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Substance Use Prevention Coalition Coordinator

Collaborates with the Magna Township Communities that Care Coalition community board and partners to ensure the success of prevention efforts in Magna.

Works with key leaders in Magna to identify and recruit appropriate members of the community board, facilitate their process of getting organized as a Communities that Care (CTC) coalition, and continue through the 5 phases of CTC.

This includes providing workshops on prevention, data interpretation, setting priorities, assessing resources, strategic financing, and selecting, implementing, and evaluating programs.

Will work with CTC liaisons to ensure diversity and equity among the board and in the community.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Health Promotion, Health Education, Community, Public Health Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other closely related field, plus two (2) years of related experience; OR a combination of related education and experience.


The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Continue the Communities that Care (CTC) process in implementing the comprehensive community prevention plan and work on sustainability and evaluation of the coalition
  • Obtain commitment from relevant elected officials, public agencies, and schools for support of coalition; serve as a liaison to senior leaders. Identify and lead outreach activities to engage the community and recruit community board members (parents, youth, educators, media, law enforcement, social services, faith leaders, etc.).
  • Partner with chair to create and maintain a productive board by setting meeting objectives and articulating roles, responsibilities, and expected results.
  • Facilitate discussions to specify desired outcomes, selection of proven programs, policies and practices to address risk and protective factors and fill gaps.
  • Manage tasks, delegating as appropriate, to plan implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the selected programs, including specification of partnership and stakeholder roles and responsibilities.
  • Handles community board meeting preparation & follow up, arranging logistics for training and technical assistance.
  • Coordinates dissemination of CTC information through public speaking, community events, marketing campaigns, website copy, and social media content.
  • Partners with executive leadership to secure funding for programming, infrastructure, and staff: assists in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, writing grant proposals, reports, other materials needed to obtain funding. Under direction of community board and program manager, develops and manages budget.
  • Maintains professional demeanor, complies with metro township policies and procedures, maintains Pledge of Confidentiality, and adheres to Providers Code of Conduct. Attends orientation training and on-going training as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Social casework principles
  • Methods, techniques, and principles of crisis intervention and effective groups
  • Human development, behavior, and child development principles
  • Agency policies and procedures
  • Laws concerning youth
  • Public relations and communication skills
  • Prevention Science (risk and protective factors, social development strategy, communities that care, etc.)
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Principles of team work and collaboration
  • Knowledge of local resources including community resources
  • Basic level of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook, with the ability to navigate a Windows environment
  • Receive and appropriately retain confidential information
  • Understand and communicate well with youth

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Organize and schedule work efficiently, prioritizing and performs multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively in person, over the phone, and in writing.
  • Relate comfortably with youth and families from a wide range of economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Work independently, cooperatively and effectively with others
  • Design fliers and other promotional materials
  • Adapt to situations flexibly, while adhering to curriculum
  • Coordinate activities involving multiple organizations. Work independently, cooperatively and effectively with others

Design fliers and other promotional materials

  • Adapt to situations flexibly, while adhering to curriculum
  • Coordinate activities involving multiple organizations


The ability to work in an office setting 40 hours a week in a shared or private workspace or work from home. The ability to use computers, phones and other standard office equipment. Sitting, computer work, driving to program sites and outreach events through Salt Lake County. Requires lifting up to 50 pounds


Salary Range- $50,000- 60,000 depending on background and experience. Benefits included with employment

Must pass a criminal and child abuse background check.

Must have valid Utah driver’s license

This is grant-funded, time-limited position. The position will work 40 hours per week. The schedule will mostly be M-F, but may require one Saturday per month. For community events or board meetings, this position may work until 9pm. Most hours will be worked in Magna.

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Last Updated: 5/12/22