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  • Metro Drug Coalition 4930 Lyons View Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 (map)

Job Description: Metro Drug Coalition is a non-profit organization that serves as the drug abuse prevention, professional training and public awareness arm of Knoxville and Knox County

Mission: To improve the health of the greater Knoxville community by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change

Vision: A healthy and safe community free of substance misuse

MDC Project Director duties include:
-Provide support services, organization and coordination of all community anti-drug coalition activities.

-Prevention programming should target specific populations including Knox County Schools, youth-serving organizations, the faith community, parents, medical professionals and others.
-Assists the Executive Director with MDC partnership efforts including community education forums, community workshops, and leadership training.
-Create and submit quarterly grant progress reports
-Track efforts to ensure project goals, objectives, activities and evaluations are being successfully completed in a timely manner
-Assist Executive Director with recruiting and engaging future coalition partners
-Recruit, maintain and coordinate the efforts of coalition volunteers
-Continually upgrade and revise marketing, development and research collateral to support the coalition’s goals and objectives
-Maintain all records
-Assist in agency grant writing, management and reporting
-Assist with other duties as assigned by Executive Director
-Phone Referrals for treatment, counseling and/or other needs may be necessary
-Attend required grantee meetings
-Obtain and maintain Certified Prevention Specialist credential

Organizational Support:
The MDC Program Director provides support services when necessary to all other MDC staff, as well as programs and community involvement.

-Four year college degree in health education, social work, or other related fields
-Two years experience working with community groups, including youth
-Must submit to a background check prior to employment
-Must maintain a valid Tennessee Driver’s license and show proof of insurance
-Experience in grant writing, grants management and reporting preferred
-Must demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills

MDC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

How should someone apply?: To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Karen Pershing, by March 1, 2019. No phone calls please!

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