Are you a leader in public health for youth?

Can you build creative partnerships to support our youth’s healthy choices?

Now hiring:

  • Grant Manager/Program Director
  • Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

Deadline 2/27 for letters of application/resumes 

CVNDC seeks our next energetic, outgoing, public health/community development team members to lead our grant-funded efforts to encourage healthy behavior and decreased substance use for youth in Washington County, Vermont. Flexible schedule and location, paid time off, and HSA. 25-40 hours/week, $26-33/hour.

Send cover letter and resume by 2/27 to Ann Gilbert,

The Grant Manager/Program Director will

manage the prevention coalition grant requirements for Tobacco and/or Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP).  Use initiative, creativity and communication skills to build partnerships to integrate prevention strategies into local community, policy/planning and youth programs. Responsible for grant reporting, required training, and organizational planning. Work closely with the state health department, engage coalition members, collaborate with fiscal agent and team.  

The Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator will

engage with youth and parent groups, educators, organizations, town leaders and other community partners to share information about tobacco and vaping, as well as related substance use. Use creativity to connect with schools and communities in Central Vermont, engage student voice, and excite young people about a healthier future. Contribute to grant reporting, media/marketing and coalition planning.



The Communications/Media/Outreach Coordinator:
  • Creates an ongoing dynamic media campaign of positive prevention messages for our communities and partners.
  • Utilizes Vermont Department of Health media campaigns and prevention messaging to post on social media.
  • Engages community partners and other coalitions etc  to develop a following for our media.
  • Creates and promotes an ongoing calendar of campaigns aligned with community needs/events – e.g.: Prom and Graduation; Alcohol Awareness Month; No Vape November; World No Tobacco Day; Prescription Drug Take Back Day, etc.
  • Serves as media liaison, monitoring and responding to news about local substance related issues, efforts and policy needs. 
  • Manages monthly Current PrEvents articles for Times Argus by soliciting and coordinating partner organizations to write about timely topics.  Manages and updates website; periodic Enewsletters; promotional ads in local newspapers. 
  • Contributes to grant proposals and reports.
  • Tracks media for quarterly reporting.
  • Possibility of also including youth outreach in this position – supporting youth groups based in schools/organizations and engaging them in prevention campaigns; preparing presentations for youth and parenting organizations.

Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree or degree in progress; proven skills/experience in social media/outreach; excellent writing/communication skills; interest/experience in public health, education or community development; grant management and prior prevention experience highly desired. 

The Communications/Outreach position can range from 0.5-1.0 FTE. Position to begin December 2022. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience: $20-$27 per hour, negotiable. Benefits include prorated Health Savings Account; generous and flexible paid time off; flexible schedule. Position open until filled.


Central Vermont New Directions is the substance use prevention organization serving Washington County towns since 1998 through funding from the Vermont Department of Health and partnerships with the 12 sectors of community coalitions, including youth, parents, business, media, school, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious or fraternal organizations, civic or volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, state or local agencies, and other prevention organizations. We do this through fulfilling required grant-funded strategies through the Regional Prevention Partnership (RPP) grant and the Vermont Community Tobacco Prevention grant, including:

  • Education and outreach to community on youth cannabis use prevention; underage and binge drinking; and smoking/vaping
  • Regional capacity building, supporting partnerships, and media advocacy
  • Recognizing retailers for passing compliance checks by not selling tobacco and alcohol to minors
  • Supporting inclusive activities for Vermont youth and young adults who identify as low income, Vermonters with disabilities, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, behavioral health, military families, pregnant women, and/or rural populations.

For more information about Vermont’s prevention programs, go to