The University of Connecticut is seeking applicants for a Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Prevention. This is a mid-level professional position reporting to the Director of Wellness and Prevention Services, the Coordinator of AOD Prevention must be able to apply evidence informed methods as well as creative and innovative approaches to reach the student population.
This position will work collaboratively with health and mental health professionals, student affairs colleagues, police, cultural center directors, university students, and faculty and staff, and surrounding community members to achieve the goals of the Department and university. The successful candidate will be responsible for addressing bio-behavioral health issues along the continuum of education through awareness and prevention, to early intervention and treatment and will be required to work as a team member.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participates in the planning, development, design, implementation and evaluation of WPS department initiatives and program objectives.
- Initiate programmatic prevention strategies on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention within the campus community.
- Serves as a resource for staff, faculty, student, parents and others regarding program information, requiring an advanced knowledge of Alcohol and Drug Prevention programs and techniques; communicates the University values and expectations to students and their parents.
- Train faculty and staff about environmental prevention, behavioral indicators and student norms related to alcohol use and abuse. Including training on campus resources and referral procedures.
- Oversee and coordination of the UConn Recovery Community (URC)
- Work collaboratively with programming entities on campus to increase prevention awareness, cohesive programming and student involvement.
- Assist in collecting and analyzing data on prevention and early intervention for the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services.
- Recruit staff and professionals on campus to be trained as facilitators of the BASICS program on campus.
- Be an active member in the community-campus partnership to reduce underage drinking and irresponsible behaviors under the influence high-risk behaviors.
- Oversee and work with campus community on the regulatory requirements related to AOD issues.
- Manage Alcohol Edu program with staff.
- Be able to analyze and synthesize research literature and have the ability to communicate the literature to students and other populations.
- Coordinate the data collection and report for the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act (DFSCA) Biennial Report
- Other duties as required by the Director.
- Master’s degree in public health, health education, higher education, or related field required.
- Significant experience (three to five years), including supervision of staff and experience in creating, developing and implementing alcohol prevention programs based on the public health model of environmental prevention programs for the traditional college age population.
- Extensive knowledge of public health, alcohol prevention, health in higher education, and the impact of AOD on the traditional college age student.
- Knowledge of motivational interviewing and the BASICS program to assist students in implementing change is also required.
- Commitment to and evidence of program design/delivery that enhances the safety and well-being of our students in a multicultural environment.
- Demonstrated case management skills and advocacy for members of a recovery community
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in student life and personnel situations.
- Flexibility required managing complex roles and processes within a dynamic work environment.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent presentation and organizational skills, and well-developed written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with specific at risk groups.
- Demonstrated competency in training and motivating large groups.
- Demonstrated competency in program and organizational development
- Experience working with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act (DFSCA) and Biennial Review
- Certified Prevention Specialist, Health Education Specialist (CHES), Certified in Public Health (CPH), or eligible and intent to become certified
Competitive salary based upon qualifications, excellent benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn
Interested parties should apply online through UConn Jobs. For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references as single file attachments. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017369)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 31, 2017.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.