Program Coordinator, Maine Prevention Services: Substance Use Prevention Services

Position Type Professional Staff
Faculty Track  
Position Title Program Coordinator, Maine Prevention Services: Substance Use Prevention Services
Employment Status Full Time
Months 12
Campus Portland, ME
Description To coordinate and oversee the implementation of the statewide Opioid and Other Substance Use Prevention Grant with the Maine Dept. of Health and Human Service Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Responsibilities • Coordinate and oversee implementation of the work plan in accordance with Maine DHHS guidance.
• Provide technical assistance, training and local program oversight to sub-recipients as well as other state agencies or organizations that provide prevention services.
• Monitor progress of and provide technical assistance to districts to assist them in the completion of their objectives.
• Coordinate all preventative training programs and UNE program regional learning collaborative meetings in conjunction with other program staff.
• Provide coordination of program communications.
• Ensure reporting processes of the sub-recipients in accordance with the program grant contract.
• Assure that grant deliverables and expectations are met as set by Maine DHHS and UNE.
• Participate on program management team.
• Participate in statewide work groups as assigned.
• Travel to various sites within Maine.
Qualifications • Master of Public Health degree and 3 to 5 years of experience with implementation of community health initiatives, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
• Expertise in substance abuse/tobacco prevention programs.
• Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills with groups and individuals, including verbal, written, and group presentations.
• Must be a Certified Prevention Specialist or willing to obtain certification.
• Must have strong Excel skills.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
EEO Statement Summary Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number 20160767P
Open Date 07/26/2019
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

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Membership Manager – Maine Public Health Association

Membership Manager – Maine Public Health Association

Job Description

The Maine Public Health Association has served as the voice of public health in Maine for 35 years, and is seeking to grow our staff by hiring a Membership Manager to support our efforts to promote and protect public health in Maine.

Relevant activities include growing and retaining membership, maintaining and organizing MPHA’s membership database, and creating and facilitating public health sections for members. These new public health sections will allow members with shared interests to come together to develop scientific program content and policy papers in their areas of interest or fields of practice; and provide professional and social networking, career development, and mentoring.


Position Summary:

The selected candidate will be responsible for MPHA’s membership growth and engagement efforts. The incumbent will work closely with MPHA’s executive director, board members, members, partners, and other stakeholders.

This position is part-time (25 hours/week), with potential for full-time. Benefits negotiable.



The primary responsibilities are to grow and retain Association membership. Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and recruiting new members to the organization
  • Maintaining MPHA’s membership database, including updating members’ contact information; tracking membership, and preparing reports
  • Processing member renewals, including oversight of invoicing and renewal notices
  • Conducting and analyzing a member survey; overseeing member-focused programming
  • Developing and facilitating public health sections for members
  • Updating MPHA’s website with membership information and expanding reach in MPHA-led coalitions by engaging new members
  • Assisting with communications, including MPHA’s newsletter, social media, and action alerts
  • Assisting with the MPHA annual conference and other events, as needed
  • Serving as primary staff liaison to MPHA’s Board Membership Committee

Qualifications & Specific Requirements for this Position:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public health, or relevant area, and/or 2-3 years of non-profit experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent communications, writing and organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including board members, members, volunteers, and partners
  • Experience with group facilitation
  • Ability to work independently; judiciousness in asking for assistance
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team
  • Experience with database management platforms preferred

MPHA’s office is located in Augusta. The position is flexible (work from home/MPHA’s office), with some in-state travel required. The incumbent will report to the Executive Director; there are no supervisory expectations.

All interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and a writing sample to MPHA’s Executive Director, Rebecca Boulos ( Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Please ensure to send all requested information to be considered.

The Maine Public Health Association is Equal Opportunity Employer.

