Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach and Prevention Coordinator
University of Missouri
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Salary: $20.05 - $30.00/hr.
Internal Number: 45348
The Wellness Resource Center provides health promotion, prevention and recovery-based programs and services for undergraduate and graduate/professional students on a large, diverse university campus. Situated within Student Health & Well-Being, the WRC works closely with Counseling Center and Student Health Center professionals to provide a wide range of opportunities for students to assess their well-being, develop effective strategies, and think critically, so they can enjoy thriving well-being. Our staff collaborate with campus partners, student organizations and students to develop and implement effective programs and services.
The University of Missouri’s Student Health & Well-Being seeks a motivated, enthusiastic prevention specialist to serve as the Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach and Prevention Coordinator at the Wellness Resource Center (WRC). This person will work as part of the Student Health & Well-Being and Wellness Resource Center team to promote, educate, and empower Mizzou students on issues that impact students’ success and well-being.
The coordinator is responsible developing, implementing, and assessing theory-based and evidence-informed campus-wide strategies to reduce the consequences associated with the use and misuse of substances. The coordinator will also manage a coalition of campus and community partners to guide the development and implementation of strategies to reduce harmful drinking and address other substance misuse issues on campus.
Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for AOD use and misuse for Mizzou students, utilizing national best practice guidelines and contemporary research. The includes the development of a formal written strategic plan.
Plan, develop, implement and evaluate educational programming, including outreach efforts, workshops and trainings, around AOD topics.
Lead the Mizzou Partners in Prevention (MIZ-PIP) coalition, comprised of campus and community stakeholders, to develop AOD strategic priorities and environmental strategies.
Provide consultation and training to professional staff within the campus community on substance-related issues.
Identify innovative projects, marketing campaigns, and communication approaches to include social norms to create a low-risk campus environment.
Develop AOD-related content which contributes to the training of student serving as peer educators for WRC’s larger well-being peer educator program.
Coordinate tobacco education and cessation services for students and serve as a liaison to campus for tobacco policy, education, and intervention work.
Provide supervision and oversight to the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) and iCHAMP (individualized College Health for Alcohol and Marijuana Project) program.
Works closely with the Division of Student Affairs Marketing and Communications staff to develop and execute a communication plan for population level prevention messaging and outreach opportunities via social media and other avenues.
Collaborate with the Office of Student Accountability and Support to implement evidence-based interventions for AOD violations on campus.
Work to develop a recovery community by facilitating training for students, staff and faculty on supporting students in recovery.
Lead Mizzou’s participation in the MACHB (Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors) Survey.
Serve as the primary campus liaison to the Partners in Prevention statewide coalition and guide assessment efforts related to ATOD issues on campus.
Serve as the point person to ensure Drug Free Schools and Community Act compliance. Responsible for drafting the Biennial Review and the Annual Notifications text.
Work collaboratively with staff of the Wellness Resource Center and Student Health & Well-Being.
Serve on committees and other task forces as assigned.
Evening and weekend work will be required at times.
Hiring Range: $20.05 - $30.00/hr. paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Grade: GGS 9
University Title: STUDENT SERVICE COORDINATOR II
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Monday - Friday; 8 AM - 5 PM. This position may require evening and weekend hours supporting activities and programs within the department. Occasionally division and campus projects may require additional hours outside of your normal schedule.
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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