Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator

Job description

The mission of the University of Denver Center for Collegiate Recovery (CCR) is to create a recovery-supportive DU community through student engagement, advocacy, and education. As a unit of the Health and Counseling Center (HCC), the CCR supports its mission to provide exceptional, inclusive, integrated health care. We promote student success and wellness through education, advocacy, and outreach to the University of Denver community. The HCC is an on-campus health facility open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7 pm two or more evenings a week during the academic year and provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services.

The University of Denver and the Health and Counseling Center are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will support the Director of the Collegiate Recovery Center in developing and growing efforts related to students in recovery at the University of Denver. The CRC supports the community for students who are in recovery from substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. The Program Coordinator will support this initiative and the Director of the CCR through sustaining and expanding a campus-based infrastructure to empower recovering students by providing support and relapse prevention initiatives, and promoting academic excellence. The Center for Collegiate Recovery offers a community lounge, alcohol and drug-free social events, recovery housing, recovery support meetings, peer mentoring, and educational seminars and events. The Collegiate Recovery Community is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to pursue recovery. It is designed to provide academic excellence alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

The Coordinator will manage the day to day operations of the Collegiate Recovery Community, student events and activities, inquiries about the program, management of the space, and responding to questions about the University and programmatic issues. The CRP Coordinator will also assist CRC members in their transition into school and out of school, as well as help them navigate the University by connecting them with resources both on and off campus. Other duties include providing one on one support to the students and serving as a point of contact for students, parents, faculty, and staff, and deliver outreach and educational presentations.

This position does not provide clinical services for students in recovery. Instead, the Coordinator will focus on nurturing a community for students in recovery from alcohol and other drugs alongside the Director. Additionally, the Coordinator will be responsible for solidifying recovery programming and meetings on campus. The CRC Coordinator will also be responsible for collaborating with recovery organizations and with the University of Denver Health Promotion team to implement substance-free programming and harm reduction strategies for the entire student population. Harm reduction strategies include a campus-wide Opioid Overdose Prevention program led by the Coordinator. This person will serve as a resource to accommodate the full spectrum of addictive behaviors and alcohol and other drug use for students at DU.

This role is a full-time, 37.5 hour a week, 12-month, benefited position and reports to the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery. This position requires frequent after-hour and weekend engagement.

Essential Functions

  • Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
  • Support CRC strategic plans, goals, and vision
  • Maintain relationships between recovery program and critical campus partners (i.e., Housing and Residential Education, Learning Effectiveness Program, Student Outreach and Support, and the Disability Services Program)
  • Schedule all recovery programming and recovery meetings for CRC
  • Supervise any student volunteers, interns or workers
  • Oversee CRC space and maintain a physical presence
  • Work with Housing and Residential Education to support recovery housing for CRC students
  • Conduct assessment and evaluation of the CRC programs
  • Provide monthly and annual reports
  • Student Interaction Responsibilities (40%)
  • Use a holistic approach to support CRC students personal development
  • Establish 1:1 coaching sessions with members of the CRC Community
  • Mentor and interact with students in recovery
  • Oversee any peer to peer activities
  • Respond to student inquiries
  • Assist students with all paperwork and administrative barriers to success as a student
  • Monitor student compliance in the program and University
  • Monitor membership and applications for the program
  • Educational Activities Responsibilities (20%)
  • Provide orientation for students entering the CRC
  • Collaborate with Health Promotion and campus entities to provide AOD education and Programming
  • Organize and facilitate Opioid Overdose Response
  • Support instructional workshops and educational opportunities for students in recovery
  • Marketing and Recruitment Responsibilities (10%)
  • Support creation and dissemination of marketing and other publication materials for the program
  • Respond to all emails, phone, and walk-in correspondence from students, parents, potential donors, and other campus or community members
  • Maintain accuracy of website and a presence using social media through regular updates
  • Perform Other Duties as Assigned (10%)
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Able to concentrate on fine details with constant interruption
    • Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others for a long time

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well and connect with adolescents and young adults in recovery from alcohol or other drugs, behavioral addictions, or with co-occurring diagnosis
  • Experience with program development, planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Understanding of substance abuse prevention, recovery, and relapse prevention theories and practice
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a related field
  • Experience starting or working with a collegiate recovery community on a college campus
  • Able to understand and relate to complex theories behind several related concepts
  • Understanding of various pathways to recovery
  • This position requires sophisticated written and verbal communication skills and involves delivering frequent presentations; meetings with students, parents, and administrators, and writing internal reports and policies
  • A basic understanding of math and statistics is required. Expertise in working with Excel and project management experience is preferred
  • Application of multicultural competencies, inclusive excellence, excellent collaboration, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully work with a diverse community, including but not limited to traditional and non-traditional students and provide services from a non-judgmental perspective
  • Working Environment

    1. Standard office environment.
    2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
    3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

    Physical Activities

    1. Ability to sit/stand in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
    2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

    Work Schedule

    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required.

    Application Deadline

    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 29, 2019.

    Special Instructions

    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Please include the following documents with your application:

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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    Job No: 492745
    Posted: 10/9/2019
    Application Due: 12/8/2019
    Work Type:
    Salary: Negotiable