Public Health Job Opportunities

Heartland Prevention Specialist

Deadline: until filled

Heartland Family Service is seeking a Prevention Specialist to work in conjunction with the LiveWise Project Director, External Evaluator (team), and Coalition in order to implement activities written in the work plan (SPF-PFS II Grant) in order to reduce the prevalence of underage drinking in Douglas County youth ages 12 to 20.  The Specialist will also work in conjunction with the LiveWise project Director and Sarpy Emergency Services Program Director to implement training and activities regarding Bystander Intervention as it relates to violence. This position is dedicated to executing the goals and objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnership For Success II Grant (SPF-PFS II) related specifically to the training and facilitation of youth advocacy groups, including the recruitment of new members, outreach to new partners, marketing of group activities, and organizing group efforts in the community.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Bilingual abilities a plus.
  2. Possesses the skill set to build trusting working relationships within layers of diversity in the community and associated sectors.
  3. Previous experience working directly with community leaders, good communication skills, and a history to demonstrate ability to work independently.
  4. The individual must possess own reliable transportation and be open to travel within the service area.
  5. Valid Driver’s License/acceptable driving record


  1. Training middle school and high school youth based on youth advocacy curriculum requirements.
  2. Facilitating youth driven service projects based on youth advocacy curriculum.
  3. Recruiting middle school and high school youth to increase existing memberships and additional institutions to host new groups.
  4. Organize youth group activities, as well as recognition and recruitment events.
  5. Promote youth group membership and activities via print and social media platforms.
  6. Consult with law enforcement; health organizations, middle school and high school programs, youth and additional community members/sectors to gain support for work plan activities.
  7. Serve as a community liaison to middle school and high school students working on work plan (i.e. development of media, social norming, and service projects) to assist with collaborating outside educational settings, across community boundaries.
  8. Conduct evaluation activities (i.e. implementing evaluation tools and measures as prescribed.).
  9. Regular attendance at required meetings of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare and other relevant community groups.
  10. Timely submission of required monthly and quarterly reports.
  11. Adhere to approved grant work plan and complete required activities in a timely manner.
  12. Timely submission of monthly expense and reimbursement reports.
  13.  Maintain effective communication with LiveWise’s internal and external partners.
  14. Engage in professional development related to alcohol trends, prevention of underage drinking, and bystander engagement.
  15. Maintain confidentiality of LiveWise and Sarpy Emergency Services documents and processes.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

View the job description and instructions for applying here.