Building Character

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Public Policy/Coalition Manager

Title: Public Policy/Coalition Manager
Reports to: Director of Programs
Employment Type: Full-time
Work Location: Miami-Dade County
Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000 annually (non-negotiable)


Position Summary

This position is directly responsible for day-to-day operations of Urban Partnership Strategic Collaborative -Miami and Urban Partnership Drug Free Community Coalition; facilitating the Coalitions’ Action Plan; achieving timely and effective implementation of grant deliverables; and fostering the Coalitions’ mission. The position will track the implementation of the Coalitions. He/she is responsible for developing correlated policies and planning processes; facilitating implementation processes with a broad range of stakeholders to project objectives; analyzing alignment of resources and organizational systems in place for the coalition stakeholders. This position will also support initiatives that facilitate the dissemination of policies, effective planning practices, and resources across the coalitions and between coalitions stakeholders.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Serve as primary liaison to SAMHSA.
• Supervise the program team.
• Form and maintain stakeholder partnership efforts for key systems linkages.
• Provide motivational leadership and vision to the Coalitions, working collaboratively to facilitate implementation of the Coalitions’ Action Plan
• Facilitate coordination of activities of all consultants, paid and in-kind, to support Action Plans.
• Facilitate coalition meetings and trainings and optimize coalition organization and participation levels.
• Facilitate organization of workgroups, implementation of Action Plans strategies, and community campaigns.
• Serve as ambassador for the Coalitions promoting the vision, mission & priorities.
• Ensure effective grant and budget management.
• Provide timely preparation of all management and grant required reports including preparation/submission of written narrative and fiscal progress reports, statistics and reports to funder.
• Participate in all appropriate community activities, meetings, and trainings.
• Assure training of staff and implementation of evidence-based practices.
• Provide training and technical assistance to project staff and subcontractors.
• Oversee data management to assure complete, accurate data upload.
• Responsible for data integrity: Review data quality and assure that expected records have been entered into data management systems.
• Assist in developing new programs to support the strategic direction of Gang Alternative, Inc.
• Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Competencies

Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Policy Development or related field.
• Five years of experience in developing policies, preferably those associated with youth substance abuse prevention.
• Five years of experience overseeing substance abuse disorder programming, preparing federal reports, in particular to SAMHSA, and training staff on use of evidence-based assessments and curricula.
• Demonstrated experience in working with evidence-based substance abuse treatment models and culturally-relevant adaptations for the target community.
• Demonstrated experience leading a coalition and extensive knowledge of the 12-sector model.
• Highly effective leadership and community outreach skills, which includes prior experience coordinating with community partners, community development, and planning to bring about desired results.
• Demonstrated ability in managing grants including experience with data-driven, outcome-based planning and reporting activities.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural competence and ability to work effectively with youth and adult volunteers.

• This position may require independent travel between work station and other sites. Consequently, the incumbent must maintain valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment.
• Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear and lift presentation materials, including equipment.


This is an outstanding opportunity to be a part of a highly effective nonprofit program and partnering with the other members of the Middle Management team. Gang Alternative, Inc. will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, health, 403b and vacation benefits.

  • Health Insurance (partially funded by employer)
  • Medical Gap Insurance (fully funded by employer)
  • Dental Insurance (partially funded by employer)
  • Vision Insurance (fully funded by employer)
  • Life and AD&D (fully funded by employer)
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement plan (with employer match)
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off, including Birthday and Personal Day
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career growth

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