Midwest Asian Health Association

Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP)

The McKinley Park Underage Drinking and Other Substance Prevention Coalition

 (McK-UDOS Coalition)


The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) has an immediate job opening for a full-time Program Manager of the McKinley Park Underage Drinking and Other Substance (McK-UDOS) Prevention Coalition.

Coalition’s Goal: McK-UDOS is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The coalition’s goal is to prevent and reduce alcohol and marijuana use among youth in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood.

Typical Duties:

  • Expand, sustain, and coordinate a multi-sector coalition in McKinley Park.
  • Apply for funding to sustain the coalition and its prevention efforts.
  • Direct an assessment of youth substance abuse (alcohol and marijuana) through collecting quantitative and qualitative data in the community.
  • Oversee project data collection activities, data analyses, interpretation, and evaluation.
  • Assist the coalition in planning for prevention strategies that fit the neighborhood environment and needs of McKinley Park.
  • Assist the coalition in implementing evidence-based and culturally competent prevention strategies
  • Coordinate and perform outreach activities in the community and in local elementary and high schools.
  • Recruit and assist local Chicago Public Schools with administering the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS).
  • Communicate IYS results and other data related to underage drinking and marijuana use in McKinley Park to public health officials, coalition members, local community leaders, school administrators and teachers, and parents.
  • Prepare briefs, reports, presentations, and other materials as needed.
  • Develop progress reports for submission to funding agencies.
  • Attend local, state, and national trainings as required by the grant.
  • Supervise and mentor staff and interns.
  • Carry out project-related administrative responsibilities and perform other duties as required.


Education: Master’s in public health, education, social work,  or other equivalent degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree in science or social sciences field required.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of public health or related professional experience
  • Knowledge and professional experience in substance abuse or related fields
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing grant-based programs and supervising data collection activities.
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of research methods, and collecting and reporting data
  • Experience with applying for grants and other types of funding
  • Experience networking and collaborating with community partners, schools, funding agencies, and health departments
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, comfortable with public speaking and presentations
  • Flexible working hours with the ability to work independently and occasionally on weekends
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff and/or interns
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and professionalism in the workplace

Salary Range: Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered based on qualifications and experience. If interested, please email a resume with a cover letter to:

Hong Liu, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA)

230 W. Cermak, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: 312-225-8659