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Full Time Position

  Health benefits eligible/bilingual pay eligible.

Open until filled

Program Area: Youth Cannabis Prevention Education

About the Position

Under the direction of the Policy Director or designee, coordinate the implementation of evidenced-based prevention and community wellness services to youth and community partners.  The coordinator will be responsible for establishing programming at Santa Cruz City Schools, community-based centers, supervision of staff that provides direct services at school sites and in the community, and act as the lead point person for implementation of services at school sites.


About the Agency

Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc (PVPSA) has been the leader of youth prevention  and intervention services in the greater Pajaro Valley. We believe that every young person in our community should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. We are committed to helping them identify those dreams and support them in that quest. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of students and families in the Pajaro Valley by providing health education, prevention services, mental health services, and by advocating for public policies that protect the health of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates implementation of program services with school administration for delivery of curriculum with students, youth and children in school sites

  • Supports staff with tools needed to execute the delivery of services at their respective sites.

  • Serves as the liaison in community partnership meetings with governmental and non-governmental agencies and conducts public presentations.

  • Plans, preps and presents curriculum for staff

  • Collaborates with school site principals for sustained implementation of services and activities

  • Administers, collects, tracks, and reports program evaluation data

  • Trains and supervises staff to implement evidenced-based curriculum

  • Coordinates and writes routine reports that summarize the program outcomes

  • With support from the Policy Director, ensures that program-related reports are submitted as required.

  • Facilitate classroom presentations

  • Develop and maintain relationships with school administrators

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Educational practices and activities that meet the needs of a diverse student population, especially second language learners.

  • School and community-based support systems

  • Peer coaching model

  • Youth and community engagement strategies

  • Team building with peers

Ability to:

  • Manage multiple projects effectively

  • Supervise staff providing services at various locations

  • Supervise, train, evaluate and motivate assigned professional staff

  • Be willing to work in partnership with staff and other agency colleagues to support special events

  • Develop work plans and monitor implementation of strategies and activities

Training and Experience 

Requires an AA degree with four (4) years of experience in program coordination OR a BA degree and at least two years education implementation in a school setting or other youth/community service environment. Bilingual skills highly desired (Spanish/English)

Salary Scale

$24.50-27.00  per hour commensurate with experience.

Eligible for medical, dental and other employee benefits.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a minimum of three references with contact information via email or mail to:

PVPSA Human Resources


Mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

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