Metro Drug Coalition, Inc.

Project Director

Metro Drug Coalition is a non-profit organization that serves as the drug abuse prevention, professional training and public awareness arm of Knoxville and Knox County

Mission: To improve the health of the greater Knoxville community by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change

Vision: A healthy and safe community free of substance misuse


MDC Project Director duties include:

  • Provide support services, organization and coordination of all community anti-drug coalition activities.  Prevention programming should target specific populations including Knox County Schools, youth-serving organizations, the faith community, parents, medical professionals and others.
  • Assists the Executive Director with MDC partnership efforts including community education forums, community workshops, and leadership training.
  • Create and submit quarterly grant progress reports
  • Track efforts to ensure project goals, objectives, activities and evaluations are being successfully completed in a timely manner
  • Assist Executive Director with recruiting and engaging future coalition partners
  • Recruit, maintain and coordinate the efforts of coalition volunteers
  • Continually upgrade and revise marketing, development and research collateral to support the coalition’s goals and objectives
  • Maintain all records
  • Assist in agency grant writing, management and reporting
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by Executive Director
  • Phone Referrals for treatment, counseling and/or other needs may be necessary
  • Attend required grantee meetings
  • Obtain and maintain Certified Prevention Specialist credential


Organizational Support

The MDC Program Director provides support services when necessary to all other MDC staff, as well as programs and community involvement.


  • Four year college degree in health education, social work, or other related fields
  • Two years experience working with community groups, including youth
  • Must submit to a background check prior to employment
  • Must maintain a valid Tennessee Driver’s license and show proof of insurance
  • Experience in grant writing, grants management and reporting preferred
  • Must demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills


MDC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. 

 To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Karen Pershing, by March 1, 2019.  No phone calls please!