Careers

Make a difference in a young person’s life!

The Police Activities League (PAL) of Massena invites applications from exceptional individuals with a passion for our mission to ensure and enhance the quality of life for boys and girls of our community and its surrounding area, with special concern given to those who need us most.

Thank you for your interest in our openings!
We currently have two part-time and one full time positions open!

-Prevention Coordinators (x2)

-Lead Epidemiologist/Data Coordinator

If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please send your questions or a copy of your résumé by email to director@MassenaPAL.com

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Prevention Coordinator

POSITION: Prevention Coordinator
WAGE: $12-$13 (dependent upon experience)
HOURS: 20-25hrs. a week, Mon-Fri, non-exempt
SUPERVISOR: Program Manager/ Director
BENEFITS: Statutory
EMPLOYMENT: At-will/Seasonal/Variable

Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the prevention coordinator (PC) is responsible for the safety and supervision of all Club members. Must be cooperative, friendly and create a safe and harmonious environment. Support with implementation of programs within the Formula for Impact and core program areas (Character Development & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Substance Use Prevention, The Arts, Health & Life Skills, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation). Prevent Coordinator must also abide by and support the Club mission.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Create, Plan and implement programs.

A. Maintain the upkeep, safety, security and appearance of the Club;

B. Maintain all required paperwork to track programs and member participation;

C. Coordinate & implement spontaneous recreational activities;

D. Assists in implementation of academic enrichment (e.g. Power Hour and HYLA);

E. Promote and stimulate interest in activities through bulletin board displays, newsletter, flyers, and announcements of upcoming programs by displaying enthusiasm in activities offered;

F. Maintain upkeep of all recreation equipment and facilities. Report supplies needed for facility and programs as needed to supervisor;

G. Work with staff and parents/guardians to recognize members for good work & discuss disciplinary issues that may occur at the Club;

H. Provide direction for volunteers in order to stimulate participation in programs;

I. Must provide quality customer service by meeting and greeting the public, parents, members and outside groups who enter the facility. Be prepared to provide guided tours and answer questions;

J. Assists Program Manager in working to ensure safety and success of the overall program;

2. Promotes and stimulates cooperative relationships and interest in Club activities and events.

A. Motivate and guide PAL youth with daily Club operations and programs;

B. Actively engages parents and families of youth members in Club programs and activities;

C. Provide direction for volunteers in order to stimulate participation in programs.

Other Duties:

1. Abide by the Police Activities League of Massena Policies & Procedures;

2. Attends local trainings and workshops in the field as directed;

3. Attend staff meetings and other Club sponsored events;

4. Abides by Federal and State Laws;

5. Wear appropriate staff uniform while working at and/or attending Police Activities League of Massena functions

6. Perform other duties as assigned by Director and Administration.

Requirements:

1. First Aid & CPR certified;

2. Pass a background check;

3. Experience in Recreation, Child Development or equivalent experience in related field;

4. At least one-year experience and knowledge with youth development principles; education programs; working effectively with schools, parents and others in the community to support educational achievement.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

1. Require the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend;

2. May require to ability to stand for long periods;

3. May require the ability to walk long distances;

4. May be Required to attend evening meetings and/or travel within and out of St. Lawrence County to attend meetings and trainings;

5. Required to work evenings and weekends on occasion;

6. May be required to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.

Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, not to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Job Type: Part-time

Lead Epidemiologist/Data Coordinator

Title of position: Lead Epidemiologist/ Data Coordinator, (Full Time-Grant Funded)

Description of duties and responsibilities: The project Epidemiologist will assist the Project Director to guide project evaluation and monitor the implementation of activities. In addition to tracking progress toward meeting project objectives, ongoing assessment will demonstrate how and to what extent Partnerships for Success initiatives produce positive outcomes. This individual will assist to identify risks and reduce the occurrence of local negative health outcomes through ongoing research and data-driven community education and applicable policy review. The epidemiologist will coordinate data collection and analysis, as well as assist to input required Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success information into the SPARS system. This individual will enable personnel and local partners to characterize and monitor efforts to address prevention needs within the community. On a day-to-day basis, they will guide program staff and participate in activities to ensure the application of data-driven decision making throughout the project. Overall, the Epidemiologist will support staff and work teams to assess the extent of alcohol and substance abuse within the targeted populations and explore strategies to minimize determinants of local conditions.

