Public Health Job Opportunities

Project Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director


  • Attends community meetings and events that help build local relationships that advance the key initiatives of Project Extra Mile.
  • Oversees youth groups for Project Extra Mile and related activities and initiatives.
  • Contacts and builds relationships with school guidance counselors and other community youth leaders to garner support and members for youth groups activities.
  • Plans and coordinates Youth Leadership Retreat and Youth Legislative Day.
  • Tracks alcohol-related media articles and high-profile cases involving excessive alcohol consumption and distributes to staff.
  • Acts as a technical resource when needed for any group seeking current and accurate information regarding alcohol and its effects on youth.
  • Regularly attends other coalition meetings and supports community groups that are also engaged in the issue.
  • Supports enforcement as needed in different capacities (office support, organizing of resources, documentation, etc.) to enhance their activities and initiatives aimed at reducing youth access to alcohol.
  • Organizes group activities that may involve youth and adults alike in several different formats (dinners, rallies, meetings, projects, etc.).
  • Assists in writing letters, letters to the editor, news releases/alerts, newsletter articles and other communications as needed.
  • Maintains databases for coalition, media, awareness campaigns and grant outcomes.
  • Assists in the creation of fact sheets, community presentations, etc.
  • Assists in coordination of Recognition Dinner, law enforcement trainings and other PEM events.
  • Assists the Financial Specialist with financial tasks (printing checks, invoice approval, filing and other duties as required)
  • Website maintenance
  • Other duties as needed or assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with high school students guiding them toward accomplishing a common goal.
  • Knowledge of strategic and event planning.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Possess a working knowledge of community organizing and public policy
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Must be energetic and outgoing with a positive, optimistic attitude
  • Be innovative with a vision for change in the community
  • Must be a strategic thinker and pay close attention to detail
  • Enjoy working with people, particularly young middle and high school students
  • Organizational, writing and public speaking skills a must
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision while handling multiple tasks and schedules

Project Extra Mile is an equal opportunity employer committed to eliminating health disparities through evidence-based, population-level policies. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
**Cover letter required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Staff are expected to wear masks in the office during meetings but not when working at desks. Remote working is expected to be an option during the winter months.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

View more and apply online here.