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We describe ourselves as a little quirky with a lot of energy, but when it comes down to it, that’s because we’re passionate about Prevention Education and we know how to make it fun and accessible for every age and every life stage.

We are honored to say PreventEd is a top workplace. But it is important to know that our “place” is really all about people. We care about the people we serve, and we care about each other. Our employees are passionate, professional, and serious about providing innovative and critical services and programs. That said, it’s worth noting, we appreciate a good sense of humor! We are looking for teammates who are all about people, passionate about their work, and fun to be around. Click here to view and apply for open positions.

Available Positions:

Director of Development

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To meet the growing need for compassionate, judgement-free services addressing the impacts of alcohol and other drugs, PreventEd is seeking a passionate and committed Director of Development. PreventEd is an innovative organization, with an annual budget of $4.4 million and a staff wholly motivated by the mission to prevent the harms of substance use disorder.

The Director of Development will be an entrepreneurial fundraiser, a strong communicator, a self-motivated team player, and an expert active listener who thrives on challenges and is dedicated to creating equitable outcomes for the entire community. The Director of Development must bring new ideas and programs to life, be detail-oriented and data-driven, and have demonstrable experience helping donors reach their philanthropic goals. The successful candidate will be a skilled professional who is high-energy, sensitive, tactful, confident, and adaptable, with a strong work ethic.

PreventEd’s heightened visibility in the face of COVID-19 and the heroin and opioid epidemic, along with a reputation for unmatched program excellence, provides a unique opportunity to significantly increase donor engagement and investment.


  • Reports to the Executive Director
  • Member of the Executive Leadership team
  • Works with staff, Board, and Development Committee
  • Oversees a dynamic, committed Development and Communications team


  • Lead overall strategy and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program
  • Support the Executive Director’s fundraising role, particularly with the Board and major donors
  • Collaborate with volunteers, Board, and staff to deepen relationships with donors
  • Supervise a team responsible for a comprehensive fundraising program
  • Grow an emerging major gifts program through cultivation and solicitation of individual donors currently making annual gifts of $1,000 to $25,000
  • Create and implement strategies to grow the agency’s endowment
  • Create a customized, personal approach to individual donor engagement


  • Passion for the mission of PreventEd
  • Frontline fundraising experience with a proven ability to meet aggressive fundraising goals
  • Track record building relationships, closing gifts, and upgrading annual donors to major gifts
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an equitable working and learning environment
  • Superior interpersonal and active listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills, well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to meet deadlines


  • Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Range: $85,000-$100,000
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, paid time off, bereavement leave, paid parental leave, and retirement contribution


  1. Follow this link to take a five-minute behavioral assessment: https://assessment.predictiveindex.com/bo/o1f/PEdirdev
  2. Submit a resume and cover letter that expresses your interest and qualifications for the position to search@emdconsulting.com. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, with materials
    being accepted until September 17, 2021.

Click here to download the position profile.

Development Specialist

PreventEd is dedicated to advancing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We accomplish this by acceptance, and understanding amongst our team and hiring individuals who bring unique perspectives and diverse experiences to the agency. PreventEd encourages all interested individuals, including people of all races and national origin, people of all ages, people of all religions, people with or without disabilities, and/or people with any gender identity and sexual orientation, to apply!


The Development Specialist works under the immediate supervision of the Director of Development, and under the general supervision of the Executive Director. The Development Specialist performs a variety of duties to facilitate the efficient operation of PreventEd’s Development department.


  • Maintains donor database, including calendaring deadlines, logging donations, and generating and sending donor acknowledgments.
  • Maintains accuracy and integrity of database, ensuring all information is kept current and up to date.
  • Troubleshoots database issues.
  • Completes/submits donor state tax credit applications and maintain tax credit records.
  • Conducts prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
  • Produces reports relating to historical and current giving and to donor strategy.
  • Develops data queries and reports to coordinate information as needed for communication and mailings (e.g., the Key newsletter, end of year appeal, etc.).
  • Supports cultivation and fundraising events with data management including event registration, meal tracking, sponsorship pledges and payments, invitation mailings, and post-event data follow up.
  • Assists with the solicitation, pick up, and acknowledgment of in-kind donations.
  • Performs various other duties as assigned.

Personal Attributes

  • Be punctual and possess a friendly manner.
  • Possess a high degree of maturity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and a passion for our mission.
  • Be meticulous and organized when accomplishing all tasks.
  • Respect the confidential nature of donor information.
  • Possess the ability to intelligently prioritize, execute job demands, and maintain efficient personal workflow.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse base of staff, donors, board members, community members, clients, etc.
  • Exceptional ability to execute multiple projects and assignments with minimal errors and with high attention to detail.
  • Possess the ability to work as a member of a team as well as work independently.
  • Be willing to work occasional weeknights and weekends.

Specialized Knowledge, Experience, and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field OR 2+ years’ experience in bookkeeping, a field related to finance or fundraising.
  • Demonstrates proficiency of Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Donor Perfect or other CRM.


  • $40,000 to $44,000
  • Work for a Top Workplace!
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401 (k)
  • Flexibility/ Work Life Balance

Interested candidates, please apply online.

*A cover letter should be included to address how the position aligns with your experience, education, interests, career goals, and any significant commitments that you may have.


Position Overview

This is a professional counseling position in the assessment and referral of people with substance use disorders and their significant others.  In addition to direct substance use disorder counseling, the ability to address mental, societal and other crisis problems is needed.  This position will engage in one-to-one substance use assessment and referral, education programs, presentations and training. This position is under the immediate supervision of the Associate Director of Counseling and the general supervision of the Deputy Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interact with adults, adolescents and families to facilitate agency assessment, referral and early intervention processes based on existing agency programming.
  • Facilitate assessments in-person at multiple locations throughout the Eastern Region of Missouri and/or virtually.
  • Provide referral assistance to each client for alcohol/drug misuse and disorder services, and other services as needed.
  • Respond to community members’ inquiries in order to provide education and information on substance use disorders. This might include phone calls, scheduling assessments, resource sharing, networking and outreach.
  • Assume responsibility for follow-up contact to check each client’s progress and to document program outcomes.
  • Be responsible for developing an adequate set of files (both electronic and physical) to serve both administrative and informational needs of counseling services.
  • Make public appearances as needed, including presenta­tions to selected groups, organizations, and service clubs in regards to the agency’s counseling services and information about alcohol/drug use disorders.
  • Be available to participate in special PreventEd programs/events.
  • Participate in joint team effort in the formulation of program and/or agency planning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A high degree of maturity and emotional stability.
  • The ability to maintain effective and cooperative relationships with clients, volunteers, other staff members and community agencies/organizations.
  • A high degree of judgment and leadership.
  • A high degree of cooperative spirit to work as a member of a team.
  • The ability to organize well and work with details.
  • A degree of flexibility with regard to evening and weekend work schedules.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in education, psychol­ogy, social work, counseling or human services area.
  • Two or more years of responsible professional experience in casework or group work activity; one year of which must have included substantial work in the field of substance use disorders.
  • Considerable knowledge of counseling principles, techniques, and their application to the area of substance use disorders.
  • Prior experience in public speaking and training is preferred.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401 (k)
  • Flexibility/ Work Life Balance

Interested candidates please Apply Now!

*A cover letter should be included to address how the position aligns with your experience, education, interests, career goals, and any significant commitments that you may have.


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