Community Prevention Manager

Employment Status



Open until filled


Ames, IA


The Community Prevention Manager will initiate, develop, and maintain innovative prevention programs aimed at empowering youth and families in locally and throughout the state of Iowa.  The Manager promotes the philosophy of youth involvement in the life of the community and partnering with adults.  These programs will encourage the involvement of youth as partners in community agencies, businesses, schools, and government throughout assigned counties.  The Manager will develop and promote the following prevention services for the youth of Story County and their parents which includes: providing sexual health, child abuse prevention, mental health, and substance abuse programming in assigned schools, assisting with Community Youth Development (CYD) programming, serving as a trainer on CYD, and to supervise the Prevention Specialists and Coordinators.


A full job description is available within the application process.



A Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, family environment, sociology or social work is required.

A certificate as a Prevention Specialist is required after 24 months of employment.

Three years of experience in prevention is required.


For more information, please contact Gerri Bugg at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine free staff only. EOE