Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness Services (PAWS) helps students achieve academic success and personal growth, establish healthy relationships, and realize well-being by providing direct support and connection to appropriate University and community resources. We seek to create a safe, healthy, compassionate, and enriching environment for all students and members of the SUNY Fredonia community.
Rewards & Benefits
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Wellness and Support, the successful candidate will:
Provide triage and services for non-clinical care coordination. Coordinate follow-up and tracking of all cases including those referred from Students of Concern Team;
Co-chair the Students of Concern Team. Serve as a resource for managing/triaging student issues and coordination with other university departments;
Act and advocate for the student as they negotiate the academic, student life and health care landscape by working with relevant on campus and off campus providers;
Establish plans of care and support utilizing appropriate on campus and community services/providers;
Coordinate services to students as needed; Coordinate follow-up and tracking of students in distress; manage appropriate record keeping process for students;
Develop and implement preventive, educational, and outreach programming;
Provide consultation and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) risk and Violence Prevention services for students; coordinate emergency response and support services plan to assist victims of violence;
Serve as a point of contact for survivors of violent crimes seeking confidential support, crisis response, advocacy services, referrals, and/or information;
Assess high-risk situations, to include evaluations of an individual's physical and emotional state and assist individuals in crisis;
Provide consultation to the campus community, including staff, faculty, parents, and students;
Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
This is a full-time, 10-month term appointed UUP represented position, expected to begin August 2023.
Position salary range is $42,064 - $45,000 (based on level of experience).
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified;
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis;
Experience in or knowledge of student development;
Demonstrated cultural competence and inclusiveness in working with populations of diverse cultures and identities in addressing issues of diversity, health, and social justice;
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion:
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
Experience with instructional technology;
Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.
Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work or a related field;
Previous work experience in Student Affairs functional areas;
Prior work experience in higher education case management;
Demonstrated knowledge of conflict mediation and crisis de-escalation;
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
Proven excellence in time management;
Ability to think critically and solve problems, as well as handle a large caseload of students;
Knowledge, experience, and/or training in emergency preparedness;
Willingness to work collaboratively;
Ability to work at a fast pace and handle spontaneous work demands:
Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.
The State University of New York at Fredonia is one of the crown jewels in the 64-campus State University of New York system. Founded in 1826, Fredonia is a highly ranked comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80+ majors and 50+ minors. Fredonia is consistently ranked as a top public university for academics, value, and social mobility. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, professional, award-winning faculty, a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and a strong focus on student success.
The 256-acre campus, known for beautiful green spaces and attractive architecture, is located one mile from the shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Western New York with ready access to fishing, swimming, and lakefront attractions. Fredonia is centrally located between several large metropolitan areas. It is one hour south of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, 45 minutes north of Erie, PA, and just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Toronto.
Fredonia is a safe village community with beautiful Victorian homes situated in the heart of Western New York wine country. The location affords res...idents all four authentic weather seasons; warm and sunshine-filled, yet comfortable spring and summer, vibrant colors across rolling hills with the changing leaves of autumn, and the picturesque landscapes and accompanying outdoor activities of winter.
SUNY provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fredonia's faculty and staff focus on ensuring that all students will achieve the Institutional Learning Goals:
-SKILLED Develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge
-CONNECTED Engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship
-CREATIVE Demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation
-RESPONSIBLE Activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism.