Drug Free Communities Program 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) Program 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
  • Assure that all required sectors are represented in the coalition throughout the grant period
  • As needed, interface with coalition sector members to ensure consistency of membership, attendance and participate in DFC work
  • Facilitate and review goals at regular coalition meetings
  • Support resource and information sharing among coalition members
  • Facilitate and coordinate work of partners in each sector
  • Participate in CADCA and ONDCP trainings as necessary
  • Coordinate support and evaluation efforts with external technical assistance providers
  • Support updates and maintenance to the Collaborative’s and the Coalition’s web pages, Collaborative Facebook page, e-mail blast, and South Philadelphia resource map
  • Participate in SEPC meetings including Community Council and high school partner meetings
  • Attend community meetings including Safety Taskforce, Civic Association, DBH/OAS, and others as needed
  • Work with the Philadelphia Police Department’s community liaisons to bring the Heads Up program to schools and youth programs in South Philadelphia
  • Maintain meeting minutes, attendance logs, and engagement efforts
  • Record meeting attendance in United Communities’ ETO database

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 diverse populations


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