Substance-Free Community Engagement Advisor

Jul 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Substance-Free Community Engagement Advisor

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Business Title: Student Services Officer 1

Job Title: Substance-Free Community Engagement Advisor

Division/School: Vice Provost for Student Affairs Unit: Office of Alcohol Policy & Education (OAPE), Student Affairs

Job Family/Series: Student Services Job Code: 7501 Grade: F FLSA Status: Exempt Schedule: Full-Time Appointment Duration: 10-month position (September -June) for a two-year fixed term (with option to renew for two additional years).

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

The Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) empowers the Stanford community to reduce high-risk drinking and its related negative consequences, make informed decisions about alcohol and drugs, and increase social outlets that support non-drinkers and light drinkers. Through collaborative education, OAPE facilitates open dialogue on a variety of topics related to alcohol safety and campus culture. We strive to develop intentional education that is comprehensive and individualized to meet the unique needs of the Stanford community.

The Substance-Free Community Engagement Advisor will report to the Assistant Director/Community Engagement Coordinator and will be responsible for helping to plan, implement and evaluate alcohol-free programming via the Cardinal Night program. This position will also offer support and outreach to the substance-free community at Stanford and help to define the cohort and develop an intentional substance-free healthy living community.

JOB PURPOSE: Assist in the planning, execution, and assessment of on campus, alcohol-free alternative programming through the Cardinal Nights program. Assist in making first level decisions on issues regarding student life and advising. Resolve routine issues within own unit using defined policies and practices and professional knowledge as reference.


  • Assist in the planning, execution, and assessment of on campus evening and weekend alcohol-free alternative programming three times per week, from week 1 to week 9 of fall, winter, and spring quarters.
  • Assist in building a program for the substance-free community on campus including: assess needs of the abstaining community, provide safe spaces on weekend nights, study the concept of an intentional wellness-based substance-free residential living community.
  • Review and administer student records, analyze data, and make recommendations that require interpretation and influence decisions on routine student issues.
  • Collaborate with other staff, faculty and various offices to resolve complex issues.
  • Contribute to developing and analyzing review processes of offerings, policies and programs within the Office of Alcohol Policy & Education and affiliated Student Affairs offices.
  • Collect and analyze data from multiple sources, prepare reports. Contribute to identifying trends, needs analysis, participate in the implementation and testing of technology.
  • Contribute to development of marketing materials and strategies, assist in planning and developing programming activities and outreach functions.
  • Provide advice to students and student groups on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, programming and event planning, resources, and mentoring in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Apprise students of co-curricular opportunities and participate in related student recruitment and selection.
  • Serve as a subject matter resource to other departments; represent unit/department.
  • May assist with the administration of financial processes.
  • Participate as a member of a project team.
  • May train and supervise other staff, volunteers, student and temporary workers.

* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Understanding of financial transactions.
  • Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Certifications and Licenses: None PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Programming and event planning experience
  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 25 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Experience a culture of excellence Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, rooted in a culture of excellence and innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Finalist must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Job: Student Services

Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Schedule: Full-time
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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