Northfield HCI

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Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition Coordinator

December 21, 2017

Oversee and manage the Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition (RCCMHC). Provide staff support to RCCMHC teams, including: the Advisory Board; the Enforcement Team; the Prevention and Promotion Team; the Provider Team; and the Access and Outreach Equity Team.


  • Convene action teams: prepare agendas and meeting materials; guide discussion during meetings to identify goals and action steps in order to affect systems-level change; write and distribute notes
  • Facilitate communication between meetings to sustain community partner engagement
  • Follow up on action steps between meetings, convening sub-committees as necessary to coordinate and implement countywide programs/initiatives; find creative ways to generate and sustain energy among community partners and volunteers to bring projects to fruition
  • Manage the administration of Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid trainings throughout Rice County, as well as other coalition-sponsored trainings
  • Collaborate with community partners to carry out Prevention Champions, Night to Unite, Take It To The Box, Compliance Checks, Tip411, Alcohol Server Training, Recovery Fest, Hidden in Plain Sight and related community-wide prevention programs
  • Participate as Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Committee member and in resulting collaborative projects
  • Identify and pursue funding through collaborative grant applications; assist with grant record-keeping, writing, management and reporting
  • Convene county-wide data team four times per year to identify common data points, common processes for data collection and streamline data reporting
  • Produce reports annually for Coalition use in determining goals, priorities and work plans; make reports available to community organizations
  • Oversee and manage program budget
  • Oversee and manage marketing efforts, including production of publications, posters, news columns, social media posts, community presentations, etc.
  • Ensure community partner lists for each action team remain up-to-date
  • Manage communication with community members and leaders who serve on the Double Impact and TZD Safe Roads committees

Required qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
  • 2-5 years of experience in coalition building
  • Knowledge in the fields of asset-based youth development, public health, mental well-being, and/or chemical health
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Google Suite
  • Previous experience managing budgets
  • Experience facilitating public meetings
  • Experience in grant writing, grant reporting and fundraising
  • Highly organized with superior attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and troubleshoot issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
  • Capable of completing work on time in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to work some late afternoon and evening hours and travel throughout Rice County
  • Willingness to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose, and adhere to the policies of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

Preferred qualities
Familiarity with organizations and resources in Rice County

Hours of work
30-40 hours per week (regular weekly work hours may be negotiated based on qualified candidate’s availability)

Reports to
The RCCMHC is a program of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) and is overseen by the Advisory Board. This position will report to the HCI Assistant Director and the Advisory Board.

To apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information for three professional references to: Sandy Malecha, HCI Assistant Director ( Application review will begin on January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.