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CAREERS

Young Adult Advocate - Part Time, Hourly

 

About the Position

Positive Directions is seeking a part time Youth/Young Adult Advocate to serve within the Fairfield Cares Community Coalition and the Partnership Community Coalition serving Norwalk to reduce substance misuse among young people in the community.

 

Fairfield Cares Community Coalition

  • Work to plan and implement coalition events and activities

  • Attend monthly coalition meetings to share young adult perspective on substance abuse and mental health promotion.

  • Collaborate with others to identify new ways to reach, engage, and increase youth participation in coalition activities (health fairs, awareness events, community trainings, social media and marketing campaigns, social media, surveys and data collection)

  • Attend Governor’s Prevention Partnership Youth Advisory Board meetings (quarterly)

  • Develop collaborative partnerships with school and community youth groups

  • Assist in expanding the Youth Committee

  • Act as a positive role model for peers    

  • Assist in social media reach and development and design of a Quarterly Newsletter.

 

The Partnership Community Coalition (Norwalk)

  • Work with Denique Weidema-Lewis, Director of Prevention, to plan and implement events and activities

  • Participate in tabling events

  • Assist in the formation of a Norwalk Youth Committee

  • Attend monthly coalition meetings to share young adult perspective on substance abuse and mental health promotion.

  • Plan and assist in focus groups of Norwalk young adults

  • Assist in the implementation of the Norwalk Young Adult survey

  • Assist with social media and other communication to the public

 

To Apply

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Jacobsen at JJacobsen@positivedirections.org.