Partnerships for Success Grant Project Director

Full Time

Full Year

Job Summary:


This is a professional position responsible for the lead coordination and implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships For Success Project (PFS Project), as well as budget management, data collection, and progress update reports. The PFS Project goals of preventing substance misuse and related problems in Greene County, Missouri will be accomplished by recruiting stakeholders to ensure broad-based community support and active engagement in prevention efforts, implementing evidence-based prevention activities, and focusing on collaboration to enhance alignment of local substance use prevention efforts to reduce duplication and increase collaboration. The PFS Project is funded through a five-year federal grant awarded in August 2020.

Reporting Structure:


The Partnerships For Success Grant Project Director reports directly to the Vice President of Prevention & Youth Support.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Daily oversight of PFS Project planning, implementation, and budget management.
  • Conduct community assessments.
  • Prepare progress reports and make recommendations of project changes.
  • Provide consultation to individuals, coalitions, collaborative partners, and community leaders regarding how to identify problems, build capacity, develop plans, implement evidence-based programs, practices, and policies, and evaluate those efforts.
  • Develop and conduct education programs and training.
  • Develop fact sheets, brochures, and media campaigns.
  • Assist with coordination and support of prevention coalitions and project advisory board.
  • Maintain positive relationships with partner agencies.
  • Provide monthly reports for the CPO Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with the epidemiologist and evaluator to develop, collect, and input implementation data, track measurable outcomes, and develop evaluation reports.
  • Actively seek out new resources and collaborative opportunities for prevention efforts.
  • Represent CPO at meetings and conferences.
  • Ensure compliance with grant-mandated implementation and reporting requirements.
  • Participate in CPO’s resource development activities.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years paid professional experience in the field of mental health, public health, education, social work, public administration, human services, or a closely related field
  • Experience working with collaborative partners.
  • Leadership ability.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office programs, email and using the internet.
  • Committed to prevention through a collaborative approach.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain program budgets.
  • Ability to write clear reports and planning documents.
  • Ability to speak effectively in public.
  • Ability to facilitate groups and moderate open forums.
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through; ability to coordinate multiple projects/activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in working with individuals and community groups of diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Experience in working with volunteers and community groups.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Self-motivated and solution focused.
  • Committed to supporting and modeling the Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO) values of integrity, compassion, teamwork, creativity, compassion, excellence, and diversity and inclusion.

Position Clarification:


The position of Partnerships For Success Grant Project Director is a grant-funded position and is based upon yearly funding availability. This is a full-time, exempt position.