Mt. Baker Community Coalition Co-Coordinator

Grant Management & Community Capacity Building Focus

Full-Time (.8 to 1 FTE) Position Description

SUMMARY: This position focuses on administration and development of the Mt Baker Community Coalition (MBCC), a community-based youth substance use prevention and mental wellbeing promotion effort.  Focus includes: grant writing; grant management; assessment, planning, implementation & evaluation.  Activities are varied and include convening community to increase protection and reduce risk factors using current prevention strategies; provision of community and coalition education; supporting co-worker’s effort to develop sustainable youth programming and coalition outreach;  building community capacity & partnerships; strategic planning and facilitation; program and fiscal reporting; budget development and management; monitoring coalition and contractor activity to ensure grant compliance and collaborating with organizations, businesses and government entities to increase wellbeing in East Whatcom County.

STATUS: Permanent, Non-Exempt, Grant Funded Position. Either Part-Time or Full Time (up to 40 hrs/week) Options
START DATE: Preferred Start Date is March 13, 2023 or sooner
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
PRIORITY DEADLINE: January 31 at 5pm, but open until filled
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to INFO at WFCN dot ORG

Ideal candidate brings: Ability to orchestrate, delegate, and co-create. Skill as a visionary thinker, who is detail-oriented, has strong organization & coordination skills and demonstrated success supporting diverse populations to achieve their goals. Demeanor to collaborate with co-workers and community coalition members to articulate their vision, develop goals and identify pathways to achieve them. Strong communication and facilitation skills to motivate through story, presentation and reporting the coalition’s work and outcomes. Experience or background in public health, substance use prevention or mental wellness desired and experience coordinating complex programs helpful. A sense of positivity and hopefulness.


  • Co-coordinate a local community coalition and recruit/maintain required sector representation to prevent or reduce youth substance abuse and promote mental wellbeing;
  • Oversee coalition’s development and implementation of strategic action plans and needs assessments to meet grant funder requirements;
  • Record, monitor and report coalition financials;
  • Plan, develop, implement, monitor and report grant outcomes;
  • Enter reporting data into required data systems within contractual timeframes (training provided);
  • Work cooperatively with staff, community members and other diverse groups to develop and implement effective and evidence- based strategies which discourage use/misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs;
  • Conduct participant surveys to evaluate community needs, contract compliance and strategy effectiveness;
  • Coordinate comprehensive training for coalition members to build capacity for community-based, data-driven substance use coalition work;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to agency staff, volunteers, prevention contractors, service providers and community groups on topics such as the CPWI and prevention science (e.g., risk and protective factors, the Strategic Prevention Framework, relevant evidence-based strategies);
  • Assess, manage and evaluate programs’ policies and procedures to ensure program compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines;
  • Responsible for prevention contract monitoring and program outcomes;
  • Interpret complex and detailed federal and state regulations to ensure program compliance.
  • Proficient computer skills including, but not limited to Word and Excel.


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required prior to employment.
  • Access to guaranteed, reliable transportation is required. A clean driving abstract may be required by our state funders.
  • Current Certified Prevention Professional credential or ability to obtain within 18 months of appointment upon approval of related training plan.
  • Ability to pass Washington State Patrol Background check and any further established background requirements.


  • Education or equivalent experience equaling a Bachelor’s level degree in Public Health, Human Services, Behavioral Sciences, Health Education or closely related field;
  • Two years of relevant experience in grant management, budgeting and strategic planning;
  • Working knowledge of substance abuse prevention and prevention science, community development and mobilization, cultural competence principles, and community organizing approaches;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain effective relationships with community partners, foster and share leadership among individuals in the community and build bridges among diverse community members and organizations.

COMPENSATION: Starting range DOE: $25 to $28 hourly. Pro-rated medical and dental health benefits, vacation, sick leave, and retirement starting in 2023.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Three days a week work must be in East Whatcom County/Mt. Baker Schools area.  MBCC’s official workspace is at Mt Baker Senior High School with satellite spaces available in Kendall at East Whatcom Regional Resource Center and in Bellingham at Whatcom Family & Community Network (WFCN). Travel is required to engage face-to-face with coalition and community members, businesses and organizations to promote coalition and its efforts.  Travel is required to attend community meetings & events, provide training & technical assistance to the coalition and participate in coalition strategies & activities. Statewide travel is required occasionally. Typically, no more than once a week, evening/weekend/irregular hours may be required to attend in person meetings and prevention activities. Access to guaranteed, reliable transportation is required and some travel compensation is provided. Occasional physical effort may be required to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.

As an employer, WFCN promotes individual and community wellbeing practice and a trauma informed culture of compassion for self and others. We encourage staff to model self-compassion and teach others as you develop. WFCN is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to