Community Organizer – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

SAY San Diego, Inc
July 12, 2021
San Diego, CA, California
Job Type
$20.00 per hour
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Krystle Llanto
Contact Email



The Community Organizer is responsible for the development and ongoing support and facilitation of the Collective, a coalition of young adults working to reduce alcohol and tobacco related disparities in the LGBTQ population. The Community Organizer will provide technical assistance and support to the Collective and the LGBTQ community to work for social change around alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in a systematic, deliberate and collaborative way. This position is funded by the California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control Program under a subcontract from Partners for Wellness – Orange County.


  • Organize, develop and sustain community-based collaboration to achieve community objectives related to tobacco control; Manage coalition’s website and social media page
  • Establish and promote community participation in leadership, ownership and decision-making with regard to community priorities and project activities related to tobacco control
  • Participate in the Tobacco Control Coalition and the Tobacco Free Communities Coalition; Assist tobacco control advocates in the development of goals, objectives and policies
  • Identify community members with strong leadership qualities and assist them in advocating for institutional and social change while building up their community connections
  • Facilitate training for community members, including youth, around specific skills including tobacco control, addressing public officials, and interaction with public institutions, communicating and community group planning processes, and policy development
  • Build a working knowledge of the region’s communities and build relationships with key community members, multi-unit housing managers and owners, adult residential care sites, residents, businesses, and elected officials
  • Support cessation services in the county including but not limited to the California Smokers Helpline; Provide support for the San Diego Smoke-Free Project
  • Other tasks as assigned by the ATOD Program Manager

 QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Psychology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, Business or related field
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant leadership experience in providing prevention services in a community setting
  • Experience with alcohol, tobacco and drug issues, environmental prevention and community development
  • Experience in working with City Government
  • Experience in working with the LGBTQ community
  • Experience working with LGBTQ youth and young adults
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with and respect for diverse cultures, demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment, and experience in public speaking and presentation
  • Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job related tasks, including transporting community members and youth


  • Proven ability to work with diverse community and neighborhood organizations and constituencies
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with youth


Visit which is our SAY Career Center to create a profile and submit your application online. Please apply to Requisition ID# 1302. (NO PHONE CALLS AND EMAILED RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)

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