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Communications Coordinator, Peterborough Drug Awareness Coalition

Peterborough, Ontario
Deadline December 9, 2009

Part-time contract 20 hours per week starting January 5-November 30, 2010

The Peterborough Drug Awareness Coalition is seeking a communications coordinator to sustain and expand local efforts to prevent prescription opioid misuse, particularly amongst youth.

The successful applicant will support the ongoing work of the Peterborough Drug Strategy Task Force including:

  1. Helping with prevention initiatives (i.e. a community medicine cabinet clean out, creating youth-created/relevant prevention media, organizing public events, etc.)
  2. Researching and collaborating on funding applications to fund the ongoing work of community drug prevention programming
  3. Coordinating the involvement of citizens and agency representatives in the ongoing work of drug prevention
  4. Compiling high quality prevention materials that can be readily accessible and replicated for ongoing community prevention programming.


  • Understanding of substance misuse and addictions
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills and ability to multi-task
  • Experience in working with groups and public relations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to a “four pillar” approach to drug misuse prevention (harm reduction, enforcement, treatment and prevention)
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing an asset
  • Skills working with media technology including film, websites, and social networking sites an asset
  • Experience working with youth an asset

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Peterborough Drug Awareness Coalition
Box 1744*
Peterborough, ON K9J 7X6

*please note this is a revised and corrrect post box number

Or email Suzanne Galloway at by December 9, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

Interviews for selected applicants will take place December 16 & 17, with the position beginning January 5th, 2009. The selected applicant will be asked for a police reference check as they will be working with youth.

Funding for this position is provided in part by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.