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The Partnership is Hiring!

posted Nov 19, 2014, 11:13 AM by K McLaughlin


The Partnership Manager will support The Partnership to achieve its mission including and beyond the Drug Free Communities Grant. The Manager is responsible for supporting on-going capacity building efforts including expanding an infrastructure that will support growth and sustainability. The Manager will work with the Media Specialist to insure smooth information sharing between and among Partners as well as with the Executive Council. In collaboration with other Partnership staff and coalition Partners, responsible for carrying out, monitoring and evaluating the annual Action Plan. Accountable to Executive Council.


·         Play key role in coordinating and evaluating strategies to increase community collaboration and Executive Council (EC) capacity.

·         In collaboration with Project Director, advise Media Specialist on creating and implementing annual strategic media plan, updating, disseminating and evaluating Partnership messages, outreach and PR materials.

·         Build and maintain relationships with key sector leaders and community members to build Partnership capacity and to support the goals of the Strategic Action Plan.

·         In collaboration with Project Director, plan, prepare, facilitate and follow-up both the EC and Partnership meetings.

·         Insure evaluation and tracking of Strategic Action Plan. Create semi-annual reports in collaboration with the Project Director, other Partnership staff and EC.

·         Keep EC and staff members aware of emerging issues, activities, opportunities, information and challenges relevant to Partnership goals.

·         Play a key role in organizing coalition-wide community building and prevention events in collaboration with other Partnership staff and coalition Partners.

·         In collaboration with other staff, meet reporting requirements for funders, local, State and Federal agencies.

·         Research funding and fundraising opportunities. Contribute to grant writing and fundraising efforts.

·         Provide some staff supervision.


BA in relevant field. Demonstrated managerial and supervisory skills. Excellent written and speaking skills. Facilitation and grant-writing experience. Conflict resolution experience strongly preferred. Organized, flexible, able to work well with diverse populations. Experience in strategic planning, working in coalitions, event planning helpful.

Position requires computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office. Sitting at a desk, talking on the phone, leading large groups, some car, plane or train travel required including annual trip to Washington DC. Some evening hours.

$20 - $25/hr.    18 hrs. /week    44 weeks per year. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Kara McLaughlin, Project Director, GMCSP

35 Crocker Ave, Turners Falls MA 01376, or e-mail to