Education/Teaching/Training, Marketing/Outreach/PR, Program Management
4 Year Degree
360 Youth Services is looking to add a team member to our dynamic prevention department, a 6-8th grade Communication Campaign Coordinator. This position serves as a member of the 360 Youth Services Prevention Department focusing on the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among the youth of our community. This Department of Human Services, Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (DHS SUPR) funded full-time grant position includes a parent campaign with strong youth campaign components, for 10,000 6-8th graders in all twelve middle/junior highs schools in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and Indian Prairie School District 204 and their parents.
The primary responsibilities of this position include facilitating a robust communication campaign with many elements including presenting youth prevention education for middle school students and parents throughout the school year. DHS SUPR grant deliverables include a variety of evidenced-based and best-practice projects, for which this person will work with the 360 Youth Services prevention team as needed, to deliver.
Position require driver’s license and insurance, travel to local program and meeting sites and occasional travel in-state (typically Chicago, Bloomington or Springfield, – overnight may be required). Evening hours may be required occasionally and weekend hours may be required very infrequently.
Please see website for full job description at 360youthservices.org
This position requires direct involvement in a variety of activities including, but not limited to, program and campaign planning and development (design, writing content, etc.), campaign logistics and coordination, student/classroom presentations, parent presentations, interacting with students at POC tables at schools, record keeping, grant and outcome reporting, financial documentation, public relations, and interaction with private and governmental agencies that contribute to the programs.
Lead a core team of school and community members and other 360 Prevention Department staff to provide for implementation of all the tasks associated with planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a communication campaign for parents of middle school students and their children.
Work directly and primarily with adults and youth in the community and representatives of different schools, agencies, law enforcement, etc., establishing and maintaining relationships, and providing the following: orientation and support as needed; clear and concise communication; progress and outcome related information; ongoing engagement, including expressions of gratitude. Collaboration with community representatives is essential in making a difference and reducing youth use.
Meet best-practice and evidence-based substance abuse prevention standards as required by DHS SAPS funding, other funders and 360 Youth Services.
Keep various records, program files, statistics, and submit reports as required by the Prevention Director, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors or any funding agency.
Participate in all DHS SAPS mandated training, including New DHS Staff, Communication Campaign, Focus Group, Promoting the Illinois Youth Survey, Too Good for Drugs and Youth Prevention Education facilitation training and other opportunities provided through Prevention First or other resources.
Support middle schools in successful administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS), including assistance as needed with registration, implementation of the IYS on survey day, and follow-up when individual building data becomes available.
Work with the 360 Prevention Team supporting other prevention department programs as needed including the Power of Choice High School Communication Campaign, Guard and Discard (a community-wide adult-focused communication campaign to address the contributing factors for reducing prescription drug use for nonmedical reasons), Youth Prevention Education, Youth Advisory Council, resource guide, SAMSHA National Prevention Week activities, Community Alliance for Prevention and projects as determined. Each key project has a lead staff person.
Inspire and maintain a positive team approach to effectively work together and create sustainability.
Represent the agency at community events, meetings and other functions as designated.
Participate in agency and departmental meetings.
Assume other duties as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to relate to a diverse group of stakeholders required. Strong written communication skills.
Strong presentation skills and comfort/enjoyment in presenting to/with middle school students, teens and adults.
Strong computer and technology skills are essential.
Knowledge of communication campaigns and/or basic marketing
Design experience, experience creating products and the wiliness to grow those skills.
Knowledge and experience with InDesign is a plus.
Knowledge of current developments, literature and sources of information in the field of alcohol and other drug prevention, asset building, strengthening protective and resiliency factors for youth and families, best-practices and evidence-based substance abuse prevention strategies.
About 360 Youth Services
360 Youth Services provides life-changing services to youth through substance use prevention education, counseling, and housing. 360 Youth Services is a not for profit agency that has served the community for over 45 years.