Alcohol and Drug Targeted Populations Educator

Jul 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Alcohol and Drug Targeted Populations Educator

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Business Title: Student Services Officer 2

Job Title: Alcohol and Drug Targeted Populations Educator

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

Job Family/Series: Student Services Job Code: 7502 Grade: H FLSA Status: Exempt Schedule: Full-Time Appointment Duration: 12-month position 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. Because of this, we strive to develop intentional education that is comprehensive and individualized to meet the unique needs of the Stanford community.

The Alcohol & Other Drug Targeted Populations Educator will report to the Assistant Dean/Education and Outreach Manager and will serve as a content expert in training at-risk student groups, including athletic teams, Greeks, and first-year students about health and safety around substance use. This person will be responsible for developing, tailoring, implementing and evaluating in-person educational trainings and outreach efforts.

JOB PURPOSE: Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding alcohol and drug education and student life matters. Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.


  • Administer outreach education and training within the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education, evaluate and recommend decisions on program development.
  • Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
  • Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to at-risk student groups.
  • Oversee and develop a wide range of programs and services related to alcohol and drug education for at-risk groups; analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
  • Assist in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve substantial issues that may span multiple areas, using advanced alcohol and drug technical and professional knowledge.
  • Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare management reports and presentations.
  • Identify and evaluate data needs, manage the implementation and development of technology.
  • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison, represent department and university at meetings and events.
  • Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, alcohol and drug policies and community standards in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to other departments.
  • Lead, create and contribute to development of educational practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
  • May oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
  • Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.
  • May train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
  • Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Understanding of financial transactions.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

Certifications and Licenses: None PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of health behavior theories and best practices in health education.
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills

  • 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 10 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.

  • None

  • 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
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

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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