Drug Free Communities Outreach Coordinator, United Communities SE Philadelphia

Posted by United Communities Southeast Philadelphia on November 17, 2014

SEPC SUMMARY:The Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative informs, educates and organizes a broad, diverse network of community partners, policymakers and stakeholders to leverage greater access to resources and opportunities that address the needs of youth in Southeast Philadelphia. As an initiative of United Communities, the Collaborative encompasses the majority of the agency’s community outreach efforts.SEPC staff work to build partnerships and collaboration among agencies in the neighborhood through a combination of school-based coordination and neighborhood-based substance abuse prevention, the South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition. The Drug Free Communities (DFC) Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the work of the South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition.


  • Identify appropriate partner organizations or agencies to participate in the coalition, specifically focusing on cultural organizations
  • Recruit 7 – 10 youth leaders and facilitate monthly meetings with those youth
  • Work with youth to develop a logo for the South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition
  • Review Coalition goals at youth meetings
  • Work with youth leaders to ensure youth and adult surveys are distributed, completed, and returned
  • Support updates and maintenance to the Collaborative’s and the Coalition’s web pages, Collaborative Facebook page and e-mail blast
  • Participate in SEPC meetings including Community Council and others as needed
  • Attend community meetings including Safety Taskforce, Civic Association, and others as needed
  • Assist the Coordinator to identify meetings, events and places where outreach activities for adults and youth should take place
  • Maintain meeting minutes, attendance logs, and engagement efforts
  • Track and request payments of youth stipend
  • Record youth participation in United Communities’ ETO database
  • Provide monthly reports of outreach activity to the Coordinator and members of the Coalition

Qualifications – Essential:

  • Four (4) year college degree in education, social work, or social services
  • Ability to network and build relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Current PA State Criminal Clearance, DPW Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint, Health Appraisal w/ Mantoux TB Test

Knowledge, Skills & Experience – Essential:

  • Experience leading or facilitating meetings, discussions, and/or collaborative projects
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), particularly using Excel to collate data sets and create user friendly graphs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge, Skills & Experience – Desirable:

  • Experience with collaboration and relationship-building
  • Basic understanding of data use and statistics
  • Experience working with Philadelphia public schools and non-profit organizations


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