Alcohol & Drug Prevention Specialist
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is seeking an Alcohol & Drug Prevention Specialist. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
Student Health Service’s (SHS) mission is to provide leadership for the health and wellness of the university community. SHS provided a comprehensive primary care clinic and extensive health promotion services to students and limited services to faculty and staff. SHS is part of the Division of Student Affairs.
As a part of the Prevention and Wellness department within Student Health Services, the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Specialist provides overall leadership on campus for a comprehensive and collaborative high-risk substance use prevention and education program. This will include oversight of environmental strategies, including campus and community policy, marketing, social norms, as well as educational programming targeting multiple stakeholders. This position will also oversee early intervention programming. Along with the Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, this position will also help support the Collegiate Recovery Community, including efforts to advance the Recovery Living Community residential housing facility.
- 40% POLICY AND SYSTEMS
- Tracks emerging trends and relevant literature related to high-risk alcohol use, prescription drugs, opioid addiction, marijuana, etc.
- Develops strategic plans, goals and measurable objectives for alcohol and other drug prevention using theory-based and evidence-based strategies.
- Utilizes social-ecological approaches that address individual, interpersonal, community and environmental influences on health, wellness and substance use.
- Advanced policy efforts that relate to alcohol and drug use, including policies that support sober and recovering students, and the intersection of alcohol use and sexual violence in a campus environment
- In collaboration with key campus stakeholders, creates a comprehensive plan to enhance, sustain and measure an evidence-based high-risk substance use prevention and education program at OSU (very similar to second bullet – would recommend replacing with this bullet)
- Monitors relevant national and campus data, implement needs assessments, and develop new programming based on identified service gaps
- Prepares reports and presentation materials as needed to include current data, local and national trends, reference groups and other measures
- Serves as project lead on departmental substance abuse prevention grants
- Lead the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention subgroup of the Prevention and Advocacy Coalition
- Works with the OSU Foundation to identify new funding sources for prevention efforts
- 25% COMPREHENSIVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
- Coordinates AOD educational programming for the department, including content development and delivery of educational workshops
- Works in close collaboration with key partners, including the Community Relations Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Late night programming coordinator and OSU Athletics, to include both campus and community collaborations.
- Assists the Peer Wellness Specialist in supporting the peer wellness program (Wellness Agents) and developing student-led programming and education
- 25% OVERSIGHT OF IMPACT
- Assists in the coordination and monitoring of the IMPACT (early intervention) program for students sanctioned with AOD violations
- Supervises two IMPACT Graduate Assistants involved in program delivery and improvement
- In partnership with the CADC, provides IMPACT training for graduate student facilitators
- Provides instruction of IMPACT classes, as needed
- Collaborates with and provides training to referring departments, including: Student Conduct & Community Standards, University Housing and Dining, Intercollegiate Athletics, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Benton County Circuit court, Corvallis Municipal Court
- Works with Student Conduct and Community Standards and University Housing and Dining to identify the most effective models of program delivery
- Oversees scheduling, maintenance and security of IMPACT records
- 5% PREVENTION AND WELLNESS
- Support Collegiate Recovery Specialist, including communication to alumni, donors, future donors, family members and other friends of the CRC. Works with departments across the Division of Student Affairs and Division of Academic Affairs to increase awareness of the recovery living community among existing students, as well as faculty/staff at OSU
- Assist with survey development/implementation (NCHA, Campus Climate Survey, etc.)
- Assist with other departmental activities as needed
- 5% SERVICE TO STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AND UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
- Assist the Executive Director of Student Health Services and the Director of Prevention and Wellness in responding to data requests and presentations to stakeholders as needed
- Participate in the Benton County Partnership Advisory Group
- Participate in other campus committees as assigned
Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Health Education, College Student Services Administration, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related degree.
3 or more years professional experience working in prevention and/or health promotion
Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and/or assessing effective, evidence-based prevention efforts
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and creating inclusive environments
Demonstrated ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively at various levels of a complex organization
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
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