Project Coordinator – Youth Programs


Project Coordinator  –  Youth Programs

Do you have a passion for public health in relation to youth engagement and empowerment to reduce substance and tobacco use, bullying, and support good mental health 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 Youth Programs.  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 Youth Programming Project Coordinator is responsible for 1) the coordination and primary delivery of Youth Engagement and Empowerment activities detailed in the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) /HCCA contract for efforts in the Central Public Health District (Kennebec and Somerset Counties) and 2) implementation of certain substance use prevention youth strategies in southern Kennebec County included in the contract between University of New England (UNE) and HCCA.

This position builds on strategies informed by Social Emotional Learning theories and includes youth initiated and youth led participatory action research and projects based on their research; working with existing youth groups and advisors, and assisting adult leaders, as well as evidence-based substance use prevention strategies.

This person will be a Prevention Team member at HCCA, attend trainings and meetings hosted by MYAN and UNE, engage new partners, and complete required monthly reporting.


Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health, Education, Public Health or related field preferred; experience, demonstrated expertise and skills may be substituted.  Experience of 2-3 years minimum preferred, but not required.  Demonstrated excellence and regular practice with positive youth development practices, facilitation, teaching and learning with both youth and adults. 
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of primary prevention, youth development, substance use prevention and community engagement.
  • 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 with basic software skills and internet research abilities. Proficient with multiple social media platforms. 
  • 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, as well as have the ability to travel across Kennebec and Somerset Counties.

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:  HCCA office in 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.