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Prevention Fellowship Program Now Hiring

Publication Date: Dec 29, 2022

The National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) is seeking to hire a highly-motivated individual into a new Prevention Fellowship Program being implemented through its National Hispanic Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) program.  The 9-monthr fellowship, funded by SAMHSA, is part of a national fellowship program working to train and sustain a well-trained and knowledgeable cadre of prevention professionals who understand and exemplify the principles and best practices of substance use prevention.

This is a paid full-time, one-year fellowship that will be employed by (NLBHA) remotely. The hired Fellow will work on projects as assigned, but will also have a portion of their time dedicated to learning and capacity development activities coordinated by the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) network.  The Fellow will receive mentorship from prevention staff, as well as through NHL - PTTC program staff.

Duties and tasks include:

  • Assist with planning and development of PTTC activities and deliverables
  • Assist with the review and approval of regional prevention strategic plans
  • Assist with the development of media projects
  • Assist with research and developing considerations to address cultural competency in prevention programming
  • Participating in the schedule of Fellows prevention science trainings and cohort activities
  • Participating on NHL-PTTC related prevention projects in Hispanic/Latino communities.

Other duties as assigned:

Education:  Minimum of an Associate’s Degree, but also appropriate for Bachelor and Master’s level students, preference in fields of public health, behavioral health, and related fields.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  

Strongly qualified candidates will have the following experience:

  • Strong customer service orientation along with demonstrated success in building professional relationships and working effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to research and synthesize information in both written and oral form.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under general supervision.
  • Excellent time management and attention to detail.
  • Initiative and creativity on the job along with the ability to problem solve.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Hispanic/Latino are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants who are recent college graduates, graduate students, or early career professionals with experience in substance misuse prevention are also encouraged to apply

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience in substance misuse prevention.
  • Experience working or volunteering in Hispanic/Latino communities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to understanding and learning how to provide services that are culturally responsive for Hispanic/Latino communities in order to increase wellness and decrease health inequity.

Travel:   

Occasional travel as required for up to 3 PTTC Network Fellows cohort trainings held in locations-to-be-determined within the United States.

Technical requirements: 

Position will be remote (work from home). Reliable internet service is required for attending staff meetings, hosting, or attending virtual training sessions, meetings, and other outreach.

Supervision:   

Position reports to the NHL-PTTC Project Director. Programmatic work will also be overseen and mentored by the NHL-PTTC Director and assigned Prevention Professional advisor.

Physical requirements:  Must be able to lift and move a maximum of 40lbs.; position requires sitting, standing, bending, and repetitive movements.

This is a full-time position at a minimum of 32 hours, M-F between the hours of 8-5.  This is a time-limited position for 9 months.  Pay range $50,000 – $55,000. No insurance or retirement benefits are allocated for this position.

To Apply:

Link to Application: Prevention Fellowship Employment Application (office.com)