PROGRAM SPECIALIST (POLICY)

40 hours per week, Full time

About the Position: Under the direction of the Policy Analyst, coordinate various activities that fall in line with policy strategies that fall in line with policy strategies that promote and advance community level health and wellness, in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

About the Agency: Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc (PVPSA) has been the leader of youth prevention and intervention services in the Pajaro Valley (South Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County). We believe that every young person in our community should have the opportunity to thrive. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of children, youth and families in the Pajaro Valley by providing health education, prevention services, behavioral health services, and by advocating for public policies that protect the health of our community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate coalition building with multiple community stakeholders

  • Actively participates in existing strategic thinking collaborative roundtables and assists with planning and activity implementation

  • Supports Policy Analyst with all necessary tasks needed to meet project deliverables

  • Plans, preps and presents curriculum in the classroom and community setting

  • Administers and collects program evaluation data

  • Attend professional development trainings  

  • Conduct public presentations as needed  

Employment Standards:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • A history of community collaboration to advance positive changes in communities 

  • Community organizing and engagement experience 

  • Engagement and rapport building with hard-to-reach communities. 

  • Ability to work independently and as part the team 

  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills 

  • A highly motivated self-starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks 

Ability to:

  • Manage time effectively given the multiplicity of duties

  • Engage others in advancing health and wellness policies

  • Work flexible hours and days as needed for special events or meetings

  • Prepare and present written and oral reports of various types

  • Work independently and as a team

  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with all stakeholders

  • Bilingual/Bicultural a plus! (English/Spanish)

 

Training and Experience:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, social services, political science, education or related field from an accredited institution and one year of relevant experience that aligns with elements of the scope of this position.

Salary and Benefits:

Scale: $35,606-$42,099, depending on qualification and experience

PVPSA offers competitive benefits including Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan among other benefits.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a minimum of three references (with contact information) to:

PVPSA c/o Human Resources
beatriz.collazo@pvpsa.org, 831-728-6445

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