Program Specialist – Smart Choices

LOCATION: Hybrid/Newark, New Jersey       

CLASSIFICATIONFull Time/Exempt- 37.5 hours/week

ANNUAL SALARY: $40,000 – $43,000/year

JOB SUMMARY: Support the goals and objectives of the Smart Choices for a Healthy Life program in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties.


  • Identifying and securing collaboration with K-12 schools and community settings that allow the implementation of the NOFAS Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Education & Prevention Curriculum.
  • Conduct the NOFAS Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Education & Prevention Curriculum among K-12 population.
  • Outreach, schedule, and conduct education on FASD to college students via tabling and classroom instruction
  • Administer, gather, and track data necessary for the project evaluation such as information collected through the following forms: Parent Consent Forms, pre and posttests, qualitative evaluation instruments and attendance tracking tools.
  • Coordinate the scheduling with school personnel within the target municipalities.
  • Conduct necessary marketing and outreach for school recruitment.
  • Support the Program Coordinator with quarterly reports submissions in a timely manner.
  • Attend all conference calls, webinars and program meetings as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Work is performed in a variety of office, health care and community settings and will need to drive; may involve bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 25 pounds, sitting, standing, stooping and walking.  Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision. Occasional stair climbing is required.

WORK REQUIREMENTS:  There are no unusual work conditions.  Noise level at work is moderate.  The employee will experience outside weather conditions while in transit to and from meetings or during special events. Some Saturdays may be required for health fairs and community events.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:  Offer of employment is contingent upon final candidate’s successful completion of a physical examination. If a provider selected by the Partnership conducts the physical examination, there will be no expense to the employee.  If the employee opts to choose their own physician to conduct this examination, employee will incur the expense.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Public Health, Social Work, or related field.
  • Minimum one year experience working with a broad age range of students in classroom type settings.
  • Ability to clearly communicate public health information to learners of all levels and age groups.
  • Comfortable with conducting presentations to groups and individuals.
  • Familiarity with FASD and CADC.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to be sensitive to the community and clients of culturally diverse populations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work individually as well as function as a team member.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically PowerPoint.
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