Smart Choices Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Newark, New Jersey       

CLASSIFICATIONFull-time / Exempt – 37.5 hours/week

ANNUAL SALARY: $45,000 – $50,000/year

The Partnership’s Smart Choices for a Healthy Life is a free age-appropriate presentation for students’ grade K-12 which teaches children about the dangers of drinking alcohol and fulfills New Jersey’s curriculum requirement for alcohol and pregnancy education.

JOB SUMMARY: Oversee the implementation of the Smart Choices for a Healthy Life Program, including supervision of the Program Specialist.


  • Identify and secure collaboration with K-12 schools, colleges, and community settings that will allow implementation of the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) Curriculum.
  • Coordinate Professional Education program targeting school-based nurses.
  • Provide education (in-person and virtual) using NOFAS Curriculum among K-12 population in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties.
  • Administer pre- and post-tests and qualitative evaluation instruments to students, collate and record the results and collaborate with external evaluator.
  • Supervise the Program Specialist.
  • Complete and submit quarterly reports to funder in a timely manner.
  • Attend community meetings and community events to build connections and promote the program
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Public Health, Social Work or related field
  • Minimum 1 year experience supervising staff and program coordination
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with a broad age range of students in classroom type settings
  • Minimum 1 year experience with data collection and analysis
  • Comfortable conducting presentations to learners of all levels and age groups
  • Ability to be sensitive to the community and clients of culturally diverse populations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work individually as well as function as a team member
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Max. file size: 32 MB.
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