Open Position: Project Manager at Georgia Meth Project

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Our friends at the Georgia Meth Project have an opening for a program manager.

The Program Manager provides leadership in the development and execution of the Georgia Meth Project’s community outreach, while also supporting day-to-day operations and managing projects.

The Program Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for:

  • Community Outreach and Events:  With the support of the Executive Director, develop and lead the implementation of an annual community education action plan across the state.  Responsibilities for this initiative include:
    • Plan and manage the statewide effort to place formal Meth education lesson plans into schools in Georgia.
    • Plan and manage grass-roots events statewide designed to involve local communities and promote awareness and prevention.
    • Establish a statewide volunteer network to assist in the planning and execution of local events.
    • Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with key constituencies and organizations in Georgia to facilitate statewide reach for community action, including schools, corporate and government entities, faith-based and other nonprofit organizations.
    • Identify and promote community events with local media in coordination with Executive Director and the organization’s public relations firm.
  • Communications and Research
    • Disseminate Georgia Meth Project information through the project’s web sites, newsletters, and the writing and publishing of program materials and funding proposals.
    • Track key statistics on Meth abuse in Georgia. Monitor key state legislation and prevention activities.
    • Actively promote the Georgia Meth Project through community presentations.
  • Administration and Operations:  With Executive Director, manage all administrative aspects of the Georgia Meth Project program including:
    • Monitor and track expenses; participate in budget development and preparation of reports to funding agencies.
    • General office administration, staffing phones, responding to inquiries, sending out information kits, and meeting set-up. 
    • Manage organization’s office supply and equipment needs.
    • Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of the Georgia Meth Project.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Candidates must be self-directed and require limited oversight in performance of duties.  Experience with statewide community action programs is desirable. 

  • Passion for the mission of the Georgia Meth Project is essential. Candidates will not only possess outstanding administrative and project management skills but will also be an advocate for project’s mission and vision.
  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience in administration, project management, and community programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in community development and/or youth education and domain expertise in substance abuse, treatment, or prevention a plus.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written).  Grant-writing experience a plus.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire and lead volunteers.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under aggressive timelines and expectations.
  • Skilled in project development and implementation, with experience in successfully managing complex projects that involve multiple participants to achieve results.
  • Strong networking skills and the ability to work with a variety of partners, including governmental, nonprofit, educational, faith-based, and corporate agencies.
  • Ability to operate with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Statewide travel required.
  • Technical proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and Internet tools.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience and competitive in the industry.

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Jim Langford
Executive Director
Georgia Meth Project
3715 Northside Parkway; Suite 1-320
Atlanta, GA 30327

About Georgia Meth Project
The primary objective of the Georgia Meth Project is to dramatically reduce first-time methamphetamine use among Georgia teens by educating them about the risks and consequences of Meth use. The project also seeks to raise awareness about the scale, depth and critical nature of the methamphetamine problem in Georgia, mobilizing communities across the state to get involved in methamphetamine prevention. 

The Project is focused solely upon prevention. To achieve its objectives the program has and will continue to execute large-scale public service messaging and education programs. 

The Georgia Meth Project initiated a campaign in 2010 of research-based public service prevention messaging—including advertising, public relations, and websites—to effect a substantial reduction in methamphetamine use among Georgia’s youth. At the core of the Meth Project’s efforts is research-validated, nationally recognized, high-impact advertising that graphically communicates the risks of Meth use. Targeting Georgia youth, ages 12 -17, we have been reaching 80-90 percent of that target audience three times a week with hard-hitting messaging. 

The program’s prevention messaging campaign is supported by a range of community action programs that connect the project to local communities and mobilize the people of Georgia to assist in Meth awareness and prevention.  A major component of these programs now focuses on Meth prevention education in public school classrooms.