Job Opportunities at CAPE

DFC Program Assistant

Status: Part Time- Flexible (20 hours per week)
Supervisor: Reports to DFC Program Coordinator

Professional Requirements:

Bachelor Level degree in human services, community health, substance use prevention, or related field; Spanish speaking a plus; Experience working with school-aged population; Experience with community organizations/mobilization and volunteer networks; Exceptional organizational and time management skills; Proficiency in technical and computer applications (eg: Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); Aptitude with websites and social media; Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people and perspectives; Cultural competence; Strong interpersonal skills; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Comfortable presenting and public speaking with small and large audiences; Ability to work independently and multi-task; Ability to meet deadlines.

Personal Requirements:

Passion; Positive attitude; Good Judgement; Initiative; Excellent people skills

Additional Requirements:

Reliable transportation, Valid license, Background Check

Job Responsibilities:

1. Assist the program coordinator in engaging key community stakeholders, service providers, youth, families, schools, local businesses, law enforcement, and other sectors to build support and strengthen the community coalition throughout Northern Dutchess.

2. Represent the Northern Dutchess Community Coalition at meetings, workshops, and community activities.

3. Assist the program director in the successful development and implementation of appropriate intervention and prevention strategies for the Northern Dutchess Community.

4. Assist the program coordinator in the coordination of community intervention projects and programs.

5. Assist in the planning of appropriate youth and community events.

6. Deliver presentations that are designed to appeal to school-aged youth.

7. Promote young people’s interest and well-being.

8. Assist in the maintenance of media relations (including newsletters, publications and radio submissions).

9. Work closely with program coordinator, coalition members, schools, local authorities, health professionals, and parents in all coalition initiatives to achieve DFC goals and maintain a successful coalition.

10. Attend required trainings in compliance with the DFC Grant.

11. Perform additional duties as assigned at the request of the Coalition Program Coordinator as deemed necessary to comply with the DFC Grant.

*This is an entry level position with advancement opportunity in year two of the grant following training and demonstrated ability.
** CAPE is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in this position please contact our office manager, Kathy Knauss, at 845-765-8301 x100 or send you resume/cover letter to her at



Currently, there are no other job openings…

please check back another time!

Our CAPE employees work hard to make a difference in our community.

Our staff supports the prevention of and recovery from substance use disorder (addiction). Through our programs and services, they provide educational presentations to local youth and adults, counseling services to students in local school districts, and free recovery services to anyone looking for help.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume for future consideration, along with a cover letter indicating what type of position you are looking for.
Our agency offers grant-funded positions with competitive salaries and benefits (including paid time off, paid holidays, mileage re-imbursement, and insurance options).