Public Policy/Coalition Manager
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 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.
Gang Alternative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
Gang Alternative, Inc. is a Drug-Free Workplace.
This position shall have access to information in a personnel and client’s record only to the extent that such information is required to carry out job duties. Any information obtained will only be used by or disclosed to those who have a need to know to ensure the provision of quality client care. Staff and client information is to be held strictly confidential.
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties required of personnel so classified. Responsibilities, knowledge, skill, abilities and working conditions may be supplemented or revised at any time.
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