Qualifications for position: This individual must have relevance training and previous experience in public health models to assist project staff to investigate patterns and causes of early onset and the progression of injurious substance use among youth and the general community population. This individual must be a strong communicator, capable of functioning in a variety of settings, including schools, community-based organizations, and the community at large, and able to communicate complex issues to individuals not from a prevention or addictions background.

Education: Bachelors/Masters Degree in Community Health, Public Health and Human Services or Similar degree from an Accredited University

Supervisory relationships: Reports directly to the Project Director

Skills and knowledge required: Knowledgeable concerning environmental strategies for shaping population level change. Experience with policy change and enforcement efforts to reduce underage drinking, youth marijuana use and trends, and e-cigarettes use.

Amount of travel and any other special conditions or requirements: Travel to required grantee meetings, relevant conferences and trainings, and as needed to monitor and assess the proposed project activities.

Salary range: $40,000-$42,000 Salaried

Hours per day or week: 40 per week

Requirements: Upon hiring, the candidate must be able to successfully pass a background check and provide three professional references.

The Massena PAL Lead Epidemiologist position, is a federally grant funded position for 5 years and is subject to the availability of the annual grant award cycle

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Application Process
Massena PAL has a specific process by which we recruit, select and hire qualified candidates. We ask that all applicants familiarize themselves with this process prior to submitting their application. Failure to follow the established guidelines may result in an application being discarded. All open positions will be listed under the Careers section of Massena PAL’s website, along with their respective requirements and deadlines.

If there is a position for which you would like to be considered, please review the minimum qualifications. These criteria are established as the basic credentials that must be possessed to be considered for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications only guarantees that a candidate’s application will be reviewed; it does not assure an interview.

If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to be considered for the position, please follow the instructions on submitting an application, résumé or curriculum vitae. Occasionally some positions may require additional documents or information. We ask that all information be submitted electronically.

Following a position being advertised and a qualified pool of applications established, PAL will schedule interviews with the best qualified candidates. Those candidates that are interviewed will be contacted about the hiring decision, but applicants that were not chosen for interviews may not receive any notification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where are your open positions listed?
A. All open positions will be listed at the top of this Careers page on our website.
Q. How do I apply for a particular position?
A. Each listed position is a link to a PDF file, which contains a position description, the basic and preferred qualifications, and instructions on how to apply.
Q. When do you typically advertise openings?
A. Positions are listed as they are identified. Interested job-seekers are advised to periodically check the website for updates. Clicking on the Follow option on the PAL of Massena website will also help to ensure that you receive notification when a new position is posted.
Q. How long are openings listed? How long do I have to apply?
A. Some positions will have a closing date listed in the application instructions, while others will simply remain open until filled.
Q. How do I know my application was received?
A. If you send your application to the specified e-mail address, you should receive a reply confirming receipt. If you submit an application and do not receive a confirmation by the close of the next business day, please follow up to make sure we did receive your submission.
Q. How long does it take for a hiring decision to be made? Will I receive updates about the process and selection of candidates?
A. After a position is listed, it takes several weeks or more to review applications, select candidates for interviews, conduct the interviews, and make a hiring decision. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot communicate with each candidate about the status of any given opening. Those candidates that are interviewed will be alerted about the final decision.
Q. I have applied for multiple positions and not been selected, should I continue to submit my application?
A. Candidates should make certain they meet or exceed the minimum (required) qualifications. If you meet the minimum qualifications, then we welcome your application.
Q. Can you tell me what kind of candidate(s) you select or anything that could be of advantage to me?
A. Our goal is to find the best candidate for any given position — a great fit for the Club and for the job seeker. Candidates should take time to review the position, PAL of Massena in general, and the youth services industry. PAL’s mission is “to ensure and enhance the quality of life for boys and girls of our community and its surrounding area, with special concern given to those who need us most.” Most of our employees demonstrate a commitment to a cause and have an understanding of the virtues and sacrifices made while working in a direct-service or support position within a non-profit. Candidates simply seeking employment without these fundamental motivations or without a strong desire to contribute to the organization and its mission are likely not the right fit for employment with the Massena PAL. Thus, candidates are asked to seriously consider the motivation for their application and what they are seeking from employment with PAL of Massena.