UNH Extension seeks a Project Coordinator in Merrimack County

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Summary of Position

Under general supervision of a designated supervisor/administrator, coordinate day-to-day administrative, and operational activities of special programs, projects, and events; provide professional administrative support independently, in accordance with priorities, time and funding limitations, or other specifications; and serve as resource person in support of the Program/Unit.

This position is for a project coordinator, working on a project to build upon existing opioid prevention infrastructure in NH through engaging in partnership with the State Opioid Response Team to increase community level opportunities to engage in prevention activities such as the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, online education and skill building for parents, and training for healthcare professionals on prevention of opioid misuse and alternative pain management strategies for patient populations. This is a 100% grant funded position with an anticipated grant end date of 8/30/2022. Although the grant is expected to end on that date, additional funding may be obtained to extend employment beyond the end date.


Acceptable minimum level of education: Bachelor's

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 2 years

Other minimum qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in adult development, education, public health, health education, prevention, behavioral health, social work, or other health-related field and two years of related experience or Master’s degree.
  2. Knowledge and ability to coordinate multiple program activities.
  3. Experience in program implementation with fidelity.
  4. Ability to work effectively with the staff, faculty and the public.
  5. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  6. Familiarity with computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Office, Drupal web editing software, Salesforce, Destiny One, Adobe creative suite).
  7. Experience in digital media outreach such as social media, database management and website management.


  • Coordinate project meetings with relevant staff and stakeholders, including facilitate seminars, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution as assigned.
  • Work with project staff to develop and implement methods for tracking and reporting project progress.
  • Confer with and/or counsel project staff on essential matters relating to the program, including day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues.
  • Confer with and/or counsel project staff on essential matters relating to the program, including day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues.
  • Coordinate activities of support staff, consultants, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.
  • Act as liaison and maintain effective working relationships with all administrative and academic offices/related committees and the general public.
  • Research, assemble data, and prepare reports on program activities, progress, status, or other areas of significance.
  • Assist with grant and/or proposal writing and participate in other fundraising activities.
  • Perform assessments, research, and collect information which can be used for program planning purposes; recommend new or revised methods to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Assist with budget planning, preparation, and implementation.
  • Develop and manage communications (e.g., design, write and/or edit proposals, budgets, reports, manuals, informational and promotional materials or publicity stories).
  • Coordinate regional aspects of program and related activities.
  • Manage and oversee facilities usage/arrangements and assist in problem resolution.
  • Perform related duties, as assigned.


The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.