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Project Assistant Position

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs


Vidalia, GA, USA


The Council on Alcohol and Drugs has been funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral

Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to conduct the Partners in Prevention

Project (PIPP) in collaboration with local, regional and statewide partners to serve selected

target communities located in Southeast Georgia: Telfair, Wheeler, and Candler counties.

The Project Assistant will assist and support the Project Coordinator in carrying out program

development, research, communications, coalition building, and fundraising. This job

is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in non-profit management, social

services and/or substance use prevention.

Project Assistant job duties would include:

1. Assist Project Coordinator with event planning including but not limited to: Red

Ribbon Week Celebration events & Alcohol Awareness Campaigns in Telfair,

Wheeler, and Candler counties.

2. Administer substance use prevention curriculum to elementary and middle school

students in a classroom setting including teaching, schedule coordination, and data


3. Help to form, convene, maintain and strengthen county-based Community

Prevention Alliance Workgroup (CPAW)

4. Attend CPAW meetings and assist with meeting minutes

5. Attend community meetings when Project Coordinator cannot attend

6. Assist county-based youth action teams with substance use prevention efforts

7. Enter monthly data online

8. Develop monthly informational emails/newsletter for key community leaders

9. Attend DBHDD and other trainings as requested by Project Coordinator

10. Assist with all program and evaluation reporting as needed

11. Represent the project and The Council in a professional and positive manner at all

meetings and venues, and in verbal and written communication with current and

possible future funders, key stakeholders and collaborators.

12. Be willing to travel as necessary to counties to be served and have a reliable means

of transportation

13. Other duties as assigned by Project Coordinator

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Educational background and experience

working with youth. Must be highly self-motivated, as well as be able to work independently.

Must be highly organized with excellent attention to detail and follow-through

while managing multiple tasks. Flexibility and the ability to make public presentations and

appearances is also required.

Must be tech-savvy with at least intermediate computer skills using Word, Excel, Outlook,


Some relevant experience with nonprofit organizations or substance abuse prevention preferred

but not required.

Requirements include ability to facilitate group work with middle and high school youth and

adults; working via computer, telephone and other electronic devices; driving frequently to

meetings and events; light lifting of equipment and materials; occasional night or weekend

work, occasional long days and occasional overnight travel.

This is a part-time, contract-funded position.

Resumes should be sent to Harry Stevenson at




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