Substance Misuse Prevention Training/Technical Assistance Associate

  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract

Company Description


EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high-quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services, and products, contributing to building capacity and transforming lives.

At EDC, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and clients above all else. In response to the increased transmissibility with recent variants and in compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order for Federal Contractors, all US-based EDC employees must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof, as a condition of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Job Description

The Health Promotion, Practice and Innovation Portfolio has an opening for a Substance Misuse Prevention Training/Technical Assistance Associate reporting to the Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate. This position is open to telecommuters.                           

The HPPI portfolio includes projects related to trauma, violence and injury prevention, substance misuse prevention, and suicide prevention. This position has a specific focus on substance misuse prevention, an EDC priority area of expertise.

EDC casual employees generally work as needed.  A casual position receives statutory benefits of Social Security contributions, Medicare contributions, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and sick leave.  A casual position ends when work is complete.


The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Under management oversight, the Substance Misuse Prevention Training/Technical Assistance Associate will:

  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to community prevention providers
  • Provide subject matter expertise to internal staff in the development of projects and resources
  • Contribute to the development of client-oriented technical assistance
  • Facilitate workshops designed for community prevention practitioners (virtual)


This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as public health, public administration, social work, psychology or sociology, required
  • Master’s degree in a related field such as public health, public administration, or social work, preferred
  • 10+ years of substance misuse prevention experience, required
  • Expertise in the Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Experience in providing technical assistance in substance misuse prevention and related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with local and state prevention providers

Additional Information

Applications should be submitted directly via our website ( Applicants are required to submit both a cover letter and a resume. Applicants are advised to combine their cover letter and resume into a single file for submission. The cover letter should be a succinct statement of interest to include highlights of relevant qualifications and experience for the role desired. 

As an EOE/AA employer, EDC does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. EDC is a smoke-free workplace.