and enhancing existing strengths within the individual, family, school, and work setting to serve as the first and most valuable resource in sustainable revitalization of all types of community.

Prevention Links implements training programs and evidence based strategies, practices and programs that are outcome based and empower all segments of a community to be actively engaged in changing their environments.

The Health and Wellness Coalition of Union County’s is a program offered by Prevention Links and its mission is to assess the needs of Union County in order to enhance collaboration and coordinate prevention efforts that foster a drug free lifestyle and create healthy communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Coalition Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the Coalition to include providing: General oversight for coalition activities and associated projects; Grant development, submission, and management; State and national reporting; and technical assistance to local/regional coalitions and partnerships that focus on substance abuse prevention. The Coordinator will work to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals in health promotion, assessment, and evaluation activities.


  • Coordination of a community based coalition.
  • Cultivate, recruit, maintain, and strengthen a community-based advisory board.
  • Continually broaden expertise in the area of substance abuse with a focus on environmental strategies.
  • Coordinate Health Communication Initiatives and Marketing Strategies.
  • Represent the Coalition through professional associations locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Recruit and maintain a diverse coalition membership with local and state partners through in-person and virtual activities.
  • Assist coalition members in conducting annual strategic planning and guide the Coalition to develop a comprehensive action plan.
  • Develop and implement data collection methods, tools, and evaluation measures for coalition activities and associated projects in conjunction with coalition members.
  • Coordinate and implement a student survey centered around collecting data as required by all applicable grant funding.
  • Coordinate and facilitate coalition meetings and communicate effectively with members to promote collaboration, negotiation, and problem solving.
  • Develop marketing and media materials, campaigns, and opportunities in conjunction with the external affairs staff and statewide media consultants/network.
  • Continuously evaluate coalition effectiveness and coalition strategic plan.
  • Coordinate (minimally) monthly coalition/task force meetings based upon Coalition’s annual strategic schedule (produce agenda/minutes/coordinate follow-up tasks).
  • Continually work on building capacity and expanding coalition involvement.
  • Ensure current data and community trends are collected, analyzed, and utilized for coalition efforts, including the creation of and updating of the logic model and action plans.
  • Promote coalition platforms via press releases, advertising, media, fliers, community events, and other means deemed beneficial for increasing awareness.
  • Conduct/coordinate parent, youth, and community presentations on substance abuse topics as needed on behalf of the Coalition.
  • Attend trainings/meetings as needed or required as the Coalition representative from Prevention Links/HAWC.
  • Manage special projects (such as Sticker Shock campaign, TIPS trainings, etc.) for the Coalition.
  • Conduct Town Hall meetings on specific focuses annually or as outlined by the Coalition’s strategic plan.
  • Assist all walk-ins with their needs, which may include, but are not limited to: Resume building; Job searches; Email creation; Printing, faxing, etc.


  • Must be able to perform work responsibilities in various locations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and possess basic computer skills.
  • Must be available to attend weekend and evening meetings and events as required.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must possess the time management skills necessary to organize and manage multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S and New Jersey.
  • Must possess the ability to serve as a representative of Prevention Links, upholding agency’s expectation of excellence and collaboration.
  • Must maintain an understanding of all programs, grants, and projects offered by Prevention Links.
  • Must adhere to Prevention Links administrative, reporting and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate documentation of activities.
  • Must participate in all agency required training.
  • Must be able to speak and write English.
  • Must be able to walk, stand and sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License and an independent mode of transportation.
  • Must complete all other duties and tasks as requested by the CEO or Deputy Director.


  • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred, minimum of three years’ experience in related field of endeavor a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the community including youth.
  • Strategic Prevention Framework Experience a plus.
  • Coalition Experience a plus.
  • CPS and/or CHES Certification a plus.
  • Public relations or marketing skills a plus.
  • Event planning experience a plus.

TRAVEL: Domestic travel may be required for this full-time position. Local, independent travel is required.

EVENING AND WEEKEND AVAILABILITY: Must be available evenings and weekends

Prevention Links provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Prevention Links complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Prevention Links expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Prevention Links’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


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