Project Coordinator  –  Tobacco Prevention Program

Project Coordinator  –  Tobacco Prevention Program

Do you have a passion for public health in relation to tobacco prevention in the State of Maine?  MCD Public Health, a division of Medical Care Development, Inc., a non-profit health services organization in collaboration with Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), is accepting applications for a Project Coordinator to oversee the Tobacco Prevention Program.  This position is located at the HCCA office in Gardiner and is a grant-funded position with -potential for renewal.  This 40 hour per week position is eligible for MCD’s benefit package.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for implementing tobacco use and exposure prevention by providing community education, policy and systems changes, and environmental enhancements at the community level for the prevention of tobacco-related diseases and assuring implementation of District Prevention strategies.  This position reports to the HCCA Project Director on all administrative and programmatic matters.

The Project Coordinator will perform the additional job duties.

  • Utilizes media for a variety of community awareness strategies.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to implement the tobacco prevention program.
  • Collects and enters required data into reporting systems.
  • Assists with grant reporting requirements for accuracy, meeting required deadlines.
  • Works closely with other HCCA staff to assure that project activity meets budgetary expectations.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field, public health, community health education preferred or an equivalent of education and experience. (A combination of four (4) years of education, training, and/or experience in health, public health, or related field.)   Master’s level training in related field is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills and the flexibility and ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little supervision.
  • Proficiency with all current Microsoft Office programs as well as any other software programs, online communication platforms, and other technology necessary to perform the job.
  • Experience developing communication materials, including flyers, brochures, booklets, social media posts, etc.
  • Competencies among successful applicant are expected to be consistent with those identified by the Public Health Foundation Council on Linkages as Level II.

Successful applicants will be a creative thinker, energetic, self-starter who enjoys new challenges and are able to function comfortably in a fast paced team environment or independently and relate well to co-workers, customers, organizations, and the public

This position offers a career path to growth and development within the organization.  MCD and HCCA deeply value diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment, and collaboration.


Position:  Professional level

Location:  Gardiner, Maine

Projected start date:  October 1, 2019


Application Requirements

NOTE:  All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Your salary expectations
  • Two writing samples
  • Three professional references

Applications should be sent to  Position is open until filled. Send all of the requested information to be considered.  No phone calls please.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization and Affirmative Action Employer

Overdose Health Educator Specialist – Prevention & Healthy Living

Health Educator Specialist – Prevention & Healthy Living, 40 hrs/week
149 North Street
Waterville, Maine, 04901
United States

MaineGeneral Health has a full time opportunity for a Health Educator to join the staff at the Prevention & Healthy Living Department. The primary role of this position is to conduct health education presentations throughout the MaineGeneral Health service area which may include substance use prevention, harm reduction, naloxone administration, HIV/HCV prevention and safer sex practices.
If you have a passion for community health improvement, we want to hear from you!


  • Assists Prevention & Healthy Living Director and Grants Program Manager with Community Health Improvement assessment, program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Organizes and implements Prevention & Healthy Living education initiatives, as assigned.
  • Assists MaineGeneral Health Department managers with prevention and health education program design related to priority clinical service lines.
  • Provides health education, overdose prevention and harm reduction services to patients and the community. .
  • Serves on community health coalition boards, as assigned.
  • Collects outcome and process data, maintains statistical records, writes and files reports for Overdose Prevention and harm reduction services..
  • Assists with special Community Health Improvement projects, including advocacy and public policy, as assigned.
  • Organizes with special Community Health Improvement projects, including advocacy and public health department(s), as assigned.
  • Assists Service Director with collaborative relationship building and partnerships with local, state and federal agencies and organizations, as assigned.
  • Works collaboratively with other MGH departments on worksite, school-based, and community outreach activities, as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Health or related field preferred
  • 1 or more years of health education instruction experience is preferred
  • Group facilitation experience and skills
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred
  • Substance Use Prevention experience strongly preferred
  • Needle Exchange Program experience Strongly Preferred
  • Proficiency in a suite of Microsoft Office applications

Position Highlights:  

  • Competitive Benefit package including Health, Dental, and Disability options
  • Generous earned time program
  • Retirement plans with employer match 

To Learn More & Apply, please visit:

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability: In furtherance of MaineGeneral’s policy regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, MaineGeneral has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that MaineGeneral is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. The Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for inspection by any employee or candidate for employment upon request, during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Department. Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440.