JOB SUMMARY: This position implements direct parent and youth engagement, curriculum, education and community-coalition capacity building to impact substance abuse through a culturally relevant prevention model. He/she in raising awareness of the prevention of substance abuse including high-risk drinking, marijuana, prescription drugs, and suicidality as advised by a community coalition. He/she is responsible for the recruitment and engagement of youth and parents in the Parenting in Two Worlds and Living in Two Worlds curriculum; Speak Up Be Safe, Gathering of Native Americans, or any Suicide Prevention curriculums implemented; facilitating workshops; participation in data gathering and program assessment; and completion of required documents and reports. He/she coordinates the program with partner agencies. He/she engages in activities designed to maintain an optimum level of agency cultural competency.


  • Facilitate, teach and retain participants through Parenting in Two Worlds and Living in Two Worlds education workshops, Speak Up Be Safe, and/or GONA curriculum activities
    Assurance of the program curriculum delivery with reliability, integrity, and compassion
  •  Administer confidential data collection, data assessment, and data storage process
  • Works closely with Prevention Team Manager on scheduling and coordinating workshops including make-up workshops
  • Timely record keeping and completion of required project reports as required
  • Creation, coordination and implementation of appropriate events and presentations
  • Collaboration with partnering organizations, coalition and community members to increase program effectiveness and awareness
  • Works closely with affiliate programs (such as the Urban Indian Coalition of Arizona /UICAZ)
  • Implement program, financial and organizational procedures
  • Work closely with Program Manager to maximize operational efficiencies to meet performance goals


  • Maintain and comply with agency confidentially requirements
  • Participate in scheduled external and internal meetings and trainings
  • Participate in all Center Youth projects, Center events and fundraisers, and additional workshops, events or special projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus two years’ relevant experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years of facilitation or classroom experience required
  • Ability to develop professional relationships with key community representatives
  • Must be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision to complete the job and meet grant deliverable requirements
  • Must be able to schedule, identify priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to motivate and engage the professional, education, social service, and humanities service provider community and youth and community members at large
  • Ability to strategize, problem solve and coordinate plan execution
  • Ability to multitask numerous coalition responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate ideas, findings, recommendations, and outcomes to peers and management
  • Knowledge of MS Office software
  • Knowledge of American Indian youth and family strengths and stressors within urban communities
  • Knowledge of risk and protective factors
  • Understanding of American Indian Culture(s)


In accordance with the Indian Preference Regulations, preference is given to American Indians.  To claim American Indian preference a copy of tribal affiliation must be submitted with resume and supplemental information form.

Note – All staff requirement:

  • Must have or able to obtain a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card within 90 days
  • Dependable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance coverage in compliance with Center requirements

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