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Community Prevention Project Coordinator

locationVancouver, WA, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/24/2023

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Who we are
The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) works closely with local governments and other community partners throughout Clark County to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness and help families break the cycle of poverty.

Who we are looking for
The Vancouver Housing Authority is seeking a Community Prevention Project Coordinator to work with West Van for Youth Coalition. This is a temporary position through the end of September 2023. The mission of the Coalition is to build the community in order to promote healthy choices and reduce youth substance use so young people can grow into resilient and healthy adults. More information can be found at

The Community Prevention Project Coordinator position will coordinate the work of the Coalition and Drug Free Community (DFC) activities including coalition communication, data collection, and information dissemination. Responsible for managing federal, state, and private grants that support community based prevention coalitions.

What you'll do
• Coordinate prevention efforts in cooperation with West Van for Youth Coalition and Steering Committee.
• Manage the administrative aspects of the DFC grant, including but not limited to preparing and submitting all ongoing coalition data reports, certifications, and other reports or worksheets required by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
• Consult with community based coalitions; assess and organize strategic prevention framework and implementing prevention strategies.
• Track and prepare biannual reports in compliance with grant requirements.
• Facilitate strategic work plans to develop community partnerships recruit new coalition members; and partner with school and community-based youth programs and other community resources.
• Provide leadership in planning and coordinating community and school education and awareness events, media campaigns, and community/parent outreach.
• Work with steering committee in acquiring in-kind donations, securing community partners (sector representatives) according to contract requirements, and identify and pursue local funding opportunities from individual, service clubs, businesses, and foundations.
• Make presentations to service clubs and community groups about community based prevention coalitions.
• Attend applicable trainings that may involve travel.

What we offer
• The STARTING SALARY RANGE for this position is $4,661 - $5,127 per month based on experience. The full salary range for this position is $4,661 - $7,177 per month. The final candidate for this position will be paid within the STARTING SALARY RANGE.
• Full-time, non-exempt, position working 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
• This is a temporary position through the end of September 2023.
• 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
• Benefits package also includes 10.39% paid into WA PERS by employer, 12 company paid holidays, and generous paid time off and separate sick time accrual.
• Meaningful work that addresses affordable housing and homelessness in our community.

What you'll bring
• Bachelor's degree in Social Service or Education plus at least two years of community based prevention coalition experience.
• Master's degree preferred.
• Experience with community organizing and volunteer management including recruitment and engagement highly desired.
• Experience working with a strengths based approach.
• Prevention Specialist certification preferred.
• Valid driver’s license and/or dependable transportation.

A cover letter and resume are required when applying for this position. For more information on the Vancouver Housing Authority please visit our website at Please note, those candidates deemed to best match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. We do not discuss application status during the selection process. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The VHA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

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