Youth Prevention Specialist - Part Time

Posting Date: November 12, 2020

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University seeks applications for a part time Youth Prevention Specialist to work with the United for Prevention in Passaic County Coalition. The position is a grant funded, renewable on an annual basis. Hours available up to 29 hours per week.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate, conduct and manage all activities related to the Partnership for Success Grant
  • Conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment of youth serving systems in Passaic County
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with members of youth serving organizations to improve policies and practices that will reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors associated with behavioral health disorders
  • Utilizing a prevention-based toolkit, provide education and technical assistance to youth serving organizations
  • Prepare monthly and annual evaluation reports as required by the grant
  • Participate in trainings as identified by the grantor
  • Attend monthly CIACC meetings
  • Coordinate and implement the Tackling Opioids through Prevention for Athletes (TOPs) program
  • Work with the Coalition Director to coordinate quarterly coalition meetings, monthly team meetings and county-wide community trainings
  • Provide and support the Coalition Director with coalition administration duties such as creating requisitions and following through with purchase orders



  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Public Health or closely related field required 
  • Experience with community-level projects
  • Understanding of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and population-level change strategies
  • Knowledge and experience with substance abuse prevention programming and coalition work
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer and social media skills
  • Experience and competencies in working in a multiracial, multicultural environment
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for work related travel
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule when required
  • CHES or CPS certification strongly preferred


Interested candidates should send letter of application, accompanied by a current resume and three professional references to Sherrine Schuldt at or via mail to William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submissions preferred.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University visit our website at

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

Newly hired individuals will be required to establish and maintain principal residency in the state of New Jersey within one year from the date of employment.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.