The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).

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About Prevention Institute

Prevention Institute (PI) is a national nonprofit with offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build prevention and health equity into key policies and actions at the federal, state, local, and organizational level to ensure that the places where all people live, work, play and learn foster health, safety and well-being. Since 1997, we have partnered with communities, local government entities, foundations, multiple sectors, and public health agencies to bring cutting- edge research, practice, strategy, and analysis to the pressing health and safety concerns of the day. We have applied our approach to injury and violence prevention, healthy eating and active living, land use, health systems transformation, and mental health and well-being, among other issues. Our vision is that all people experience their full potential for health, safety, and well-being across the course of their lives.

Position Summary

Prevention Institute is seeking two Program Coordinators to join our team. One position will be based in Prevention Institute’s Oakland office. A second position may be based in either Houston or Oakland. Qualified candidates will have a thorough understanding of what determines community health, safety and well-being, and be knowledgeable about what it takes to build partnerships to effectively advance health equity. The two positions will focus on projects in our safety (violence prevention) and/or well-being (mental/behavioral health and trauma prevention) portfolios. For more information about our safety and well-being portfolios, visit

Key Domains of Responsibility

  • Project Coordination: Support the development and implementation of multiple, concurrent projects. Ensure effective communication within teams and timely completion of high-quality deliverables. Provide logistical support and coordination and assist with development of materials for events, conferences, consultations, and presentations, including.
  • Research and Writing: Support research and writing for Prevention Institute documents for a variety of audiences, including concept papers, grant proposals, articles, and blogs and other social media. Lead or support research activities, including literature reviews, key informant interviews, and surveys. Analyze data and synthesize findings to inform projects.
  • Training and Consultation: Co-develop training tools, materials and curricula for trainings and presentations, based on Prevention Institute’s approaches and frameworks. Support the provision of training, technical assistance, and consultation services to a broad range of clients, including community organizations, government agencies and foundations.
  • Organizational Development: Establish and maintain effective communication with staff members. Encourage appropriate strategies and techniques for coordinating projects and addressing workplace challenges. Coordinate and/or implement new and ongoing systems to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Staff Supervision and Development: Supervise team members on specific projects or as an assigned supervisor. Coordinate project team members to ensure timely completion of project goals and deliverables. Maintain communication to coordinate quality supervision across project and content teams.
  • Promote Prevention Institute Work and Principles: Represent Prevention Institute’s vision, work, and values in meetings with other organizations and agencies.


  • A master’s degree in a relevant field or commensurate experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail and demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple tasks with appropriate level of guidance and supervision.
  • Excellent project management and team coordination skills to ensure high quality, timely deliverables.
  • Demonstrated understanding of community-level, community-driven approaches to health, safety, and well-being.
  • Demonstrated understanding of strategies to address structural drivers of inequities and promote health equity and racial and gender justice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and ability to work with diverse communities, including communities of color and communities of low-income.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse organizations, including community-based organizations, multi-sector coalitions, and government agencies.
  • Strong analysis, synthesis, and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent writing skills, including a demonstrated ability to write policy briefs, fact sheets, grant proposals, and other written materials.
  • Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and trainings to a diversity of audiences, including policy-makers.
  • Commitment to prevention and health equity and Prevention Institute’s mission, vision, and values.

Salary and Benefits: The appropriate salary level will be determined by a review of relevant experience. Excellent benefits package and retirement plan. Our Oakland office is a beautiful converted warehouse near Jack London Square. Our Houston office is in a brand new office space in the Midtown area, shared with Air Alliance Houston. Each office is convenient to public transportation and has many amenities.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by mail or by email to Please include Program Coordinator in the email subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.