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Part-time coordinator position
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:26:39 am »

F.A.S.T.E.R. (Families Advocating Substance Treatment Education & Recovery) is a Statewide Project of Friends of Recovery New Hampshire (FOR-NH)
F.A.S.T.E.R. provides free peer support groups for parents and family members who have children, teens or young adults who have or are currently using or abusing drugs and/or alcohol. F.A.S.T.E.R. Peer support groups are led by trained facilitators, who use a nationally recognized model and have experience with family issues related to chemical dependency. Facilitators also help connect group members with resources. Our support groups are confidential and respectful of the parents, loved ones and caregivers who attend our meetings so that they can discuss their concerns/fears associated with the effects of substance abuse. Learning from and sharing with peers in a confidential setting helps parents and caregivers improve their coping skills. Our mission is to reach out, educate and support families throughout the state of New Hampshire. We want parents and families to know that they have a voice to help eliminate the stigma of addiction, to personally impact others who are hurting and to know that they are not alone.
The F.A.S.T.E.R. advisory board is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic individual with the ability to manage a flexible work schedule that responds to the needs of a volunteer-based organization, who has knowledge of the addiction systems in NH and can oversee the development and provision of peer to peer support services while maintaining fidelity to the peer support model in a way that is also creative and innovative in meeting families needs.

This is a part-time, 20 hours a week position with a flexible schedule. The program coordinator will work from home, attend meetings scheduled with the program director and board members and constituents, connect with and refer families to supports and connect with community programs and agencies in educating them on F.A.S.T.E.R’s mission and family supports. Any candidate must have reliable transportation and consistent access to hi-speed internet. The FORNH/FASTER office is located in Manchester, NH but offer services throughout the state.
Candidates will meet the following requirements:
•             Knowledge of the addiction prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery community systems in New Hampshire
•             Ability to build and strengthen relationships with key constituencies (local and state community leaders, service providers, funders).
•             Ability to communicate and collaborate with staff, volunteers and board members to develop and implement organizational strategic plans.

•             Ability to oversee the development and provision of peer to peer parent support services.

•             Ability to develop creative, innovative solutions aligned with families’ needs.
•             Ability to think strategically to drive and implement results.
•             Experience in working with volunteers and community in marketing and organizing.
•             Ability to plan and present information to community networks.
•             Good computer skills including the ability to utilize the Internet for research and marketing.
•             Ability to manage a flexible work schedule that responds to the needs of a volunteer-based organization.
•             Knowledgeable and supportive of the mission and vision of FORNH and FASTER.
Marketing/Development: Will connect with communities in increasing awareness of what F.A.S.T.E.R. is and what it offers to the community.  This involves speaking to local associations and organizations, connecting with local schools, police departments and non-profits, attending local health fairs and recovery events to increase networking and to share information. A coordinator will share the vision and values of F.O.R .NH and F.A.S.T.E.R. by representing the organization to its constituencies: participants, families, staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors, media, hosting facilities, and partners under the guidance of the advisory board and the leadership of FORNH.                                                                                                                                                                           
Oversight: Oversees all aspects of the organization through recruitment of family members to the groups, recruiting new facilitators and organizing facilitator training and offer ongoing support  and evaluation to groups and facilitators already in place. The goal is to increase the number of peer support groups throughout the state and through that, increase the number of families that will benefit by that support and education.
Contact Details:
Please know letters of interest are accepted by e-mail only.
Please send the following by October 12th to
Letter of interest addressing the following:
•             Your understanding and interest in our mission
•             Why you are a good fit for this position
•             The skill set you feel you can bring to this position
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