School-Based Prevention Educator

Hazelden Betty Ford
New York City, New York
May 04, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Job Function
Health / Medical
Focus Areas
Youth Development
Position Type
Contract / Freelance
Degree Level

Location: Other-Remote Office
ID: 8618
Status: On Call
Shift: Varied
Schedule: Varied
Hours of Work: Varied


FCD Prevention Works (, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, is the leading international nonprofit provider of school-based substance misuse prevention and health promotion services. We provide intensive classroom-based education for students, as well as training and consultation for parents, faculty and staff at schools across the U.S. and around the world, in over 70 countries on five continents.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The HBFF team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is - at our core- a people-powered organization. HBFF is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue. This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment. All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.

Being "a best place to work" is a strategic goal of HBFF and it's a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.

We deeply value our employees. Working at HBFF includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
Retirement savings plan with employer match
Paid time-off
Tuition reimbursement

Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


Recognizing that prevention is an essential piece of combatting addiction, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is making our new prevention initiative a priority. We are therefore seeking energetic, mission-driven candidates, who are in long-term, healthy recovery from addiction, to add to our team of Prevention Specialists to support schools and communities in keeping healthy kids healthy.

FCD is currently seeking highly-qualified professionals for the position of Prevention Specialist. Our team of FCD Prevention Specialists works with students and school communities around the globe, engaging them in educational programs that are flexibly designed to stimulate dialogue and self-awareness, promote healthy decision-making, and encourage non-use for students. Experienced Prevention Specialists are also responsible for effectively guiding school communities through comprehensive prevention planning efforts.

This position requires that the candidate be in long-term, healthy recovery from the disease of addiction , as our educational programs include sharing personal knowledge and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, their families, and their school communities.

This is an on-call position, with opportunity to quickly grow into a half- or full-time position. Candidates should be able to work flexibly on a per-diem basis as needed by FCD's scheduling requirements. Extensive travel, sometimes for a week or more at a time, will be required.

When applying, please attach a cover letter that includes a description of your personal experience with addiction and recovery, or email to

Fully remote position


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a related discipline
  • In healthy recovery, defined as an individual facing the disease of addiction successfully abstains from alcohol and other drug use (and related behavior) while actively working to improve his/her own health and well-being (to include tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapors, etc)
  • Current passport and driver's license
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Superb presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively in many settings with a variety of groups
  • Professional experience in education, public health, counseling, and/or drug and alcohol treatment preferred
  • Foreign language fluency (especially Spanish) is also desirable

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