Employment Opportunities

Position: Prescription Drug Prevention Coordinator
Position Type: Full time

Primary Function: Provide support to Project Lazarus of Wilkes and Watauga Counties through the implementation and execution of evidence-based prevention strategies to combat the misuse of prescription medication by youth age 12-25.

I. Support planning, implementation, and evaluation of Project Lazarus goals and objectives through the use of evidence-based prevention strategies and Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).

a. Provide support in the development of evidence-based prevention strategies.
b. Participate in data collection and management, including community needs assessments and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
c. Represent PL at health fairs, participate in media advocacy and outreach, and coordination of youth leadership activities.
d. Facilitate communication between community partners.
e. Help plan and facilitate monthly coalition meetings.
f. Prepare meeting agenda, minutes, and report impact of community-based initiative

II. Engage in current community initiatives that support goals and objectives of related to prescription medication misuse and abuse.

a. Attend/Facilitate Project Lazarus meetings
b. Provide and track dissemination of community lock boxes for disposal of unused medications.
c. Disseminate information regarding permanent medication drop off locations
d. Develop and implement policy for those using Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS)

Additional Responsibilities:
• Participate in required trainings
• Will include travel

Supervision structure:

The Prescription Drug Prevention Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Prevention Services and/or Prevention Coordinator at Western Youth Network, but will have opportunity to work independently as well as with the Project Lazarus team.

•Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years experience in public health, human services or related field. Familiarity with evidence-based prevention strategies preferred.
•Some travel required. Availability to travel for training February 2 – 5, 2015 preferred. 

*Please note, this position is not a substance abuse counseling or therapy position and does not include direct service with youth populations. Rather, this position’s focus is coalition building and the oversight and organization of community collaborations that utilize evidence-based strategies to prevent prescription medication abuse.  

Salary Range: To be determined based on education and experience. Benefits package including health/dental, vacation, mileage and other programmatic reimbursements available.

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references no later than January 30th at 5pm to:
Hollie Storie Wilcox
155 WYN Way
Boone, NC 28607
Or storieh@westernyouthnetwork.org