Program Assistant - BASICS

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Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Job Title Program Assistant - BASICS Department Name Stu Wellness and Prev Initiat - 640701 Vacancy ID S014276 Position Posting Category Student Services Hiring Range $16.00/per hour Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary If part-time, how many hours per week? 20 Work Schedule

Work will generally be scheduled between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Proposed Start Date 08/05/2019 Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months Posting Open Date 03/19/2019 Posting Close Date 05/13/2019 Description of Work

Student Wellness envisions a thriving campus culture that is safe, equitable and well. As a health promotion and prevention office, we educate, advocate, support and promote individual and community health and well-being. Through partnerships with other campus departments, community agencies, student organizations, and peer educators, we used evidence informed public health strategies to foster an environment that creates, emphasizes, and supports healthy choices and positive decision making regarding health, safety, and wellness.

The Program Assistant roles in Student Wellness are invaluable to bringing key health promotion and risk reduction programs and services to students at UNC Chapel Hill. Student Wellness strives to equip all Program Assistants with valuable training and skills and to provide them opportunities to strengthen those abilities within the scope of their responsibilities. With supervision from full time, professional staff, all Student Wellness Program Assistants will work as a team to pool their skills and knowledge to support the department’s mission and goals.

Student Wellness seeks an energetic and creative paid, part-time, temporary Program Assistant to work 20 hours per week during the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will work as part of a dynamic team to assist with assessment, planning, implementation, and coordination of wellness programs and services for undergraduate, graduate/professional and post doc students at UNC Chapel Hill. Program Assistants are often responsible for one-on-one services, topical Workshop Requests (Health Promotion, Violence Prevention, Resiliency, Substance Use, etc.), annual campus-wide programming efforts, and other departmental support as requested.

Role Responsibilities:
• Facilitate weekly Brief Alcohol Screening and Interventions for College Students (BASICS) education groups, and corresponding weekly one-on-ones with group members;
• Potential for assisting with other alcohol, drug or related process addiction education, outreach, groups;
• Potential for assisting with support of our Collegiate Recovery Community programs and services;
• Potential for assistance with research, planning, coordination, evaluation and assessment of above programs;
• Assist staff with design and promotion material development (health messaging, social norms and social media);
• Contribute to the overall holistic wellness programming of the department, including intersections with other topic areas;
• Attend ongoing training and professional development sessions, including regular all-staff meetings and staff training;
• Work collaboratively with other Student Wellness staff and other campus partners on various wellness programming & initiatives;
• Attend and support large campus-wide events organized by Student Wellness;
• Execute duties in keeping with the Student Wellness mission and purpose;
• Assume other duties as assigned.

Anticipated end date: May 1, 2020 (All Program Assistant positions are 1-year appointments, assuming staff meets or exceeds work plan goals, collaboratively developed and measured in monthly/semester intervals).

Education and Experience

Minimum Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to work 20 hours per week throughout the academic year, including some evening and weekend hours;
• Passion for providing student centered, positive customer service;
• Ability to work in teams and to maintain effective professional relationships;
• Ability to work independently, manage a variety of tasks, follow-up on assignments, and take initiative on projects (time and project management proficiency);
• Flexibility to work across disciplines to produce effect prevention initiatives on campus;
• Comfort working in a dynamic open co-working space with a diverse team to accomplish departmental goals;
• Desire to do, and comfort with, direct one-on-one services with students is essential;
• Excitement for working as a team across health topic areas towards a more integrated, equitable and holistic wellness approach.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in progress (in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Higher Education, or related field) is preferred;
• Excellent skills in facilitation, education/outreach, and communication;
• Experience using public health, social change, and high impact educational frameworks when developing and implementing programs and communications;
• Understanding of health equity concepts across a variety of programs & services;
• Capacity to cultivate culturally competent and inclusive spaces for students to explore sensitive health topics;
• Program planning, development, and evaluation analysis of qualitative/quantitative data;
• Group facilitation and presenting to diverse populations;
• Topic specific knowledge (i.e. Health promotion of stress management, sleep, dimensions of wellness, and sexual health and relationship education, violence prevention, alcohol & other drugs prevention and intervention, health equity, and/or other health related topics);
• Work respectfully and effectively with students of various ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Special Instructions

Please submit application materials by April 12, 2019, for priority consideration. For questions about this position contact Charla Blumell, [email protected] For more information about Student Wellness please visit

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Optional and Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is an early intervention designed to reduce the amount of alcohol students’ drink and its associated negative consequences. Please explain any experience you may have working with this program and individuals one on one, include any other relevant experience (E.g. motivational interviewing or transtheoretical model stages of change).

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 3/20/2019
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