Addiction and Recovery Program Coordinator

Job Title:

Addiction and Recovery Program Coordinator

Organization Name:

JFCS of Minneapolis

Job Type:

Part-time; 20 hours per week

Salary Range:




Position Summary:

The Addiction and Recovery Services program provides knowledgeable, confidential, and culturally-sensitive supports, 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 community education, training, and outreach 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.

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:

  • Approximately $23/hour; 20 hours/week
  • Benefits package including 401(k) with match, vision, and dental
  • Work-life balance including 3 weeks of vacation, sick time, holidays, and a flexible schedule

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Direct Service 40%: Plan and execute high-quality programming tailored to meet community needs. Meet with community partners and outreach to new partners and potential participants. Plan and hold community education programs and support groups. Collaborate with community agencies and JFCS programs to meet community needs. Develop and strengthen partnerships with other community organizations within the addiction and recovery space and in the Jewish community.
  • Outreach 30%: Attend community events, connect with partners, identify new partners and opportunities, and use social media and other community platforms to raise awareness of program and offerings.
  • Program Development & Coordination 20%: With the Manager of Family Life Education, develop strategic plan and track progress toward goals. Create plan to identify community needs and effective ways to meet them.
  • Confidential Consultations with JFCS Staff and Participants 10%: As the content expert in this area, you will share relevant knowledge and resources with JFCS staff and participants as appropriate. Meet with families to provide confidential support, coaching and resources on an as-needed basis.

Experience and Qualifications Requirements: 


  • Personal, professional and/or academic experience focusing on SUD, addiction and recovery, and/or public health desired
  • Experience working in the addiction and recovery space with knowledge of community resources and understanding of the principles of harm reduction
  • Knowledge of the process of recovery and the diverse experiences/opportunities along this path
  • At least two years of experience working in the non-profit or health sector
  • 2-3 years of experience working with individuals or families in a case management, coaching, or in another supportive role dealing with sensitive topics within families
  • Demonstrated experience teaching or providing community programming to diverse audiences
  • Experience facilitating support or coaching groups a plus
  • Experience developing and/or growing community-based programming desired

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

Additional Information

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Regularly sits at desk or conference table and uses computer keyboard. Ability to bend, stoop, and reach to obtain files, equipment, etc. Frequent oral and written communication with staff and general 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 handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Indoor office setting with cubicles. Frequent formal and informal interaction with others. Some evenings and weekends. Frequent use of telephone, computer, copier, flip charts, and other tools for presentations. Basic computer skills (Windows, Word, Microsoft Office).

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume Diana MacLennan, Human Resources Manager. E-mail [email protected] or apply directly at For more information on Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, see AA/EEO