Substance Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator

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Job Title Substance Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator FLSA Status Exempt Posted Salary Range 31,000 - 35,000 annually Employment Status Full Time Department Counseling Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health or related field preferred. Minimum of three (3) years work experience in a Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

Purpose of Job

Coordinate and implement ASAPP (Alcorn Substance Abuse Prevention Program) activities. Monitor, assess and evaluate extent to which program goals and objectives are met.

Scope of Responsibilities

Develop and implement a substance abuse prevention program that will focus on substance abuse and related issues. The program will include community outreach, training /educational initiatives and other means of disseminating relevant information to program participants.

Essential Job Functions

•Plan, develop, implement and evaluate substance abuse outreach programming (including delivery of a school-based primary prevention curriculum for middle school children in neighboring school system) that is designed to enhance the personal/wellness functioning of all participants.
•Provide consultation for participants on substance abuse issues
•Attend workshops and conferences relating to Substance Abuse Prevention required by the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services (BADS)
•Work with other relevant entities in the community to address the issues of substance abuse
• Prepare weekly and monthly reports of substance abuse services, activities, and outcome measures. Assure compliance with grant by entering required data/statistical reports into Data-Gadget or other designated web-based system, in accordance with specifications and/or directives set forth by MDMH.
•Establish referral sources through networking and attending local/regional meetings of associations that promote substance abuse prevention.
•Follow National Best Practices for Substance Abuse Prevention
•Demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to primary prevention, community organizing, and planning, specifically in relation to daily functioning of the ASAPP
•Coordinate and conduct informational/educational workshops, support groups, and/or focus groups that promote primary prevention in reducing risk for negative outcomes.
•Complete other related duties assigned by Project Supervisor/Director


Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health or related field preferred. Minimum of three (3) years work experience in a Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

Licensing and Certifications


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

•Best practices, techniques and other key information that is relevant to the primary prevention of substance abuse
•Basic understanding of the area of substance abuse, including familiarity with evidence-based research on development, implementation and evaluation of substance abuse prevention programs.
• Federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations that relate to execution of job responsibilities/duties
•Policies and Procedures regarding daily operations of the Alcorn State University Counseling Services unit.
•Operational Standards set by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health/Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services for substance abuse prevention projects
•Procedures of record keeping as required by ASU and MDMH
•American Psychological Association Code of Ethics
•Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software and media technology

Skills :

•Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
•Possess interpersonal skills that facilitate effective communication with Counseling Services Staff, ASU students, faculty and staff and other individuals and entities who are served by Counseling Services
•Exhibit excellent organizational skills
•Develop and implement substance abuse outreach programs
•Exhibit a commitment to diverse and culturally competent/sensitive delivery of primary prevention services


•Work well with youth, young adults and others who are recipients of services provided by Counseling Services
•Effectively provide a range of substance abuse services to a diverse population
•Evaluate and analyze program outcomes
•Maintain accurate and complete records of program activities
•Interpret applicable laws and regulations including legal and ethical standards that impact substance abuse programs
•Establish collaborative relationships with other substance abuse prevention agencies/organizations

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas No Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds Occasionally Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds Frequently Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds Occasionally Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds Not Required Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds Not Required Travel Occasionally Extended Work Hours Occasionally Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S523 Number of Vacancies 1 Location Lorman Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 01/25/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes EEO Statement

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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    Posted: 2/12/2019
    Application Due: 4/3/2019
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