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Addiction and Recovery Services Program Coordinator

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Minneapolis
Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States


The Addiction and Recovery Services program provides knowledgeable, confidential, and culturally-sensitive programming and services to the community and within JFCS. The coordinator will play a key role in starting up and growing this newly re-designed program. The ideal candidate will have expertise in this area and a desire to build and grow meaningful programming to support families experiencing Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This is an exciting time to join our team and help to shape and grow this program.

The Addiction and Recovery Services Coordinator supports individuals with SUD, and their families through a variety of efforts. Support for families includes providing consultations, referrals, resources, and support groups. Community engagement will include outreach, community education, training, and social media activities.

The ideal person for this role has a demonstrated knowledge of SUD, the process of recovery, and harm reduction models. We are looking for someone who enjoys making connections, working one-on-one with families, and developing and presenting community programming. The ideal candidate for this position will be excited by the idea of developing new and innovative programming to meet community needs.


Agency Information:

JFCS is a multi-faceted human services agency with the mission to provide essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need. JFCS is a place where you can put your values to work every day. You will be able to:

  • Make a positive difference in the lives of others
  • Feel energized to give your best effort and enjoy a healthy work/life balance
  • Learn, grow and accomplish new things

JFCS serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values inclusion and diversity. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability. AA/EEO

Salary and Benefits:

  • Compensation: $25.50/hour
  • 20 hours per week
  • Work-life balance including accrual of vacation, paid wellness leave (sick time), paid parental leave, holidays, flexible schedule, and a hybrid working schedule with the ability to work from home up to 60% of the time
  • Social work licensing supervision

Essential Functions/Approximate Time

Direct Service (30%):

  • Plan and execute programming, including community education and support groups
  • Serve as content expert on substance use disorder treatment and recovery
  • Facilitate appropriate referrals to JFCS programs and other community programs and services
  • Provide trainings and community events on addiction and recovery topics to JFCS staff, partner organizations and the broader community
  • Collaborate with community partners and JFCS programs to meet community needs, including planning and providing educational opportunities.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with other community organizations within the addiction and recovery space and in the Jewish community.

Outreach (25%):

  • Attend community events and conferences, connect with partners, identify new partners and opportunities, conduct research on addiction and recovery resources.
  • Write short articles and use social media and other community resources to raise awareness of programs and offerings.
  • Conduct outreach for potential program participants

Program Development & Coordination (25%):

  • With the Manager of Professional and Community Education; develop strategic plan and goal setting for the program.
  • Understand and identify community needs and develop effective ways to realistically meet them.
  • Regularly monitor changing community needs to ensure effectiveness of programming

Administrative Duties (10%):

  • Document consultations and manage program data and files
  • Coordinate logistics for events, such as set up, tear down, communication with attendees
  • Develop and regularly update a list of recovery resources in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Confidential consultations with JFCS staff and participants (10%):

  • Provide confidential consultations and share relevant knowledge and resources with JFCS staff as required.
  • Meet with participants to provide confidential support and resources on an as needed basis. The number of consults averages 2-5 per month.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Regularly sits at a desk or conference table and uses computer keyboard. Ability to bend, stoop, and reach to obtain files, equipment, etc. Frequent verbal and written communication with staff and public, both one-to-one and in group meetings. Awareness of and ability to manage time to meet deadlines and complete work. Frequent interruptions and need to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Indoor office setting with cubicles. Frequent formal and informal interaction with others. Some evenings and weekends. Frequent use of telephone, computer, fax and copier, flip charts, and other tools for presentations. Basic computer skills (Windows, Word, Microsoft Office). Position requires use of a private car for meetings and appointments. Must have current Minnesota driver’s license, auto insurance with appropriate coverage limits and clean driver record.

Additional Information

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • Personal, professional and/or academic experience focusing on SUD, addiction, and recovery, and/or public health desired.
  • Knowledge of the recovery process and the diverse experiences/opportunities of the path.
  • At least two years of experience working in the human services or health sector.
  • Experience working with individuals or families in case management, therapeutic, coaching, or in another supportive role dealing with sensitive topics within families.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching or providing community programming to diverse audiences.
  • Experience working in the addiction and recovery space with knowledge of community resources.
  • Experience facilitating support or coaching groups a plus.
  • Experience developing and/or growing community programming.

Skills and Qualities

  • Sincere commitment to consistently reflecting JFCS’s mission and values: compassion; inclusion; innovation; integrity; and collaboration
  • Able to successfully work independently and with diverse partners
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively to develop programs and coordinate services which address identified needs
  • Proven ability to compassionately engage with people from across all backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and mental and physical abilities
  • Comfortable using Zoom, Microsoft programs, and effectively using social media platforms to grow programs and make connections
  • Ability to meet with families and individuals for consultations with professionalism, confidentiality, and empathy
  • The ability to ask for support, ask tough questions, and think critically about the work is important to the success of this role
  • Event planning and volunteer coordination experience
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