Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Organizing and supporting the Northern Berkshire community for over 34 years!

There is currently an employment opportunity at nbCC!


Submissions are due by December 16. Mail to Amber Besaw at 61 Main Street, Suite 218, North Adams, MA 01247. Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references.




Job Description for Prevention and Recovery Associate


The Prevention & Recovery Associate works under the supervision of the Director of Prevention and Recovery to support the advancement and programming of the Beacon Recovery Community Center (BRCC), as well as supporting the advancement of nbCC’s prevention work within the region.


Reports to & Supervised by: Director of Prevention and Recovery

Hours: 1 FTE

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt


BRCC Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

• Be a liaison between the nbCC organization and the BRCC membership.

• Convene and conduct regular meetings of BRCC membership in accordance with the peer leadership model.

• Support the BRCC members in reviewing and updating foundational documents, including program procedures as appropriate.

• Support the day to day implementation of the BRCC program:

o Serving as a primary liaison to insure appropriate use of space in accordance with agreement with the host organization, as appropriate.

o Planning and implementation of member driven programming.

o Monitor supplies and maintenance needs of the BRCC space, as appropriate.

o Monitor activities at BRCC to ensure they are in accord with code of ethics and established best practices, as well as the policies and procedures of nbCC

• Support leadership development and facilitate training opportunities for BRCC volunteer leaders and members.

• Convene & facilitate BRCC Advisory Council meetings

• Inform marketing efforts for the BRCC program developed by the nbCC Communications Coordinator.

• Outreach to community residents, treatment providers, social service agencies and community organizations to promote the BRCC program and its offerings.

• Lead staff person in annual Voices for Recovery event.


General Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

• Support and assist the Director of Prevention and Recovery with all aspects of promoting resource and efforts to advance prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery in the community.

• Assist with note taking, record keeping, planning, programming, and report writing for prevention and recovery related efforts of nbCC.

• Oversee interns and volunteers as assigned.

• Write short articles on BRCC activities.

• Assist with grant writing and review, when applicable and appropriate.

• Participate in the following regular meetings: prevention and recovery workgroup meetings (as needed or assigned), monthly nbCC Forums, and regular staff and supervisory meetings, as scheduled.



• Lived experience pertaining to addiction and recovery is preferred

• College degree preferred, but not required.

• Excellent time management, attention to details, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve is a must.

• Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community and within a professional setting.

• Understanding and compassion for the needs, limitations, barriers, and capacities of the identified population.

• Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy, as well as create and maintain healthy boundaries.

• Cultural competence.

• Commitment to working in the community to help individuals address key issues.

• Technical capacity and comfort with computers.

• Strong written and communication skills.

• Adept at process of making referrals to other agencies as appropriate.

• Creativity and initiative in developing activities and programs.

• Ability and desire to work in a team environment.


Work Requirements:

• Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders.

• This is an active role, including but not limited to the following activities: lifting and carrying objects and materials; rearranging furniture as needed for events and programming on site and in the community at a variety of locations.

• Flexibility in scheduling with availability for some evenings and weekends, as needed.




61 Main Street, Suite 218  |  North Adams. MA 01247  |  Tel: (413) 663-7588  |  Fax: (413) 663-9877