FOR-NY will employ one Peer Youth Program Director to oversee the development of youth peers in recovery throughout of New York State. This individual will be responsible for providing leadership in using strategic community building and organizing techniques to supervise and engage the youth and young adults involved with the addiction recovery community and their allies collectively for purposes of building and sustaining a network of youth and young adults in recovery. The youth peer recovery program director will provide direction and support to two youth peer recovery specialists and oversee efforts to build community-based youth addiction recovery supports through the development of local youth Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs), and working with Recovery Community Outreach Centers (RCOCs), Youth Clubhouses, family support organizations, government agencies, other allied organizations and local, state and national organizations involved in the field of addiction recovery.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Supervise the development and coordination of a statewide infrastructure that supports youth and young adults in recovery and organizations supportive of youth and young adults in recovery.

2. Provide leadership and coaching to two Peer Youth Specialists who will be traveling extensively throughout youth Clubhouses and youth RCOs throughout the 10 Empire Zones. The Peer Program Director, with the support of FOR-NY and the HFM Prevention Council, will provide supervision and training in order for peer youth specialists to accomplish job responsibilities.

3. Actively identify and recruit youth recovery leaders, and potential areas for the development of youth RCOs.

4. Manage the collection and analysis of data gained from evaluations. Provide leadership for peer specialists in implementing ideas, practices and supports to strengthen the youth recovery movement and youth RCOs across New York State.

5. Facilitate with stakeholders and neighborhood participants in youth and young adult recovery community organizing and activities. Advocate for the best interests of the young people in recovery on issues of stigma and discrimination, access to, treatment and wrap around recovery services. Provide and document support, training, technical assistance and leadership for youth RCOs.

6. Collaboratively work with Road Recovery to oversee the development and implementation of the rollout of a statewide branding initiative for the youth and young adult recovery movement and establish a social marketing campaign targeting youth and young adults. Roll-out will include development of educational materials to promote the youth and young adult recovery movement.

7. Develop priorities, identify barriers and recommend solutions so that communities can support youth people in building and sustaining their recovery. Work with local partners to help build and implement community based recovery supports. Help coordinate and support youth recovery organization activities and volunteer service efforts.

8. Supervise the planning and management of 5 regional World Cafes for youth and young adults. Work with Peer Recovery Specialists as liaison between local youth RCOS, and working with RCOCs, Youth Clubhouses, family support organizations, government agencies, and other allied organizations.

9. Manage planning efforts to establish a Statewide Steering Committee made up of youth and young adults in recovery. This committee will assist in guiding the project and the work of the 14 youth RCOs. The Peer Coordinator will also help develop a sustainability plan for the statewide network of youth recovery organizations.

10. Provide local trainings around youth recovery community development, advocacy, and recovery messaging.

11. Manage planning a Statewide Leadership Institute for youth and young adults in recovery. Will work with partners in preliminary planning and implementing the leadership and training institute.

12. Oversee the development of youth and young adult communities for recovery and provide technical assistance and leadership for these developing organizations. Manage and maintain a database of youth community-based recovery services throughout the state.

13. Schedule, manage and prioritize calendar for all activities, including scheduling meetings, events, and committee meetings and managing all travel.

14. Submit a monthly program report on all activities and program development status of each local youth RCOs, as well as local RCOCs, Youth Clubhouses, Family Support Navigators (FSN’s) and peer engagement services.

15. Record and process monthly expense report and receipts monthly for FOR-NY review and approval. Prepare and submit for reimbursement all travel related expenses to be paid by any external organizations.

U.S. citizen with a minimum of an associate’s degree. Strong connection to the addiction recovery community preferred


  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the addiction prevention, treatment or recovery field.
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in community development.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, social media, websites and webinars.
  • Possessing skills in group facilitation, strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to prioritize projects and see them through to completion, demonstrated problem-solving skills and a keen attention to detail.
  • Respect for economic and cultural diversity, experience working with diverse groups of people.
  • Highly motivated, independent, and team-oriented.
  • Must be able to work some weekends and evenings and have reliable transportation.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full time position with benefits commensurate with the FOR-NY benefits policy and a salary range of $50,000-$55,000 depending on experience.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume no later than January 15, 2018 to:

Stephanie Campbell
Executive Director
1529 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 487-4395