Assistant Director for Campus Prevention Initiatives

Wilmington, North Carolina
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Director for Campus Prevention Initiatives
Department: Crossroads SAPEP - 40220
Vacancy Number: E154
Position Number: 7415
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Assistant Director for Campus Prevention Initiatives is part of the team working to create a comprehensive focus on health and well-being for our students. They are responsible for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive program for alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention and education. This position supervises the peer education program for both Crossroads and Health Promotion ensuring consistency across both groups, oversees the Collegiate Recovery Community programming, and may be involved in grant management. They are available to other health center staff as well as on-campus partners for consultation and education surrounding ATOD and other health and wellness issues.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in Health Education, Public or Community Health, or related field is required. Experience working in the field and progress towards a degree may count towards education requirement.
Must have current working knowledge of alcohol, tobacco and other drug trends, issues and research that directly affect the college-aged population.
Must have current working knowledge of current health issues affecting college students.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with students, other staff in the health center, staff, faculty, families, and local partners, with a focus on confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:
CHES or MCHES certification is preferred.
Current CPR certification is preferred.
Previous work experience as an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Educator/Prevention Professional or Health Educator in a college/university setting strongly preferred.
Knowledge of Collegiate Recovery Community models and programs is preferred. Previous experience working with a CRC is strongly preferred.
Previous experience working with/supervising peer educators is preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The mission of the Abrons Student Health Center (SHC) is to provide student centered affordable, quality health and preventive services to the students of UNCW. The Student Health Center is made up of four parts: Medical Services, Pharmacy, Health Promotion and Crossroads. The SHC staff work collaboratively to best help students stay healthy and make healthy decisions while at UNCW.
Health Promotion serves as the campus resource for information on a variety of health and wellness topics, including nutrition, sexual health, sleep, and stress. They provide services and educational programming to increase students’ knowledge and commitment to personal health and well-being. Crossroads, the campus alcohol and other drug prevention and education program, provides comprehensive prevention programming across campus, provides educational programs for the campus conduct system, and coordinates the collegiate recovery community.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 03/23/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 04/24/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to: Director Student Health Center

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