Employment Opportunities

Western Youth Network’s mission is to build youth of character & confidence so that every young person in the High Country reaches their full potential.

WYN works tirelessly to give young people the following:

  • The SAFETY of a caring environment
  • The SUPPORT of positive role models
  • The SKILLS needed to learn & grow


Current Positions Open

Director of Prevention Services

About the Prevention Team: Through formal partnerships, coalitions and collaborations, the WYN Prevention team aids communities in the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities. WYN utilizes evidence-based approaches and data-driven strategies to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse and therefore impact the shared community environment in which we live.  

Position Details: This position will provide direct coordination and and input  into the operations, management and implementation of the WYN Prevention Program including: responsibility for special community-based projects and ongoing tasks; short and long range planning; program evaluation and program development; performance measurement; grant writing and management; organizational analysis; and management of data collection systems. This position will also provide training and consultation for the  WYN Prevention team and the community as well as help create and implement practices and procedures. Performance of this work requires initiative, creativity, attention to detail, flexibility and the exercise of independent judgment.


  • Provide professional support to WYN Prevention team;
  • Participate in short and long-range planning related WYN Prevention needs and grant requirements;
  • Coordinate the development of community assessments, logic models, strategic and action plans, evaluation plans and sustainability plans;
  • Coordinate evaluation activities for prevention initiatives, review goals and objectives, and recommend improved efficiency and effectiveness measures;
  • Assist in the formulation and updating of WYN Prevention initiatives and activities, monitor policy adherence, and identify trends;
  • Manage WYN Prevention budget; monitor expenditures; prepare funding proposals, grant reports, memoranda, and other correspondence;
  • Support community partner recruitment and retention;
  • Prepare and present printed material, news releases, publications and other program publicity

Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public health; thorough knowledge of budget preparation/administration; good knowledge of the application of management information systems regarding organizing data for studies; good knowledge of the community and its needs in order to develop and coordinate resources and programs; ability to collect, analyze, interpret and prepare data, and the ability to utilize this data in order to evaluate programs and community needs; ability to establish short and long-range plans related to program needs and staffing requirements; ability to interpret policies and assess operations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of other agencies, co-workers, and the public; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications: Four-Year Degree (preferably with classes in population health and program management practices or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities); Considerable experience in a position involving public health, substance use prevention and/or behavioral health; knowledge of program planning and evaluation, management of budgets and a program/department; valid driver’s license with ability to travel.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in public health (human services or other related field); experience providing support to community coalitions and/or high level and diverse work groups; training or coursework in the field of behavioral health and prevention of youth risky behaviors; experience managing federal and state grants

How to Apply: Open until filled.

Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: warrenj@westernyouthnetwork.org

Application materials may also be mailed to:

Western Youth Network

155 WYN Way

Boone, NC 28607

Attn:  Jennifer Warren


After School/Summer Program Site Leader-

Position Details:  WYN is seeking an After School/Summer Program Site Leader who will help run all aspects of our middle school after school and summer program.  This position will work closely with WYN’s After School team.  This is a 3/4 salaried position with benefits.   WYN will provide professional development opportunities and travel reimbursement.

Responsibilities:  The After School Site Leader will report directly to the After School Director and will have significant responsibility for building relationships with and providing daily supervision for 6th-8th graders in the program.  This will include transporting students, utilizing the Love and Logic behavior management philosophy, assisting students with homework, overseeing volunteer tutors, communicating with parents, and engaging the youth in recreational, vocational, and team building activities.

Additional responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

·         Some evening and weekend work

·        Overseeing administrative aspects of the program such as client notes, data entry, attending youth “team meetings,” developing behavior contracts, scheduling, etc.

Qualifications: Previous experience working with middle school youth is highly encouraged.  A bachelor’s degree is preferred.  The successful candidate will possess outstanding people skills, the ability to troubleshoot issues that may arise for youth at the program, and the ability to build rapport with young people.  Candidate must be highly motivated and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple tasks at once.

How to Apply: June 23rd, 2017 at 5pm, send cover letter, resume and 4 professional references to:

Application materials may be emailed to canipeh@westernyouthnetwork.org       or

Western Youth Network

155 WYN Way

Boone, NC 28607

Attn:  Heather Canipe
More about WYN:

WYN’s mission is to build youth of character and confidence so that every young person in the High Country reaches their full potential.  WYN works tirelessly to give young people the safety of a caring environment, the support of positive role models, and the skills needed to learn and grow.