Colorado Nonprofit Association

Prevention Services Manager

The Prevention Services Manager must have a deep understanding of the harm reduction model as it relates to people who use/inject drugs, drugs, drug use, overdose prevention, HIV and other relevant topics that relate to people who use/inject drugs. Must have an understanding of the multifaceted aspects of stigma associated with drug use and the associated impacts for people who use substances; cultural competency/sensitivity; knowledge of budget management; grant writing and fundraising; excellent communication, client relations and management skills. Manager must be highly organized and detail oriented. This position requires personal and professional boundaries and accountability; awareness of burn out, vicarious trauma, and self-care as it relates to a potentially emotionally challenging environment; self-management and initiative; dedication to quality improvement, professional integrity and research ethics and cultural competency. Must demonstrate accuracy, efficiency and excellent organizational skills. 

Supervisory Responsibility:

Recruits and maintains high quality staff. Conducts annual performance reviews for Prevention Services Staff. Ensures appropriate and adequate staffing and scheduling. Sets expectations of teamwork within and across departments and models collaborative behavior. Understands and communicates the strategic direction, along with relevant policies and procedures to staff members. Collaborates with Internship Coordinator to ensure that the training and task supervision needs of interns involved in Prevention Services are being met. Reviews quality of paperwork, data entry, session notes, and referrals. Assists staff to improve their skills and identify training and professional development needs. Reviews quality of staff’s client interactions, assessment, and interview skills. Assist staff to improve their skills and identify training and professional development needs. Provides administrative supervision to Prevention Services Staff. Provides group supervision as needed with the entire for the Prevention Services Team. Documents supervision within Prevention Services Department. 


A Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social work, counseling, or related program of study preferred. Relevant work experience may be considered equivalent to a professional degree.

Software Utilized:

Experience working with basic office and database computer programs, including familiarity with Microsoft Outlook,

Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint, Google Docs, Slack, Facebook, Squarespace, Instagram, and the internet.

Preferred Qualifications: