Dover Youth to Youth is currently looking to hire a full time Prevention Programmer. Interested applicants should apply at https://apply.workable.com/city-of-dover-nh/j/03CDE5015D/.
As a full-time, 34 hour per week position, the Prevention Programmer is a civilian position within the Community Outreach Bureau of the Dover Police Department. The Prevention Programmer is primarily responsible to implement prevention strategies by planning and conducting alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs within the community. The Prevention Programmer’s duties involve working directly with middle and high school students. Starting pay is $17.94 per hour.
Position remains open until filled.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position. The listed examples may not include all duties found in this class):
1. Plan and conduct prevention programs targeting differing age groups within the community and school system.
2. Collaborate with local, state and federal prevention programs and organizations, and their staff.
3. Serve as an adviser to Dover Youth to Youth and coordinate the activities of these peer-based prevention groups within the community, to include: timely communications with parents and students, preparing for each meeting; setting and creating an agenda for each meeting; conducting training as appropriate for current activities; and supervising Youth to Youth activities in the community.
4. Provide training as assigned. This may include adult or youth audiences and includes training student members of Youth to Youth in core advocacy skills such as: public speaking, policy change, working with the press, and creating media. Also includes training students to conduct any task they are implementing before the activity takes place and “quality control” steps during and after the activity.
5. Support and maintain administrative systems within the Community Outreach Bureau, to include: providing information for monthly reports, gathering data for grants, inventory control, and data archive.
6. Complete administrative responsibilities as assigned, to include: posting current events and activities on Facebook or other social media, updating web sites, maintaining Youth to Youth rosters, maintaining contact lists and other data bases, and preparing press releases, letters and other written documents.
7. Perform other duties as may be required.
8. Perform other related duties as required by the Chief of Police.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Prevention Programmer must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Communication skills: Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to teach prevention topics, the ability to teach advocacy skills, and the ability to teach youth and others to be instructors.
- Technology skills: must develop and maintain the ability to: (1) effectively use word processing, spread sheets, Publisher, and PowerPoint; (2) perform basic photography; (3) use of video editing software; (4) maintain social media sites; (5) maintain databases; and, (5) modify / update existing web sites used by the Coalition and Youth to Youth.
- Organizing skills: This position requires the ability to participate in the planning, development, and organizing of community wide substance abuse prevention programs and initiatives. Must be able to oversee the implementation of complex community programs.
- Prevention Knowledge: Must develop and maintain knowledge of: (1) the basic principles of prevention programming and the prevention field, (2) the consequences of the use and misuse of alcohol, nicotine, marijuana and other commonly misused substances, and (3) knowledge of the laws, current events and trends relating to substance misuse.
- Advocacy knowledge: Must develop and maintain knowledge of the process for implementing community advocacy activities, to include: audio and video media development, educational programs, legislative initiatives, non-legislative policy change, and community awareness programs.
Education and Experience:
Required qualifications include:
- Has attained and currently holds Certified Prevention Programmer status in New Hampshire; or is willing to work toward that status.
- Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.
- Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or is currently enrolled in such a program and agrees to attain that level of education.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, social work, youth development, or other relevant field.
- Two years relevant experience in youth development/leadership, public health education, health promotion or project management.
- Experience working with community based, youth advocacy, or voluntary organizations.
- Experience in developing, implementing, and leading effective and innovative youth engagement programs with a focus on advocacy.
Full-time benefit offerings.