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Temp Prevention Project & Event Coordinator

Lines for Life Portland, OR

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Status: Temporary/Full-Time (40 hours)
Reports To: Prevention Director or Assistant Director or Prevention
Anticipated Duration: 3-6 months

About the Organization: Lines for Life is a non-profit dedicated to building hope every day by preventing substance abuse and suicide and promoting mental wellness. We have served thousands of people with addiction, mental health and suicide intervention services, treatment referral and drug prevention education. According to Oregon Business, Lines for Life is one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the state.

Position Summary: This is a temporary Prevention role that provides administrative and project support for Prevention programs, primarily supporting the construction suicide prevention program over the next 3-6 months months.


  • Demonstrate the culture of Lines for Life by modeling behavior that supports the organization’s goals and philosophies.
  • Support the Oregon Construction Suicide Prevention task force, including coordinating meeting and event logistics in a primarily virtual environment and creating and maintaining a project management system for tracking initiatives.
  • Network and collaborate with leaders in the Oregon construction industry.
  • Provide support for developing a strategic plan to prevent suicide among Oregon’s construction workers.
  • Create a project management system for tracking the initiatives of the Construction Industry Suicide Prevention Taskforce.
  • Prepare reports about the Construction Industry Suicide Prevention Taskforce’s work as requested by Lines for Life leadership and taskforce stakeholders or as required for grants.
  • Assist the Event Coordinator with planning the following events: the virtual Tribal Summit scheduled for June 15th – 17th, 2021; the Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference scheduled for October 11th – 14th; and the Opioid Pain and Addiction Treatment Conference scheduled for November 8th – 10th. 
  • This position may also provide project support to the Firearms Initiative, as well as the Strategic Planning Initiative working within 4 Oregon counties impacted by SUD service interruptions during COVID-19.
  • Integrate the voice of individuals with lived experience in order to have recovery informed programs.
  • Perform other duties, such administrative and organizational tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and project coordination skills
  • Event management experience
  • Systems mindset
  • Experience working within the Prevention field
  • Strong aptitude for networking and building partnerships with diverse groups of people.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Suicide prevention and substance abuse knowledge
  • Project management certification
  • Proficiency in Cvent software preferred
  • Knowledge & experience working with the Oregon construction industry
  • Experience leading Prevention coalitions
  • Suicide prevention and mental health certification(s) such ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer), or MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)

Work Schedule:

  • This position will primarily work Mondays through Fridays during the day, but may occasionally require working weekends and evenings for taskforce meetings and events.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is primarily conducted in an office environment and requires the ability to sit or stand and work on a computer for long periods of time. Due to COVID-19, this position may be remote only. Telecommuting requires having a confidential workspace at home and meeting technology requirements.
  • This position requires high energy, patience and controlling one’s emotions, as well as the ability to think analytically.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function in the company.

Lines for Life


Portland, OR
97239 USA



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