Program Specialist-Smart Choices for a Healthy Life

LOCATION:  Newark, New Jersey (temporarily remote due to COVID-19)

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Non-Exempt 37.5 hours per week

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Support the goals and objectives of the Smart Choices for a Healthy Life program in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.


  • Identifying and securing collaboration with K-12 schools and community settings that allow the implementation of the NOFAS Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Education & Prevention Curriculum.
  • Conduct the NOFAS Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Education & Prevention Curriculum among K-12 population.
  • Administer, gather, and track data necessary for the project evaluation such as information collected through the following forms: Parent Consent Forms, pre and posttests, qualitative evaluation instruments and attendance tracking tools.
  • Coordinate the scheduling with school personnel within the target municipalities.
  • Conduct necessary marketing and outreach for school recruitment.
  • Support the Program Coordinator with quarterly reports submissions in a timely manner.
  • Attend all conference calls, webinars and program meetings as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Public Health or related field.
  • Minimum one year experience working with a broad age range of students in classroom type settings.
  • Ability to clearly communicate public health information to learners of all levels and age groups.
  • Comfortable with conducting presentations to groups and individuals.
  • Familiarity with FASD and CADC.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to be sensitive to the community and clients of culturally diverse populations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work individually as well as function as a team member.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically PowerPoint.

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