The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a SPIFFY Coalition Coordinator to work collaboratively with coalition partners and staff to plan, facilitate and evaluate proven prevention strategies aimed at reducing youth substance abuse in Hampshire County. 

Who We Are:  SPIFFY (Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth), housed in the department of Healthy Families and Communities, is a county-wide coalition whose mission is to “collaboratively engage in data-driven prevention efforts to reduce youth substance use and build healthy communities in Hampshire County.” Our department staff are skilled in public health policy and practices related to substance use prevention, food security, mental health, and trauma informed communities. 

We value: Relationship building, undoing systems of white dominance, accessibility, authenticity, supporting others to realize their agency to create change, and long-term, collaborative, multi-sectoral change processes that are rooted in community.  Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to. 

This is you:
  • You enjoy working as part of a team, are a well organized, detail-oriented person who is able to prioritize multiple complex projects
  • You're eager to engage with a wide range of people and groups--from school administrators and city government leaders to diverse youth and adults including people with low incomes and culturally diverse backgrounds  

  • You enjoy working with local municipalities on policy and systems change initiatives

  • You like the challenge of planning and facilitating interactive and productive meetings

  • You are willing to develop the skills you have, and learn new ones

  • You have experience with and knowledge of public health, public policy, or community organizing

Highlights of what you will do:
  • In colllaboration with coalition partners, plan, implement and evaluate school and community-based projects related to youth substance use prevention, youth leadership, policy change, and community norms to build healthier communities.

  • Develop and implement an equity-framed model for establishing local municipal prevention teams, including recruitment of municipal, school and community representation, training, policy development support, and assessment.

  • Planning, facilitation and follow up of coalition meetings including on zoom and other on-line learning software.

  • Utilitze the Strategic Prevention Framework to develop and implement strategies to prevent underage drinking and drug use in Hampshire County.

We hope you'll consider joining the Healthy Families and Communities Team!  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.