Sample Job Description – SPF SIG Coordinator
*This is a job description that was used in another SPF SIG funded state. IDPH is not recommending counties
use this form as it is only being provided as a resource. Some of the information listed below will need to be
modified to fit each SPF SIG funded county in Iowa.
The Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) Coordinator is a full-time position who
coordinates networking and environmental prevention strategies throughout __________ County. A SPF SIG
Coordinator serves as a catalyst for community engagement and development in service to substance use
prevention and health promotion. The SPF SIG Coordinator carries the prime responsibility of project
development for their county. This position reports to _______________________________________.
Must have strong communication skills with a proven ability to develop effective collaborative
Must be able to clearly articulate purpose, goals and objectives both verbally and in writing, and to
listen and integrate county stakeholder feedback and recommendations.
Minimum of three years of experience in community organizing, community or organizational
development, and/or substance abuse prevention.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Leadership characteristics including an ability to adapt approach, style and methods to best engage,
empower and sustain the involvement of community partners as necessary.
Must be detail oriented, able to track, follow through and meet deadlines within county’s work plan
and all State contract obligations.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, Human Services, or related field and Certified
Prevention Specialist (CPS) preferred. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and those in the process of
working towards certification as a prevention specialist will be considered.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Work with county stakeholders to develop and/or maintain a _____________________that will assist
in the oversight of county SPF SIG services.
Engage core sectors of the county for the purposes of data collection and resource development.
Leverage core sector representation and functional group activity and outputs to build and/or support
Act as conduit for communications between membership body, regional leadership team,
subcommittees and fiscal sponsor.
Assure that cultural competency and sustainability are vital and on-going concerns of the project
Identify networking opportunities with other health focused organizations that will enhance the long-
term viability of the project.
Develop ongoing strategic planning for development and projects.
Coordinate media, public relations and outreach/educational activities.
Ensure coordination of community awareness and educational opportunities.
Provide direction and guidance to regional project volunteers, membership, and subcommittees.
Work with assigned evaluator to track county outcomes and progress utilizing reporting systems
required by funders.
Provide regional leadership around the research, development and implementation of evidence based
practices, policies and initiatives.
Other Job Responsibilities
Provide direction and leadership towards achievement of the _____________________philosophy,
mission, strategic plans, and sustainability in service to the _____________________
Inventory existing capacities, activities, direct and indirect interventions that address, support or
promote alcohol and other drug prevention.
Share information with county and coalition members about training, professional development, and/or
technical assistance opportunities related to alcohol and other drug prevention.
Facilitate the county’s access to substance abuse prevention resources at the state level.
Participate in opportunities at the state level as leaders in prevention.