Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator

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Job CategoryProfessional/AdministrativePosition TitleAlcohol and Drug Services CoordinatorFull Time/Part TimeFull TimeDivisionDean of the CollegeDepartmentWellness InstituteDepartment Statement

The Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator provides both clinical and educational services to the campus community. The person in this role reports dually to the Associate Director of the Counseling Center and the Director of the Shaw Wellness Institute, promoting the missions of both offices through a commitment to developmental learning and holistic health and wellness. While some flexibility will be necessary to adequately serve the needs of the campus community throughout the academic year, we anticipate the Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator to split their time performing clinical responsibilities and health and wellness outreach and programming.


The Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator serves approximately 50% of their time delivering clinical services as an embedded counselor in the Shaw Wellness Institute, and oversees the clinical aspects of this role. You will also serve as a member of the Shaw Wellness Institute team addressing the impact of alcohol and other drugs on holistic health and wellness on campus. Reporting to the Director of Shaw Wellness, areas of responsibility within the wellness team include:

Effective and confidential alcohol and other drug counseling services for students via individual and group therapy, including strong coordination of care with other campus or community providers;

Knowledgeable consultation for campus community partners in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating, high quality, standards-based alcohol and other drugs counseling services;

Participating in the Counseling Center crisis/consultation and after-hours crisis services rotation;

Ensuring confidentiality and maintenance of records in compliance with professional standards;

Providing all services following ethical standards and in compliance with state law;
Maintaining and improving the health of assigned student cases and providing educational services for ER transports, adjudicated students, assessments, tutorials and BASICS/CASICS (Brief Alcohol/ Cannabis Screening and Assessment for College Students);

Providing consultation and information to Deans and other administrative staff regarding student alcohol and other drug concerns;

Conducting TIPS trainings and periodic customized group education meetings;

Collaborating with other professionals and student staff to provide general wellness outreach and education;

Ensure that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership, and that they receive value and personal growth enrichment as a result of their participation in the community.

Technical Competencies

NameAlcohol and Other DrugsDescription

Demonstrated expertise, experience, and academic credentials/ certifications in alcohol and other drugs programs and services sufficient for improvement of student health. Demonstrated knowledge with current and emerging issues related to alcohol and other drugs. Demonstrated ability to understand to apply knowledge of alcohol and other drug expertise in managing programs consistent with broader organizational guidelines and the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college. Knowledge of health behavior change theories, ecological framework, and evidence-based practices within regarding alcohol and other drugs. Demonstrated knowledge of research and best practices in college health promotion.

Technical Competencies


Demonstrated expertise and counseling skills sufficient to provide alcohol and other drug counseling services focused on the needs of college students. Accurate assessment to crisis situations and appropriate responses, including triage and referral as appropriate.

Technical Competencies

NameTraining and OutreachDescription

Demonstrated ability to deliver training and outreach to students.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain trust and confidence of all Colgate community members for the purpose of student referrals.
Demonstrated expertise in student affairs and ability to influence students in making good decisions and working with groups and individuals. Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing student leadership opportunities for student leaders. Skills to train both students and staff in effective practices.

Technical Competencies

NameProgram ManagementDescription

Demonstrated expertise in program delivery, consistent with broader organizational guidelines and within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college. Implements and troubleshoot on-site logistics. Ability to apply techniques of assessment to measure programmatic effectiveness. Connects intended outcomes, priorities and goals to divisional and institutional outcomes, priorities and goals.

Technical Competencies


Demonstrated ability to effectively and consistently apply time management, problem solving, and planning skills in the implementation of processes or programs. Demonstrated ability to effectively use technical solutions to assist in the collection/maintenance of key data and records and within university, division and department guidelines. Demonstrated ability to consistently

Behavioral Competencies

NamePersonal Accountability for ResultsDescription

Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

Behavioral Competencies

NameEffective CommunicationDescription

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

Behavioral Competencies

NameProblem Solving and Decision MakingDescription

Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

Behavioral Competencies

NameChange ManagementDescription

Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

Behavioral Competencies

NameLeadership and TeamworkDescription

Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

Behavioral Competencies

NameCreativity and InnovationDescription

Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

Behavioral Competencies

NameDiversity and InclusionDescription

Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

Behavioral Competencies


Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.


Professional Experience/ Qualifications

-Minimum of 2 years of experience in substance abuse counseling
-Familiarity with contemporary college student issues
-Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive environments
-Experience with multidisciplinary collaboration and building close working relationships across departments
-Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization capabilities
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working in a selective, residential, liberal arts college
-Flexible and adaptive work style; ability to work effectively across multiple departments and locations
-Experience in mental health crisis assessment and response
-Experience and training in BASICS program; ability to train other professional staff to use BASICS
-Familiarity with ACHA’s Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education
-Experience with assessment and learning outcomes development
-Experience supervising students and/or advising student groups
-Active participant in professional organizations and networks


- Minimum of a Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a closely related field


- License eligible to practice substance abuse counseling in New York state within 1- 2 years from the date of hire

Physical RequirementsOther Information Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number2019S092PTemporaryNoWork ScheduleJob Open Date07/15/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions SummaryEEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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    Posted: 7/16/2019
    Application Due: 10/14/2019
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