TITLE: TYSA PAX Field Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Director of Behavioral Health/TYSA Project Director
The mission of the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW) is to promote wellness and improve the health of the Staten Island community through collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach. Improving community health is a collaborative effort, and SIPCW leverages trusted relationships to build coalitions to address SI public health issues. SIPCW has extensive expertise in convening diverse community stakeholders, utilizing data to drive decisions, and identifying evidence-based strategies to collectively approach complex health issues for the most at-risk communities on SI.
Established in 2011 as SIPCW’s cornerstone project, Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) is a cross-sector coalition of over 50 different partners from across the continuum of substance use. TYSA seeks to reduce youth and young adult substance use using a population level approach by identifying gaps, aligning resources, facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, developing & implementing strategies, changing norms and strengthening community assets. TYSA has a proven track record in following the evidence to improve health outcomes for young people.
PAX Good Behavior Game (GBG) is an OASAS approved Evidence Based Program (EBP) that has effects on self-regulation and prosocial behavior which produces better academic, behavioral and lifetime outcomes, including reduced substance use. Rather than having a set curriculum of scripted lessons, the PAX GBG involves classroom teachers’ integration of kernels, which are evidence-based strategies to increase students’ self-regulation. Schools are often supportive of this program since it is flexibly incorporated into current pedagogy as opposed to a separate activity in the school day. PAX GBG is implemented directly by classroom teachers after attending a full-day training.
SIPCW seeks a Coordinator to support the implementation of PAX GBG in Staten Island elementary schools. With oversight from the Director of Behavioral Health, the Coordinator will work closely with community based GBG coaches and SIPCW evaluation team to ensure all project goals are met and outcomes are achieved. Additionally, the Coordinator will keep relevant TYSA partners engaged and informed over the project period.
- Provide implementation oversight, technical assistance, and support to GBG PAX coaches
- Coordinate and facilitate TYSA School Based Workgroup
- Work with evaluation team to collect and monitor data
- Conduct process evaluation and course correct as necessary
- Coordinate regular touchpoints with school administration and personnel
- Coordinate PAX trainings and on-going professional development for coaches and school staff
- Ensure timely submission of vouchers and adhere to reporting requirements
- Convene partners to share and adopt best practices
- Meet with, and respond to, project officers as requested
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy, Community Health or Social Work preferred; Bachelors required.
- 2 plus years of experience in Public Health or Non-Profit
- Dynamic personality and excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to oversee high profile and complex project
- Evaluation experience and comfort level collecting and analyzing data
- Ability to work independently
- Proficiency in full MS Office package – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
- Detail oriented
- Familiarity with the Staten Island Community
Salary: Range $50 – $60,000 commensurate with experience.
How to Apply: This is a full-time position that may require some travel for trainings and conferences as well as night and weekend events. Candidates interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume via email to Jazmin Rivera at email@example.com. Please include TYSA PAX Field Coordinator in the subject of the email.
SIPCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), offering a comprehensive benefits package and a friendly work environment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.