Prevention Coordinator


Co-coordinates and supports events, activities, deliverables, and projects associated with the Ohio College Initiative, the Ohio Youth-led Prevention Network and other youth and young adult programs and services. Serves as a point-of-contact for consumers, partners, funders, grantees, and agency leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists with the planning, implementation, and delivery of strategies associated with youth and young adult programming and networks.*
  2. Leads outreach efforts and coordinates program planning related to the Ohio College Initiative and other young adult/collegiate-based educational opportunities.*
  3. Leads promotion and advertising of prevention projects through traditional, electronic, and social media messaging for the Ohio College Initiative; supports similar efforts for OYLPN and Rally.*
  4. Researches and writes regular newsletters geared toward youth and young adult networks for OCI network membership; assists with similar efforts for OYLPN and Rally.*
  5. Provides technical assistance and support to statewide partners, consumers, grantees, and funders.*
  6. Coordinates, develops, and presents original youth-led programming material.*
  7. Creates, manages, and maintains project tools, resources, records, and reports.*
  8. Works with YAYA Manager to develop and implement initiatives to increase the visibility of OCI (and/or YAYA programs) throughout the state.*
  9. Identify, establish, and cultivate cooperative relationships within the higher education system both within Ohio and nationally.*
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.*

* denotes essential functions


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.

Math Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, and web-based email software. Willingness to learn agency utilized web-based applications (SALSA, Adobe, Mondays, etc.)


Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Specialized Training (preferred)

  • Experience working with high school and college-aged students.
  • Experience with prevention science theories and practices.
  • Experience in planning meetings, events, and activities.
  • Experience in public speaking.

Certificates and Licenses

Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) or the ability to obtain within two years of date of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities

  • Respectful and responsive customer service skills.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • High degree of project management.
  • High degree of motivation, enthusiasm, and collaboration.
  • Effective and clear written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to provide group facilitation.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to travel within the state or out of the state on occasion.
  • Flexible schedule: ability to work overnights and weekends on occasion.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Working Conditions

Employees may negotiate a hybrid work from home/in office schedule.

Conditions of Employment

Note: The final applicant selected for this position will be required to pass a drug screening.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 AM to 5 PM, with one-hour unpaid lunch

Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000

Application Deadline: Until filled.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Prevention Action Alliance via email to