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Posting Number SRGV3740 Working Title ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE COLLEGIATE RECOVERY PROGRAM AND COUNSELING CENTER Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Department Counseling Center FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

To assist the Director with the day to day operations of the Counseling Center and oversee the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP).

Description of Duties

•Manages the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of The Collegiate Recovery Program and Counseling Center outreach services and makes recommendations to process improvement when needed.
•Provides supervision of CRP staff and volunteers and non-clinical supervision of Counseling Center staff.
•Assists in the strategic planning for the CRP, including the creation of policies and procedures, goals and objectives.
•Assists the director in managing departmental budgets.
•Oversees and participates in support group services for students in recovery.
•Provides educative support, case management, and referral services for students in recovery or seeking recovery.
•Conducts educational presentations on campus and in the surrounding community regarding the CRP, services offered at the Counseling Center, and related topics.
•Assists in the strategic planning for the CRP, including the creation of policies and procedures, goals and objectives.
•Communicates with current and prospective students who are interested in learning about the CRP program as needed to enhance and support a student’s recovery.
•Manages and coordinates fundraising projects, student recognition efforts, and awareness campaign events for the CRP.
•Provides oversight of departmental marketing and website development and updates in accordance with University Marketing standards.
•Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations associated with and/or receiving benefit from the program.
•Coordinates conferences and seminars for students and the public.
•Attends professional conferences and trainings.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Bachelor’s in Public Health, Health Care, Addiction Studies, Psychology, or other health/social sciences degree from an accredited university.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in a related field such as public health, health care, social work, psychology, rehabilitation from an accredited university.


Current Texas driver’s license, or ability to obtain within six weeks of hire.

Required Experience

Four (4) years of work experience in a related field of counseling or addiction services such as collegiate recovery, public health, health care, social work, mental health, rehabilitation, education.

Preferred Experience

•Knowledge and interest within the areas of drug/alcohol abuse prevention and/or rehabilitation.
•Experience working on a college/university campus or mental health setting providing services to emerging adults.
•Experience working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team integrating both a recovery model and a collegiate/emerging adult developmental perspective.
•Experience providing informed referrals for people in recovery.
•Experience and knowledge in use of different social media formats.
•Experience in coordinating fundraising programs.
•Spanish/English bilingual.


Use of standard office equipment. Proficient with computer applications – a thorough understanding of Microsoft Office suite and the ability to learn and master other computer technology/software programs as needed.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and the public. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Independent decision making and problem-solving ability. Must demonstrate effective project promotion skills, and, the ability to develop and maintain strong working relations with internal and external agencies and entities. Have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Exceptional planning and organizational skills.

Physical Capabilities


Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 01/30/2019 Grant Funded Position Yes If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 08/31/2021 Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document

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