Tennessee Regional Manager

SADD, Inc.
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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) works to empower, engage, mobilize, and change teens and young adults on the issues of traffic safety, substance-abuse, mental health, and leadership development. We do this through a peer-to-peer model of school and community-based chapters, and we’re looking for the next seasoned manager to join our team in a new, restructured role. This exempt employee will be a veteran prevention manager will lead the way to building and maintaining our work in the Tennessee Region.


  • Manage (hire, empower, and direct) appropriate staff and contractors in the region that support the day-to-day work of the organization. Subordinate staff/contractors will serve as the direct chapter interface, conducting school and community visits, while the Regional Manager will supervise those efforts.
  • Design a strategy to increase the effectiveness and engagement of peer-to-peer student leaders at the local, state, and national level. Reporting to the Director of Field Engagement, this position will create and implement strategies that result in increased reach, evaluation measurement, and data-driven results.
  • Oversee state and regional grants with an eye towards partnership development. This work includes the writing, execution, and financial management of various local, state, and national grants that speak to the mission of the organization. Exceptional writing skills are needed to craft narrative reports. Exceptional data skills are needed to interrupt data and respond to problem identification in programming based upon the needs of communities and chapters we serve.
  • As a seasoned trainer, provided technical training and evaluation support to students, law enforcement, and other prevention partners in the region. Proven experience in Prevention, Law Enforcement, Community Health, or Mental Health programming is required.

SADD is an inclusive, equal-opportunity employer.


Applicant must possess a BA or BS degree with 3-5 years’ management experience in the field of education, prevention, youth advocacy, substance abuse, program development, or another relevant field is required. Advanced degree preferred. Strong writing and organizational skills are a must, as well as effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills. Proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office and other tools is expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. No phone calls accepted.

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter (incl. salary requirements), and relevant writing samples to the address below by August 17 to:

Jessica Hugdahl
Director of Field Engagement
Subject: Tennessee Regional Manager

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