H.A.M.S.A Substance Abuse Program Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 04, 2017
Sep 03, 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Jewish Family & Career Services “JF&CS” is a Georgia non-profit organization with a roughly 13 million dollar budget.  The agency makes hope and opportunity happen by providing integrated programs and services that maximize self-sufficiency and quality of life.  The JF&CS Foundation holds the agency’s endowment and restricted fund assets. JF&CS is now seeking a H.A.M.S.A Substance Abuse Program Manager within our Clinical Services Department.

PURPOSE: To provide leadership, vision and an evolving strategy for growth for the HAMSA program and staff as well as oversee the coordination of awareness, prevention, educational and outreach activities with a focus in the Jewish community in the area of substance abuse and addiction. Develop and coordinate programs and services to educate and increase substance abuse and addiction awareness, prevention and access to treatment. Create and implement strategies for replication through partnerships and training in order to increase program impact and promote sustainability.


  • Responsible for overall leadership, vision and management of HAMSA program including developing and implementing an intended impact and strategy for achieving it, program and financial management, achievement of outcomes and goals, managing staff, and maintaining and enhancing relevant programs and services.
  • Develop a replicable, scalable best practice model of a substance abuse program that primarily serves the Jewish community and that can be replicated in other Jewish communities. 
  • Manage staff to a high level of client satisfaction and progress.
  • Oversee and facilitate program planning and maintenance including continual assessment of the need to ensure relevance of programming.
  • Work with Jewish and other community partners to design, coordinate and present substance abuse awareness activities.
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic program plans that will support goals of initiative.
  • Serve as key liaison with synagogue, school, youth group professionals and lay leadership to develop and maintain relationships and implement relevant and customized program plans.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with other individuals, institutions and resources in the recovery community.
  • Work with marketing team to initiate action plans to market ongoing programs, events and activities.
  • Oversee the development, tracking, and analysis of data and outcomes measures for all programs, using the information to modify programs accordingly.
  • Work in coordination with H.A.M.S.A. staff to maximize awareness and utilization of H.A.M.S.A. and other JF&CS services.
  • Serve as staff liaison to H.A.M.S. A. Committee, and engage them to set strategy, review mini-grants, promote awareness of the program, do resource development to support the program, and engage in short and long term planning for sustainability.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong program strategy and planning skills as well as people management experience
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience in managing staff and in promoting professional development
  • Knowledge of the disease concept of addiction and familiarity with  12-step groups and other treatment modalities
  • Ability to network and generate community awareness
  • Excellent project management, data collection and analysis, and organizational skills
  • Strong internal and external customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize and implement complex projects
  • Capacity to be self-directed and a team player
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Flexible with respect to work hours
  • Sales and Marketing experience preferred.
  • Willingness to travel throughout metro Atlanta based on community and synagogue outreach needs
  • Basic understanding of Judaism and Jewish values


  • Bachelor’s degree required - preferably in education, clinical work, addiction, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience related to substance abuse training/counseling/advocacy
  • Experience with public speaking.
  • Management experience.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Greater Atlanta business, and non-profit community preferred.

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