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Project Coordinator - Drug Free Communities Grant

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pmLocation: Lynchburg, VA 24501Position Summary:The Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day activities for the Drug-Free Communities Grant. The position will serve on the leadership team of the Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources Coalition in support of the grant. This position is funded for a five-year term until October 30, 2024.Required Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred from an accredited college/university in applicable human services, public health, or health promotions field1 to 3 years of grant or project management experience; 1 year of related experience that includes working in the field of mental health, substance use, public health, health promotion or education; planning and implementation of awareness campaigns, events, programs, and training; community organizing and coalition building; writing reports, analyzing data to determine needs, capacity and effectiveness, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Project management skills with experience in grants management, coalition development and substance use prevention; Knowledge of grant administration and expectations to maintain identified budget requirements; Knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework and use of logic models to evaluate and measure program outcomes by: assessing needs, developing a strategic plan, implementing effective community prevention initiatives, policies, and practices and evaluating their efforts for outcomes; Knowledge of the Seven Strategies for Community Change and ability to build capacity by engaging a broad range of community sectors and implementing a public-health approach to achieve reductions in targeted community substance use problems; Knowledge of current trends, community resources, and partnerships addressing substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery; Ability to maintain strong command over written and verbal communication; Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet; Ability to respond effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive and professional manner; Willing and available to work a flexible schedule (evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.) as required; Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, and provide services to clients in other locations. Regular attendance at agency and community training and meetings may require travel to a variety of locations within the Horizon service area.About Horizon:Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move. Horizon is also the proud recipient of Living in Lynchburg's 2021 Giving Back Award, Best Place to Work in 2018, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, and again most recently for 2021!Employment with a VA Community Services Board offers generous benefits that include participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays and CME Reimbursement. Horizon's clinical sites are NHSC/HRSA approved and are certified as public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) employer sites. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.To Apply - Please visit our online career center at Horizon requires vaccination against COVID-19 with an FDA-approved or FDA-authorized vaccine as a condition of employment, or seek an approved exemption prior to start date. Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Keywords: Horizon Behavioral Health, Lynchburg , Project Coordinator - Drug Free Communities Grant, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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