The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a nonprofit organization providing support and guidance to families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance abuse. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. And we advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction.
This spring, we will embark on a year-long pilot program in the state of Tennessee focusing on providing family support and resources to address misuse and abuse of opioids. The program will include direct support to Tennessee parents via our toll-free helpline, one-on-one parent coaching sessions, community trainings, as well as digital resources, including e-learning and a new mobile texting program.

We are seeking a dynamic and results-oriented professional interested in a long term consulting assignment with a flexible schedule and varying hours. The consultant will fill the role of Community Education/Engagement Specialist and take responsibility for coordinating the Partnership’s outreach to local organizations in Tennessee for the purpose of aligning organizational resources for greater community impact. The Community Education/Engagement Specialist will work closely with the program staff to carry out and support programs that underscore the connection between our organization and its service to the local community.

Major Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships and develop protocols for partnership with key stakeholders across East, Middle and West Tennessee.
  • Secure commitments from community organizations, local media, corporations and schools to become local partner organizations. Establish relationships and credibility among community leaders, advocates, elected officials and residents.
  • Provide on the ground intelligence and serve as brand ambassador when discussing the Partnership’s strategic direction and priorities. Represent the Partnership at a variety of community education events
  • Develop and deliver community education presentations on topics related to substance use disorders and their effects on families
  • Manage and promote the Partnership’s new Partner Platform
  • Mobilize local organizations and community stakeholders around common community goals in support of the collective impact approach to community results. Encourage participation in the Partnership’s community and family education and support programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years’ progressively responsible community engagement experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a community setting with diverse populations, including community groups, policy makers, professional staff, volunteers and parent groups.
  • Solid knowledge of best practices around community engagement, communications and volunteer programs
  • Excellent problem solving and process management skills. Superior verbal and written communication skills; highly effective listening and presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • General knowledge of substance use disorders and their effect on families a major plus

How to Apply
The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter including salary history via email to jobs@drugfree.org No phone calls, please.